Officers, Staff, and Field Administrators


Field Administrators

The after-care field administrators are Indian nationals with a long history of overseeing related program work in Bhimavaram (including a school for disadvantaged children, vocational training center, medical clinic and two junior colleges). Together, they will assist with the development and administration of New Horizons House after-care facility through an established Social Action Society (i.e. Indian “Non-Profit”). Their program experience and contacts will be invaluable as we develop the required elements (i.e. education, vocational training, trauma counseling and medical services) for a “best-practices” residential care facility in Andhra Pradesh.



Jonathan Spencer


After devoting 30 years to a successful career in environmental engineering, Jonathan served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Water Technology for Healing Waters International in Golden, CO from 2010 – 2013. He served as the Deacon of Missions for the Lakewood Church of Christ in Lakewood, CO from 2005 – 2011 where he coordinated a variety of teams involved in international development and community outreach. From 2008 – 2014 he served on the Board of Dry Bones Denver, a non-profit committed to establishing relationships and providing restoration services to homeless teens in Denver, CO.

Steve Curtis

Executive Vice President

Steve currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Lakewood Church of Christ in Lakewood, CO. Steve has lived or worked in a number of cross-cultural missions settings such as India, Guatemala, Siberia, Haiti, England, Australia and New Zealand. He has also served as Vice-President of the board of directors for Evergreen Christian Outreach (a non-profit which provides assistance to unemployed families) and has worked as a Financial Adviser and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).

Mike Graves

Executive Vice President

Mike retired early from his position as VP & Manufacturing Manager in the Office Imaging Division at Eastman Kodak. This has allowed him to fulfill his desire to do charitable work and pursue his love of art and painting. Mike has served as trustee and officer in six non-profits and he provides a wealth of administrative experience to New Horizons House. He and his wife, Diane, are also active members of their church.



Emily Smolen

Special Events Coordinator

Emily is passionate about the work happening in India. She grew up in a family where both parents started visiting India in college so the country has a special place in her life. Emily obtained her bachelor degree in communication 2010, and from there moved to Dallas, Texas where she worked for the corporate side of Southwest Airlines, for 7 years. Most recently Emily moved to Denver with her husband and has been investing in her local church and relationships throughout the front range.