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

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Jeff Levine

Executive Director

The Long Beach Rescue Mission Board of Directors thanks God for the provision of Jeff Levine as our Executive Director.

Jeff brings a wealth of mission experience, as well as church and school leadership, to the role. He has a passion for sharing the life changing message of Jesus Christ with people experiencing homelessness and in need. He will also provide leadership to our incredible staff and valuable partnerships with our community, donors, and volunteers.

We invite you to stop by the mission for a tour and to meet Jeff. We are so very thankful for you!



Pastor Torie Russell

Program Director


Cindy Pena

Office & HR Administrator


Lynda Peluso

Development Supervisor

Kenan Meador, Donor Accounting  x119  kmeador@lbrm.org

Volunteer Program  x116  volunteer@lbrm.org

Samaritan House, Men's Program

Shawn Purdy, Program Coordinator  x204  spurdy@lbrm.org


Ricky Sanders, Bridge Coordinator x200 rsanders@lbrm.org


Ed Robinson, Lead House Manager x215 erobinson@lbrm.org


Stefan Kraft, Case Manager, ext. 203 skraft@lbrm.org

Lydia House, Women's Program

Christina Gutierrez, Program Coordinator  x305  christinag@lbrm.org


Maggie Astilleros, Case Manager  x302  maggiea@lbrm.org


Cadence Lang, Chaplain x303  clang@lbrm.org


Ashley Marshall, Case Manager II, x306 amarshall@lbrm.org


Front Desk  x301

John and Helen Apostle House

Front Desk x253


Dana Gwin, Case Manager II x252   dgwin@lbrm.org


Darnell “Coach” Robinson, Lead House Manager x253 drobinson@lbrm.org

Food / Facilities / Transportation

Ruben Gutierrez, Kitchen Supervisor x220 rubeng@lbrm.org


Jerry Morgan, Cook x220


Eric Perkins, Cook x220


Juan Gonzalez, Driver x220 jgonzalez@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
Henio Arcangeli

Henio Arcangeli, Jr

Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Ted Matt

Ted Matt

Retired Educator & Air Force Reserve Officer, Hospital Chaplain

Jeff Levine

Executive Director, LBRM

William Jones: Vice Chair (Vice President, US Bank)

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

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

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