Meet the Durham Rescue Mission Staff

The Durham Rescue Mission has been mending shattered lives since 1974, providing food, shelter, clothes, counseling and more to the homeless, addicted and broken men, women and children of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. You can contact our main office at 919-688-9641.

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 and apprentices 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.

Administration

Ernie-Mills Gail Mills Rob-Tart
Ernie Mills
CEO & Co-Founder
Gail Mills
CFO & Co-Founder
Rob Tart
COO
Ext. 5033
Holly-Holder
Holly Holder
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ext. 5036

Accounting, Purchasing, IT & Food Services

Mike-Stephens Marcie-Sellars Billy-Bullock
Mike Stephens
Business Manager
Ext. 5051
Marcie Sellars
Accountant
Ext. 5032
Billy Bullock
Purchasing Agent
Ext. 5031
Jim-Cooper John-Gatti Carla-Peake
Jim Cooper
IT Manager
Ext. 5049
John Gatti
IT Assistant
Ext. 5059
Carla Peake
Food Service Coordinator
Ext. 5252

Development & Volunteer

Tony-Gooch Kristi-Zimmerman Caitlyn-White
Tony Gooch
Director of Development Operations
Ext. 5048
Kristi Zimmerman
Office Manager
Ext. 5024
Caitlyn White
Marketing Associate
Ext. 5062
David-Cash Ernie-Mills-Jr. Donna-Mickle
David Cash
Volunteer & Donor Relations Coordinator
Ext. 5025
Ernie Mills, Jr.
Stewardship Officer
Ext. 5295
Donna Mickle
Donor Relations
Representative
Ext. 5023

Maintenance

Mike-Walker Dave-Lowry
Mike Walker
Maintenance Director
Ext. 5039
Dave Lowry
Good Samaritan Inn
Maintenance Director

Ext. 5058

 Men’s Division

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Lynn-Holloway Aaron-Gamble
Gary Beasley
Director of Men’s Division
Ext. 5056
Lynn Holloway
Director of Education
Ext. 5029
Aaron Gamble
Chaplain/Counselor
Ext. 5041
Hugh-Zimmerman Preston-Jones
Hugh Zimmerman
Counselor
Ext. 5030
Preston Jones
Assistant Men’s Director
Ext. 5053

 Apprentices

Marcus-Deese William-Henderson Dwayne-Phenneger
Marcus Deese
Apprentice
Temps to the Rescue
Ext. 5021
William Henderson
Apprentice
Development Data Entry
Ext. 5037
Dwayne Phenneger
Apprentice
Mechanic
Melvin-Wrenn  William-Blue Bobby-Taylor
Melvin Wrenn
Apprentice
Lead Encourager
Ext. 5066
William Blue
Apprentice
Encourager
Bobby Taylor
Apprentice
Thrift Store Assistant Manager
(919) 401-1935
 Vet-Deese Millicent-Patterson  Sarah-Blankenship
Vet Deese
Apprentice
Day Care
Ext. 5052
Millicent Thomas
Apprentice
Women’s Encourager
Ext. 5042
Sarah Blankenship
Apprentice
Women’s Division
Administrative Assistant

Ext. 5046

 Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores

Rich-Carr Norvel-Lewis
Rich Carr
Thrift Store Manager
Chapel Hill Blvd.
919-401-1935
Norvel Lewis
Thrift Store Manager
Brier Creek

919-401-1935

Women & Children’s Division

Lois-Cooper Linda-White Carol-Alcorn
Lois Cooper
Women’s Division Director
Ext. 5050
Linda White
Counselor
Ext. 5045
Carol Alcorn
Director of Education
Ext. 5020
Rebekah-Allred
Rebekah Allred
Women’s Division Administrative Assistant
Ext. 5022
   

 

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a blessing for Karen Ramsey
When I came to the mission, I was broken mentally, physically, and spiritually. I was blessed to go through the Victory Program.
Mike and Rebekah: Repairing Relationships
We have mended relationships and have been changed through the help of the Godly counsel and staff here.
the mended life of walter cole
I had tried everything but God to overcome my addictions. Then I was referred to the Durham Rescue Mission.
encouragement from Shaunda
I encourage anyone who is struggling with addiction to consider coming to the Durham Rescue Mission. 

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