About Us

 
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Leadership

  ANNA VALERIA-ISEMAN  Executive Director 

ANNA VALERIA-ISEMAN
Executive Director 

  ZEB HOUGH  Director of Programs

ZEB HOUGH
Director of Programs

  ROBERT WILLIAMS  Director of Operations

ROBERT WILLIAMS
Director of Operations

  BRENDA SPRATT  Director of Development

BRENDA SPRATT
Director of Development

 
 

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES
Anna Valeria-Iseman • aviseman@opendoormission.com • (585) 322-5489

FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Korie Kane • kkane@opendoormission.com • (585) 325-3245

 
 

Board of Directors

  BOARD PRESIDENT    Paul Kandt  Director of Budgeting & Decision Support for Rochester General Health System

BOARD PRESIDENT

Paul Kandt
Director of Budgeting & Decision Support for Rochester General Health System

  VICE PRESIDENT    Vivek Thiagarajan  Attorney at Morgenstern DeVoesick, PLLC 

VICE PRESIDENT

Vivek Thiagarajan
Attorney at Morgenstern
DeVoesick, PLLC 

  SECRETARY    Chenetta Hunter-Stokes  Counselor / Rochester City School District

SECRETARY

Chenetta Hunter-Stokes
Counselor / Rochester City School District

  MEMBER AT LARGE    Nathaniel Jones, CFP, CRPC  Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

MEMBER AT LARGE

Nathaniel Jones, CFP, CRPC
Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

 
  MEMBER AT LARGE    Elizabeth Reyes  Associate Director of Families In Transition, Rochester City School District

MEMBER AT LARGE

Elizabeth Reyes
Associate Director of Families In Transition, Rochester City School District

  MEMBER AT LARGE    Jim Paulino  Retired Senior Deputy Attorney for Monroe County

MEMBER AT LARGE

Jim Paulino
Retired Senior Deputy Attorney for Monroe County

 
 

Mission Statement

Established in 1952, The Open Door Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Rescue Mission founded to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester, NY by restoring hope and changing lives

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in . . .
1. The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
2. One God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
3. Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His sin-atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His redemptive work and His personal return in power and glory;
4. The salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith (apart from works) and regeneration by the Holy Spirit;
5. The Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;
6. The unity in the Spirit of all true believers, the church, the Body of Christ;
7. The resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal separation from God.