BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Bradley Kolman
Brad has been a resident of Delta for the last 42 years. He received his BA degree from Baylor University and his JD degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He then served four years active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Upon his return to Colorado, he entered the private practice of law in Delta, later serving as Delta County Attorney for 21 years. Since retirement, Brad serves as part-time municipal judge in Paonia and occasionally in Delta. Brad is active in the Delta community through the Delta Rotary Club, Drug Free Delta County, and the Abraham Connection homeless shelter. Brad and his wife have both been involved in prison ministry at DCC for 10 years and both are active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Delta.
Vice President: Gene Jolley
Gene was born a Texan but has lived on the western slope of Colorado for the past 40 years. After graduating from high school, Gene entered and graduated from technical school, and has since chosen a lifetime career as an industrial electrician. Gene and his wife are volunteers in the San Juan Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a group dedicated to providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Both are members of the Calvary Baptist Church in Delta where Gene serves on the worship team. Both Gene and Vicky have been involved in prison ministry at DCC for ten years.
Liaison: Bill Bennett
Bill is a true native of western Colorado and lives in Montrose. He received a BS degree in Biology from CSU and an MS degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and also a retiree from the State of NM and City of Albuquerque in Public Health and Environmental Management. After retirement, Bill volunteered as a firefighter for 13 years, including three years as Fire Chief and Training Officer. He has served for 22 years in Kairos prison ministry at the Delta Correctional Center, most of that time as Liaison to the Chaplain and Staff. Bill was a founding member of All Saints Anglican Church in Montrose, where he currently worships.
Secretary: Ron Rennke
Ron is happily married and has resided in Grand Junction for the past 15 years. He received his associate degree from Tyler Jr. College and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas. He joined the Delta Charis Prison Ministry in 2019 and has also taught classes in the Delta Correctional Center (DCC). He has attended the Mustard Seed Church in Palisade.
Treasurer: Pat Murphy
Pat was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (BS-BBA) and a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (General Studies), SMU, Dallas Texas. Pat is also a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. During his career with the FDIC, Pat held a number of positions including Risk Management Examiner, Consumer Compliance Examiner, Professional Liability Investigator, Supervisory Examiner, Special Activities Case Manager New York Regional Office, and Bank Secrecy Act Subject Matter Expert for the New York Region. He retired in 2013 and moved from the New York City area to Montrose in 2015. Pat has been married for 41 years and has two grown children and two grandchildren.
Voting Member at Large: Dr. Dan Love, DVM
Dr. Dan Love is a retired veterinarian who first came to the Delta/Montrose area in 1992. He had an ambulatory farm animal practice and finished his 41-year veterinary career in regulatory medicine. During this time, he has been active in the Walk to Emmaus and Tres Dias communities. He first joined the Kairos Prison Ministry in the spring of 2002 and has served on multiple Kairos and Charis teams in the last 20 years. He loves to volunteer and teach Life Learning classes at the Delta Correctional Center. He and his wife Delphine are active members of the Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church in Montrose, and they have a blended family of 6 sons, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Voting Member at Large: Dr. Boyd Emond, DVM
Boyd was raised on a ranch in Montana along with eight siblings. He attended Montana State University in the pre-veterinary curriculum and then graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1973. Boyd practiced veterinary medicine medicine in Montana for ten years before joining a group practice in Farmington, New Mexico. He retired in 2014 and moved to Delta, Colorado to be closer to his daughter and baby granddaughter. He has been active in the Kairos and Charis Ministry for the past 6 years. He worships at the Saint Lukes Episcopal Church in Delta.
Non-Voting Member at Large: John Colvin
John has lived in Grand Junction for 53 years, including two years at Mesa Junior College, where he met his wife, Beverly. John served in the US Marine Corps for two years, with one year of that time in combat in Vietnam. After graduating from CSU, he farmed in Grand Junction for 29 years, then 6 years of house construction. John and Beverly have been married for 53 years. His family has been active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church for 38 years, where John served as Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School Teacher. He has been actively involved in Kairos and Charis Prison Ministry since 1998.
Non-Voting Member at Large: Edward Trevino
Edward has been a resident of Montrose for the past six years. He has a BA degree from the University of California San Diego and his teaching certification through Western Washington University. He served seven years on active duty and thirteen in the Naval reserves before his retirement in 2001 and has also served as a K12 public school teacher for the past twenty years. Edward and his wife are very active in their community as employees of the Montrose County School District and have a daughter who attends Montrose High School. They regularly participate in mission trips to Mexico and also attend Grace Community Church in Montrose. He has served as a member of the DCC Charis teams for the past 5 years.
The Charis Prison Ministry of Delta, CO. has been walking alongside prisoners for over 25 years. We’ve witnessed firsthand the saving grace of our living God. We’ve got a great story to tell—one of redemption and transformation—and we’d like to share this story with you. Presenters are now available to speak to churches, community organizations, or any other interested groups about the Charis Prison Ministry.
This is an opportunity to learn about the Delta Correctional Center (DCC) where Charis is currently serving, details about the Charis weekend, the follow-up program for those who attended a Charis weekend, how we encourage continued growth after release and how to get involved.
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