Meet Our Ministry Staff

Rick Mathes, Mission Gate's founder, creates and maintains our vision of Christian prison ministry.

Rick Mathes, D.Div., Th.D. Executive Director

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

  

Rick, Mission Gate's founder, develops and maintains our vision and represents Mission Gate through preaching, teaching, and prison ministry.

Trish Mthes is the co-founder and day-to-day leader of all ministries within Mission Gate Ministry.

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

Trish is the co-founder and day-to-day leader of all ministries within Mission Gate. 


Clients benefit from Trish’s training and giftedness as a professional Christian counselor. She oversees counseling and mentoring in various aftercare sites and also works in prisons.

Reyna Colson, administrator and event coordinator, has trained as a MO Recovery Support Specialist.

Reyna Colson Executive Administrator · Event Coordinator

Trish Mathes, C.Ph.D., M.R.S.S. Executive Aftercare Director Director, Guidance and Counseling

Reyna Colson Executive Administrator · Event Coordinator

  

Reyna’s expertise is administration and accounting. She also works with volunteers and staff for special events. Reyna’s voice is the one you will most likely hear when you call into the Mission Gate office. 


Reyna has received training as a Missouri Recovery Support Specialist.


Denise Knox, MAADCII, is program director of Mission Gate's Promises of Hope Ranch for women.

Denise Knox

Laura Kresyman

Laura Kresyman

  • MAADCII  
  • Program Director, Promises of Hope Ranch  

Laura Kresyman, CPS and MAADCI, is program director and Mission Gate's Hannah's Ranch for women.

Laura Kresyman

Laura Kresyman

Laura Kresyman

  • C.P.S. (Certified Peer Specialist), MAADCI (Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor I)  
  • Program Director, Hannah’s Ranch