Our Leadership Team

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Executive Director: Terry Wilcox

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, took the helm of Bridgeport Rescue Mission January 1, 2002. An ordained minister with 25 years experience as a pastor of growing churches, Terry has worked in the rescue mission ministry for 13 years. He has held ministry positions in York, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; Damascus, Maryland; San Diego, California; Manassas, Virginia and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A proven leader at delivering compassionate, front-line ministry, Terry has led numerous mission teams to troubled spots all over the world, including Africa, South America and Asia.

In addition to his work with the poor and addicted in coastal Fairfield County, Terry serves on the board of directors of Sons of Thunder Inc., a ministry in Zambia, and as the Vice President of Encouragement Inc., an outreach in Kenya. He also serves on the board of directors of Dexter’s Team, which promotes literacy and sobriety under the direction of former Redskins player Dexter Manley.

Terry and his wife, Danielle, live in Bridgeport. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Director of Operations & Human Resources: Pastor Mike Cobb
Contact Pastor Mike for questions relating to our facilities.

Olive and Coleman Harbor

Director of Finance: Olive Harbor, MBA
Contact Olive for questions relating to our finances.


Director of Compassion Ministries: Christi Pope
Contact Christi for questions relating to food and clothing services in the community.


Men’s Program DirectorMaryAnn Gardner, MS.M.Ed.HS – BCP, Chaplain
Contact MaryAnn for questions relating to our men’s New Life Program and shelter services for men.

Women’s Program Director: Yeharar Vielot
Contact Yeharar for questions relating to our women’s New Life Program and shelter services for women and homeless mothers with children.

Major Gifts & Donor Relations OfficerKim Fawcett
Contact Kim for questions relating to financial support of the work of the Mission through major gifts, planned giving, or stock gifts.


Director of Marketing: Donna Romano
Contact Donna for questions relating to donor development, fundraising  and special events.


Volunteer Manager: Courtney Pandolfi
Contact Courtney for information on volunteering.



Board of Directors

Mr. Paul Hiller, President
CFO, Town of Shelton

Mr. Ed Gillespie, Vice President
President, BizMark

Mrs. Joy Topazian Moore, Secretary
Partner, Carroll, Curseaden & Moore, LLC

Mr. Philip Sherringham, Treasurer
Managing Partner, New Ground Capital


Board Members

Mrs. Lydee Conway Hummel
Former Realtor, Halstead Property, Country Living

Ms. Joan McKenzie
Mgr. Tuition Revenue, Bridgeport Diocese School Corp

Mr. Don Hannibal
Manager, Pricing and Analysis, UIL Holdings Corporation

Mr. Dan McCandless
Pastor of Spiritual Development, Black Rock Church

Mr. Dave Anderson
CPA, Deloitte


Board Observers

Mr. Robert Fiscus
Past President and Retired CFO, United Illuminating and UIL Holdings Corp.

Mr. Randall Seymore
Vice President, Penske Automotive
Brisbane, Australia