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Board of Directors


Cora Rhew, Founder/Executive Director – Interim President.  Cora founded Crossroads Ministry in 2002 while housing a single mom, her baby, and her 14 year old sister for six months.  Crossroads Ministry became a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation in 2005.  In 2006 she provided a home and safe place for a first time young mom and her baby daughter and from June 2012 to June 2014 provided a home to a single mom trying to regain custody of her daughter who had been taken out of state by the child’s father.  Her passion and dedication to the issue of homeless and/or at-risk single moms and their young children is where her heart and focus is and seeing her vision come to fruition is her goal.  Cora previously volunteered at Choices Resource Center helping with the babies and toddlers during parenting classes and at STAR (Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding) working with teenagers and women working towards a measure of independence while learning handling and coping skills on horseback.  She is currently a Member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, NightTime Altrusa of Anderson County, Tennessee, Networking Today International, Domestic Violence Task Force of Anderson County, CAB (Community Advisory Board of Anderson County), and the Anderson County Homelessness Collaboration.

Jean Norris – Treasurer.  Jean attended a “Tea for Two” event in 2015 as a guest; and, after learning about the scope and goals of Crossroads Ministry, knew that she wanted to be involved!  Having grown up in a very loving and supportive family, she is keenly aware that not all young women share that experience in today’s complicated world.  Always being a very independent woman, she seeks to help these at-risk young women find a way to adapt, function, and succeed with their lives and families in today’s fast-paced world.  She also serves as the Secretary of the Foundation Board for the Emory Valley Center.  Jean graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Administration and holds a Certified Administrative Professional designation with a specialty in Organizational Management  (CAP-OM) from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.  She is retired now having worked at the Y-12 Weapons Complex for 32 years and also Energy Solutions for 10 years.  Jean brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude and possibility-thinking mindset to her role on the Board.

Brenda Lee-Longmire – Secretary. Brenda is sharing her expertise and experience in hopes of bringing great value to Crossroads Ministry. She is involved in Crossroads fundraiser ‘Tea for Two’ by hosting a table and is taking a major role in developing new fundraisers. Brenda currently holds certifications in; International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), CAP-OM (Certified Administrative Professional-Organizational Management). She has been a member of the IAAP Oak Ridge Chapter since 2005, serving as; Advisor to the President, Past President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Board Member, Newsletter Editor Oak Ridge Chapter & TN Division, TN Division, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Chaired Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon (APW) and Chaired Chapter Fundraisers and community services activities. She is currently employed by ORAU as Senior Administrative Support Specialist in the IT Department and has worked at ORAU for over 21 years. Education includes: Graduated from Oak Ridge High School; Anderson County Centers for Occupational Development – High Tech Office Skills and Roane State Community College – Management, Office Administration, Office Systems & Technology and Advanced Organizational Management. Brenda is an Oak Ridge native and enjoys painting and arts/crafts.

Kim Mitchell – Board Member,  Former Director of Marketing with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, is the mother of three grown children and has been married to her husband, Kent, for 31 years. Kim and her husband moved to Anderson County in 1990 for a job opportunity and it was “home” from day one. They have raised all three of their children here and all of their children work, live and worship in the area. When her children were young, Kim was given a vision from God about taking care of single mothers and helping them to raise their children. Joining the board of Crossroads is the fulfillment of that vision for her. Over the years, she has helped in several ‘ministries’ in the area including being a Girl Scout leader (and she is still involved in several of her girls lives) and being a part of the “Angel Food” ministry with St. Mark United Methodist Church and the Clinton Church of God to help supply inexpensive food for struggling families for six years. Kim is excited to see what Crossroads Ministries can accomplish in Anderson County!

Tammy Hannon MSN, RN – Board Member. Associate Professor of Nursing, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge

Karen Kirby – Board Member, Former Compliance Manager, Currently Project Employee, Hittman Transport Services