Leadership

John Muckridge III, President/CEO

John Muckridge III

President/CEO

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John Muckridge III currently serves as the President and CEO of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. He came to the Rescue Mission as a volunteer in 2011 teaching and tutoring clients in the Mission’s Learning Center. During this time as a volunteer, he grew to love the ministry and accepted a staff position as Learning Center Instructor. From there his roles with the Mission progressively increased as he became the Director of Education in 2013, the Director of Client Services in 2014 and then was promoted to Deputy Director in 2015.

John is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned his B.S in Business Administration in 2005. In August of 2010, he was awarded an M. A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Previously he has held positions as a Senior Credit Manager with Wells Fargo Financial, Sales & Service Development Manager with First National Bank of Pennsylvania in Hermitage, Pa. and Online Adjunct Faculty with San Diego Christian College.

John believes that the Lord has clearly communicated His vision for a ministry like the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley in Matthew 25:31-46, where we learn that we serve Jesus by serving the “least of these” and we love Jesus by loving the “least of these.” We are a Gospel-centered ministry who believes in the inerrancy, sufficiency and authority of Scripture which teaches us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and by Grace alone, through Faith alone, for God’s glory alone we receive forgiveness of our sins through Christ alone. The Lord has allowed us to share this good news with the people He sends through our doors and we will continue doing so.”

Lynn Wyant

Lynn Wyant

Vice President of Development

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Lynn Wyant, CFRE, came to the Mission in 2006 and currently serves in the role of Vice President of Development. She is tasked with linking donors and the community to the vision God has for the ministry of rescue in Youngstown. Engaging with donors and prayerfully helping community members move from observers to owners of the charity, Lynn’s role, along with the team she manages, is to oversee a nearly two million dollar annual fundraising campaign. Her responsibilities include database and direct mail management, writing grants, creating and supporting third-party and Mission-sponsored special events, managing fundraisers and supervising the volunteer department. Additionally she is challenged with leveraging social media platforms and integrating available marketing channels to maximize community exposure to the Mission.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Youngstown State University and earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials in 2012. Lynn is an Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning/Shenango Chapter Board Member. Lynn believes that as donors dig deep in their hearts, that fundraising and donor development comes down to people being called by God to give and serve. With this in mind, her role is to merely present donors with a ministry platform for their service to God and to watch as the Lord meets the needs of the community, in His time and for His glory.

Donna Wells

Donna Wells

Vice President of Family Services

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Donna L. Wells came to the mission in 2014 to serve as a volunteer bible study teacher for the women in Family Services. In 2016, she came on staff part-time continuing to teach and as an aide to the client advisors in Family Services. Donna currently serves as Vice President over Family Services. Her duties include overseeing the Family Services Department and being the Spiritual Leader in mentoring, coaching, discipling the family service staff to ensure unity, required performance of duties and adherence to the rules and regulations that govern the Mission. She is also tasked with the responsibility of building the Women’s Academy and providing other venues of spiritual education and enrichment.

Donna serves at The Rising Star Baptist Church as the adult choir director and an assistant to the children’s choir. She is one of the Sunday school teachers for the adult women and serves as co-facilitator of the Mime ministry. Donna is also the founder, a teacher and overseer of Diary of Christian Women, a home-based Women’s Bible study, for over 30 years.

Donna has a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from YSU. She has held positions such as Director of Finance and Accounting at The Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League and an Instructor at various colleges and universities. She has also had a tax accounting practice for over 25 years. Donna also holds a Bachelor’s of Biblical Studies from Bradley Bible Institute.

Donna believes that serving one another through the love of Christ, striving for unity and the obedience that will glorify God, sharing the gospel with the lost and feeding the sheep of God will fulfill and promote the ministry of the Rescue Mission.

