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We help your friends, neighbors, and family. It is our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need.

Help provide food and shelter for families in need! RCS relies heavily on donations from individuals and businesses to support our efforts. We need your help!

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We rely on volunteers who are eager to serve in any capacity they can. There are individual and group volunteer opportunities available.

The success of our mission is strengthened by the generosity of our volunteers.



What we’re about

  • soup kitchen
  • clothing closet
  • homeless shelter
  • transportation assistance
  • disaster relief and recovery
  • food pantry
  • rent & utility assistance
  • enrichment & education

Who we help

We help the men and women who have lost their job for reasons beyond their control. We help the children who need a well-balanced meal when school is not in session. We help the families who have lost their homes from an unforgiving natural disaster and need a place to stay or assistance starting over. We help the women who have been abused and need a safe place to stay with their children. We help your neighbors, friends and family. It is our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need by providing quality programs and services that provide assistance and promote self-sufficiency.

Who We Are

  • 24 individuals serve on our Board of Directors
  • Executive Director and Public Relations/CFO
  • A staff of 10 who oversee the Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter,Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Prescription Medicine, Rent & Utility Assistance, Enrichment & Education, and Community Outreach
  • More than 300 volunteeers who are ready to serve in the kitchen, warehouse, or shelter. Wherever there is a need we count on our volunteers to be there.

Board of Directors

    • Lynn Anderson
    • Deborah Cook
    • Toni Deichmann
    • Paul Dernier
    • Dick Dodson
    • Sonia Fonville
    • Eileen Griswold
    • Bill Hawkins
    • Sara King
    • Ronnie Lovick
    • Lynn Maletzky
    • Mary McLeod
    • Peter Moeller
    • Bill Morris
    • Patti Peebles
    • Rick Phillips
    • Angie Scott
    • Eric Smith
    • Wendy Stallings
    • Sheila Stansberry
    • Kimsey R. Welch



Michael McMillanExecutive Director

Michael first joined RCS as a volunteer in the Soup Kitchen in 2005 after moving to New Bern from Florida. He was the Director of Shelter Services at RCS from 2008-2011 when he transitioned to his role as Executive Director. Michael is a natural leader in this role and is grateful for the incredible support the community provides to help those in need. In addition to his responsibilities at RCS, he and his wife Karen have 4 grown children and enjoy the many activities in and around the New Bern area.


Juliet RogersAssistant Executive Director

Juliet joined RCS in August of 2012. She has two great kids, Kelly and Julian, and a really cute husband, Richard. New Bern has been home for 13 years and a wonderful place to raise her kids.  She is lucky to have her Mom and Dad living  in New Bern as well.   She loves RCS because it loved her first, and she looks forward to lots of years serving the people of New Bern and surrounding counties.






Roseann BrownellMinistries Coordinator

Roseann joined RCS on January 1, 1998 as the Soup Kitchen Manager.  Over the years, her duties have evolved to include volunteer coordinator, food pantry, clothing closet and warehouse ministries. A native of  New Bern, Roseann has watched New Bern grow in many ways and loves what she does for God and for RCS. She and her husband have two sons and enjoy the many activities that go on in and around the New Bern area.


Susan KachurBookkeeper

Susan began working with RCS as a soup kitchen volunteer, but has just recently joined the team as the bookkeeper in Fall of 2014. Susan and her husband moved to New Bern in 2007 with their 3 children and truly feel that it was a blessing from God that relocated them to the area. They have enjoyed being a part of the New Bern community. She has spent most of her recent time as a highly active volunteer in the school system and is looking forward to the time ahead of her serving with RCS.