Bob McKinney – Chair
Tenure: Bob has served on the Board since 2004.
Profession: Works with First Tennessee Bank
”I started volunteering in the kitchen a number of years ago. Over time, I got to know several staff members and some of the Mission's guests. Eventually, I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors. It is my privilege to be associated with an organization that is devoted to following Christ's command to 'love your neighbor.'”
Leveda Parton – Vice Chair
Tenure: Leveda has served on the Board since 2004 and has been a volunteer with the Mission since 1985.
Profession: Retired, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
“Real happiness doesn’t come from being served but from serving others.”
Michelle York – Assistant Vice Chair
Tenure: Michelle has served on the Board since 2004.
Profession: Bible teacher, Africa mission trip leader, NRM volunteer
“I had no idea how broad a scope of ministry took place at the Mission until I began volunteering regularly in 2003. I saw firsthand how effective the programs and services the Mission provides were in terms of promoting life-change in the men, women and children who come there desperate for help. I saw staff that is passionate about what they do and work tirelessly every day to care for those in need. It is an honor and joy to serve in such a Christ-centered ministry that is changing people’s lives for eternity.”
Rosemary Ragan – Secretary
Tenure: Rosemary has been on the Board since 1999, but has been volunteering at the Mission since 1988.
Profession: Retired Metro Nashville School Teacher
“As a retired teacher I recognize the need for education as a part of any life-recovery program. The Mission's outreach to the hungry, the homeless, the addicted and the hurting is a program I am glad to be a part of. I am delighted we are making a difference for the glory of the Lord.”
Jerry Faulkner - Treasurer
Tenure: Jerry has served on the Board since 2001 and has been involved with the Mission since 1988.
Profession: Co-founder and owner, Faulkner Mackie & Cochran, P.C.
“Hopefully, the gifts God has given me in business will benefit the Mission. When I hear testimonies from those at the Mission, I am amazed by what God is doing and I am inspired to continue to seek ways to help. I have also come to realize I need the Mission on my faith journey as much or more than the Mission or its guests need whatever I might have to offer.”
Board of Directors
Sally Burbank, M.D.
J.V. Crockett, III , J.D.
Lorena B. Edwards
Charles Emerson, M.D.
Jerry Faulkner, CPA
Glenn A. Harris
Fran Hoogestraat , Ed.D.
John W. Lamb, M.D.
Robert McKinney , J.D.
Glen L. Roberts
Robert E. Roehl, Jr.
Thomas A. Sass
Wilbur Sensing, Jr.
Arnold Von Hagen
President and CEO
Director of Development
Director of Operations
Director of Finance and Administration