GCM announces new board

The Greer Community Ministries (GCM) board of directors for the 2020-2021 fiscal year includes seven returning and four new members.

Bob Stroud will serve as board chair and will be joined on the executive team by Richard Falconer and Jennifer Almy. Stroud is a consultant with Holder Electric Supply. Falconer is a retired businessman and longtime volunteer at GCM. Almy is the clinical nutrition manager at Pelham Medical Center.

Rev. Earl Simmons, senior pastor at Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church, also joined the board earlier this year.

“This fiscal year has certainly presented its challenges, but I am confident that with God’s guidance and the leadership of this board, we will continue to serve this community well,” said Donny Kauffman, GCM executive director.

Returning board members include Brooke Lathrop, vice president and branch manager at GrandSouth Bank; Candice Good, past GCM board chair and Greer market administrator at CountyBank; Alison Rauch, Greer CPW public information officer; Tommy Hughes, retired educator; Rhonda Turner, CBL vice president; Randall Hipp, City of Greer deputy fire marshal; and Mindi Calvert, commercial client officer, United Bank.

“I am thankful for this board allowing their giftedness to be utilized here at GCM,” Kauffman said.

The board meets bi-monthly. For more information about GCM, visit gcminc.org.