Our Team.

Meet Our Leadership

Brayton Erickson

Executive Director

Brayton Erickson is the Executive Director of the Butte Rescue Mission. He loves Jesus and people passionately. He loves to see every person who wants to change their circumstance (no matter what it is) be given the right tools to do the right work to get lasting change and restore hope to their life! His wife and three daughters are the great loves of his life. 

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Our Staff

Lisa Shea-Vucurovich
Director of Development
My name is Lisa Shea.  Before joining the BRM team as Director of Development I was a BRM Board member.  I have a passion for helping others and am excited to build our partner base so we may continue to grow and help more people.  I am inspired by the love and passion Syd and Brayton have for the Mission and all those they help.  My husband, Mark Vucurovich, and I are Butte natives and the proud parents of two Daughters, two furbabies, one Granddaughter, and four Grand furbabies.  
Misty Johnston
Director of Operations & Programming
I wear a lot of hats at the mission working as Director of Operations and women and family Life Advisor. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Support Program Services. I have lived in Montana all of my life and have been in Butte for the past 10 years. I have 3 sons who are the light of my life. I am a firm believer of Jesus Christ and an overcomer of addiction and homelessness. I love working at the Butte Rescue Mission because I myself have felt the hopelessness of homelessness and it is a blessing to see God turn my experiences into hope for others.
Tatum Gibson
Marketing Coordinator
My name is Tatum Gibson, I joined the BRM team through the Thrift Store at the beginning of 2021, I spent a year managing the Thrift Store before joining the Executive team to expand our community outreach through Marketing. I attended school at Miles Community College and the University of Montana, while I was in college I earned a Social Media Marketing internship and I discovered my talent and love for the field. I love everything the Butte Rescue Mission does and stands for. The Impact we make on our community and in people's lives is so important. My goal is to tell the people who may not know about us, what it is we do. That's how we make a bigger difference in our community and in the lives of the people we serve.
Christal Smith
Retired CPA
Hi, I help at the Mission with finances. My husband Warren and I have lived in Butte for 21 years and have enjoyed raising our two children here. I love to cross country ski, bike, run and play volleyball… pretty much anything active makes me happy. I have enjoyed a long career providing full service accounting for companies from healthcare & restaurants to non-profits. I want to support the Butte Rescue Mission because I have a heart for non-profit organizations and bringing fiscal responsibility to the picture helps them create a solid foundation for financial success.