August 22, 2011


Association of Gospel Rescue Missions Holds CEO Summit in Colorado Springs

Contact Person: Nicole Daniels, Dir. of Public Relations; 616-260-6097;


WHO:     Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM)—an association of more than 275 rescue missions across North America. AGRM member ministries serve approximately 50 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights’ lodging, distribute more than 27 million pieces of clothing, bandage the wounds of hundreds of abuse victims, and graduate 18,000-plus homeless men and women from addiction-recovery programs into productive living. AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus.

WHAT:      CEO Summit—More than 70 rescue mission executives from across North America will converge on Colorado Springs to discuss the future of faith-based Continue of Care services and how they stack up in light of the government push for Housing First initiatives. Moreover, the CEOs will discuss next-generation leadership and how cause-driven ministry in the 21st century will impact the 100-year legacy of what missions have stood for. Rescue missions provide some of the nation’s most effective and efficient rehabilitation, education, job training, and life skills programs for homeless men, women, and children. 

WHERE:      Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 North 30th Street, Colorado Springs

WHEN:      August 23–25, 2011

John Ashmen—President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Dr. Brad Smith—President, Bakke Graduate Institute
Larry Johnston—President, McConkey-Johnston International
Jerry White—International President Emeritus, The Navigators

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