Leadership

RochelleRochelle Bayless, Founder & Executive Director
An eighth generation Kentuckian, Rochelle is an artist, graphic designer, and nonprofit communications/fundraising professional with more than 25 years of experience serving the arts, museum, historic preservation, and human services fields. During her tenure in the nonprofit sector, Rochelle gained valuable experience including: strategic planning, fund development best practices, board development and governance, event planning, and community outreach.

In addition, Rochelle is an interfaith chaplain and for many years served the spiritual needs of incarcerated women at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT. Her publication, A Theology of Food: Seeing Food as Acts of Grace (Hartford Seminary 2013) is the basis and inspiration for Grace Café. Rochelle holds a MA from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT and a BFA from Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, CT.

Jennifer Earle, Business Manager
Grant Neff, Chef
Monariea Wyatt, Sous Chef
Stephanie Mardis Weber, Cafe Manager
Will Cocanougher, Cook/Kitchen Assistant
Everette Worthington, Dishwasher
Mason Kanapple, Dishwasher/Kitchen Assistant

Board of Directors

  • Daniel Kirchner, Ph.D., Board President, Professor of Philosophy, Centre College
  • Joanie Lukins, Board Treasurer, Living Waters for the World ministry
  • Winfield Frankel, Esq., Board Secretary & General Counsel for Grace Café
  • Melissa Caudill, Community Activist
  • Merry Cooper, Librarian, Boyle County Public Library
  • Regan Devlin, Centre College ’17, Journalism Major
  • Julie Nelson, Owner, Maple Tree Gallery & Heart of Danville Board Member
  • Heather G. Pennington, Esq. DelCotto Law Group, PLLC
  • Sidney Ratliff, Founder & CEO of Mozybeau Farms, Perryville

Community Advisors

  • Al Ataide
  • Mary Cahalane, Development Consultant
  • Nick Lacy, Photographer & Social Activist
  • CR Payne, Hunger activist, Founder & Executive Director of Greater Harvest Ministries, former Director of Harvesting Hope Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
  • Teresa Payne
  • Quentin Scholtz, Local farmer, retired United Methodist Church Minister
  • Rebecca Scholtz, Local farmer with a B.S. & M.S. in Foods and Nutrition
  • John Wyatt, Market Master, Boyle County Farmer’s Market
  • Monariea Wyatt, Briar Knob Bread