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Dr. Bruce Metcalf

chief executive officer

Executive Director since April of 2011, Bruce has expanded the Mission's outreach ministries to include: Hope Medical Respite Care, Hope for Families, Transition to Hope and a Senior Meals program. Bruce came to the Mission after a 38-year career as a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Tim Adam


Tim manages operations and participant residential programs at all of our sites and properties. Tim has a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. Tim came to the Mission in 2013 and, following graduation from the New Life Transformation Program, was hired on as staff at the Mission in 2014. He has a certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and is a certified instructor for ACE Overcomers. Tim and his wife Jennifer live in Merced with their daughter.

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Jennifer Adam

service coordinator

Jennifer has lived in Merced her entire life. She has an associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She came to the Mission in 2012, graduated from the program, and started working for the Mission at the Living Well Cafe in 2013. In February of 2017 she was hired as our Hope for Women Service Coordinator. She is a certified instructor of ACE Overcomers and spends her free time with her husband Tim and daughter Genevieve.

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Kerri Gough

service coordinator

Kerri graduated from the Hope for Women program in January 2016. Today she is working for the Merced County Rescue Mission as the Hope Medical Respite Care Service Coordinator. In this role she has demonstrated a tremendous passion for helping others. She is a certified Community Health Worker and a CCAPP intern working towards an Addiction Specialist Certification. She is also a mother of three amazing kids and on her way to a bright future.

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Bettie Stephens


Bettie comes to us with forty nine years of Accounting experience. She is a graduate of UCLA, and began her career at ITT/Aero/Space Optical Division in Van Nuys, CA as the General Ledger Accountant. Moving to Spokane, WA she became the Controller for National Music Services, Inc., a national firm in the music industry. Moving to Merced, CA she then became the Controller for InterWest Insurance Service, Inc. for twenty eight years. Bettie handles our accounting and financial needs for the Mission and also is a volunteer. She became a Board Member in 2009 and is currently the Treasurer.

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Gina Thomas

director of senior meals (Living Well Cafe)

Gina was born and raised in Merced. She has been married to her husband, David, for 24 years, and they have three beautiful daughters Elizabeth, Elisha, and Erica. She graduated from the Mission's Haven of Hope, New Life Transformation Program in April of 2015, and is now Office Coordinator for the Mission and Manager for the Senior Nutrition Program, Living Well Cafe. Gina is a certified instructor for ACE Overcomers and has received her Manager's ServSafe Certification. Gina's commitment to the Lord is evident as she brings a joyful spirit to her work.