Rochelle 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 a non-denominational interfaith chaplain and for many years served the spiritual needs of incarcerated women at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT. Her master's thesis, 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.

Board of Directors

Heather G. Pennington, Esq. Board President, DelCotto Law Group, PLLC

Joanie Lukins, Board Treasurer, Living Waters for the World Ministry

Julie Nelson, Board Secretary, Owner, Maple Tree Gallery & Heart of Danville Board Member

Anna Bushong, Centre Chair, Class of 2021

Melissa Caudill, Community Activist

Libby Joiner, Social Worker

Don Porter, Community Hunger Activist

Joey Pusateri, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church

Quentin Scholtz, Servants’ Servant Ministry, Pastor

Team Grace

Rochelle Bayless, Founder & Executive Director

Will Cocanougher, Café Manager

Jennifer Earle, Business Manager

Connor Frey, Weekend Cook

Lisa Ingram, Cook/Assistant Kitchen Manager

Kari Kuh, Marketing & Development Manager

Kathy Russell, Assistant Café Manager

Everette Worthington, Dishwasher

Victoria Worthington, Dishwasher

Monariea Wyatt, Head Cook /Kitchen Manager

staff photo 2019