Our Vision

We inspire and serve our local and global community in spiritual evolution. We support individuals in their personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Our Mission

To serve the principle of living “Oneness” compassionately and to honor inclusivity and diversity. We promote self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.


Dr. Ras Smith
Ministerial Director
Make-a-Difference Ministry

See Bio

Rev. Joshua Reeves
Associate Minister
Make-a-Difference Ministry

Dr. Robert "RAS" Smith

Associate Minister

Dr. Robert A. "RAS" Smith is an architect of the heart, helping people build powerful lives. As an Associate Minister at Mile Hi Church, Dr. RAS, as he likes to be called, is also the Dean of the Denver Region School for Spiritual Leadership. He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology, a Master of Divinity degree and is a licensed architect.

Dr. RAS' passion for recovery comes from his 22 years of sobriety and his dedication to those still suffering from addiction. He is a sought after speaker and presenter at recovery retreats and conferences, treatment centers and has anchored the annual Recovery Month since 2002 at Mile Hi Church. His experience, strength and hope along with the wisdom of New Thought teachings are a great mix for what he calls Re-Creating Your Life, One Thought at a Time. He established the Spirituality in Recovery Ministry at Mile Hi more than 10 years ago.

In addition, Dr. RAS leads our powerful Outreach Service Ministry that involves our Community in outreach service project, including Habitat for Humanity, the Harvest of Love Food Drive, our Giving Tree providing thousands of gifts each Christmas, and many projects throughout the year to support students and families of Lumberg Elementary.

As a speaker, trainer and minister, he facilitates the Inner Child workshop, and classes at Mile Hi Church. RAS is married to his wonderful wife Tina and has two incredible sons, Zach and Tyler. In August 2015, he became a grandfather for the first time.

Dean of School of Spiritual Leadership; Core Education; Make-a-Difference Ministry; Spirituality in Recovery Ministry

Make-a-Difference Ministry

Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Patch

Buy your pumpkin and help us build homes for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. We sell pumpkins on the corner of Alameda and Garrison in the Mile Hi Church parking lot.

Bring your friends and family and find your perfect pumpkin!

10 a.m. till dusk, Oct. 7 – Oct. 31

Pumpkin Patch Volunteers Needed!

The Make-a-Difference Ministry needs support unloading pumpkins and staffing the annual Pumpkin Patch starting in early October.

The pumpkin unloading days are 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 20

To volunteer for one of the unload days
Click Here

The schedule for staffing the pumpkin patch is 10 a.m. to dusk, Oct. 7 – 31 (First shift is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., second shift is 2 p.m. – closing)

To volunteer to staff the pumpkin patch
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For more information, call Tom Brunn at 303-477-8423.

Harvest of Love Food Drive

Proceeds benefit students and families of Lumberg Elementary, five other economically challenged schools, and the residents of Edgewater Senior Center.

7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oct. 22
Drop off at the truck in the church parking lot or Park & Pick - park for service on Sunday, leave your food by the back bumper of your car, and we'll pick it up during each service.

Food can also be dropped off at the truck during the Mile Hi Church Fall Fest from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 21.

Shopping List

To volunteer for the Harvest of Love Food Drive
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We are grateful and honored that you are called to serve our community through this ministry. The Make-a-Difference team is dedicated to compassionately serve our world. We work with several agencies throughout the community, including The Action Center, Lumberg Elementary School and Habitat for Humanity.

Congregants have opportunities to help in community projects at various times of the year. Please check back here periodically for the latest programs that are unfolding, and join us at one of our next planning meetings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Sanctuary Production Room. 

For more information, please email makeadifference@milehichurch.org.

Volunteer to help in The Action Center's Clothing Bank

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Third Saturday of the Month

Come and join the fun by helping us at The Action Center located at 8755 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215. You will meet members of our team and help make a difference for some of our Jefferson County neighbors. 

We will be sorting clothing donations and placing clothes on hangers and racks for easy transport to the Clothing Bank. If interested, please email Sandy Christiansen at s.christiansen@comcast.net for more information.


Monthly Make-A-Difference Ministry Meeting

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Fourth Tuesday of the Month, Sanctuary Production Room

Contact: the Make-a-Difference Ministry at 720-974-2235 or makeadifference@milehichurch.org

Make a difference in the lives of one or two low-income students by being a volunteer in the Lumberg Reading Club. You don’t need to be a reading specialist to help. The students in the club just need practice reading and help with improving their vocabulary. It requires meeting with your students for an hour twice a week. Last year’s program was a huge success!

Starts late September through May

Turning pumpkins into homes. Through October, we sell pumpkins on the corner of Alameda and Garrison with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. In addition to purchasing your pumpkins here, we have a lot of opportunities for you to volunteer your time since this is a month long event.

10 a.m. till dusk, Oct. 7 - 31, Mile Hi Church parking lot

More than 90% of the families who we support through the food drive are struggling financially. 

Proceeds benefit students and families of Lumberg Elementary, five other economically challenged schools, and the residents of Edgewater Senior Center.

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Oct. 22, Mile Hi Church parking lot 

Last year, the Mile Hi congregation donated more than 1,500 gifts and coats to children and families in need through our Giving Trees!

These are a few of the agencies we support: 

  • Lumberg Elementary School
  • Child Rescue Foundation
  • Rosebud Reservation

Visit our beautiful trees in the Sanctuary lobby, grab a tag and know that your donations will be going to a great cause!

November - December 2017

This year, The Action Center requested toilet paper to help the hundreds of families in need that they see each day. They were experiencing a serious shortage of TP and asked for our loving contributions. As a Mile Hi community, we contributed 25,000 rolls of toilet paper which would be 25,000,000 million sheets of TP! We also raised $600 in cash.

Super Bowl Sunday

The Make-A-Difference Ministry heads up this wonderful annual Easter event. You can honor a loved one and at the same time, help decorate our beautiful sanctuary for Easter by purchasing an Easter plant in memory of a loved one who has moved into the greater beyond, or simply honor someone who holds a special place in your heart. All proceeds assist local economically challenged kids by providing nutritional lunches through a summer lunch program sponsored by the organization, Denver Kids.

Spring 2018

Help The Action Center by providing school supplies for the low income students in Jefferson County. Our intention is to provide for 500 students.

Summer 2018