Our Team

Our Team

Administrative Team


Rosa Huber, Executive Director/CEO

Rosa Huber, Executive Director/CEO

Rosa joined QuietWaters in July 2019 from a robust background in non-profit leadership and ministry experience. She has vast experience with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit sector, having filled many roles since 1995. Her wealth of leadership experience in donor development, marketing, and strategic planning is an incredible asset to QuietWaters, especially during this season of rapid growth.

Rosa grew up on the western slope of Colorado with parents who genuinely enjoy caring for others and instilled the value of supporting pastors and other Christian leaders. She shared about her involvement in ministry that she’s served in a variety of leadership capacities, including youth ministry, pastoral search committee, worship teams, mission teams, and small group ministry.

“Through this work alongside church and other ministry leaders, I have seen all too often the hardships that leaders face. They are “on” continuously, have others’ burdens unloaded on them, and are called to serve others but are sometimes unable to care for themselves and their own family relationships. I’ve learned through my professional experience with families the importance of having a place to seek help when needed, restore and rejuvenate. I decided long ago that I would do my best to support our Christian leaders on a personal level. Being a Christian leader is one of the hardest and most complicated jobs in the world, and we want to see leaders energized and excited by the lives that are changing in their ministries instead of worn out and discouraged. QuietWaters provides a place that is safe, caring, and integral to the success of our Christian leaders, and I am excited to be part of such an amazing ministry!” Rosa shared when asked why she was interested in serving as QuietWaters’ CEO.

Rosa lives in Castle Rock and enjoys running, reading, involvement in her local church, and spending time with her family. We are thrilled to have her at QuietWaters!

Stacie Young, Operations Manager

Stacie Young, Operations Manager

Stacie joined the QuietWaters team in 2007. She grew up in Taiwan, where her parents are missionaries through WorldVenture and work at Morrison Academy, an international missionary school. She attended Seattle Pacific University, studying psychology and theology. Prior to joining QuietWaters, Stacie served as an Accounting Assistant at Agros International, a non-profit ministry dedicated to helping to break the cycle of poverty for rural families in Central America and Mexico.

Stacie moved from Colorado to Hillsboro, Oregon in 2016 in order to be closer to family. Stacie loves working for QuietWaters Ministries, seeing Christian leaders’ lives changed. She and her husband Truman enjoy spending time outdoors, time with their families and their dogs, in the beautiful northwest.

Counseling Team


David L. Ragsdale, M.A., L.P.C.

David L. Ragsdale, M.A., L.P.C.

Director of Counseling and Team Training

David L. Ragsdale is the Director of Counseling and Team Training for QuietWaters Ministries. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado and for the last 30 years he has helped individuals, couples, and families strengthen their lives and relationships. Ragsdale received his MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary. His post-graduate work has included Marriage and Family Therapy certifications with the Menninger School of Psychiatry. He is a member in good standing with associations such as the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Board of Christian Counselors. Ragsdale has advanced training in treating anxiety, depression and trauma with treatment modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). He has extensive experience in treating sexual addiction, marital affair recovery and providing Marriage Intensives to men and women around the country. His life coaching services have been a catalyst for helping people discover their best in the workplace while balancing their careers with other life goals. For the last 20 years he has provided ministry coaching to Christian leaders across the country promoting marriage and family wellness, leadership excellence and organizational effectiveness. His consulting services and training foster sustainable change, culture shifts and redemptive outcomes for the organizations his clients serve.

Brian Boecker, M.A., L.P.C.

Brian Boecker, M.A., L.P.C.

Brian is a licensed counselor working in the Denver Area with North Cherry Creek Counseling Center. He also serves with Global Service Network providing counseling services for those serving in ministry around the globe. He has extensive experience with individual and couples intensives.

Brian graduated in 2008 from Denver Seminary with a master in community counseling and was licensed in the state of Colorado in 2011. In addition to his masters level study, he is also trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for treating trauma, Prepare and Enrich assessment for couples, Crisis Management and Interventions, AACC Intensive program on Sexual Addiction and several assessments for personal and leadership development (Birkman, TJTA, LPI and EQI).

Brian Boecker has served with Cru International (Campus Crusade for Christ) for 27 years in a variety of capacities in 3 different countries. The bulk of those years were serving in East Asia. His most recent role has been in the area of leadership development, staff care and crisis management. He has helped start and run leadership intensives for the staff of several mission organizations from 7 different countries. He has volunteered or served on the staff of several counseling centers or ministries during his studies, licensing process, and ministry years, including Denver Rescue Mission, Denver Seminary, Providence House, Mission Hills and Crown Counseling.

He is married to Crystal Boecker and they have two adopted teenage daughters, Bayley and Isabella.

