Meet Our Board

President – Jonathan Spencer

After devoting 30 years to a successful career in environmental engineering, Jonathan served as Chief Operating Officer for Healing Waters International in Golden, CO from 2010 – 2013. He served as the Deacon of Missions for the Lakewood Church of Christ from 2005 – 2011 where he coordinated a variety of teams involved in international development and community outreach in India and Haiti. From 2008 – 2014 he also 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. He currently lives in Littleton, CO with his wife Rena.


Vice President, Secretary – Mike Graves

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. He and his wife, Diane, are also active members of their church.


Vice President – Steve Curtis

Steve currently serves as Senior Pastor of 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).


Board Member – Tim Hillmer

Tim Hillmer taught for 32 years and served as a classroom teacher and mentor in the Boulder Valley School District. He lives in Louisville with his wife, Nancy. He has two daughters, Rachel and Carly, who are both public school teachers.

He is an active member of Common Cathedral, a ministry to the homeless, that meets every Friday night at a park in Longmont.

Board Member – Christie Spencer

Christie grew up in Rochester, New York and moved out to the Midwest after graduating from St. Lawrence University with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology. She spent four years working in Madison, Wisconsin before returning to the East Coast to be closer to family.

She now resides in New Hampshire, working for an IT Consulting Firm as a Technical Recruiter. Christie has been actively involved with NHH since it’s beginnings and was excited to increase her involvement by joining the Board of Directors in October of 2017.


Board Member – Margo Parks

Margo worked in corporate America for many years before deciding to get her Master’s degree in Christian Counseling and her Ph.D in Urban Ministry.

She and her husband, who is also a Christian Counselor, work together in the marriage ministry at their church and as Dynamic Marriage facilitators. They are both active members of the Littleton Church of Christ where Tyrone serves as an Elder.

Board Member – Andrew Smolen

Andrew grew up in Chicago and then traveled east to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in music at James Madison University. After graduation from JMU, Andrew started his aviation career and has been in aviation ever since. He currently works for Southwest Airlines and is an avid traveler and outdoorsman.

Board Member – Kelli Spencer

Kelli grew up in Colorado and spent her childhood exploring and skiing in the outdoors. After graduating with a degree in Business Management & Marketing, she moved to Alaska to pursue bigger mountains. She started her own digital marketing company Northern Lights Media and volunteers with Challenge Alaska, providing adaptive individuals opportunities to engage in sports.

Kelli’s passion for NHH started with her first visit to India in 2005 and Kelli has been actively involved with NHH since it’s beginnings. Joining the Board of Directors is a huge blessing and Kelli is excited to use her skills to continue to help grow and work with the wonderful young women of NHH.