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, Corinne 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 and a ‘Parents as Teachers Affiliate’. Corinne’s focus in the field of social work is with families and children in a preventive capacity. She is drawn to vulnerable populations, such as families in poverty, and aspires 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, Joseph Bathe
Dr. Joseph A. Bathe has served in full-time Christian ministry for over 50 years, which includes pastorates in NC, FL, TN, KY, LA, and OH. In addition, he and his wife Evelyn served as national evangelists, ministering in 30 states. Dr. Bathe has served as a Bible college instructor, in various youth ministry positions which included directing youth camps, and in media-related ministries. He has experience in business and served as a church executive business administrator and as state treasurer for his church organization. He has been a keynote speaker for seminars, conferences, and men’s retreats. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Dr. Bathe holds an Associate Degree in Music and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Pastoral Studies. He received his Doctorate of Ministries Degree in Pastoral Studies from Covington Theological Seminary. His personal interests include model architecture, fishing, and landscaping. He is presently serving in the chaplain ministry of his local church. He and his wife Evelyn have one son, Jonathan, who is married and living in Lynchburg, VA. They are the proud grandparents of Brooklyn and Jackson.
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.”
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.
Clothing Department Manager, Angela Quimby
God has blessed me with a great ministry, I have been involved here for 3-4 years now. If you’re looking for a place to serve while having a great time this is the place to be.
Receptionist, Nolette Rose
My daughter, Hannah, and I moved to Cleveland in 2000 so I could attend Lee University. I graduated in 2003 from Lee with a B.S. in Christian Education. Prior to working at The Caring Place, I taught school for 10 years and I have been involved in single-parent ministry for 25 years. My heart for ministry and service is largely shaped by my experience as a single-parent for 20 years. My scripture is Isaiah 61:1-3.