Who we are.

Welcome Home of Chattanooga began with six friends of diverse backgrounds gathering together in prayer and mindfulness, recognizing a need for a shelter to serve those who are seriously ill.  With encouragement from the community, we were able to turn "we wish" into "we can!".

Founding members include Sherry Campbell, Rachel Smith, Cassondra Smith, Christie Smith, Lauren Jones and our very beloved Duane Wade.  

Our current directors are Dr. Steve Coulter (Chairman), John Kerns (Vice-Chairman and Secretary), Sherry Campbell (Executive Director), Corinne Henderson (Treasurer), Jack Zollinger, Mary Ollie Newman, Matt McAdoo, Kevin Dye and DeMarland Dean, Peter Steyn, Norman Faris and Debbie Stone.

We are also very grateful for our friends, who provide wisdom and support. We acknowledge that the only way our city's first comfort home will be successful is for it to be for the community and by the community, including partnerships with friends, agencies, neighbors, churches.  All are welcome and invited to the table.  

We are extremely grateful and offer very special acknowledgement to our friends and partners:

Bryce Kirksey, Attorney at Law
Carrie Warren, graphic designer
Michelle Kimbrell, photographer and artist
Betsy Neely Sikma, photographer
Sally White and Trey White

Trey White and friends- our very first fundraisers

Trey White and friends- our very first fundraisers

 

 
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Bryce Kirksey, Attorney at Law

Michelle Kimbrell, photographer and artist

Betsy Neely Sikma, photographer

Sally White and Trey White