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. Chuck Perkins
Vice Chairman
Rev. Brian Lowman
Gail Mills
Stan Abrams
Rev. Steve Johnson
Thomas Hazelwood
Dr. Ernie Mills
Ron Scarborough
Recording Secretary
Joe Stroup

Business Administration – Accounting, Data Entry, IT, & Purchasing

Vice President – Business Administration
Mike Stephens
Director – Business Operations & Project Management
Tony Gooch
Accounts Payable Specialist
Sandra McHenry
HR & Benefits Manager
Kristi Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant – Procurement
Denise Mills
Special Projects Assistant
Cynthia McMahel

Development & Volunteer

Vice President – Development
Ernie Mills, Jr.
Volunteer & Phone Bank Coordinator Supervisor
Lenny Sutherland
Communications/Database 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
Event & Community Coordinator
Chris Sievers

Women & Children's Division

Assistant Director – Women's Division
Frankie Wrenn
Part-Time Women’s Counselor
Cathy Adcock

Support This Incredible Team

The impacts of COVID and the following recession have made an impact on our community and more are in need of assistance than anticipated.

Please consider donating. It costs less than $2 a day to provide food, shelter, and training to one of our brothers and sisters in need.

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