At the last meeting of the MCCM Board, Scott Collier was unanimously elected to the Board.
Scott Collier grew up in Wilson County Tennessee. He attended Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a BS in Psychology with minors in Philosophy and Sociology. More importantly, it was while at MTSU that he met his wife Cristy Moss Collier. After college Scott worked for Aerotek, an information technology firm, as a Contracts Manager and Account Executive for Fortune 500 companies and Government Agencies. He went on to work as a Business Development Consultant for Microsoft / Quilogy which handled large scale software development projects for Healthcare, Financial, Entertainment and Government clients. His latest position was with a start-up contract / consulting IT firm Rezult working as Director of Business Development.
Scott and Cristy moved to South Pittsburg (her hometown) in 2007. They have two sons; Moss 9 and Locke 6. Since moving to Marion County Scott has worked with The National Cornbread Festival, most recently organizing the recycling efforts there. He also worked with others to start the South Pittsburg Recycling Center and is a board member of South Pittsburg Youth Soccer. Scott is the Chairman of the South Pittsburg Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals as well as a member of the South Pittsburg Lions Club. He has volunteered at MCCM for the past few years.
As our ministry to the hungry in Marion County continues to grow* we find that our weekly food requirements have outgrown the hauling capabilities of a full size pickup truck. As a result we are having to place a grocery order with one of our suppliers more often than weekly to keep up with the demand. Our volunteers who keep us stocked are being called upon far too often.
Rev. Cecil Baxter, Roy Barton, Derrald Beck, Scott Collier, Kenneth Dalton, Jim Gohlmann, William Grider, Ed Hooper, Rev. Gene Lewis, Rhonda Mines, Jerry Don Moss, Douglas Scruggs, and Donnie Smith work diligently to keep our inventory levels sufficient to meet the demand. These volunteers, often unseen and unsung, donate their time, their trucks and their gasoline. Folks, we greatly appreciate you and your efforts.
In order to mitigate this problem the Board voted to acquire a truck. Through the efforts of our Board President, Derrald Beck, recently we acquired the used 17 foot box truck shown above. The truck also serves as temporary storage facility.
Having a truck creates additional expense for MCCM: diesel fuel and oil, insurance, and maintenance. If you, your Church or your organization can, please consider a donation to the MCCM Truck Fund.
* Average Number of boxes given per week
||Boxes Per Week
|2013 (as of Jan 30)
The MCCM Board hosted a dinner on January 26 as a way to thank our volunteers for all their hard work. Approximately 80 folks met in the fellowship hall of Jasper First Baptist Church and enjoyed a great meal prepared and served by the feeding ministry of Grace Baptist Church of Manchester. Grace Baptist uses the proceeds of events like ours to fund a ministry to feed the hungry.
After a few words of welcome and thanks by Ginger England and Derrald Beck, thanksgiving for the meal and for our volunteers was offered to God by the Rev. Gene Lewis, Pastor of Baptist Hill Baptist,Jasper.