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Join us in thanking Adam Henrichs for serving Creatio as the Executive Director since 2016.

A letter from Adam

February 10, 2021

After much discernment and with the full support of the Creatio Board of Directors, I will be transitioning out of the Executive Director role to enter the next chapter of my vocation. As I look back at the past years and forward to the future of Creatio, I am inspired by the impact that we have made and continue to make together. While there is never a “perfect” time to leave, our organization is thriving, and I have full confidence in the team as we continue to grow the mission of Creatio together.

Our Board of Directors has been diligently searching for the new Executive Director over the last several months and will soon be announcing the appointment. In the meantime, Creatio’s founder and board member, Ricardo Simmonds, will be stepping in to provide leadership while the new E.D. is onboarded. Creatio’s Missionary Guide Program Director, Mary Krolicki, will be overseeing operations during this transition period as well.


God has blessed me immensely with the honor of serving Creatio for five years, and I am so grateful to all of our donors, participants, volunteers, staff and board members who believed in our mission and helped us grow from a small startup nonprofit to a flourishing organization with eight full-time employees.

I sincerely believe God called me to this mission in 2016 and, although Creatio’s mission will always be a part of my life, I believe he is calling me to focus on my new vocation as a husband and (hopefully soon enough) father. I’ll be starting work as a consultant at a local business technology firm as well.


The mission of Creatio is not mine, and it is not yours—it is God’s mission. And as Creatio stays faithful to that mission I know that He will continue to bless the organization with abundant fruit as he has done since our founding.


Thank you for your continued support and prayers. Please keep our mission and team in your prayers as we continue to guide all people to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator.


Sincerely in Christ,

Adam Henrichs

Our Vision

For the Future

Through these experiences, we work to create an environment of encounter – encounter with God, with ourselves, with others, and with creation. Creatio members are volunteers, professionals, and friends working to address environmental and human issues on a deeper level. Our goal is to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. Creatio is a Catholic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in Colorado, USA.

Religious Leaders

What They're Saying

Archbishop Samuel Aquila
Archbishop of Denver

“Creatio’s vision is firmly founded on Catholic doctrine… At the same time, it also works to connect people of all faiths  through outdoor adventures, projects that care for creation and through service activities…Please know of my appreciation for Creatio and my gratitude for their service in the Archdiocese of Denver and beyond.”

Photo by Helen Richardson, Denver Post

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez
Archdiocese of Denver

Creatio has made an alliance with Creation to bring young men and women to God, and eventually to Christ, through beauty and love. Creatio is an initiative of the Holy Spirit to evangelize the youth appealing to what they have in their hearts: a longing for true beauty.

Bishop Kay Schmalhausen
Bishop of Ayaviri, Peru

“…the service to the poor and spirit of adventure in nature as well as the seriousness of its projects, sets Creatio apart as a great sign of hope and joy for the world, Church and the New Evangelization.”

Professionals & Instructors

What They're Saying


A Few Groups We Work With


What They're Saying

“I fit right in with the group…. Through my experience with that day’s fishing group, I grew as in individual, learned a lot about different people’s interpretations of reality, and also the values shared between us!”

Jay | CU Boulder

Fly Fishing Adventure

“What stands out is the time for reflection and a realization of what’s important in life. Everything seems so clear on the Camino.”

Makena | Denver, CO

Camino De Santiago Pilgrimage

Doing the Camino with Creatio was physically challenging, spiritually uplifting, and a true adventure. Anyone who is looking to take on this ancient spiritual exercise with a community of passionate and capable Christians should look no further.

Mark | West Virginia

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

If you’re hoping to get away from life, or to find answers to your problems, the Camino will reveal to you exactly what you least expect – yourself.

John | Philadelphia

Camino De Santiago Pilgrimage

“Peru taught me to fold myself inside-out.”

Jamie | CU Boulder

Peru Environmental Mission

“… in authentic and challenging dialogue, I was shown what prevents me from being who I truly am and how I can begin to know myself in the light of Jesus. ”

Beau | CU Boulder

Chimayó Pilgrimage

“When embarking on a mission trip you can always be sure your life will never be the same once you begin. But before beginning you must ask yourself what is the purpose of this mission? What I have learned is that taking part in a short-term mission goes way beyond the simple, yet beautiful idea of helping others. It is impossible to begin a short-term journey of a mission trip and not have it transform your life in one form or another… I would encourage you to join them and be prepared to find some of the answers you are looking for.”

 Greg | Canada

Peru Catholic Mission

“The whole time we were building the chapel, we were also interacting with the people from the shanty town, especially the children.  It is amazing how much you can communicate with children without even speaking the same language!  We taught each other games and songs, had piggyback races up the hill (which was kind of exhausting!), played a pretty intense game of good old Latin American soccer with the older kids after lunch every day, and just shared our lives with each other as much as we could. Overall, this mission trip was an extremely blessed experience.  Thank you to all of you who helped to make this mission possible through your prayers and support.”

Marianne | University of Illinois

Peru Service Mission

“The mission experience was one of the greatest and most influential times of my life. I had never had the opportunity to live in a place of great poverty for a short time, nor had I ever been able to work with people who lived in these conditions…. The joy within these kids’ hearts was something rarely, if ever, seen among the children in the United States. Although they possessed very little materially, the love and joy of Christ was so present in them, which speaks very clearly about what is really essential in this life.”

Craig | St. Mary’s University, Texas

Peru Catholic Mission

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