Speakers Bureau

We welcome the opportunity to speak to your group or participate in your event. Please contact us at least 3-4 weeks in advance of your event with as much information as possible.

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Reverend Richard Trickel

Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Richard Trickel has served as the Chief Executive Officer of The City Mission since August of 2004. Rich has extensive ministry experience that spans over 35 years with a primary focus on training and equipping God’s people for service and effective ministry. As the leader of one of Cleveland’s oldest and most vibrant non-profits, Rich offers a unique perspective on the needs in an urban community and understands the important role service organizations play in transforming lives. Rich holds a diploma in Bible and Missions, a BA in Communications and an MS in Administrative Leadership in Adult Education.

Michael Parry

Chief Development Officer

Cleveland native Michael Parry joined the staff of The City Mission of Cleveland in 2010. As a certified fund raising executive (CFRE), he has 22 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with some of the most well-known national charities and smaller local ones.  His staff helps raise the Mission’s $5.4 million operating budget, all of which comes from private donations (no government funding). He also manages the planned giving program and builds awareness of The City Mission’s Endowment Foundation, a separate organization committed to providing operating support for The City Mission in perpetuity.  A graduate of the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, Michael’s artistic pursuits include serving as a vocal soloist in area churches and past membership in the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

Linda Uveges

Chief Operating Officer

Linda Uveges started at The City Mission as a volunteer in various areas of Laura’s Home in 2003.  She joined the staff in 2005, initially serving at Angeline Christian Home.  When the services of Angeline were merged into Laura’s Home Women's Crisis Center, Linda served in a wide variety of staff roles before servinig as Laura's Home Manager.  She is currently our Chief Operating Officer.

Her the wide range of experiences and perspecitves in her tenure uniquely equip her as an ideal leader of this powerful and multifaceted ministry.  Linda is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Non-Profit Administration. 

Chaplain Brent Richards

Inmate Outreach Services Program Manager

As the Inmate Outreach Services Program Manager for 12 years, Brent oversees the life-changing ministry of sharing the gospel to men and women who are incarcerated in our local city and state correctional facilities. This mission is accomplished through a variety of outreach services including worship services, Bible studies, prayer and one-on-one fellowship with inmates.

Brent and his team of volunteers aim to transform the lives of inmates from the inside out by reminding them that God's love and forgiveness is available to all who will call on Him and that they too are offered a second chance.

As a Chaplain for more than 30 years, Brent has witnessed countless lives impacted and families restored through the power of jail and prison ministries.