About our Spokespersons

John Ashmen

President

John Ashmen is president and CEO of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, North America’s oldest and largest network of independent ministries serving the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted. Previously, John was vice president of Christian Camp and Conference Association, a league of 1,000 faith-based hospitality and recreation venues in the U.S. He holds a B.S. in Bible, with a Social Work emphasis, and an M.A. in Organizational Management. His writings have appeared in numerous books, journals, and websites, and he speaks and teaches ministry management seminars around the world. His recent book, Invisible Neighbors, published by Cross Section, has received rave reviews. John is a husband and father of three children and three grandchildren.

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Nicole Daniels

Director of Public Relations

Nicole Daniels is director of public relations for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. She has been a driving force behind bold strategy shifts that have placed AGRM at the forefront of the cause market. Since she became director in 2009, the association has partnered with national organizations such as Walt Disney, Hanes, Denver Mattress Company, and Catalyst, and has appeared on ABC World News, CBN, PBS, and in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, World Magazine, and Christianity Today. To further AGRM’s ongoing public relations efforts, Nicole has focused on intensifying national awareness and mobilizing communities and churches toward meaningful action in domestic poverty relief. She holds a B.A. in business administration and marketing from Cornerstone University.

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Justin Boles

Director of Member Services

Justin Boles is director of member services for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, overseeing the programs, products, and services member rescue missions turn to for support. In the 16 years prior to joining AGRM, Justin served as a communications director, consultant, and executive director in the nonprofit and for-profit arenas. Through his experience in international mission work, church leadership, Christian camps, associations, and multinational corporations, he has developed a passion for resourcing organizations like rescue missions, which have a positive impact on the world. Responding to a need to raise up the next generation of rescue mission leaders, Justin developed and manages AGRM’s Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), a 12-month program utilizing retreats, webinars, a coaching network, and AGRM’s annual convention to strengthen the base of young leaders within the association. He holds a B.A. in communications from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he minored in social work.

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Rhett Butler

Government Liaison

Rhett Butler is government liaison for the Association of Gospel Recue Missions. Before joining AGRM, Rhett spent the past five and a half years leading multiple federal efforts to build effective public-private partnerships that improved outcomes for a wide range of underserved populations. As the former Director of Special Projects at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Director of the Labor Department’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, he has extensive knowledge of federal policy formulation, grant- making, regulatory reform, and intergovernmental strategies. He also trained hundreds of nonprofits on best practices gleaned from the Labor Department’s pioneering grant programs and regulatory changes. Rhett has degrees in american and international government from John Hopkins University and Pennsylvania State University.

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