Founded in 1878

About Us

Staff & Board

Helping the HUNGRY, Homeless and Hurting

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission leadership is motivated by their Christian faith to love, rescue, and train the homeless and disadvantaged in the Philadelphia area. This team of dedicated men and women are called to serve this most vulnerable community. That calling, combined with a consistent dependence on prayer and the Bible, informs the direction of the Mission.

Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, MBA / MA


My Mission: “I possess a strong urgency to serve the urban poor and those lost and in need…Philadelphia is a landmark historical city with rich heritage, yet with deep and unmet needs. This city deserves a strong rescue mission as others throughout the nation have.”

With decades of transformational service and leadership experience at premier nonprofit organizations and ministries, his journey in ministry began in high school when God placed it on his heart to tend to those in need living in our urban centers. Jeremy attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where received his M.A. in Urban Ministry. After a decade of ministry experience, he continued his educational studies at Eastern University to receive his M.B.A. in Management. Jeremy has found a true calling in steering the establishment of unparalleled levels of service for the homeless population of Philadelphia. Arriving here at the Mission in November 2018 after 8 years with Habitat for Humanity, he transitioned a New Jersey Habitat affiliate from all-volunteer to staff-driven and grew its operating budget from $175,000 to $3.1-million. Growing up with his parents and with over 100 foster brothers and sisters, Jeremy knows firsthand the importance of ensuring everyone has access to the full spectrum of resources required to physically and spiritually thrive, especially having a safe, caring place to live. Jeremy is a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox, and since arriving in Philadelphia, he has developed a newfound love of sailing on the Delaware River with the Liberty Sailing Club.

Sam Beckett

Shelter Manager

(215) 922-6400 ext. 1012

[email protected]

My Mission: “To help lead a dedicated team who go above and beyond to help those in need to provide dignity and love to those experiencing homelessness.” 

Sam joined Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in October 2020 as a Homeless Services Ambassador. In April 2021, he stepped into the role of Shelter Manager. Before joining our staff, Same served as a volunteer helping to sort donation and then spending time with the homeless services team.  He was impressed by the Mission’s approach to helping hungry, hurting, and homeless people. Since joining the team, he has continually shown his compassion, empathy, and dedication to the homeless community. Sam is a thoughtful leader who is excited to implement innovative strategies to help meet complex needs.  Sam is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Texas. When not working, Sam spends time pursuing his love for cooking, travel, and learning to speak Hindi.

Mark Blevins 

Director of Staffing

(215) 922-6400 ext. 1044

[email protected]

My Mission: “To change the Mission into a 5-star homeless shelter…to make a difference serving the hungry, homeless and hurting of Philadelphia.”

Mark joined Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in April 2018 after 13 years with home-improvement company Lowe’s. He is a dedicated HR leader, elevating SBRM to a five-star service provider inside and out. Mark arrived in Philadelphia during his service with the US Navy in 1986 and fell in love with its rich history. When not supporting SBRM’s staff and its guests, Mark is spending time with his family and pursuing his love for food and travel.

Joseph Gonzalez

Spiritual Care Coordinator

(215) 922-6400 ext. 1027

[email protected]

My Mission: “To invest into not only the hearts and minds of our homeless population at Sunday Breakfast but also the wellbeing of their souls.”

Joseph joined the team in 2020 to respond to God’s calling in his life to serve others in ministry.  After experiencing food insecurity and near homelessness while attending high school, he knows the value that a safety net can provide. With a heart of compassion and justice,  Joseph is committed to working alongside the Homeless Services team to be that safety net for men across Philadelphia who experience homelessness.  An honors graduate of Clark Summit University with a degree in Intercultural Studies & Bible, Joseph is dedicated to being involved in the spiritual care of every person the Mission serves, from Bible study to playing chess.  When he is not serving at SBRM, Joseph enjoys kayaking, fishing, and discovering delicious food spots around Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Hefner, CFRE

Director of Advancement

(215) 922-6400 ext. 1005

[email protected]

My Mission: “My faith drives me to reach out and care for the spiritual and practical needs of the hungry, hurting, and homeless. This is a city with passion, a strong sense of community, and a gritty, fighting spirit. Together we can move people from streets to homes.”

Elizabeth dove into professional fundraising in 2011. Through her work, she has the opportunity to motivate philanthropic support for vulnerable people, engage communities in conversations for change, and share the stories of those she helps serve with dignity.  Elizabeth is responsible for ensuring SBRM’s work sustains into the future, leading the Mission’s efforts in fundraising, marketing, and community collaboration.  After first serving as Director of Development, she spent three years with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, returning in 2018 to assert the Mission as a leader in homeless services and advance its vision to be a 21st-Century, 5 Star Ministry in Philadelphia. She is dedicated to building relationships with donors, volunteers, and community partners to meet the needs of men and women experiencing homelessness. Elizabeth is a dedicated outdoorswoman, a lover of hiking and rock climbing, and cherishes sharing recipes with friends and family.

Erin L.

Director of Homeless Services

(215) 922-6400 ext. 1050

[email protected]

Erin joined the team in April 2019 as a justice-seeker and holds a strong belief in redemptive compassion for those experiencing homelessness.  Previously, she brings nearly 10 years of nonprofit experience directing and administering homeless services and homeless prevention programs for an entire county in Michigan.  Her hands-on experience in Continuum of Care (CoC) collaboration including HMIS equips her to navigate Philadelphia’s systems to serve our homeless shelter guests.  Erin was elected to the Philadelphia Roadmap to Homes CoC board in February 2022. With the aim and outcomes to better serve our homeless population, her caring heart compels her to advocate for each person who daily walks into our doors.

Development and Administrative Staff

Dean Farrar, CFRE

Major Gifts Officer
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Jaqi Watkins

Volunteer and Community Relations Manager
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215-922-6400 x1007

Angie Vincent

Data Entry Associate

Jessica Encarnacion


Spiritual Care and Homeless Services Staff

CJ Bauers

Homeless Services Case Manager
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Jeremmy Alverez

Homeless Services

Paul Blessing

Homeless Services

Marcellino Briglio

Homeless Services

Brandon Byrd

Homeless Services

Michael Caine

Homeless Services

Terence Hamilton

Homeless Services

Khalif Jordan

Homeless Services

Mike Mosley

Homeless Services Chaplain

David Reeder

Homeless Services

Zahir Torrance

Homeless Services

Facilities and Kitchen Staff

Carmen Anuzzi

Facilities and Operations Manager

Osiris Charleswell

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Michael DiMenno

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Stephen Junod


Julio Arroyo

Head Cook

Frederick Berry

Kitchen Associate

Stanley James

Kitchen Associate

Mission Board Of Trustees

Jeffrey Harvey, (Chairman), Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management
Robert Fairbaugh (Treasurer), CPA & Shareholder, DunlapSLK
John Myers, (Secretary), Retired Teacher and VP Corporate Accounts

Matt Hayes, Vice President Sales,  Sovereign Insurance
Kent Jacobs, Lead Pastor, Epic Church
Joe N. Savage, Jr., PhD, Regional Coordinator for U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Thomas Schied, Vice President, TD Bank

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Next Level Transitional Housing

In addition to meeting basic life needs for men, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission enables those men who are committed to a positive life change to address their problems through a 12-month transitional housing program

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for groups with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission take place at our Center City and Germantown locations.

Get Help Now

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission would like to come alongside you in this difficult stage of life. Be sure to visit the Mission at 13th and Vine or call our Homeless Services Team at (215) 922-6400 ext. 1050.

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