Meet the Durham Rescue Mission Staff

Since 1974, our team has been fully dedicated to our mission of providing food, shelter, clothes, counseling, and more to homeless, addicted, and/or broken men, women and children of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. We appreciate every donation and every volunteer that has helped make what we do possible.

A Team That Works For Good

Since the beginning, the Lord has brought together a wonderful group of people to serve Him in this mission through administration, management, counseling and other essential roles. Many of our staff members actually joined our team after experiencing a changed life through the ministry of the Durham Rescue Mission.

We are thankful for all the ways we have been blessed by our staff — we truly would not be where we are today without the dedication and hard work of each of them.


Rev. Rob Tart
Executive Administrative Assistant
Elisabeth Todd

Board of Directors

Rev. Steve Johnson
Vice Chairman
Rev. Brian Norman
Gail Mills
Stan Abrams
Recording Secretary
Joe Stroup
Thomas Hazelwood
Ken Folz
Dr. Ernie Mills
Rev. Chris Hill

Business Administration – Accounting, IT, & Purchasing

Vice President – Business Administration
Tony Gooch
Accounts Payable Specialist
Sandra McHenry
HR & Benefits Manager
Kristi Zimmerman
Special Projects Assistant
Cynthia McMahel
Business Administration Assistant
Josiah Perkins

Development, Marketing, Data Entry & Volunteer

Vice President – Development
Ernie Mills, Jr.
Marketing/Communications Specialist
John Turner


Men's Division

Vice President – Operations
Gary Beasley
Assistant Director – Men's Division
William Blue
Director – Men's Religious Education
L. Frederick Holloway
Men's Counselor/Chaplain
Rev. Aaron Gamble
Men's Counselor/Chaplain
Rev. Hugh Zimmerman
Program Director - Men's Division
Aaron Sellew
Hospitality & Food Services Director
Chris Sievers

Women & Children's Division

Part-time Women’s Counselor
Cathy Adcock
Program Director - Women's Division
Lindsay Ashley

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