Meet Our Team
Human beings may be prideful and too proud to own up to pain, but when it comes to drastic weather we are quite intolerant. One man has stood his ground in the torment set out by God in the face of a low temperature. A man with the determination to permit a message from the bible in sub-freezing temperatures or when it is above 100 degrees outside.
Executive Director of Mission Texarkana, Cody Howard, has been holding a service under the South Stateline Ave. viaduct bridge for anyone willing to hear his message for almost seven years. Despite the fact that he lives in Atlanta, Texas, God has provided his determination through a verse in Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Doorways Case Manager
Jade Bredenberg is Mission Texarkana’s Doorways case manager. She is from Fouke, Arkansas, and graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with her bachelor’s in social work. Her previous work experience included hospice, domestic violence, and children services. She considers herself an adventurer and enjoys traveling and seeing new places.
Janice Page serves as the administrative assistant for Mission Texarkana. She grew up in Hooks, Texas but resided in Redlick for her adult years. Before joining Mission Texarkana in 2012, Janice worked as a church secretary for fourteen years. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Texarkana and loves spending time with her grandchildren.
Terrie Milligan serves as the Kitchen Supervisor for Mission Texarkana. Terrie oversees the daily operations of feeding the community. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland but was raised in Texarkana, Texas. Her work background includes caregiving and volunteering with Arkansas Highschool Concessions. She attends 1st Bikers Church Texarkana and enjoys her various volunteer roles and spending time with her children.
SOAR Case Management
Kerry Pickett is Mission Texarkana’s SOAR representative. He currently assists
those experiencing homelessness with the SSI/SSDI application process. Kerry
currently lives in Texarkana, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His previous work experience included working at the Health and Humans Services Commission and in behavioral health. He is an avid fisherman and loves to spend time outdoors.
Caleb Maloney serves as Mission Texarkana’s Program Coordinator, overseeing
fundraising and program development. Caleb was born and raised in
Texarkana and is a member of Church Under the Bridge. Before coming to the
mission, Caleb worked as an HVAC instructor and technician. In his spare time,
Caleb enjoys reading and hiking with his wife and dogs.
Sandra Jones serves as Certified Nursing Assistance Instructor.
Thrift Store Sales Associate
Thrift Store Manager
Darlene Harden is the Mission Texarkana Thrift Store Manager. She is a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding antique, vintage, and resale merchandise. She is a member of Cowboy church and enjoys fishing in her free time.