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BOARD MEMBERS

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CAROLYN COCHRAN

President/Executive Board

Carolyn Cochran has been employed at JPMorgan Chase Bank  since she was 16 years old, over 35 years. She has been a Technical Support Analyst in the Human Resources Department for the past 20 years. Invited to volunteer with  FCS by a co-worker, Carolyn enjoyed it so much, she has continued to volunteer every Sunday. She enjoys interacting with the volunteers and the clientele. Carolyn is a native of Arizona and is married and has four children.  In her spare time, she enjoys baking, bargain shopping and spoiling her greyhound dogs.

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SCOTT POLLARD

Vice President/Executive Board/ Chaplain

Scott has served The Bridge for over a decade, serving as President and Vice President during his terms.  During his tenure he has been successful on moving the Bridge towards building equity and value. Scott has been in the Pest Control industry for over 4 decades.  He also worked in the Insurance industry and Senior Adult industry which enhanced his care and concern for people.

 

Scott earned his Chaplaincy certification in 2020 and is an advocate for the needy and broken.  You will find him working wherever the need is greatest and The Bridge is honored to have him serving and keeping order within the organization.

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Charlie Schinke

Treasurer/Executive Board

Charlie Schinke has over 40 years' experience in the financial services industry in Arizona.  During that time he has also been treasurer for churches, non-profit organizations, and political campaigns.  Charlie holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

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TERRY "T" DONAHUE

Board Member

I am an Arizona native and an Ascendants MC First Five member. Motorcycles have been my passion for decades. But it was years ago that that I found my calling for the homeless, hurting and the addicted when I was asked to run security for a group that did an outreach in The Zone. 

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JEFF SONDERMEYER

Board Member

I take the church to the streets. I've been serving the underprivileged, homeless and incarcerated for 25 years. Currently am a Chaplain for Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. I work hand in hand with Samaritan's Purse and deploy to natural disasters where our teams bring hope that only Jesus can provide. Serve as a mentor weekly with Prison Fellowship in Florence, AZ, where God transforms men - ready to reenter society and bring the hope they've found. I'll spend whatever time the good Lord gives me talking to whoever will listen about the best news I ever received - the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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DUANE HEIDECKER

Board Member

I was born in Dickinson, ND. I attended the Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale, have worked in the uranium mines in Wyoming, built and reclaimed oil sites while working on the family ranch, worked in the Wyoming coal mines, retiring in 2015. I have been happily married for thirty three years. I became active in the church in Gillette, Wyoming. After retiring and spending time in Phoenix, I became passionate in serving the Lord while helping people in need, especially the homeless.

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FERRAH MELTON

Board Member

Ferrah has been a proud member of the Phoenix community since birth. Both professionally and personally, Ferrah has committed herself to helping other members of her community thrive. Professionally, Ferrah uses her personal experiences to help others find their path to a better life through recovery from substance use. When not at work, Ferrah dedicates her time to enhancing her community by volunteering with The Bridge for Community Service and the United Phoenix Firefighters. Additionally, Ferrah is co-owner of her family’s small business in Phoenix. In the rare occasions that Ferrah is taking time for herself, she enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her husband, children, sisters, and mother.

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KAT POLLARD

Administrator/Chaplain

Kat has served 4 terms as The Bridge FCS Secretary since coming on the Board and keeps the organization rolling. She wears many hats as she works full time as a Real Estate Agent, ministers daily to those in need and weekly as our Chaplain downtown. Kat has been well known in the valley for her work in the Senior Adult industry and a Mental Health advocate.  She has worked with Area Agency on Aging on many coalitions and part of their Board serving in the Domestic Violence Shelter. She keeps busy during the week by organizing volunteers, gathering food and necessities for the homeless, as well as, communicating with other organizations to work together for success of the needy.

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TIM “TC” CONRAD

Board Member

TC is a member of the Ascendants MC, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the American Legion Riders and also the Manager of the East Valley HOG Chapter.  Additionally, TC is an executive board member of AMSAF (Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation)

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Jack Wright

Board Member

I have been serving the homeless community for over a decade. In 2006, my journey began in Los Angles California managing a soup kitchen in the downtown area. June 2022 a new job opportunity brought me to the Phoenix area. God, knowing my heart, soon after relocating me here opened the door to The Bridge through a motorcycle ministry of which I am a member. After a couple of months of just serving food, I soon found myself cooking the food. Today I am honored to be doing both. 

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JOYCE "JoJo" NAVAREZ

Spiritual Advisor

​Joyce prefers everyone to call her JoJo. This nickname was given to her by her Momma. Her husband is Joseph, they reside in Tucson, Arizona. They moved there in 2008 from Silver City, New Mexico. Being a Country Girl, she has never met a stranger. She enjoys life with laughter because most of her life was not, the enemy tried to take her out several times. Her passion in life is to help others in so many ways because She is a miracle. Jesus saved her many times, miraculously and made her a prayer warrior. God called her to be a Prophetess, and gave her the gift of a Faithful Servant, and Friend. She invites other to come meet Jesus through her and allows His Love to be embedded in your hearts which will heal and restore you as he did for her. Now, God also blessed her with a ministry called, Heart 2 Heart. She is one of East Valley Double Portion Spirit Ministry leaders, a prophetess, and a church administrator. She volunteers helping to serve the residences at the Zone in Phoenix, Arizona, and families in need at Joseph's Storehouse in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022 she graduated from Heart Bible Institutional University with a Life Coaching Certificate. She is a simple person with a gift of common sense and one who does not like any attention. She is shy and humble. JoJo does believe with all her heart to give to others, in fact, if anyone needs something and she has it, she gives it freely (no strings attached). She gives God the Glory for making her a giver in every way needed, spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially. JoJo’s goal every day is to love like Jesus, allowing the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, to shine through her. As she will say, Glory be to God and His Kingdom forever.

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SARA SMITH

Advisor

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