Meet Our Leaders

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, took the helm of Bridgeport Rescue Mission on 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 23 years. He has held ministry positions in York, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; Damascus, Maryland; San Diego, California; Manassas, Virginia; 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, Russia, 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 serves on the board of directors of Dexters Team, which promotes literacy and sobriety under the direction of former Redskins player Dexter Manley. Terry is the founding board chairman of the Windhook Rescue Mission in Namibia.

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

Our Team

Pastor Mike Cobb
Pastor Mike CobbDirector of Operations & Human Resources
Contact Pastor Mike for questions relating to our facilities.
Frank Williams
Frank WilliamsChief Financial Officer & Acting Chief Operating Officer
Contact Frank for questions relating to our finances.
Christi Pope
Christi PopeDirector of Compassion Ministries
Contact Christi for questions relating to our food and clothing services for neighbors in need.
MaryAnn Gardner
MaryAnn GardnerDirector of Life Change Programs Contact MaryAnn for questions relating to our New Life Program and Supportive Housing Program.
Kim Fawcett
Kim FawcettDirector of Strategic Partnerships & Development
Contact Kim for questions relating to financial support of the Mission through major gifts, corporate partnerships, planned giving, and stock gifts.
Donna Romano
Donna RomanoDirector of Communications & Engagement
Contact Donna for media and public relations inquiries, special projects, fundraising, and events.

Our Board


Mr. Paul Hiller, Chair
CFO, Town of Shelton

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

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

Mr. Philip Sherringham, Finance Chair
Former CEO, People’s United Bank


Dave Anderson
Partner, Deloitte

Albert P. Carey
Executive Chairman, Unifi Inc.

Stacey Cardenas
Esquire, J.D, UNC School of Law

Mark Curtis
CEO, Splash Car Wash

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

Ed Gillespie
President, BizMark

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

Rev. David Rowe
Pastor, Greenfield Hills Congregational Church

Kerry Stratton
Former Administrator,
Bridgeport Dioscese School Corp.

Michael Voytek
Managing Member, Voytek Law Firm

Board Observers

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

Mr. Pete Miles-Prouten
Partner, McKinsey & Company

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

Mr. Randall Seymore
President, Penske Transportation Group International