Meet the Leadership

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Meet the Leadership

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, Africa.

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
PastorMike@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Pastor Mike for questions relating to our facilities.
Olive Harbor
Olive HarborDirector of Finance
OHarbor@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Olive for questions relating to our finances.
Christi Pope
Christi PopeDirector of Compassion Ministries
CPope@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Christi for questions relating to food and clothing services in the community.
Mary Ann Gardner
Mary Ann GardnerDirector of New Life and Supportive Housing Programs
MGardner@BridgeportRescueMission.org Contact MaryAnn for questions relating to our New Life Program and Supportive Housing Program.
Yeharar Vielot
Yeharar VielotDirector of Guest House for Women and Children
YVielot@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Yeharar for questions relating to our shelter services for women and homeless mothers with children.
Kim Fawcett
Kim FawcettDirector of Strategic Partnerships
KFawcett@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Kim for questions relating to financial support of the work of the Mission through major gifts, corporate partnership, planned giving, or stock gifts.
Donna Romano
Donna RomanoDirector of Communications
DRomano@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Donna for media and public relations inquiries, special projects, fundraising and special events.
Patti Law
Patti LawCommunity Relations Manager
PLaw@BridgeportRescueMission.org
Contact Patti for information on volunteering.

Our Board

Officers


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

Mr. Ed Gillespie, Vice President
President, BizMark

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

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

Members


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

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

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

Mr. Dave Anderson
CPA, Deloitte

Mr. Pete J Miles-Prouten
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Mrs. Stacey Cardenas

Board Observers

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

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