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
CEO & Co-founder

Gail Mills
CFO & Co-founder

Rob Tart
COO
Ext. 5033

Accounting, Purchasing, IT, & Food Services


Mike Stephens
Business Manager
Ext. 5051

Marcie Sellars
Accountant
Ext. 5032

Billy Bullock
Purchasing Agent
Ext. 5031

Jim Cooper
IT Manager
Ext. 5049

John Gatti
IT Assistant
Ext. 5059

Carla Peake
Special Events Coordinator
Ext. 5252

Sandra McHenry
Accounts Payable Specialist

Development & Volunteer


Tony Gooch
Director of Development Operations
Ext. 5048

Kristi Zimmerman
Office Manager
Ext. 5024

David Rayle
Communications, Design, &
Marketing Associate

Ext. 5062

David Cash
Volunteer & Donor Relations Coordinator
Ext. 5025

Ernie Mills, Jr.
Stewardship Officer
Ext. 5295

Donna Mickle
Donor Relations Representative
Ext. 5023

William Henderson
Senior Office Clerk
Ext. 5037

Denise Mills
Administrative Assistant Procurement

Maintenance


Mike Walker
Director of Maintenance
Ext. 5039

Dave Lowry
Maintenance Supervisor
Good Samaritan Inn

Ext. 5058

Joel Dedic
Maintenance Supervisor
Men’s Campus

Ext. 5115

 Men’s Division


Gary Beasley
Director of Men’s Division
Ext. 5056

Lynn Holloway
Men’s Director of Education
Ext. 5029

Aaron Gamble
Chaplain/Counselor
Ext. 5041

Hugh Zimmerman
Counselor
Ext. 5030

Preston Jones
Assistant Men’s Director
Ext. 5053

Melvin Wrenn
Counselor
Ext. 5066

Don Woodard
Chaplain
Ext. 5035

William Blue
Encourager
Ext. 1030

Norvel Lewis
Encourager
Ext. 5015

Rich Carr
Thrift Store District Manager

Women & Children’s Division


Lois Cooper
Director of Women’s Division
Ext. 5050

Carol Alcorn
Women’s Director of Education
Ext. 5020

Sarah Blankenship
Women’s Division Administrative Assistant
Ext. 5046

Millicent Thomas
Women’s Encourager
Ext. 5042

Pearl Elmer
Counselor

Melissa Kopp
Daycare Director
Ext. 5052

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