Tim and Cindy Zulker founded the Philip Center in 2003. Tim served on the staff of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship at Princeton University from 1983 to 1994. He and Cindy then joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and moved to Providence, RI, and directed the campus ministry at Brown University until 2003. Tim holds degrees in English Literature (BA) from Eastern College, English Literature (MA) from Boston College and Christian Thought (MA) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves their church, Godspeed Fellowship, part-time as the teaching elder. In his spare time, Tim can be found at his kids’ swim meets, hiking in the woods or taming the great outdoors of his own backyard. Cindy joined the staff of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship in 1989 when she married Tim. She holds degrees in Psychology (BA) from Taylor University, in Counseling (MA) from Trenton State College and studied for an MA in Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Tim and Cindy, with their four children, make their home in Barrington, RI.
Rich and Susan Fulton joined the staff of the Philip Center in November of 2006. Rich served for many years in business management, and both he and Susan have served in their local churches in men’s and women’s ministries. Rich and Susan bring with them a love for sharing Christ, having come to faith as adults. They have expanded The Philip Center’s ministry in Connecticut and have served heartily by overseeing Philip Center events. Rich earned a BS in Business from Castleton State College, and Susan graduated from the University of Hartford with a BA in Sociology and from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelors in Social Work. Rich and Susan have three children, and live in Seekonk, MA. Rich serves Godspeed Fellowship as an elder and Susan as a deaconess.
Miranda Laughlin serves as the Director of Summer OFF. Originally from Colorado, Miranda, together with her husband Derek and their two boys, moved to the Providence area from Dallas, Texas in 2017. In Dallas, Miranda worked for six years as a teacher and instructional coach at an urban elementary school. Prior to that, she was the Program Coordinator for a youth residential camp in Colorado Springs, CO. Miranda holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Miranda and her family live in Seekonk, MA.
Board of Directors
Allison Desautell has been involved with Summer OFF as both a volunteer and as a church leader for several years. She has been married for 30 years to Doug Desautell, an elder at New Covenant Christian Fellowship in Attleboro, MA. They live in North Attleboro and have three grown sons. Allison has been tutoring students and teaching classes to home schoolers at Good Company Tutorials for over a decade.
Rob Mushen is a current member of the Philip Center Board of Directors, serving as a “Workplace Director”. Rob is employed as a Scientist with the Office of Naval Research, where he oversees and advises the Navy on future scientific technology efforts. Rob serves at Generation Church in Wakefield, RI as a leader, teacher and treasurer. He is blessed to serve alongside his wife, Marileen, and their three children. Rob is a huge fan of the outdoors, and enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and especially…skiing! He also loves to hang out with Marileen and their kids doing the same things. Rob holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has lived in Narragansett, RI for the past 20 years (except for one year in Virginia and another year in Perth, Australia).
Dana Huddleston is currently a Board Member with the Philip Center and has been involved with Summer Off since its beginning. Dana and his wife Christine of 25 years currently live just outside of Dallas, TX and are members of The Village Church. Together they serve in the Recovery and Support ministry with a focus on Marriage Reconciliation and Discipleship. Dana works for Caliber Home Loans in the Servicing Division. Despite being in Texas now for six years (and now owning boots and a Stetson) he remains a loyal and avid New England pro sports fan with an occasional “Hook em” thrown in.
Shaun Pillay (bio coming soon)