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.
Manager of Compassion Services
Jeremy began working for the Mission Thrift Store in 2017 as the Warehouse Manager. In September of 2018 he moved down to the mission assuming the role of Manager of Compassion Services.
Born and raised in Connecticut, he made Arizona his home in 1996.
He has an extensive background in Law Enforcement, Security, Logistics and Public Service and in working with troubled teens. His past experience, along with his gentle heart has been a strong asset in the daily operations of the mission and the support and encouragement of our staff, volunteers and clients.
He is married to Jill Sweet and loves spending quality time with their first grandchild Jonah and looks forward to special times with their newest granddaughter 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
Roxann is the Mission Thrift Store Manager. She strives diligently to connect with customers, businesses and organizations that desire to partner with the mission.
Roxann is a native of California and a transplant to Cottonwood, and she has lived here for almost seven years. Since moving to this beautiful rural area, her humble family consists of 18 chickens and 2 roosters…she has become the “Chicken Whisperer” of her neighborhood.
Formerly a Real Estate Broker, she recently completed her Bachelor’s degree at NAU in the field of Psychology and came to the mission as part of an internship program. Unifying her passion for the economically challenged with her new degree, along with her collective work experience, is a natural fit for her key role as our Thrift Store Manager.
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Louise Cordova joined the Old Town Mission Board of Directors in 2018.
She has a BIG heart for the homeless in the Verde Valley. She began volunteering at "The Gathering" several years ago, which is an outreach ministry that is held every Sunday at 9am at the Old Town Mission.
Louise has volunteered in the past with many local non-profits and is very active in her church.
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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!
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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.