Dr. Bruce Metcalf, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Bruce Metcalf came to the Merced County Rescue Mission in April of 2011 and serves as the Executive Director.  Under his leadership the Rescue Mission has expanded it’s outreach ministries to include: a Senior Meals Program, a Program for homeless families, a Respite Care Program and a Transitional Sober Living Program.  The Rescue Mission is the county’s most comprehensive private provider of homeless services.

Dr. Metcalf holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in mathematics and philosophy, a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree.  He came to the Merced County Rescue Mission after a 38-year career as a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, with his last 28 years as pastor of the Hilmar Covenant Church.  During his time at Hilmar Covenant, Bruce was privileged to see his vision of building a Family Center, where activities and events for all ages could take place, become a reality.  Bruce has always had a passion for serving people who are in need.  He is excited to be a part of a comprehensive solution at the Merced County Rescue Mission.

Square - Jason WestJason West, Program Analyst

In his role as Program Analyst at Merced County Rescue Mission, Jason manages Participant Care Services inclusive of Nursing, Social Work, Service Coordination, and Community Health Work. Additionally, he manages Technology and Communication.

Jason will hold a Masters in Public Health (October 29, 2017), he is a former PhD Candidate in Physical Organic Chemistry, holds a BS in Chemistry with a Minor in Biology, and has an Interdisciplinary AA with an emphasis in Science, Math and Engineering. He has obtained additional training in Community Health Work (CHW) through Texas A&M Center for Community Health Development, Addiction Specialty through the CAARR Institute, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practice through Merced Community College. Additionally, he is the Vice-Chair of Golden Valley Health Centers and a co-founder and attending member of the Merced City and County Continuum of Care Health Committee.
He is in recovery from a disability and addiction and is a former graduate of the Merced County Rescue Mission.

Square - Tim AdamTim Adam, Director of Program & Operations
As Director of Program & Operations, Tim Adam manages operations and participant residential programs at all Merced County Rescue Mission sites and properties. Tim comes from a background in cooking, with 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 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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David Carr, Hope for Men Service Coordinator
David spent 25 years of his life in and out of prison.  David came to the Rescue Mission in 2014 and graduated from the Rescue Mission in 2015.  While in the New Life Transformation Program God changed him into the father he was meant to be and he started attending school for addiction studies.   After graduation, David volunteered at the Mission until he was hired as the Service Coordinator for the Hope for Men Program in 2016.  David is a certified addiction counselor and a certified instructor for ACE Overcomers, and most of all a grateful believer in Jesus Christ and happy to serve others.  He lives with his two sons Devin and Kyle.

Square - Jennifer AdamJennifer Adam, Hope for Women 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 took over the Hope for Women program as 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, Hope Medical Respite Care Service Coordinator
After years and years of addiction, jail’s and institutions Kerri felt like she had nothing – no hope and no future ahead of her. She found the Hope for Women program in 2015 where she found God and in the process found herself.  She 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 on her way to a bright future.

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Gina Thomas, Senior Meals Manager
Gina Thomas was born and raised in Merced.  She has been married to her husband, David, for 24 years and they have three daughters, Elizabeth, Elisha and Erica.  She graduated from the Rescue 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 Café.  Gina’s commitment to the Lord is evident as she brings a joyful spirit to her work.