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Gospel Center Rescue Mission Taps Midura As New President
Gospel Mission

The Board of Directors of the Gospel Center Rescue Mission in Stockton has announced the appointment of David Midura as President/CEO, filling the position left by Wayne R. Richardson who has led the Mission for the past six years.

David Midura will be leading GCRM at a time when development and building projects are at the ready to continue fundraising efforts and construction plans. Midura has worked in real estate development with a focus on apartment communities, as well as overseeing the management and upkeep of portfolios.

“I am excited to continue the successful work that was put in place by Wayne Richardson. There has been so much growth and accomplishment over the past six years under his watch, and I am honored to keep the plans moving forward,” stated Midura.

He began his new position as CEO on May 31, 2022.

A man of faith and actively involved in the Leadership Prayer Breakfast, Midura has been involved in GCRM for more than 20 years, serving first as a volunteer, and eventually as a member of the Board of Directors. In the community, he held a position as Trustee of the Stockton Unified School District Board of Education, and Chairman of the Rotary Club of Stockton endowment. He and his wife Kerry reside in Stockton and have a blended family of five adult children and two grandchildren.

Over the past six years, Richardson organized and led a $53 million campus renovation capital campaign. Projects have included the renovation of the William R. ‘Bill’ Brown Building, the New Hope Family Shelter, the Recuperative Care Center (which also served San Joaquin County as an invaluable COVID House for the homeless throughout 2020 and 2021), the kitchen and dining room renovation, and The Mission Kids playground, to name a few. Well respected as a highly motivated fundraiser and a person who can dream, implement and complete major projects, Richardson left an indelible mark not only on GCRM, but the entire community. His last day will be June 28, 2022.

After leaving San Joaquin County, Richardson will be leading the fundraising efforts at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary (SFBC) in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where he will be expanding their fundraising to keep pace with the ministry’s fast growth. He will also be working towards a life goal of receiving his master’s degree, and doctorate degree at SFBC. He will be joined by his wife, Carol, who has been active in development at GCRM as well.

Since 1940, GCRM has been serving the homeless and addicted in San Joaquin County. The New Life Program is a six to 24 month commitment that focuses on men and women as a whole person, including spiritual aspects, family, community and environment that will affect a long-term lifestyle change. Furthermore, the entire program helps individuals re-enter their community through counseling, education, job training leading to full-time work, establishment of a moral ethical foundation and much more. Other programs offered include the Overnight Shelters, Recuperative Care (to include COVID Positive Recuperative Care), Free Clothing and Household Goods Outreach, Community Feeding, and Free Nonprofit Training in all GCRM programs. For more information about the Gospel Center Rescue Mission visit: Gospel Center Rescue Mission is at 445 S. San Joaquin St., Stockton.