Our Board

Jason Janz, Denver, Colorado

Jason Janz

Jason is a social entrepreneur and pastor, desiring to help spark a neighbor-loving movement in and through the Church. Prior to co-founding CrossPurpose, Jason served as the Executive Director of the Friends of Cole Foundation, and was instrumental in starting several key initiatives in the neighborhood, including a faith-based addiction recovery program, a nondenominational church, a ministry to uplift orphans, single moms, and widow, and a ministry helping formerly incarcerated men reenter society.


Dee Daniels Scriven, Denver, Colorado

Dee Daniels Scriven
Board Chair

Dee currently serves as a regional representative for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Prior to ORR, Dee served as an assistant attorney general in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Child Protection Section, where she consistently managed a caseload of approximately 100 abused and/or neglected children. Dee has a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University and is a member of the D.C. and Maryland bars. She earned her BA from Colorado College in international political economy.

Lauren Steidl, Denver, Colorado


Lauren is a self-employed nonprofit accountant, bringing her degree in Professional Accountancy and experience as a former CPA to the private sector. Lauren is a serving Covenant Partner at Providence Bible Church, and has served as a mentor for Save Our Youth and an ally for CrossPurpose. Lauren lives in the Whittier neighborhood with her husband, Joel and their three boys.



Peter Bonstrom

Peter serves as Controller of Intrex Aerospace, an aerospace manufacturer, and as Controller of Demmer Investments, a holding company with manufacturing entities in several states and Mexico.  He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a CPA.  Peter has been deeply impacted through his experience as an Ally for CrossPurpose and is a Covenant Partner at Providence Bible Church. Peter lives in south Commerce City with his wife, Gloria and their three boys

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Originally hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bizi led his wife and two daughters to settle in Denver where he now serves as a stock clerk at Denver Health Hospital as well as a community leader within Providence Bible Church.  Having received his bachelors of business administration at Illila in Congo he went on to gain experience in case management at African Community Center as well as an interpreter at DVR. All the while, he has been working towards a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration at Metro State University. He considers the opportunity to work with young adults and families to help them meet their needs as his greatest privilege.

Douglas Ideker, Denver, Colorado

DougLAS Ideker

Doug is the retired President and co-owner of Gypsum Products, Inc., an interior finish building products distribution company.  He currently serves as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council of Alaska Christian College, President of the Ideker Family Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Directors of several for profit and nonprofit organizations including Tales From the Tour (Phoenix, AZ), Cedrus Financial Services, Henrietta Building Supply and the Re-Discovery Foundation.  He also serves as an ambassador for the Halftime ministry.  He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, married to Terrie and has two sons, Brandon and Tyler.

Louise Lee, Denver, Colorado

Louise Lee

Louise serves as an Intake Social Caseworker for Denver Human Services and is a certified caseworker.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, with concentrations in high risk youth and criminal justice from Metropolitan State University.  Louise is also a licensed Cosmetologist and has been a small business owner for the past eighteen years.  Louise has served in various volunteer roles in the community and enjoys partnering with children, young adults and families to help them meet their needs. She lives in Denver and is the mother of two sons. 

Gail Salazar, Denver, Colorado


Gail serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Wave Financial Partners, an independent insurance agency in Aurora, CO, as well as the founder of AVYST, an innovative point of sale insurance technology. Passionate about personal development and community involvement, Gail has served as a Friends For Youth mentor and a CrossPurpose ally since early 2015.



Ben is Chief Investment Officer of Fort Point Capital Partners in San Francisco.   He was previously the founder of Quantitative Equity Strategies (QES), a quantitative investment management firm that developed indices for the mutual fund industry, which was sold in late 2016.  Ben has authored several books on investing, including Searching for Alpha: The Quest for Exceptional Investment Performance (Wiley, 2000). Ben was a founding shareholder and Chief Investment Officer of Sovereign Wealth Management, Inc., a multi-family wealth management firm, which was purchased by United Capital Financial Advisers.  During his tenure at Sovereign, he also served as Head of Quantitative Trading at Exis Capital, a New York-based hedge fund.  He enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, and other activities with his wife of 30 years and their three children.  Ben has been an ally for two CrossPurpose classes and is looking forward to serving in that capacity in the future.