We are a nonprofit nondenominational Christian missionary organization that shows inmates and gang members on the streets how much the Lord loves them and how He can help them change to live a life outside of crime. Learn about us.
Glen Fitzjerrell is the President and founder of Mission: USA.
Glen has 25 years of frontline ministry experience and has done pioneering work in both gang outreach and prison aftercare ministry. His work has been profiled on NPR’s "This American Life," Moody Radio, and NBC news.
Glen is originally from Houston, Texas, where he began his ministry career in the nation’s top juvenile correctional facility. He and Jane have been married since 1991.
Jed Brewer serves as director of Mission:USA Productions. In this role, Jed crafts print, film, and audio media to help communicate the Gospel to men and women coming out of addiction and incarceration. In addition, Jed oversees our microfinance giving program, BridgeBox.
Jed also supervises and designs our Bridge service, including writing original music, and designing media appropriate for those attending the service.
Jed is originally from Miami, FL and has worked extensively in the media and technology sectors. He and Hallie have been married since 2010.
Matt King’s primary focus is equipping young people in ministry with Mission: USA know-how. As a part of this, Matt writes a Question-and-Answer blog, TheBridgeChicago on Tumblr, and also hosts and produces a weekly podcast called "Say That!" where Mission:USA staff answer listeners' questions about matters of faith and God.
In addition, Matt is responsible for development efforts for the organization, and works to evangelize potential donors about our microfinance giving program, BridgeBox.
Matt is originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He came to Christ through the ministry of Young Life, and has significant experience as a youth minister with his home church (Christ Community Church).
Peter Lawson serves as Director of Outreach for Mission:USA. In this role, Peter oversees our Cook County Jail ministry and street-level outreach, creating innovative new strategies for ministry behind bars.
Peter also serves as the head of our Deacons Division program, which offers part-time work with Mission:USA for men and women who are products of the ministry. As part of this, Peter is our primary contact person for people in need of jobs and other resources to help make positive changes in their lives.
Peter is originally from Wheaton, Illinois and holds a Master’s Degree in Double Bass Performance. He and Tasha have been married since 2010.
Tasha Lawson serves as Housing Coordinator at The Bridge, helping homeless ex-offenders, veterans, families, and others to find emergency, transitional, and long term housing. In this role, she creates partnerships with local programs, creating a pipeline to house Bridge attendees experiencing homelessness.
Serving as a leader of The Bridge ladies ministry, Hope and a Future, she works with the other ladies on staff to create motivating outreach programs for women in shelters, teenagers, and those looking to change their lives in Chicago. Tasha is also an active volunteer with our Cook County Jail ministry.
Tasha is originally from Detroit, Michigan and holds a Masters Degree in French Horn Performance. She and Peter have been married since 2010.