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
Contact Pastor Mike for questions relating to our facilities.
Frank Williams
Frank WilliamsChief Financial Officer
Contact Frank for questions relating to our finances.
Christi Pope
Christi PopeDirector of Compassion Ministries
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 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
Contact Yeharar for questions relating to our shelter services for women and homeless mothers with children.
Kim Fawcett
Kim FawcettDirector of Strategic Partnerships
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
Contact Donna for media and public relations inquiries, special projects, fundraising and special events.
Patti Law
Patti LawCommunity Relations Manager
Contact Patti for information on volunteering.

Our Board


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

Mr. Dave Anderson, Vice President
Partner, Deloitte

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

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


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

Mr. Mark Curtis
CEO, Splash Car Wash

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

Mr. Ed Gillespie
President, BizMark

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

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

Rev. David Rowe
Pastor, Greenfield Hills Congregational Church

Mrs. Kerry Stratton
Former Administrator,
Bridgeport Dioscese School Corp.

Board Observers

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

Mr. Paul Hiller
CFO, Town of Shelton

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

Mr. Randall Seymore
President, Penske Transportation Group International