Sharing our Story
As part of the 2022 Synod Assembly, the following videos were commissioned by the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA to share the stories of CTS Survivors and our community, and the ministry response that we have created. Created by Mary Stoneback of Stoneback Media.
Support our Marshall Fire Survivors
As our community recovers, we continue to need volunteer support in a variety of ways:
Volunteer with the Chrysalis Initiative:
Ongoing needs in our congregation's faith life:
Chrysalis Companion Program
Survivors most impacted can choose to be paired with a CTS companion to walk alongside you, and facilitate support and access to resources through the CTS Community. If you are a survivor and would like to be matched with a companion, or are willing to be a companion for another community member, please contact Marissa Seuc-Hester.
Marshall Fire Designated Fund
The CTS Marshall Fire Designated Fund (MFDF) has been established to respond to the needs of survivors of the Marshall Fire. Learn more about collection and distribution in our policies. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generosity.
Resources for Survivors
Blessing and Prayer Bank
Pastor Steph is offering a collection of video prayers as we move through different stages of grief and recovery. Access all prayers, blessings, and worship information here as we recovery as a faith community.
- To receive volunteer help, meals, and assistance with other tasks, please contact Whitney
- Resources for Rebuilding, Insurance and Goods Replacement
- Mental Health and Trauma Resources
Meet the Chrysalis Initiative Team
Chrysalis Initiative Leadership Team
CTS Care Ministry Leader: Bonnie Brandl
Council Liaison: Glen Roberts
Expert on Trauma and Disasters: Cindy Hodge
Staff: Marissa Seuc-Hester
Chrysalis Initiative Team
Chrysalis Companion Program: Marissa Seuc-Hester
Volunteer Coordinator: Whitney Hillestad
Marshall Fire Designated Fund: Randy Geist
Resources and Data Collection: Jennifer Niemann
Subject Matter Expert Coordinator: Don Morris