Meet Our Ministry Staff

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

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

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

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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 Executive Administrator · Event Coordinator

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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

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  • MAADCII  
  • Program Director, Promises of Hope Ranch  

Laura Kresyman

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