True change happens at the heart level.
Steve Parker was born and raised in southern New Jersey where he graduated from Lenape Regional High School in 1975. In that same year he began his undergraduate studies at Montana State University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management. In 1980 he began his gradute studies at the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1986 with a Master of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics. While in graduate school he met his future wife, Jeanne, in 1985 and they were married in 1986. After 34 years of marriage and two sons, Remington and Jordan, Steve is still richly in love with his bride.
With 34 years of construction materials experience, Steve presently oversees the Cement Additives business unit for CHRYSO Inc in North America. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards including recognition as one of The Five Most Influential Leaders in the Concrete Industry in 2008 and in 2018 he received the most prestigious Award of Merit from the American Society for Testing Materials for his leadership and technical contributions. Steve did not necessarily seek out serving at Hope Rescue Mission as much as the Lord clearly led him to get involved. It was a transformative moment and has proven to be richly rewarding to contribute to the Hope Rescue Mission effort in western Montana; bringing a likewise transformative change to those in need of such change. A change that only God can bring.
Board of Directors
G. CURTIS DAVEY
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
I was born on the east coast and raised on the west coast before finding my passion for the great open spaces and wilderness of Montana. After high school and service in the Air Force, I settled in Missoula and the University of Montana where I crammed a 4-year degree into 6 years. I worked for the Park Service as a Ranger, volunteered with the Forest Service, spent time hiking, fishing, floating the rivers, packing horses, and hunting between classes. I earned a BS in Health and Wellness Education only to find no jobs in business or industry were available. So, I revocated into nursing for 10 years in Long Term Care. Finally, I was to use my education as a Safety Coordinator in a manufacturing company providing in-service, orientation, and accident reduction, so as to be in compliance with OSHA and industry standards.
A life-altering event put me into a relationship with Christ changing the trajectory of my existence. I was blessed with a loving wife and a son who has centered me and nurtured my sense of duty to God, my family, and community. Thru the latter years of my work life, I became a Case Manager and Counselor at Union Gospel Mission of Missoula at the School of Christ, an active participant in my church ministry with recovery from self-destructive behavior and substance abuse. With this experience, I was called to helping with the Board of Directors to bring Hope Rescue Mission to the level of effectiveness that is impacting, transforming, and changing those in our city with the greatest need.
A graduate of Missoula Big Sky High School and the University of Montana, Alex loves Missoula and the people who make it special. His wife of 15 years, Erica and their three middle and elementary aged children are the Missoulians he loves the most. As a family they spend weekends camping and playing at lakes in the summer and downhill skiing in the winter. In between all that fun, Alex specializes in the development of affordable rental housing using federal programs all across Montana and surrounding states. When not playing with family or working, Alex loves to ride mountain bikes; always looking for one more climb followed by an adrenaline filled race back to the bottom. First in his life, adding joy and color to all other areas, is his love and gratitude for Jesus Christ and the incredible act of redemption and love shown by Him made available to all who place their faith in Him.
or all who respond to the grace of Jesus Christ.
Jonathan is grateful to be a part of the Board of Directors for Hope Rescue Mission. Indeed, my life was “saved” by grace back in 2000 and I have been a faithful follower of Jesus since then.
Jonathan is an entrepreneur and business owner here in Missoula. He has nearly 25 years in business experience and feel called that he can make an impact for God’s kingdom through business. Jonathan’s hobbies include running, cycling, and exercise. He loves to play golf, ride motorcycles, and generally just have a good time with our closest friends. He also has a passion for music and has been a worship leader, playing guitar and singing for local churches.
Jonathan and Amy have been married for 15 years and he is the father of 3 amazing daughters.
Amy and her family are relatively new to the beautiful town of Missoula. Her and her family packed up their lives and moved here in 2014 from Colorado when her and her husband, Jonathan, felt God calling them to start a life in Montana. Amy is passionate about many things including traveling around our country and worldwide, building relationships with people and making them smile, mountain biking and pretty much any activity that involves mountains and lakes. On any given day, Amy, Jonathan and their girls are out exploring new and beautiful sights around Montana. Amy is a former middle school and high school teacher of 13 years but has recently quit teaching to help her husband grow his e-commerce business. Amy is thrilled to be a part of Hope Rescue Mission and looks forward to how God will continue to move in this community!
Jake Mischke is Clinical Faculty and the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Director at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.
Jake and Mary Mischke were married in 2015 and have two young children, Emma and Mason. They enjoy playing in Montana’s outdoors, cheering for the Grizzlies, and spending time with family. Jake grew up in a Christian household and was saved at a young age. He enjoys seeing God’s glory and mercy daily and relishes watching God work wonders through Hope Rescue Mission (HRM). He has been involved with HRM since 2016 and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the HRM team to serve, rescue, and transform those in need by the grace of Jesus Christ.