Who We Are
Restore Innocence Has Been Called To Aid Victims Of Human Trafficking.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me . . .. . . He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from the darkness for the prisoners.
To aid victims of human trafficking in the rescue, restorative and reintegration process by providing for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Founders– Jason and Michelle Korth – In 1999 Jason co-led a team of college students to Mozambique, Africa where his team taught and ministered to orphaned children of all ages. This experience set a course for him that ultimately led to the passion he has for those who are taken advantage of. After learning about human trafficking, he became a passionate advocate for victims. Since2009 he has been actively involved in spreading awareness and raising support to help victims find hope and healing. Michelle’s heart for justice began in the summer of 2001 when she lived as a missionary in Ukraine, ministering to orphan children and teenagers. In 2008, Michelle became actively involved in the fight against human trafficking. As a former teacher and high school coach, her passions for children and young girls, as well as her desire for justice and restoration, lead her and Jason to start the non-profit Restore Innocence in 2010. Michelle and Jason have created the award winning Restoration Bag program, as well as one of the country’s first Mentoring Programs specific for victims of human trafficking. In 2012 they also opened the Cinderella House, a transitional home for survivors of human trafficking located in Colorado.
The Rest of the Team Members
Chief Operations Officer
- Bill Cremen, M.A. Bill earned his Master’s degree in Education through UCLA and a Bachelor’s in Developmental Psychology through UC, Santa Barbara. He has over 25 years of experience as an administrator, working with at- risk/sexually exploited children, developing programs, and employee training. Bill’s experiences working with at-risk youth as a high school principal in inner-city Richmond, CA, president of a non-profit agency delivering both residential and day-treatment programs, and founder and CEO of BC Training, Coaching, and Consulting Services, has established him as one of the outstanding leaders within the residential treatment field.
Under his leadership, the agency he presided over had a success rate (number of clients positively discharged from the program) of 60%, compared to the national average of 30%. Bill has been a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Napa, CA for many years serving on the Church Council as a member and as the Chairman of their school.
Chief Development Officer
- Pam Harvey. Pam was the National Director of Advocacy and Education for Transitions Global, an international organization that empowers girls rescued from sex slavery in Cambodia. She was the former Colorado State Director of the Not for Sale Campaign, a major anti-human trafficking organization that creates innovative solutions to abolish slavery locally and across the world. Along with these powerful positions, Pam has become a prominent public speaker on “Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking” and “Restoration of Survivors”. As a successful businesswoman of many years prior to entering the anti-human trafficking arena eight years ago, Pam firmly believes in adhering to the motto “excellence in all that is said and done”. Pam is a long-time member of Greenwood Community Church, Denver, Colorado heading up various ministries and mission trips.
Kyle Popish – Community Outreach and Development Manager.
Kyle has spent the past several years pursuing his education. Kyle has a BA in English and is currently getting his Masters in Public Administration with certifications in non-profit management and funding development through UCCS. Kyle has been involved with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and several other ministries working with at risk youth since 2005. Kyle and his family currently attend Rock Family Church in Colorado Springs, CO. It has been Kyle's dream since 2005 to work for an organization that aids survivors of human trafficking and he feels incredibly blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Restore Innocence.
Kyle is married to a wonderful woman and has a beautiful 2 year old daughter. Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, travel, hunting, fishing and superhero movies. However, he admits that his movie selection has recently been limited to Disney princesses and Elmo.
Lisa Archuleta – Administrative Assistant
It took me over 40 years to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. I am so excited to report that I have finally found it! I get the privilege of being involved in the lives of some very beautiful girls who I am proud to call my friends. I admire their strength, determination and how they can still have a smile on their face even after the things they have been through. They inspire me!
My job isn’t fancy as most of it is done behind the scenes, but it’s very rewarding. My career, which allows me to provide administrative support to the amazing staff at Restore Innocence satisfies my hunger to help others, but also shows me that even though there is evil in this world, there is also good.
I am a wife to a wonderful man and a mom to two very precious boys, one 22 and the other 11. I fell in love with Colorado when I was a child (having posters all over my walls depicting the beauty here), so it was only natural that God would eventually place me here over 20 years ago. I know that my whole life has led up to where I am now and I cannot thank God enough for where He has placed me.