John-Mark is a native of East Tennessee and a proud advocate for families with children experiencing homelessness. He is committed to the work of bringing people (congregations, volunteers, and local community leaders) together to best benefit families living on the margins in Knox County and the surrounding area. A graduate of Carson-Newman University and Wake Forest University School of Divinity, he loves watching the MLB, drinking strong coffee, and making pop culture references. He feels deeply called to the work of helping folks find home, again.
Director of Family Support Services
Since moving to East Tennessee over six years ago, Virginia Larry has served individuals, veterans, and families experiencing homelessness. Virginia is passionate about giving those experiencing homelessness the opportunity to stabilize their situation by providing them choices and connecting them to resources within the community so they are able to obtain and maintain their own home. Virginia has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Kennesaw State University. Along with her service to her community, she is an avid animal lover, having four rescues in her home.
Housing Stability Case Manager
Alex is a native of South Carolina and has called Knoxville home since 2008. He is passionate about resourcing, advocating for, and walking with those on the margins of society. Having worked in a variety of contexts with persons experiencing house-lessness, he is excited to serve graduates of Family Promise’s emergency shelter program in helping them stabilize and maintain housing so they can better reach their goals. Alex has a BA in Intercultural Studies from Johnson University and a MSSW from The University of Tennessee. He is a proud cat dad, who enjoys good books and trying new recipes.
Betty has the smiling face you see as you enter the Day Center. She joined the staff a few years ago and answers the phone as well as other administrative duties.