|Executive Director, Dr. Randall Howard
Before joining The Caring Place leadership team Dr. Randy Howard served as General Overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy from October 2006 until April 2013. For the previous 12 years he was the Director of Global Outreach Ministries, which included world mission ministries, evangelism, and media for the Church of God of Prophecy. During that time the Harvest Partners Ministry was developed to broaden mission support through local church partnerships. Also during that twenty year period the international membership of the Church of God of Prophecy multiplied and surpassed the one million member mark world wide. In addition the leadership structure of General Presbyters was established as continent leading Bishops were selected to form the highest level of inspirational leadership for the Church of God of Prophecy. Most recently Dr. Howard was pastor for the Rickman Church of God of Prophecy just north of Cookeville, Tennessee.
Dr. Howard has previously served the Church of God of Prophecy on the staff of the Center for Biblical Leadership, International Director of Sunday School and Evangelism, as Pastor, and as National Evangelist. He has represented the Church of God of Prophecy in the Mission America Coalition and served as Treasurer of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America. He received his Doctorate of Ministry and his Master’s Degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Howard has resided in Cleveland, TN the majority of his life, where he has raised three children, and now enjoys three grand children.
|Director of Operations, Dennis Conover. Dennis Conover became Director of Operations in January 2015. He brings to The Caring Place a broad spectrum of experience from the defense sector including project management, system analysis, contracting, and administration. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our ministries and for managing special projects. Dennis received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Dennis has been married to Sallie for nearly 43 years and they have three adult children. One daughter, her husband, and two grandchildren live in Cleveland, TN.|
|Director of Social Work- Corrine Freeman, LMSW. Corinne received her MSW degree in August of 2014 from Southern Adventist University. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She is the wife of David and mother of three wonderful children, Lily, Caedyn, and Sam.Prior to coming to Neighbors in Need, Corinne worked at the Bradley Initiative for Church and Community as Program Director for the Starfish program, an in-home parent education program that is a Parents as Teachers Affiliate.Corinne’s focus in the field of social work is with families and children in a preventive capacity. I enjoy working with teen parents to help them develop skills to overcome barriers that may impede them from reaching their goals. She is drawn to vulnerable populations, such as families in poverty, and aspire to help them break the cycles they are currently trapped in. She believes we are called to serve and seeks to do so in a way that reflects love and compassion.|
|SacPac Coordinator, Harry Hickey. Harry Hickey became Sac Pac Coordinator in August, 2015. Harry has been a volunteer with The Caring Place for several years in the food warehouse, as well as Sac Pac, where he delivered food for the children to the schools. He saw firsthand the need for providing food for the children on the weekends when they are away from school. He felt so strongly about the importance of this effort that he was willing to come out of retirement to assume the coordinator role. He grew up in Cleveland but left the area to build a career in accounting and finance after graduation from UTC with a degree in Business Administration. He returned to Cleveland with his wife, Carol in 2003 to care for family. Harry and Carol have 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. They are members of Prospect United Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Harry is a board member of the church as well as Foundation House Ministries.|
|Food Warehouse Manager, Sheila McElhaney. Sheila McElhaney began her career at The Caring Place as a volunteer. She worked in the clothing area and as a registrar for four years before joining the staff. She and her husband David have two adult sons Justin and Jared. An active member of Westmore Church of God, she enjoys singing with the sanctuary choir. The highlight of her ministry at church is working with teens. They help keep her young at heart. Being a cancer survivor, she has trusted the scripture, 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your care on Him for He cares for you.”|
|Director of Organization Advancement, Toni Miles. Antoinette Miles is a cause driven bi-mission professional. She most recently worked as Vice President of Youth development and Education for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. She also worked as a Regional Vice President, Business Development for Interactive Business Systems, Chicago Illinois for over fifteen years. Antoinette has over 30 years of business and leadership development experience. Since 2009 Antoinette has served as a Mentor for the International Institute of Mentoring (IIOM) under the direction of Pastor Judy Jacobs Tuttle. She is currently in a new season with Judy Jacobs Ministries and Dwelling Place Church International, Cleveland, TN, under the covering of Pastors Jamie and Judy Jacobs Tuttle. Antoinette holds a BA degree in Theology from the Life Christian University, Tampa Florida and a BS degree in Public Relations/Theatre from Western Kentucky University. She is also a certified Faith Career Advisor, helping the unemployed and under employed to find their God given destiny.|
|Receptionist, Nolette Rose.|
|Admin. Assistant, Julie Landberg. Julie comes to The Caring Place with a diverse background in administration and social services. She holds a BS in Paralegal Studies and a Child Care Worker Diploma (BA) from Canada. She feels blessed to be able to support the mission of The Caring Place. After a decade of multi-state travels with her husband and two children, she is pleased to have settled in Cleveland, TN. She leans heavily on Jeremiah 29:11.|
|Social Worker, Carla Days, MSW. Carla is a dedicated professional with 7+ years of combined experience in customer service/team leadership and management within the social services and healthcare environment. Her education includes Southern Adventist University-Collegedale, TN, Master of Social Work, Emphasis: Trauma (Crisis) and Emergency; Upper Iowa University– Milwaukee, WI, Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Emphasis: Counseling; Barnett Institute Training CRC – Chattanooga, TN, Clinical Research; Bryman College, National Education – Atlanta, GA, Medical Assistant. Previous positions have included the Homeless Healthcare Center and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
Her desire is strengthening and empowering those who are at a disadvantaged in their lives, as well as breaking the cycle of poverty. I understand that family and the community plays an important role in making this happen, so strengthening those relationships are also important.
|Clothing Department Manager, Angela Quimby.|
|Volunteer Recruiter/Event Lead, Savanah Foley. Savanah is a recent graduate of Lee University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BA). She has worked with Campus Crusade for Christ during her college career and continues to volunteer with them. Savanah hopes to assist The Caring Place in bringing in a diverse group of volunteers as we seek to serve the Cleveland community together. The Lord has been showing her His heart to the world, both locally and globally. A Scripture that has directed her for a number of years is Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”|