Mauricio Carbone, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Mauricio Carbone, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Mauricio Carbone received his Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2017. He comes with extensive experience in the counseling field which he obtained in Argentina. There he served as the Associate Pastor and Director of a Christian Residential Program for people suffering from various behavioral health issues. Alongside counseling, since moving to the United States, he has served as Senior Pastor in two monolingual Spanish speaking churches in Colorado. These were two very different communities which had great need. His counseling experience includes group interventions, family and couples therapy, alongside child play therapy. Mauricio has experience in psychodrama and can provide services from a more experiential approach.

Mauricio is currently working as the Local Outreach Director at Mission Hills Church, with the objective of making God’s love known through different programs that reach those experiencing severe need in the community and its surroundings, with an emphasis on the Spanish-Speaking community.

He states that it has been a privilege to serve in ministry for over 20 years. His ultimate desire is to use his skills and experience in both counseling and the pastoral field to positively impact those that come in search of help. Mauricio is married and has 3 wonderful children. In their spare time, they love to spend time together enjoying the beautiful outdoors, camping, boating, and traveling.

Christine Denlinger, M.A., L.P.C.

Christine Denlinger, M.A., L.P.C.

Christine Denlinger is a licensed professional counselor and currently maintains a counseling practice in the Denver area. Prior to moving to Denver 14 years ago, Christine and her husband Jeff lived in the Philippines for 2 years and Venezuela for 12 years where they were church planting missionaries with an international mission agency. Growing up in Costa Rica as the daughter of missionaries, combined with her missionary experience as an adult, Christine has a heart for ministry and continues to be involved in missions through counseling, consulting and pastoral care for missionaries and pastors. Due to her cross-cultural experience in Latin America, she is also fluent in Spanish.

In her current private practice, Christine works with individuals and couples struggling with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, infidelity and relational difficulties. Christine is passionate about facilitating growth in others and helping people find reconciliation in their relationships. She believes that all people can gain insight and learn skills that will help them live more joyfully and with greater resilience. Christine received her MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2005 and her BA in Behavioral Science from Messiah College in 1984. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and is trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Christine has been married for 30 years and has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Kim Jones, M.A., L.P.C.

Kim Jones, M.A., L.P.C.

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver in 1997. She maintains a counseling practice working with individuals and couples and runs support groups for Anxiety/Depression and Weight loss maintenance. Kim holds Certificates in Life Coach Training, Prepare and Enrich relationship Training and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Kim’s experience and training allows her to help others navigate through life’s difficulties and stresses. She enjoys connecting with and empowering people to resolve issues, so that they can move toward desired change and healing in their lives and relationships. Kim and her husband have served in international missions throughout their lives and have a passion for people serving in ministry. Kim enjoys taking time away to rest and doing outdoor activities with her family.

Gordon J. Kieft, M.Div., M.A., L.P.C.

Gordon J. Kieft, M.Div., M.A., L.P.C.

Gordon received a Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Northern Colorado. He has been practicing pastoral counseling and psychotherapy for over 40 years. He specializes in in-depth psychotherapy, both short and long term with abuse victims and more severe emotional distress. That includes depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. He completed a Residency in Marriage and Family Therapy and works with families, couples, adolescents and children. He provides educational and growth seminars in the areas of parent training, stress management and crisis intervention. He is certified in Healthy Congregations Leadership Training based on family systems dynamics as applied to organizations, churches and clergy leadership, and he is also certified in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He has consulted with congregations and clergy for many years. He enables clients and leaders to integrate spirituality with the therapy or leadership training process.

Hud McWilliams M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.

Hud McWilliams M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.

Dr. Hud McWilliams received his M. A. and Ed. S degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ed. D. in counseling from North Texas State University. Hud served for nine years as a professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and for six years was Academic Dean and professor at the Center for Advanced Biblical Studies in California and Dallas. Hud is currently the Senior Resource Pastor for Christian Associates, a church planting organization focused on Europe. He is a pastor to the pastors of 60 church plants/missional initiatives, providing resources, training, seminary counseling and teaching resources. In 1999, he moved to his present position from Fellowship Bible Church in Richardson, Texas, where he was on the pastoral staff for five years and the lead pastor for four. Prior to his time in Richardson, Hud was on the pastoral staff of Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. Serving on the pastoral staff for 10 years, he was the founder and Director of the Counseling Ministry and a member of the Elder Board. He has been a licensed psychologist in Texas since 1975, and in Colorado since 2000. Hud has been in private practice for over 40 years. While in the Dallas area, he was a professional counseling resource for local evangelical pastors.
Tom Varney, Th.M, D.Phil, L.P.C.

Tom Varney, Th.M, D.Phil, L.P.C.

