Tim Zulker is the Executive Director of The Philip Center. In 2003 he founded The Philip Center with his wife Cindy with a vision to see the church in New England grow through evangelism and church planting. He was one of the planters of Godspeed Church in East Providence, RI in 2005. Prior to founding The Philip Center, Tim had been in campus ministry, serving with Princeton Christian Fellowship at Princeton University from 1983 to 1994 and then with Cru at Brown University from 1994 to 2003. Tim holds degrees in English Literature (MA) from Boston College and Christian Thought (MA) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Cindy Zulker serves as an advisor to The Philip Center
staff. She has degrees in counseling (B.A. and M.A.) and studied theology and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Cindy currently serves Day One (Providence, RI) as a advocate and
first-responder for sexually trafficked and abused women. She also leads The Awareness Project, a group of women seeking to bring awareness of sex trafficking in RI to men, women and children around the state.
Miranda Laughlin is 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.
Rich Fulton joined our staff in 2007 and serves The Philip Center as Director of Special Projects and Events. Rich has lived in New England all his life, graduating from Castleton State College, VT with a degree in Business Administration. Rich worked for many years in business management, then participated as a founding elder in Godspeed Church, East Providence, RI, where he continues to serve.
Susan Fulton joined our staff in 2006 and currently serves as both co-Director of Coaching and Care, and as administrative manager. Susan graduated from the University of Hartford with a BA in Sociology and from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelors in Social Work. Susan has also completed studies with the Professional Christian Coaching International.
Jim Davis serves as co-Director of Coaching and Care, encouraging and meeting with church planters, pastors, and inner-city workers and their families to help them sustain balance through the challenges of urban ministry. Jim grew up in inner-city Providence, and after 27 years of a successful career with Blount Fine Foods, he entered full-time ministry, serving first at Barrington Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor and Director of Visitation, and then for eleven years as the missionary pastor of Faith Community Church, Providence.