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President & CEO - Mercy's Gate


Mercy’s Gate, located in the heart of Colorado Springs, CO, is looking for their next President & CEO to lead them into the next season of growth. Serving El Paso County for over 40 years, Mercy’s Gate provides direct services and support to under-resourced individuals and families. For neighbors (those served by Mercy’s Gate) in crisis, Mercy’s Gate offers relief, the hope of the Gospel, and a vision for restoration.

In Colorado Springs, poverty is hidden in plain sight. Mercy’s Gate continues to grow as the needs of the Colorado Springs community grow. Partners include over fifty local churches, several community organizations, and thousands of engaged stakeholders and volunteers who give their time, resources, and talents to further the unified mission of serving the city. The next leader will step into an organization positioned for growth, building on its strong financial, relational, and strategic foundation.


The Position

The next President & CEO will have an incredible opportunity to provide mission-minded leadership, build on ministry partner relationships, and joyfully promote and grow the services offered to those in need. The ideal candidate will be an engaging visionary, a gifted communicator, and an inspiring collaborator with the staff, community partners, and volunteers. The right leader will have a heart for Jesus and a love and compassion for people in need.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the qualifications and expectations of the position.

The Community

Colorado Springs is one of the fifty largest cities in the country, both in population and geographic reach, yet it retains a small town feel as one travels throughout the region. It is a family-oriented community with parks, hiking, outdoor recreation, concerts, children’s activities, and a variety of shopping and dining. Highlights include the stunning Garden of the Gods, the Manitou Incline, Helen Hunt Falls, and the incredible Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Sitting in the shadow of “America’s Mountain”- Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs offers a richly unique experience for residents and visitors alike.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the Community.


Click here to view the full Opportunity Profile


AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs based search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches, and faith-based nonprofits throughout the world.

Rob Lauer, President and Founder of AGORA Search Group, is leading the search. Rob founded AGORA in 2000 and has over 30 years of executive search, consulting, and ministry experience. Rob has a passion to serve organizations with an emphasis on building relationships throughout the executive search process. He and his team invest significant time, utilizing a comprehensive process to match exceptional leaders with outstanding organizations.

For further details regarding this position, please contact:

Rob Lauer

AGORA Search Group


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