Meet the Team

Terry cole

(Missionary & Founder)

Terry is a commissioned missionary of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was baptized at age 13 by Calvary Baptist Church, Borger, Texas. He joined Covenant Presbyterian Church in 1999. Prior to ministry, Terry worked as an electrical engineer for 25 years. Most notably Terry edited international standards for Wi-Fi and ADSL. Terry began serving the street-dependent youth in 2003 and left high tech for this calling in 2008.

Rosie Cole

(Beloved Counseling Dog)

Rosie is our counseling animal. She loves working with our clients. She is always up for showing our clients unconditional love. She never tires of receiving pets or sitting in laps. She is a registered Maltese. She's non-allergenic and doesn't shed and is welcomed by most of our church partners!

Joined in 2010

SUzanne zucca

(Guidance Counselor & Groups Coordinator)

Suzanne joins us after graduating Bible college and has a degree from UT in English. She is an experienced worship leader. She and her husband, Nic, have two grown daughters. She loves writing, reading, cooking, swimming, and preaching the gospel. Her favorite thing is loving those in front of her, praying, calling believers into who they are in Christ, and inviting those who don’t yet know Him to join the family of God.

Joined in August 2018

Alan Richard

(Drop-In Coordinator)

Alan is one of our "person in charge" drop-in leaders at SYMin. His hobbies are mostly art and sports based. He feels that helping to give back to where he came from brings a lot of joy.

Joined in September 2020

Matt Armentrout

(Logistics Coordinator & Drop-in Worker)

Matt is one of our drop-in workers at SYMin. His hobbies are gaming, rope dart, and watching anime. He want to have a career as a metalsmith one day. 

Joined in August 2021

Jessica Pham

(Drop-In Worker)

Jessica graduated from Texas State University in 2023 with a degree in child development and family studies. In her free time, Jessica loves to watch movies, go shopping, and explore new places! Her favorite thing about SYMin is watching clients build relationships with other clients and staff.

Joined in May 2023

JOhn Desmarais

(Drop-In Worker)

John enjoys funny movies, quotes, helping others and giving back to the community. John is a father to two daughters and a son. He is excited to be a part of the SYMin team!

Joined in October 2023


(Drop-In Worker)

Pixie is a creative type with a variety of creative skills. She enjoys playing video games, coming up with new crafty ideas, and gardening. She is excited to be a part of the team and is thankful to give back to the community that she came from. 

   Joined in March 2024

Mandy Raiff


Mandy is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is from Dallas and moved to Austin three years ago. Mandy enjoys crocheting, travelling, writing, and drawing. Her favorite thing about Street Youth Ministry is that it creates a safe environment for clients to explore who they are and work towards their goals.  

Joined in October 2023


(San Marcos Intern)

Emily is a Senior at Texas State University. She is majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences, and is planning on going to grad school to get her counseling license! She love to dance, crochet blankets, listen to music, and bake! A fun fact about her is that she has a sweet bunny named Durango and  is left-handed! She is so excited to be part of the team and hope to meet you all!

Joined in February 2024

Andrew Raciti

(Salesforce Intern)

Andrew was born and raised in Florida where he graduated with a degree in Biological Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University. He moved with his fiance to Austin, Texas in 2021 to pursue a tech career and more specifically Salesforce. Andrew's hobbies include creating wildlife-related social media content, weightlifting, and finding "hidden gem" restaurants to try. His favorite thing about SYMin is how it provides a sense of hope and faith for many clients, along with building a sense of community for them to feel a part of. 

Joined in February 2024