The Board of Directors and staff of Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc. espouse as our primary goals to strive to lessen the poverty and despair among the homeless in the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. The Community Kitchen is sponsored and supported by Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc., an organization of churches in the greater Chattanooga area, the ministry and mission of which is to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate without expectation of recompense, but out of love and compassion for mankind. We hope to accomplish these goals by operating a feeding program open to all; by identifying specific needs of the men, women and children we serve; by developing or supporting existing programs which address these needs within the limits of available resources; by acting as advocates for those we serve; and by actively soliciting church and community support for our programs while at the same time coordinating our activities with other programs serving the homeless.
The Board of Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc., dba/ The Chattanooga Community Kitchen, is rather unique. As part of our faith based heritage, and because of the founding churches’ intent to make the Kitchen an arm of the church (not a replacement for it), our Board is comprised of churches and organizations (not individuals). In order to allow for meetings and quorums, the churches and organizations appoint individuals to represent them at the Board meetings. A Board Executive Committee meets monthly, followed by quarterly full Board meetings. The Board has the responsibility of steering the ministry and mission of the Community Kitchen and ensuring that all decisions and actions of the organization are appropriate.
We are always interested in expanding our ministry by welcoming new additions to our Board. If your church or organization would like to join the Community Kitchen Board, please inquire with our business office at (423) 756-4222.
Board Churches and Member Organizations:
Members at Large:
Ms. Julie Buhrman
Mr. James Fry
Ms. Joanna Holland
Mr. Everett Kerr
Mr. Jay Moore
Mr. William Wilkerson