Patricia Sciaretta

Patricia Sciaretta

Vice President of Social Services

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Patricia Sciaretta came to the Mission in 2008 and currently serves as Vice President of Social Services. She is tasked with evaluating client's needs and connecting them with agencies that can address those needs. In this capacity, she is involved in the rescue ministry for homeless men, women and families. She facilitates a women’s weekly biblical based Recovery group, provides case management and counseling while supervising social work intern students from various universities. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Social Work Department at Youngstown State University.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Youngstown State University and a Master of Science of Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. Patricia is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and serves on several boards such as the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Family Recovery Center Board. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors and the National Association of Social Workers. Prior to coming to the Rescue Mission Patricia worked at McGuire Memorial Home in Pennsylvania, Hospice of the Valley and Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic both in Youngstown, Ohio.

Brad Weber

Brad Weber

Vice President of Support Services

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Brad Weber came to the mission in October of 2013 (as a client) and started as an employee in June of 2014. He currently serves as the Vice President of Support Services. He is tasked with overseeing the maintenance, IT, reception, kitchen, and general day to day functions of the building. He is currently a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary working on his Masters of Divinity with a theology concentration. He also is the Associate Pastor at Youngstown Metro Church. Brad lives in Canfield with his wife Christine.

"I did nothing; the Word did everything" - Martin Luther

Nora Byers

Nora Byers

Vice President of Finance and HR

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Nora Byers came to the Mission in 2014 and currently serves in the role of Vice President of Finance and HR. She is tasked with supervising the finance/HR department and her goal is to do this in a fashion that honors God and holds true to the organization’s mission statement. In this role she contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial and human resource tasks for the Rescue Mission. Her responsibilities include analyzing and controlling the finances, overseeing all Payroll and benefit functions, budget forecast preparation, and helping to prepare the annual budget with the Mission President.

Nora started her career at the Mission as a volunteer in 2010. From the first visit she knew this is where her heart was. She was hired in 2014 in the development department and quickly moved to the finance department. She became the Vice President of Finance in January 2017.

Nora belongs to Wedgewood Park Church in Austintown where she serves as Outreach Team leader. In this role she is in charge of all local and global Missions projects.

Nora’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.

Terry Weyand

Terry Weyand

Vice President of Men’s Ministry

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Terry Weyand came to the Mission in Oct. 2011 in the role of Case Manager for the Men's Services Dept. Terry currently serves as Vice President of Men's Ministries. His ministry duties include overseeing the Men's Services Dept. and being the Spiritual Leader in mentoring, coaching, and disciplining Men's Discipleship and Men's Services Supervisors to ensure these positions are performing their duties and responsibilities. He is also tasked with the scheduling and managing of chapel speakers and any other special services speakers. Terry also Serves as Senior Pastor of Avondale Baptist Church in East Liverpool. Terry holds a Master of Biblical Studies Degree from North Carolina College of Theology. Terry believes that the spiritual well-being of the ministry team is of the utmost importance in order to adequately minister to the guests the Lord sends to the mission.


Board Members

Marisa Volpini

Marisa Volpini

Board President

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Marisa was born in Pacentro Italy, and came to Youngstown Ohio in 1970, Where she met her husband and was married. Over the next 11 years Marisa was a stay at home mom raising her 3 children. In 1981 she earned her Ohio Real Estate sales license, at a time when people were getting out of the business because interest rates were as high as 21%.She obtained her Brokers license in 1987 and opened Volpini & Associates Real Estate in Poland, Ohio. Marisa now has 36 years of experience as a Realtor in the Mahoning Valley where she has made the Ohio Association of Realtors Presidents Sales Club 35 out of the last 36 years. Marisa presently owns and operates Real Living Volpini Realty Group with her husband Rick. Marisa and her husband have 3 grown children Paula, Tony, and Laura and are the proud grandparents of 10 beautiful grandchildren. Marisa is a member of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors where she served on the board of directors and is the soup kitchen chairman. She serves on Jubilee Urban Renewal Board. She has served for nine years on the board of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, serving as president the last 3 years. She attends New Life Assembly of God church in Poland, Ohio, where she has served as a deacon. Marisa gives all the glory to GOD!

Ron Cohen

Ron Cohen

Board Vice President

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Bio coming soon!

