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Manna Resource Center exists to break through barriers to self-sufficiency and mental wellness. Through holistic programs, community connection, and collaborative support, cycles will be broken, families will be strengthened, and lives will be transformed​.





Executive Director

Since 2009 Erin has worked in the field of social work, focusing on the areas of poverty, homelessness, foster care, and adoption. She feels called to serve her neighbors and to help them break down barriers to reach wholeness in their lives. When not working, Erin enjoys time with her family and pets, reading, and watching her favorite sports teams.

Director of Development

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Kelly is an expert at enhancing strategic partnerships, expanding visibility, engaging corporate partnerships, and building long-term relationships with donors.


Having worked extensively with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Kelly has worked across multiple business sectors. With a strong commitment to the needs of the community, she maintains organizational integrity, develops best practices for optimized results and is very successful at building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers resulting in a reputation within the Denver business community as a trusted individual.


Prior to joining Manna Resource Center (MRC), Kelly was Director of Philanthropy at Craig Hospital Foundation. Kelly is a graduate of the 2019 class of Leadership Denver, served on the Economic Development Committee, on the Board of Inner City Health Center and The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Board, and YoungLife South Denver as a Committee Member. Kelly graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master’s Degree of Youth and Family Ministry and Master’s Degree in Counseling, specialized in Adolescent Development.



With a degree in International Relations,  Lindsey has spent over 10 years in the nonprofit sector.  She is passionate about setting the table for her community to experience dignity and the ability for each individual's story to thrive. When not working, you will likely find Lindsey in her garden, going for a run, playing with her twin boys, or getting lost in the mountains.

Lead Coach



Manna Connect Career Coach

With a background in Health Sciences and Project Management, LuCinda has been coaching clients since 2015 and joined the Manna Connect team in 2021. She brings her compassion and personable approach to create a safe place for all individuals to be seen and heard. Her goal is to facilitate and celebrate her clients’ journeys to self-discovery and accomplishments. Outside of work, LuCinda enjoys time with her husband and 2 children, walking the family dog, and reading for the joy of learning.



Family Center of Douglas County Coach

With a servant's heart, Maria has responded personally and professionally to come alongside those in need of help.  She joined the Family Center team in 2021 and is passionate about serving and encouraging others to become their best version of themselves.  Maria comes from a diverse background of business, education, and social work.  When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, training her puppy, and exercising outdoors.



Family Support Coach

With a background in non-profit and case management, Elise has been working closely with individuals in her community since 2012. She is passionate about providing a safe space for others to share their stories and enjoys assisting them with making community connections that can improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. When she is not working, you can find Elise somewhere cozy with a good book, exploring the outdoors with her husband and daughter, and walking her two crazy dogs.



Manna Connect Coach

With a degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Services, Kaylee has spent the last 4 years working with adult and graduate students in higher education settings. She joined MRC in 2022 and  feels called to serve others within her community. She is passionate about promoting wellness within individuals and families. When not working, Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks, and reading.

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Integration Specialist

With a passion for people, Karla brings to MRC her desire to connect with and serve others. Karla spent many years in the fast paced corporate world and is excited to slow down and serve her community while building personal relationships. When she isn't at work, you will find Karla spending time with family and friends, outdoors camping, listening to music or sharing a good belly laugh.



Counseling Intern

With a degree in Psychology and pursuing a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Autumn is passionate about walking alongside others as they seek healing to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Whether it is through the counseling process or within administrative work, she is eager to serve her local community and looks for ways to assist those around her in growing closer to their goals. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying a good book or hiking in the mountains with her husband and two huskies.





Mark Willis, Chair

Heather Hill, Vice Chair

Scott Lanzen, Treasurer

John Hood, Secretary

Terrence Gover

Lori Zwart

Nathan Scherrer 

Heather Kelly

Dale Zwart 



The Douglas County Department of Human Services (Department) partners with Manna Resource Center to reimburse for expenses paid on behalf of families that meet specific criteria. If you believe you are eligible but have an objection to receiving this service from a faith-based organization, please contact the Department at 303-688-4825 or come to our office at 4400 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, to review possible alternatives.
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