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