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R. Patrick Hayle
Executive Director and CEO

In 1997, Patrick joined the City Rescue Mission where he served in various capacities, eventually assuming the role of Executive Director and CEO in 2003.  He left in 2010 and enjoyed a brief period of semi-retirement while doing consulting work. Having been a Clay County resident for 17 years, and knowing the need for improvement in the homeless conditions here, Patrick was drawn to Mercy Support Services, where he soon became Executive Director and CEO.

photo of Dena CollinsDena Collins
Director of Programs

Dena Collins is a Jacksonville/ Orange Park native who has lived here for 44 years. She has worked in corporate America her entire career and brings extensive administrative leadership skills. She has also been deeply involved in ministry over the last 15+ years, including missions leadership, women’s ministry leadership, teaching, outreach and various serving roles over the years. She is currently pursuing her degree in Ministry and plans to also pursue her degree in Christian Counseling as well.

photo of Jeff BoyerJeff Boyer
Director of Resource Development

Jeff Boyer began his relationship with Mercy Support Services as a volunteer in March, 2016, and joined the staff in January 2017. Jeff’s position includes oversight of the Annual Fund and Marketing. He retired from the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast in June, 2011 as Chief Operation Officer. He was integral in the growth of the YMCA in Clay County, which included the expansion of the Dye-Clay YMCA on Moody, and the development of the Barco-Newton YMCA in Fleming Island.



Mercy Support Services

P.O. Box 1526
Orange Park, FL 32067
Ph: (904) 297-4052



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