With many years combined experience in care of homeless and hurting people, our administration and staff are on the cutting edge of creating solutions to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Paul & Margie Olsen (Co-Founders and Directors Emeritus)
In 1977, Paul and Margie founded the Mission with a ten dollar donation and a prayer. For over 35 years, they have served countless men, women and children. Their greatest desire is to see the individual’s lives transformed by the peace and love of God.
Ben Olsen (Executive Director)
Ben joined the staff in October of 2008. He spent his college years in Greenville, SC at Holmes Bible College and in Nashville, TN at Welch College. Ben also worked at the Nashville Rescue Mission while in Nashville. Ben credits his time in Nashville to the development of a passion to see live transformed by the love of God in Christ Jesus, specifically to those in crisis. It is Ben’s goal to see the mission continue to connect with individuals, churches, and businesses and flourish in the years to come. Email Ben
Boris Wiggins (Director of Men’s Services)
Boris Wiggins is a native of North Carolina, and grew up in Raleigh. He is the Founder and President of His Image Ministries International, a ministry to men and couples. He also serves as a Community Chaplain through Corporate Chaplains of America. Boris also enjoys serving his church family at New Bethel Church in Raleigh.
Boris is very passionate about helping men discover the biblical principles of authentic manhood, which provides men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives modeled after Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God.
Boris’s heart is to see every man abide in our heavenly Father’s presence, love, and power! His life’s callings are to encourage every person that he encounters, and to make sure that every man is living personal revival every day! Email Boris
Mark (Program Case Manager)
Mark joined our staff in 2013 after volunteering with us. He works with the men in our program to provide accountability and make sure their needs are being met. Email Mark
Tiffany Olsen (Stewardship and Development)
Tiffany has been volunteering with the mission since 2010, and came on staff in November of 2014 to help oversee the marketing (mail campaigns, social media, etc.) and development (fundraising, community relationships). Her passion is to help the people who are helping others by working in the background on the nuts and bolts of the mission’s operations. Email Tiffany
Debbie (Emergency Shelter Services Manager)
Having gone through many trials and struggles herself, Debbie is well equipped to empathize with our clients. Her goal is to allow God to use her as a vessel in the daily process of restoring dignity and peace into the lives of the women and children who come to the mission seeking help. She feels blessed to work with our clients. Email Debbie
Staff Member Update Coming Soon…
Board of Directors
Composed of believers who are civic, faith, and community leaders, our board of directors are dedicated to supporting the staff and the vision of the Mission.
Gary Ridout, Chair
Ernie Ward, Treasurer