Since 1990, the Housing and Homeless Council has given grants totaling $4,662,838.
This map shows the location of the organizations that have received grants. Many have received multiple grants.
The Homeless Offering
Funding for the grants comes from the Homeless Offering, usually taken in United Methodist Churches the fourth Sunday in February, designated by the Annual Conference as Homeless Offering Sunday. (Some churches take the Homeless Offering on other Sundays that are more appropriate for their local church calendar.) Any other donations given to the Housing and Homeless Council also go to support the grant funding.
Rev. Laura Rappold began as Director of the Housing and Homeless Council on July 7, 2015. Prior to holding this position, Laura served as the Director of Case Management for the Transitional Housing program at Action Ministries, Inc. She is passionate about addressing the issues surrounding homelessness and poverty, and loves partnering with congregations and ministries across the conference to work towards solutions for ending homelessness. Contact her at email@example.com or 866.333.1760.
The North Georgia United Methodist Housing & Homeless Council is an agency of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and was created to partner with and support churches and other organizations who are ministering to those experiencing poverty and homelessness. The Council grants funds to churches and non-profit agencies that provide housing, food pantries,rental and utility assistance, clothing closets, and other services to our brothers and sisters in need.
The Council is made up of a clergy and a lay representative from each of the 12 districts in the North Georgia Conference plus up to 12 at-large members. These members are volunteers, elected by the Annual Conference. They give generously of their time, energy, skills, knowledge and resources.
Council Members Page
2016-2017 Council Members:
ACPK Clergy : Alfred Hoard At Large Clergy:
ACPK Lay: Cindy Corona Thom Shores
ADOX Clergy: Travia Speer Zach Fitzpatrick
ADOX Lay: Charles Barber Jennifer Hansen
AGST Clergy: Julia Crim Karen Lyons
AGST Lay: Steve Cutcliffe Sally Oakes
AMAR Clergy: Roger Vest (chair)
AMAR Lay: Louise Young
AMRY Clergy: Joseph Crawford
AMRY Lay: Woody Driskill
AROS Clergy: Jenna Kennedy At Large Laity:
AROS Lay: Stephanie Dressler Cindy Campbell
ATHN Clergy: Matt Parker Cece Dixon
ATHN Lay: Shirley Alcorn Pam Buzbee
GNSV Clergy: Sandy Skinner (vice-chair) Jo Sheetz
GNSV Lay: Jennifer Boydstun Phylississ Ransom
GRFN Clergy: Candy Thacker Karen Forehand- secretary
GRFN Lay: Barbara Rankin Howard Cox
LAGR Clergy: Deborah Holloway Darlene Duke
LAGR Lay: Carol Cain
NWST Clergy: Guy Kent Emeritus Members:
NWST Lay: Donna Greeson Lige Moore
ROCA Clergy: Skip Mitchell Verdery Cunningham
ROCA Lay: John Bailey Sara Worden
Director: Laura Rappold
Connectional Ministries Rep: Tonya Lawrence
Persons in Poverty Rep: Pamela Perkins Carn
Resettlement Rep: Andy Peabody
Cabinet Rep: Richard Chewning