Meet Our Leaders

Our Team

Larry Fullerton
Larry FullertonInterim Executive Director
Larry was the Executive and Global Missions Pastor of Black Rock Church in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1997 to 2020, and is currently the Pastor Emeritus of Global Missions at Black Rock Church. In his capacity as Executive Pastor he helped recruit and provided oversight to a team of seven ordained Pastors and supervised a church staff of over 46 people. During his tenure the attendance at the church doubled and three building projects were completed.
Through his ministry and leadership as Global Missions Pastor, the missions budget of Black Rock Church doubled to $1,120,000, which supported over 70 career missionaries, 16 local mission ministries (including the Bridgeport Rescue Mission), and several local outreach ministries. He also led over 39 short term missions trips and visited global partners in thirty-nine foreign countries. He has served on the boards of Overseas Ministry Study Center (OMSC), Operation Hope in Fairfield, and for six years on the Board of Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
He is a graduate of Barrington College (RI), now part of Gordon College. After graduating from college, he served seven years in the US Air Force, rising to the rank of Captain. After leaving the service he attended and graduated from Gordon Conwell Seminary in 1975. He was then called to serve as Executive and Missions Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois from 1975-1997. During his time at College Church the membership of the church doubled and the pastoral team tripled.
He is happily married to Dr. Susan Fullerton who is a pediatrician. They have three married children and eight grandkids. Larry and Susan babysit their grandkids, and care for Susan’s 98-year-old mother who lives with them.
Larry enjoys competitive sailboat racing, reading biographies, history and theology. Susan loves gardening, international travel and reading. They currently live in Trumbull, Connecticut.
Kenya Moales
Kenya MoalesDirector of Human Resources
Contact Kenya about job opportunities at the Mission.
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Pastor Mike Cobb
Pastor Mike CobbDirector of Operations
Contact Pastor Mike for questions relating to our facilities. [email protected]
Jean Correa
Jean CorreaDirector of Finance
Contact Jean for questions relating to finances.
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MaryAnn Gardner
MaryAnn GardnerDir. of Life Change Programs
Contact MaryAnn for questions about our New Life & Supportive Housing Programs. [email protected]
Donna Romano
Donna RomanoDir. of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement
Contact Donna about Care Center partnership opportunities. [email protected]
Tawanna Newton-Barnhill
Tawanna Newton-BarnhillDir. of Community Services
Contact Tawanna for questions about our food and clothing programs. [email protected]
Lisa Chester
Lisa ChesterDirector of Development
Contact Lisa for questions relating to donor relations.
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Our Board


Edward Morgan, Chair
President Emeritus, Bowery Mission
Founder, Inspirational Leadership LLC

Albert P. Carey, Vice Chair
Executive Chairman, Unifi Inc.

Joy Topazian Moore, Secretary
Partner, Curseaden & Moore, LLC

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


Dave Anderson
Partner, Deloitte

Edward J. Barone Jr.

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

Paul Hiller
CFO, Town of Shelton

Lydee Conway-Hummel
Former Realtor, Halstead Property/Country Living

Mark Curtis
CEO, Splash Car Wash

Shelley Johnson
MBA, Univ. of Redlands

Kerry Stratton
Former Administrator,
Bridgeport Dioscese School Corp.

Michael Voytek
Managing Member, Voytek Law Firm

Board Observers

Mr. Donald Hannibal

Ms. Joan McKenzie