Meet Our Board

Phil Steiger-Interim Chairman of the Board 

Pastor Phil Steiger has a degree from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in Economics, an M.A. from Denver Seminary in Philosophy of Religion, and is an Ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Phil was part of the founding board for Sarah's Home, and is the lead pastor for Living Hope Church in Colorado Springs. Phil has been married to Heather for over 25 years, they have two great dogs, and they love hiking and biking in Colorado.

Jacqueline Staples- Board Member

 Jacqueline Staples is a woman of God and a Chicago native with an MBA in Leadership and a BA in Communications. For over a decade, she has managed marketing departments for non-profits, $500+ million companies, and small businesses. Her experience focuses on budgets, analysis, and strategies to reach goals and increase revenue. Marketing vehicles include print, email, media, and digital. She currently owns Empowering Financial Freedom which helps the community get ready for retirement. Jacqueline genuinely enjoys giving back by utilizing her marketing experience combined with her financial skills to help businesses and families in the Colorado Springs community. 

Passion for Sarah's Home:

As a mother of two teenage daughters, she has grown a passion to protect all girls and empower them to become strong independent women of God. She is driven to bring awareness and create support in our surrounding communities for the girls and boys that have fallen victim to sex trafficking.

Kent Chester - Treasurer 

Kent has served as a finance and accounting professional for over 38 years. He received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and has held many finance positions over the years - including Controller, Finance Director, and Vice President of Finance. Kent is an active member of his church, and serves as the church Treasurer. 

Passion for Sarah's Home:

In addition to serving within the local church in a variety of areas, I also have a desire to work in more outwardly focused ways to reach the lost as part of our call to help fulfill the Great Commission.  Sarah’s Home primary purpose is to reach out to some of the most marginalized and lost individuals in our society today; to recover, renew and restore girls in desperate need.   I am privileged to be able to utilize some of the gifts granted to me by God to assist Sarah’s Home in fulfilling its mission to help these girls and to show them the amazing love that God has for each one of them.

Eric Apodaca - Board Member

Eric has served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for over 27 years, and is currently serving as a Colorado Springs Peace Officer. He has received special training on sex trafficking and Homeland Security. Eric also serves as the Head Security Director at Living Hope Church. 

Passion for Sarah's Home: 

As a police officer, I have seen the dysfunction sex trafficking beings to our families and communities. It is an honor to be a part of a God centered organization that is committed to the restoration, life skills training and spirit renewing for His daughters. As a Board member, I am committed to Sarah’s Home’s and its values, vision and God’s will.