We started with hope, providing grief companionship to families after the loss of a child of any age and cause. Our hope to help bereaved families led to the inception of 3Hopeful Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit organization, with the mission to help bereaved families through events, support, education, and remembrance. Keep reading for more about us.

 As a community based organization 3Hopeful Hearts and our Center for Hope believes it is important to express
our solidarity with people of color and minority groups. We are an inclusive agency that provides services to all members of our
society, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other factor. 

3Hopeful Hearts Board of Directors
Dan Miller (President) . Sarah Long (Treasurer) . Diane Grothe (Secretary) .
Britta Davis . Brooke Wagner .

Kristin Glenn – Executive Director-  Bereavement Mentor -Co-Founder

After becoming a bereaved mom in 1993, Kristin Glenn has been passionate about supporting other grieving parents through a combination of her personal experience, education, and professional background. Kristin has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colo.
She currently works at The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, where she provides grief support services and community outreach education. Kristin has been a high school teacher, nonprofit director, seminar presenter, grief consultant, and hospital marketing coordinator. Kristin and her husband of more than 25 years also volunteered for many years as newsletter editors and Colorado Chapter Leaders for The Compassionate Friends. In addition to being a mom to five children, she is a community volunteer, mountain enthusiast, and avid CSU Ram Fan. Throughout her varied professional and personal experiences, bereaved parents have been her greatest teachers and she feels honored to work for and with them on this shared journey.

Katie Ronen – Family Service Coordinator

My name is Katie Ronen and I am so excited to be a part of the 3Hopeful Hearts staff! I am a proud 3rd generation Fort Collins native. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2018 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have always been interested in grief and trauma work and cannot wait to begin my career at 3HH. In my free time, I enjoy all that Colorado has to offer: fishing, camping, and the great outdoor patios with my dog and fiance.



Michelle Bechtel- Community Development Coordinator

Hi, I’m Michelle Bechtel. In 2015 my husband and I lost our son Greyson. It was devastating but I was in search of an outlet for all of the energy and a way to honor our son. I began by volunteering on the events committee, then by chairing a couple events, and eventually worked to help get those events sponsored. I am passionate about raising funds for an organization that is so dear to my heart and such an impactful non profit in our community.