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Our Leadership

  • Executive Director and CEO

  • Associate Executive Director

  • CFO / Senior Director

  • Senior Director

  • Senior Director

  • Senior Director

Executive Director and CEO

Stuart L. Harper
Executive Director and CEO

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23)

Associate Executive Director

Mike Smith
Associate Executive Director

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

CFO / Senior Director

Mark Nigro
CFO / Senior Director

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. (Proverbs 3: 5-6)

Senior Director

Raine Schreiner
Senior Director

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

Senior Director

Aubrey Calhoun
Senior Director

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)

Senior Director

Yvonne Banks
Senior Director

“ But Jesus beheld them and said unto them ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.'” Matthew 19: 26 KJV


Since 1917, Buffalo City Mission has seen the City of Buffalo and its people through hard times on every level imaginable. Through the widespread devastation of the Great Depression to the current economic downturn in our city, the Mission has opened its doors to help men, women and children restore their hope, dignity and lives.

For over 90 years, the Mission has met the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of Christ’s love and the preaching of the Gospel. Look around you and you will see our work is far from over.

Each year, more men, women and children come to us for help. At the same time, their needs become increasingly complex. Providing food and shelter to people in crisis is simply not enough.

Today, Buffalo City Mission offers long-term recovery programs, counseling, work and life-skills training, education assistance and health-care services for homeless men, women and families committed to turning their lives around. We offer outreach programs to prevent homelessness for individuals and families in the low-income community.

It will take all of us—individuals, businesses, churches, service groups and foundations—to meet the challenges ahead. Please browse our Web site and see how God works miracles at Buffalo City Mission through compassionate friends like you!

Are you interested in learning more about what Christ-based organizations like Buffalo City Mission are doing to minister to the homeless.  The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. The Buffalo City Mission is a member in good standing of the ECFA.  Founded in 1979, it is comprised of over 1,200 evangelical Christian organizations, which qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions to support their work.  ECFA’s Standards of Responsible Stewardship focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund raising and proper use of charity resources.  To learn more about the ECFA, log on to

Our Board of Directors

Grace Huff
M.S. Tax, CPA

John Pieroni
Vice President
Partner WNY Asset Management

Paul Kazmierczak
National Grid Company

Jay Manning

Michael Vincent
Retired, FBI

Donald Tom
M.J. Peterson Real Estate

Kirk Wildermuth
Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Michele Garr
Gelia, Wells and Mohr

Amitra Wall, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Buffalo State University