Richard C. Morrow

Richard C. Morrow, CPA, CFP®

Board Treasurer

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Rich is a Principal in the Youngstown, Ohio office of HBK CPAs & Consultants. Rich began his public accounting career in 1991, joined HBK in 1994 and then joined HBKS Wealth Advisors in 2000.

Rich has extensive experience in comprehensive financial planning, estates and trusts, income tax, retirement planning and asset management services. He serves a variety of clients from individuals to various business entities.

Education

  • BS in Business Administration degree in Accounting and Pre-Law from Ohio University
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant (CFP®) awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • NASD Series 7 and 66 Licenses

Professional/Civic Associations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • Member, Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Treasurer/Board Member, Salvation Army
  • Board Member, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
Doug Gough

Doug Gough

Board Secretary

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Bob Dickerson photo coming soon!

Bob Dickerson

Board Member

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Born in Philadelphia, where he spent 10 years in foster care, Bob had an extremely harsh upbringing. With his mother and siblings, he later moved to the impoverished area of the Cleveland flats and yet again to Struthers, Ohio where he graduated from high school and then joined the U.S. Air Force and served for six year. When he moved back to the area, he became employed with General Motors, starting on the assembly line moving quickly to an elected official position with the UAW.

Seven years later his life completely changed. Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, married his wife who was a music Minister, and entered the salary organization at the Lordstown facility. Several promotions lead to the upper management responsibilities of Quality Director for the plant while he worked his way to obtaining a degree in business from Hiram College, and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College.

Bob is certain that accepting Jesus and allowing Him to take over his life was the change that delivered him from smoking, drinking, drugs, and the anguish of his childhood. After retiring from General Motors he taught management classes at Kent State University and then upper level management courses at Cleveland State University. Within 5 years he created a consulting business. He travelled the world restructuring automotive suppliers to meet their obligations during the financial crises in 2007.

Bob admits he has come a long way from his impoverished upbringing in foster homes and believes he would have been destined for prison or death if it were not for the Saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Bob is committed to doing what he can to help those in need by giving to the Rescue Mission, not only financially but also spiritually and physically by serving on the Board. Bob and his wife have been married for 40 years. They have one child, Jason, who is an ordained minister with the Assembly of God.

Kenneth Cooper

Kenneth Cooper

Board Member

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Ken is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of North American Dental Group. He has helped build the organization to become one of the leading Dental service organizations in the US. Ken served as a Senior Executive for nearly a decade in several joint ventures with Sony Music group, Universal Music and Publishing, and Atlantic Records. Ken started his career as an Investment advisor with Wheat First Butcher & Singer in Pittsburgh PA. He studied finance at Youngstown State University and successively acquired his Series 7, 63, & 65 investment advisor licensures. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the ADSO, and he also serves on several nonprofit boards such as the Mahoning County Mental health and addiction services, The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, and the Mahoning Valley Teen Challenge.

John Muckridge III, President/CEO

John Muckridge III

Board Member

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John Muckridge III currently serves as the President and CEO of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. He came to the Rescue Mission as a volunteer in 2011 teaching and tutoring clients in the Mission’s Learning Center. During this time as a volunteer, he grew to love the ministry and accepted a staff position as Learning Center Instructor. From there his roles with the Mission progressively increased as he became the Director of Education in 2013, the Director of Client Services in 2014 and then was promoted to Deputy Director in 2015.

John is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned his B.S in Business Administration in 2005. In August of 2010, he was awarded an M. A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Previously he has held positions as a Senior Credit Manager with Wells Fargo Financial, Sales & Service Development Manager with First National Bank of Pennsylvania in Hermitage, Pa. and Online Adjunct Faculty with San Diego Christian College.

John believes that the Lord has clearly communicated His vision for a ministry like the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley in Matthew 25:31-46, where we learn that we serve Jesus by serving the “least of these” and we love Jesus by loving the “least of these.” We are a Gospel-centered ministry who believes in the inerrancy, sufficiency and authority of Scripture which teaches us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and by Grace alone, through Faith alone, for God’s glory alone we receive forgiveness of our sins through Christ alone. The Lord has allowed us to share this good news with the people He sends through our doors and we will continue doing so.”

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