Grace is new to Missoula as of August and is a Jesuit Volunteer at MIC working with Missoula Works and the Housing Advocate Network. Grace is so excited to be a part of this organization and help people overcome barriers to housing and employment. She grew up in the small town of Ridgway, Colorado and attended the University of San Diego from 2014-2018. She recently graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. She has an immense love for the outdoors, seasons, art, and good food and company!
Housing Advocate Network Program Manager
406-207-8228 ext. 305
Zeke is a long-time volunteer in the Missoula community and with Missoula Interfaith Collaborative. He currently facilitates MIC’s advocacy group for returning citizens, Welcome Back, and is pursuing a Master’s of Social Work – as well as a marriage with his partner, Jenni. The two are proud parents to a cat, Bramble.
Cat Driscoll is the Jesuit Volunteer Corp Northwest-Americorps member working as the Case Manager at Family Promise. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Cat is a recent graduate from Boston College (and unfortunately, no, she does not have a Boston accent). She came out to Missoula for the beautiful landscape, wonderful city, and to work with MIC. Cat is passionate about advocating for people, and working with them in an empowerment dynamic so that people can use their own voice and learn to advocate for themselves. When not in the office, you can find Cat hiking, practicing yoga, reading, or hanging out with her wonderful roommates.
406-207-8228 ext. 307
Casey Dunning is the Executive Director and founder of the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative. Casey gets excited when he sees others living out their faith and values passionately. His hope for MIC is that it will continue to be a mechanism to empower people and congregations to do just this. Casey has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and Engineering and graduated from the University of Montana in 2013 with a Master’s of Social Work. Casey and his wife Dayel have four children, Beaux, Blake, Clay, and Ayla. They love to be outside camping and hunting, having dance contests, and playing charades.
Writer, former business owner, public speaker, coach, software consultant and instructor. 35 years of personal computer, administrative support and teaching experience in diverse fields including: government, legal, non-profit administration, real estate appraisal, retail, industrial, construction, manufacturing and education. I am a Past District Master, past District Membership Chairman for Pacific NW District #13 Vasa Order of America (Scandinavian-American fraternal order), as well as past Local Lodge Chairman and Membership Chairman in Preston, WA and past Vice Chairman and Scandinavian Fall Fair Chairman in Salem, Oregon. I am a Native Northwesterner, grew up in Silverton, Oregon in the Willamette Valley near Salem. I now make my home in Missoula Montana. I have three children and eight grandchildren.
Sarah is originally from Connecticut, but has come to Montana to work for MIC as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. She joined MIC because she believes in the power of community and leveraging the strengths of the community to help make positive, sustainable changes. At MIC, she will specifically be working to help create a glass recycling program. This program will not only help Missoula’s Zero Waste Initiative, but also contribute to the job opportunities available for those within the Missoula Works program.
Missoula Works Director
406-926-3400 or 406-207-8228 ext. 304
Paige is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and moved to Missoula in 2004 to attend graduate school at the University of Montana. Paige has career backgrounds in law enforcement, public relations, and program development. Paige has a four-year-old daughter named Frankie who loves to swim and dance. Paige advocates for individuals that are seeking employment in Missoula and looks to build partnerships with the business community to strengthen opportunities.
Director of Bridges and Leaders
406-207-8228 ext. 302 or 406-813-1620
Stacey grew up in Havre and attended U of M for college. Having gained a fervent curiosity about the world, she volunteered in Argentina for a year through her church. This experience drew her attention to harmful missional narratives throughout history and a renewed understanding of God’s sense of justice in Scripture, thus inspiring her to pursue a career in pastoral ministry. Stacey was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2013 and pastored two congregations before moving back to Missoula. Stacey’s travels and passion for challenging the religious “status quo” have impassioned her to bridge the people and culture of Montana to God’s greater world. She believes that, once people are connected through stories and relationship, we have the ability to generate the power needed to enact social change, communal health, and the wholeness of all people.
Director of Development and Community Engagement
406-207-8228 ext. 301
Rebecca Pettit is the Director of Development and Community Engagement at MIC. Rebecca is a native Missoulian and is happy to be raising her children in the city she grew up in. When Rebecca is not at MIC, you may find her twisting balloons down at the farmer’s market, baking, gardening, reading, and riding her bike.
Housing Advocate Network Director
406-207-8228 ext. 305
Marilyn is originally from Cascade, MT. Marilyn came to us from Child and Family Services and is finalizing her Master’s in Social Work this spring at the University of Montana. Marilyn is a breath of fresh air, bringing so much joy and laughter wherever she goes. Stop by the MIC office to meet Marilyn, and to sign up for the Housing Advocate Trainings. You might be lucky and come at a time when Daisy, the new MIC mascot and Marilyn’s dog child, will be in the office.