City Staff Highlight: Keysha Boggess
CITY STAFF HIGHLIGHT
Keysha Boggess CSM Denver City Director
How long have you been with CSM?
I have been with CSM for 13 years! I started as a City Host in Chicago while I was still in college. After graduating, I moved back to Chicago, the city that stole my heart, and became the Associate City Director. I worked under an incredible City Director who helped me discover my passion for social justice and supported me to further develop my leadership skills. When she moved on, I was given the opportunity to move up to the City Director position, and I led our Chicago site for 3 years. I felt led to come home after 5 years in Chicago, and I worked for a while in a food and clothing bank. I was then asked to start the CSM Denver site, and I have been the City Director in Denver for 8 years.
What brought you to CSM?
In High School, I went on 3 CSM trips with my youth group. Those mission trips gave me a bigger world view and showed me that I wanted to work with people in low-income situations in some capacity. When I got the chance to work with CSM, I jumped at it and found that it merged 2 things I love: supporting urban ministry work and educating students on social justice issues and God's heart for people.
Why did you choose CSM Denver?
I'm a Colorado native and Denver has always been my home. While working in Chicago, I always had the dream to see CSM in Denver one day. It was such a gift to become the founding City Director for our Denver site. I'll never forget the very first group I led on the Denver prayer tour. It was a very surreal experience and almost felt like I was coming full circle in many ways.
More about Keysha...
College: Oklahoma Baptist University
Degree(s): Family Development and Cross Cultural Ministries
Hobbies: Traveling to new and favorite places; growing things in her veggie garden; going to a Colorado film festival each year with friends
Favorite Coffee Beverage: Americano
Favorite Quote:"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style."-Maya Angelou
Fun Fact: I've spent time in 39 states and hope to get to the other 11 at some point soon!