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About us

With a vision of a healthier future for ALL, inspired by faith, our mission is to draw people closer to Christ by providing compassionate medical and spiritual care for all in need.



Mia Ryan
Program Manager

Mia Ryan joined the Christ Clinic team in 2024, and she serves to facilitate all communication, coordination and collaboration among the clinic, staff and the volunteers. Her healthcare career began in 2005, and she has a passion for caring for people and showing God’s love in practical ways. When not in the clinic, you’ll find Mia, and her husband Josh, leading worship at their church or with their two kids outside enjoying a baseball game.

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Kate Odenwald, NP
Executive Director & Medical Director

Kate began her career as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2010. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with her MSN after receiving her BSN from Baylor University in 2006. 

With a passion to use her clinical experience to care for those in her own community in Northern Colorado, Kate joined Christ Clinic a a volunteer provider in 2019 and transitioned to director in 2022. Outside of clinic, you'll find Kate, her husband Eric, and their two kids enjoying the best of Fort Collins from their bicycles.

Susan Lachman
Clinic Administrator

Susan Lachman has served with the clinic since 2018 with behind-the-scenes volunteer tasks such as collating new patient charts and making reminder calls prior to clinic each week. She became the clinic’s first employee in 2019 and began performing administrative duties related to volunteer coordination, medical staff secretary, and community outreach. In 2022, her role was expanded to Clinic Administrator, and she now also oversees general operations.

Our local partners

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In the news

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Coloradoan article

Free and low-cost clinics offer range of services in Northern Colorado (July 21, 2019)

KCOL Podcast

Interview with Rex Smithgall and Steve Bergstrand from Christ Clinic.

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NAFC Honors

Christ Clinic earned a 2023 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.   (April 20, 2023)

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Connecting a Better World interviews Dr. Rich and Kathy Simmons. (Jan. 22, 2019)

Christ Clinic is recognized as a 501c3 non-profit 

Section 501(c)(3) is the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations, specifically those that are considered public charities, private foundations or private operating foundations. It is regulated and administered by the US Department of Treasury through the Internal Revenue Service.


To view Christ Clinic's 501c3 document please click here.

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