Leadership

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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 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.

Board of Directors

Daniel Kirchner, Ph.D., Board President, Professor of Philosophy, Centre College

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

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

Melissa Caudill, Community Activist

Merry Cooper, Librarian, Boyle County Public Library

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

Sidney Ratliff, CEO Mozybeau Farms

team grace

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

Rochelle Bayless, Executive Director
Jennifer Earle, Business Manager
Grant Neff, Chef
Monariea Wyatt, Sous-Chef

Will Cocanougher, Cook/Kitchen Assistant
Stephanie Mardis Weber, Cafe Manager
Everette Worthington, Dishwasher
Mason Kanapple, Dishwasher/Kitchen Assistant