Our Team.

Meet Our Leadership

Brayton & Syd Erickson

Executive Directors

We are Brayton and Syd Erickson. We are the Executive Director team of the Butte Rescue Mission. We love Jesus and people passionately. We’d love 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! Besides each other, our three daughters are the great loves of our life. Raising kind and generous humans is our greatest achievement. As a family we love to be outside skiing, camping, fishing, hunting and hiking. We are always busy and will forever have an ongoing project or ten! Mac and Molly are the best fur babies we could ask for and our backyard chickens and bees keep us entertained…and fed!

[email protected]

[email protected]



Our Staff

Amy Kroon
Director of Development
Hello. I am Amy Kroon. I joined the BRM in the spring of 2020 as the Director of Development. I have always been passionate about social issues and have felt drawn to the issue of poverty since highschool. I grew up in Wyoming, studied Social Work at the University of Wyoming for 2 years then worked in a psychiatric treatment facility and with at risk youth as the director of Campus Life. In 1996 I met my husband Tod who worked for San Joaquin Valley Youth For Christ. This began a 25 years long adventure from California to Colorado to Montana. In those years we have enjoyed the blessings of our daughter who is a freshman at the University of Montana and our son who is a sophomore at Butte High. In my free time I love to be outdoors whether it is skiing or camping or fishing or just going for a long drive.
Misty Johnston
Operations Manager
I wear a lot of hats at the mission working as Director of Operations and women and family Life Advisor. I am currently studying for my 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.