Dr. Tom Varney received his Th.M. in Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary and his DPhil. in Religion and Society from Oxford Graduate School. He has over 25 years of experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in both Counseling and Bible/Theology, and 15 years of pastoral experience. Tom served as Dean of the Graduate Counseling Program and Professor of Counseling at Colorado Christian University. Currently, he continues his ministry as a Licensed Professional Counselor (25 years) and as an Affiliate Professor at CCU. He is also Certified in Grief Recovery work.

Tom’s rare combination of counseling, teaching, administrative, and pastoral experience has given him the ability to effectively address and process a broad range of personal and professional issues that impact spiritual life and ministry, which makes him a great fit for the quality spiritual direction QuietWaters seeks to provide.

In this season of life, Tom enjoys spending time with family, especially his two grandchildren. He is married to Vickey (39 years) and has three sons. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading and taking long walks with his Australian Shepherd.

Vioneth Villatoro-Ramirez, M.A., L.P.C.

Vioneth Villatoro-Ramirez, M.A., L.P.C.

Vioneth Villatoro-Ramirez has a Masters degree in Mental Health and Clinical Counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. She is trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Vioneth also holds a Masters degree in Christian Ministry from the Central American Theological Seminary in Guatemala.

In her current practice, Vioneth works with a variety of issues such as conflict resolution, depression, anxiety and problems in marriage relationships. Her passion as a psychotherapist is to help individuals and couples, particularly couples involved in Christian Ministry. Her objective is that the ministers of God experience in their marriage the restoration that comes from a loving and merciful God who always is willing to give a second chance to whom comes with a sincere heart looking for help.

Vioneth has served for more than twenty years in Christian Ministry. Before moving to the United States in 2005, Vioneth and her husband Wilmer Ramirez served for twelve years as professors at the Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA) in the city of Guatemala, where both also received their master’s degrees in Bible, theology and Christian Ministry. From Guatemala, Vioneth taught God’s word to the Spanish-speaking world through the Radio Cultural TGN and through conferences, seminars and workshops, traveling throughout Guatemala, Central America, Panama, United States and Mexico. Also through the publications of materials to aid women and marriage and being counsel for the National Women’s Council of the IECA of Guatemala.

Currently, Wilmer and Vioneth lead the Hispanic Initiatives of Denver Seminary where Vioneth is one of the professors of the IDEAL Institute and the founder and current Director of the OASIS women’s program, which provides a safe space for the development of the women involved in the Christian Ministry and is speaker at women and couples retreats. Vioneth is the Director of Prepare-Enrich trainings in Spanish and is the first person in the United States to train Prepare-Enrich facilitators through Denver Seminary’s Hispanic Initiatives. Vioneth and her husband Wilmer have been married for nearly 20 years and are parents of Wilmer Esteban and Krista Sofia who have been very supportive in their Ministry and are involved in Youth Ministry in their local Church Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado where they currently reside.

Board of Trustees


Since 1898, Bethesda/QuietWaters Ministries has been governed by a group of Trustees. These godly men and women have dedicated themselves to the oversight of Bethesda Sanatorium, a ministry of mercy and care for those suffering from tuberculosis, then Bethesda Psychiatric Hospital, caring for those dealing with mental illness, and finally QuietWaters Ministries, a safe place for pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders who find themselves overwhelmed and in need of counseling.

Jim Heckman - Chair

VP of Environmental Services
Retired – HWS

Joy Engelsman – Vice Chair

Chaplain
Abode Home Hospice

Scott Thompson - Treasurer

Controller
Piper Electric

Dale Schlotzhauer - Secretary

Accountant/Consultant
SM Group, LLC

Sid Cook - Trustee

Program Manager & Senior Staff Engineer
Retired – Lockheed Martin

Kent Higgins - Trustee

Deputy Director of Policy Office
Retired – Bureau of Reclamation Department of the Interior

Mel Medema - Trustee

Partner
CMA Financial

Barb Nichols – Trustee

Speech & Hearing Pathologist
Retired – New Bedford Public Schools

Sid Overton - Trustee

Attorney at Law
Overton & Associates

QuietWaters Ministries would also like to recognize the following past Board of Trustees members for their special service:

Meindert Bosch (Emeritus)
Retired – President Bethesda Foundation

Earl Lammers (Emeritus)
Retired Sales & Marketing Representative

Dr. Harold Seerveld (Emeritus)
Retired Physician

Dr. Keith McDonald (Emeritus)
Retired Physician

Raymond Pittman (Emeritus)
Retired Engineer

To renew, restore and strengthen Christian leaders and their families

Corporate Office Address
QuietWaters Ministries
4901 E Dry Creek Rd
Suite 160
Centennial, CO 80122
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm MST
Contact
Office
303.639.9066
Fax
303.300.6773