Executive Profiles

Larry Yonker

President and CEO

Larry YonkerLarry has been with the Mission since January 2011.  Larry’s experience with major nonprofits and Fortune 100 corporations gives him the skills and vision required to create successful programs for fundraising, planned giving, donor relations, major donors, marketing, and development activities. 

He was the owner of a fundraising consulting business, The Elevation Group, for 10 years and served over 300 non-profit organizations and raised over $600,000,000.  He was also the Vice President of Development and Marketing for Compassion International, where he worked for nearly a decade.  There he managed a $15,000,000 budget and was responsible for $120,000,000 in revenue and 110 employees. 

Larry worked 16 years in the information technology industry, serving as a Regional Director of the value-added marketing division of Unisys Corporation.  Long involved in the Christian Management Association and the Christian Stewardship Association, Larry is also an elder at New Life Church in Colorado Springs and a member of the board of directors for Professional Association of Colorado Educators & Africa Ministries.


 

Bob Hughes

VP of Programs

Bob started with Springs Rescue Mission in July of 2011 after a 25+ year career in Direct Marketing. Bob has held c-level leadership positions with high-growth, high-volume consumer catalog businesses and has spent considerable time teaching and mentoring diverse management teams as they strive to reach their full organizational potential. He has a heart for the broken and hurting of our community and is a member of Woodmen Valley Chapel. Bob has a BA degree from Carthage College, an MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and is currently pursuing a second Masters degree (MA-Theology) from Denver Seminary.


 

Terry Anderson

VP of Enterprise & Administration

Terry started with the Springs Rescue Mission in March of 2013 after 31 years in the private and public sectors of the Information Technology industry. He led sales, support and engineering teams serving business clients throughout Southern Colorado. Terry has held volunteer leadership and board positions in a number of church, non-profit and community organizations. He currently serves on the board of Cadence International, a Christian non-profit ministering to U.S. and foreign military members around the world. He attends Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel. Terry has a B.S. in Biblical Education from Multnomah University and a M.S. in Human Resource Management from Chapman University.


 

Charlie Dokmo

VP of Advancement
Charlie DokmoCharles “Charlie” Dokmo grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. After attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Charlie served in the Army Corps of Engineers for five years in both construction and combat engineering.

From 1980-1993, Charlie worked with The Navigators. During his tenure there, he helped pioneer a ministry equipping church leaders in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and developed new missions platforms for other hard-to-access countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Ghana, Thailand, and Burma.  

In the late 1980’s, Charlie sensed God planting a deeper calling to serve the poor. Sensing God’s leading through the challenge of Isaiah 58 to “spend himself on the poor,” Charlie began a 25-year journey working in leadership roles at World Vision International, Opportunity International, and Compassion International. That journey has led Charlie to his present role as Vice President of Advancement at Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs, CO.  

Charlie holds a Master of Arts in Russian History and Literature from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Diane, attend First Presbyterian Church and have been married for 35 years. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.


 

Leadership Profiles

Jackie Jaramillo

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jackie Jaramillo has dedicated her 40-year career to ending poverty and helping communities as a social entrepreneur. Jackie established the first private-sector welfare reform project in Colorado in 1982, CWEE, which became a national model for welfare reform. Over the last 30 years, she founded several non-profit organizations that addressed issues ranging from literacy and job training to economic development. Jackie helped establish the Family Mentor Alliance, a program providing mentoring and support to families who are working yet facing homelessness, at Springs Rescue Mission. Jackie currently serves as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Springs Rescue Mission, where she also provides oversight to Mission Inn, a transitional housing environment that offers community, accountability, and ongoing programming for graduates of the Mission’s addiction recovery program. Jackie’s education includes studies in Anthropology at Colorado College, Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Regional and City Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, and graduate-level studies in Human Development and Theology.

 


 

Tommie Person

Senior Director of Human Resources

Tommie Person brings a wide range of experience in education and the corporate arena to her current role as Senior Director of Human Resources for Springs Rescue Mission.

Tommie’s passion for helping people realize their potential is consistent within and without the workplace. Well into her second decade in human resources, Tommie developed her skills through successful HR roles with three ministries in the Colorado Springs area. She also serves as affiliate faculty at Colorado Christian University. Away from the office, Tommie takes an active role in the lives of her four grandchildren and as a member of her church, where she participates in choir, Sunday school, and Women’s Bible Study.

Tommie holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and an MBA from William Carey College. Her husband is a retired Air Force chaplain, and they have two adult children. They attend First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, and also contribute much of their time leading the Denver District, Western Episcopal area of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church.

 


 

SRM Board of Directors (all are independent and voting member)

  • Sam Cameron (President)
    Owner, Cameron Butcher Co.
  • Jerry Barnes (Secretary)
    Retired VP, Member Services
  • Steve Erickson (Treasurer)
    Erickson Brown & Kloster PC
  • Gary Ganz
    Mountain West Business Coach
  • Frank Spinner
    Attorney at Law
  • Bruce Pattee
    Physician
  • Chris Richardson
    Owner, CMG Corp.
  • Mark White
    President, Northstar Bank Colorado
  • Carol Odell
    Retired CEO, Better Business Bureau
  • David Pump
    Healthcare Administrator, Peak Vista Community Health Centers