The Old Town Mission is comprised of many individuals working together for the community. Here are your board members and staff.
Kellie Wilson is a native of the Verde Valley and is the Executive Director of the Old Town Mission.
Kellie began working at the Old Town Mission over 6 years ago and her positions have encompassed several jobs, including Volunteer Coordinator, Manager of Compassion Services, Thrift Store Manager, and General Manager before becoming the Executive Director of the Old Town Mission.
Kellie’s strong business background, compassionate heart, and energy adds an important element in upholding the desire of the mission to partner with the community and be all about… “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.
Born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Debbie moved to Tucson Arizona in 1991, and relocated to Cottonwood, Arizona in 2008. She achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona, supported by a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Dedicated to providing a better quality of life for the community in which she is most involved in, Debbie has spent many years being an active member of The Boys and Girls Club, Verde Valley Seniors, Primera Men’s Shelter, Gospel Rescue Mission.
In 2016 she joined the Old Town Mission Board of Directors and is currently serving as the President.
Jill Marie Sweet
Jill is the General Manager and she has been part of the Old Town Mission team since June of 2015.
Originally, Jill is from the Chicago area and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1985 at the age of twenty. She worked for many years in the travel and tourism industry in various capacities.
Jill has been involved in community outreach as a volunteer with different organizations thru the years including: The Rescue Project, World Vision, Christian Family Care Agency and the homeless family shelters on Maui and in Phoenix, AZ.
She has a passion for encouraging and ministering to those who are struggling and seeing lives touched with the indescribable and perfect love of God.
She is married to Jeremy Sweet and feels incredibly blessed to be a mom to her three adult children and a very proud grandma who adores Jonah and Kami.
Accountant and Human Resources
Rhonda Johnson is originally from Wisconsin and is a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan.
She works in the Accounting Department and also serves as Human Resources at the Old Town Mission and Mission Thrift Store.
Rhonda has a strong background in nonprofit bookkeeping.
She is considered mom to many of the employees at the mission and thrift store.
Thrift Store Manager
Meet Lyle…our Mission Thrift Store Manager.
He diligently oversees the thrift store and the furniture warehouse as a very motivated and engaged leader for our amazing group of team members at the Mission Thrift Store. Lyle joined the OTM crew a couple of years ago and he has helped to spearhead a number of significant changes and improvements designed to create the best shopping experience for our customers.
Lyle was born and raised in Iowa, a Midwesterner at heart, growing up in a large & loving family. As a strong and dependable family man and devoted to the “love of his life”, he absolutely LOVES being a father to his three grown sons and his younger daughter whom he adores.He is also “Grandpa” to Molly and one on the way.
A true Patriot, Lyle proudly served our country in the United States Army. He is a longtime fan of World Wrestling Entertainment and enjoys listening to music. Musically talented, he plays the harmonica and the Native American flute.
Lyle routinely goes out of his way to help others and really enjoys working with our local community in making a difference!
Board of Directors
In March of 2019, Jade Vincent joined the Old Town Mission Board of Directors as it's newest member. She continues to be a very faithful and warm hearted volunteer of four years here at the mission serving alongside us in many capacities.
Jade is originally from a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY where she owned and operated a hair salon business for 30 years. She moved to Arizona 20 years ago and worked at a Walgreens store in the Phoenix area as their Bookkeeper, Hallmark Card Rep, and Customer Service Clerk for 10 years.
Jade has settled here in the Cottonwood area where she is thoroughly enjoying her retirement years. As an avid animal lover, she loves exploring Arizona with her dog Luna.
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Jim Kreunen was born and raised in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. He attended Hope College in Holland Michigan. After graduation Jim taught high school Chemistry and Physics. He then attended Officer Training School and served as an Officer in the USAF. The remainder of his professional career was in sales.
Jim started volunteering at the Old Town Mission and he has been a regular and devoted volunteer for over ten years. The time he has spent serving those who are struggling in our community truly gave him a heart for the homeless and also for others who are experiencing difficult times. Inspired to reach people where they are at in life, Jim began "The Gathering" which has been meeting at 9am every Sunday for the past 4 years sharing fellowship, studying the Bible and spreading the love of Jesus!
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Deb works as a dental hygienist and moved to Arizona in 2015 from Warrensburg, New York.
Deb’s first experience with the Old Town Mission was helping to prepare for the annual event OPERATION: Back to School. She has also helped prepare and serve lunch at the mission which brings her so much joy!
Deb was asked to consider a seat on the Board of Directors and so she prayed and felt it was the next step that God wanted her to take.
Her sweet spirit and beautiful heart for serving continue to bless the many lives she touches!