MIC Staff

Casey Dunning

Executive Director

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.

Marilyn Thorn

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.

Paige Pavalone

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.

Rebecca Pettit

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, gardening, reading, and riding her bike.

Lili Harrison

Economic Opportunity Americorps VISTA

406-207-8228 ext. 302

Lili serves with Americorps because she believes in helping to create an equal world for all people. During her time with MIC, she’ll be working with the Missoula community closely. Keep a look out for the videos MIC will be producing that facilitate and empower individuals to share their stories! The videos will help reduce barriers to families and individuals with a criminal background.

Jen Certa

Family Promise Director

406-207-8228 ext. 306

Miclan Quorpencetta

Americorps VISTA

406-207-8228 ext. 303

Miclan is a recent college grad working with the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC) to expand the Housing Advocate Network (HAN) volunteer program. HAN is meaningful to him because he knows that trying to live without permanent housing makes everything else in life more difficult. MIC shows what communities can accomplish when they work together toward a common goal, and he looks forward to working with you all to create a Missoula where no one goes without shelter.

MIC Board

Melissa Richards


Terry Burke


Sue Englert

Building Leaders

Eric Huseth

Building Leaders

Bill Nelson

Building Leaders

Amanda Dellwo

Building Leaders

Darren Ashby

Building Leaders

David Avery

Building Leaders

Tracy Worley

Building Leaders

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