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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 with his wife. Having been a Clay County resident for 21 years, and knowing the need for improvement in homeless conditions here, Patrick now serves as Executive Director and CEO at Mercy Support Services. His experience and leadership in the community have produced growth and a vision for Mercy that has a major impact in Clay County.

photo of Dena CollinsDena Collins
Director of Programs

Dena Collins has been a Jacksonville/Orange Park native for 45 years. Coming from corporate America to the Mercy family in 2017, she brings extensive administrative leadership skills. Also deeply involved in ministry leadership and missions over the last 16+ years, she directly oversees the Programs of Mercy – the client call center, intake and screening, rapid re-housing, eviction prevention program, self-sufficiency program, and care coach training.

Frances Walters
Lead Care Agent

Frances has lived in Florida for 7 yrs. She retired in 2014, and within a few months, entered a Senior Program that partners with organizations to enhance their skills. She came to Mercy in 2015 for training, and part-time assistance and in 2017 she was hired as Lead Care Agent. Frances is usually the first touch that clients experience at Mercy, assisting them with available resources, solutions and many times, hope. She says, “I love Mercy and being placed here to help people.”

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. 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, including the expansion of the Dye-Clay YMCA and the development of the Barco-Newton YMCA in Fleming Island. Jeff’s position includes direct oversight of Marketing and Development. He believes “we should help make a difference in the lives of others with basic needs – a roof over their heads, food, clothing and support of someone who cares.”

Sophie Dentiste 
Administrative Assistant

With a diverse background in marketing, business development, and community relations, Sophie has created incentive programs for JAA as well as being VP of Compliance for a Healthy Products company. She was brought in as Project Manager for Recovering Clay, a special project to help Hurricane Irma victims, and fell in love with the Mercy’s mission. She was hired as Administrative Assistant to the CEO in 2018. She also has been a licensed artist and designer with her own business online since 2015.

Mary Horner 
Volunteer and Facilities Coordinator

Called to ministry in 1995, Mary served in the mission field and met her husband. Employed for 7.5 years on staff at Celebration Church and 2.5 years living and working at Seamark Ranch Children’s home, she currently manages the entire facilities for the individuals and families in the Mercy Self-Sufficiency program. She has been instrumental in curriculum development and training of the volunteers, as well as expansion of the Adopt-a-Supportive-Home program for church partnerships. Mary also owns and operates Horner Family Farm with her husband, Dan. They hope to eventually help feed many families in crisis including those in the Mercy Self-Sufficiency program.

 

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Mercy Support Services

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

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