Our Team

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Meet our team! We’re men and women who are driven by our desire to share the love of God through our words, our actions and everything we do. Working here at the Mission isn’t just a job – it’s our passion!

We’re here to help! Contact anyone on our staff:

(562) 591-1292 | info@lbrm.org

Chaplain Robert Probst

Executive Director, rprobst@lbrm.org

Robert Probst, born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, has over 19 years experience working with rescue missions. His expertise is in developing and implementing innovative programs and services. He is committed to establishing and sustaining successful life-recovery programs for men, women and children.

Robert is the Executive Director of Long Beach Rescue Mission where he serves on the Board and Foundation; he is an ordained Chaplain and Certified Addiction Specialist, and is currently the President of CityGate Sierra District.

Lupe Lopez


Lupe Lopez

Director of Development
Cindy Pena


Cindy Pena

Office & HR Administrator
Lynda Peluso


Lynda Peluso

Executive Assistant
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Nick Roberts

Volunteer Program Coordinator
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Steve Moore

Director of Finance

Kathy Sigrist, Data Entry/Accounts Receivable  x116  kathys@lbrm.org

Lenford Timmon, Case Manager  x202  ltimmon@lbrm.org

Jason King, Bridge Program Coordinator  x203  jking@lbrm.org

Adam McLarty, Skill Center Coordinator x213  amclarty@lbrm.org

Volunteer Program Coordinator  x119  volunteer@lbrm.org

Receptionist  x101  receptionist@lbrm.org

Volunteer Program  x102  volunteer@lbrm.org

Samaritan House, Men's Program

Chaplain John Zimmermann, Resident Services Manager  x211  johnz@lbrm.org


Shawn Purdy, Program Manager  x204  spurdy@lbrm.org


Ed Robinson, House Manager  x218  erobinson@lbrm.org

Lydia's House, Women's Program

Chaplain Tonya Hubbard, Resident Services Manager  x303  thubbard@lbrm.org


Christina Wecker, Program Assistant  x302  cwecker@lbrm.org


Christina Gutierrez, Program Coordinator  x305  christinag@lbrm.org


Maggie Astilleros, Case Manager  x302  maggiea@lbrm.org


Front Desk  x301

Food / Facilities / Transportation

Fred Sigrist, Director of Food Services  x220  freds@lbrm.org


Miguel De Leon, Facilities Manager  x252  migueld@lbrm.org


Bill Gogatz, Driver  x254  bgogatz@lbrm.org

Thrift Store

Main phone number: (562) 495-8900


Kellie Micks, Warehouse/Thrift Store Manager  kmicks@lbrm.org


Robert Connolly, Warehouse Foreman  rconnolly@lbrm.org


Dean Lamason, Driver  dlamason@lbrm.org

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”


Need more information?
General Questions: info@lbrm.org

Long Beach Rescue Mission Board of Directors

Kristen N. Jones: Chairman (Attorney)

Michael Kimmel: Vice Chair (Architecture Manager, AT&T)

Shelly Millsap: Secretary/Treasurer (Founder & President, Nichole Christopher, Inc.)

Robert Probst: (Executive Director, Long Beach Rescue Mission)

Robert Luna: (Chief of Police, Long Beach Police Department)

Henio Arcangeli, Jr.: (Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

Ted Matt: (Retired Educator & Air Force Reserve Officer Hospital Chaplain)

William Jones: (Vice President, US Bank)

Jeff Levine: (Lead Pastor, Bethany Church)

Ike Mmeje: (Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Care: Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital)


Long Beach Rescue Mission Foundation

Henio Arcangeli, Jr.: Chairman (Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

Michael Kimmel: Vice Chair (Architecture Manager, ATT)

Michael Huling: Secretary/Treasurer (business owner, retired)

Robert Probst: (Executive Director, Long Beach Rescue Mission)

Paul Knerr: (Retired Director of Pharmacy Operations, Safeway/Vons)