About Us

Doing God’s Work with Human Hands

Paducah Cooperative Ministry is an inter-faith ministry founded in 1973 by and for local congregations. The ministry belongs to these congregations, who ask us, and enable us, to do the work that we do each day on their behalf. PCM is governed by this membership.

Mission Statement

The Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks to do God’s work with human hands by drawing together individuals and congregations to respond to basic human needs and conditions.

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Our Vision

By examining needs, determining priorities and strategies, and implementing action, the Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks to:

 

  • Provide programs and services to meet human needs
  • Promote a spirit of trust and cooperation among individuals and groups to meet the needs of our local community
  • Give visibility to human needs in the city of Paducah and McCracken County
  • Encourage community organizations to work together to meet these needs.

Our Staff

A eight-member staff, led by the Executive Director, Heidi Suhrheinrich, handles the daily operations, while the 16-member Board of Directors elected from participating congregations oversees their work. The ministry is supported by annual financial and in-kind donations and pledges from member congregations, individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Heidi Suhrheinrich

Heidi Suhrheinrich

Executive Director 

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270.442.6795

Kathy Rowland

Kathy Rowland

Administrative Assistant

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270.442.6795

Sheila Forrest

Sheila Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Director 

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270.444.0005

Karen Burton

Karen Burton

Emergency Services Volunteer Coordinator

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270.442.6795

Tasha Forrest

Tasha Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Supervisor

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270.444.0005

Gina Stafford

Gina Stafford

Homeless & Housing Case Manager

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270.442.6795

Marilyn Waldon

Marilyn Waldon

Education Specialist

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270.442.6795

John Lewter

John Lewter

Financial Development Coordinator

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270.442.6795

Jason Duffy

Jason Duffy

Bookkeeper

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270.442.6795

Glenn Warren

Glenn Warren

Emergency Services Facilitator

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270.442.6795

Board of Directors

Officers

Chris Beal, Board Chair
Erle Tremper, Vice-Chair
Brandon Oliver, Treasurer
Mark Ashburn, Attorney

Members at Large

Rev. Ben Boone, Trinity United Methodist Church
John Caywood, First Christian
Iftakhar Choudhury, Islamic Center of Paducah
Dean Emerson, Concord United Methodist
Sue Engle, Trinity United Methodist
Cindy Erickson-Zaninovich, St. Thomas More Catholic
Chris Krueger, First Presbyterian
Maurie McGarvey, Grace Episcopal Church
Erin Murphy, First Christian Church
Maribel Phelps, Central Church of Christ
Julie Price, First Christian Church
Michael Resnick, Temple Israel
Rosa Scott, House of Hope Ministries
Sarah Stewart-Holland, Grace Episcopal

Supporting Congregations

Amazing Grace Lutheran
Arcadia United Methodist
Bethel Tabernacle
Broadway United Methodist
Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle
Concord United Methodist
East Baptist
East Side Holiness
Faith Center of Paducah
First Baptist Church of Paducah
First Christian Church
First Church of the Nazarene
First Presbyterian
Fountain Avenue United Methodist
Gospel Mission Worship Center
Grace Baptist
Grace Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian
Grace Episcopal
Grace Fellowship
Greenhouse
Harrison Street Baptist
Highland Cumberland Presbyterian
Hope Chapel
Immanuel Baptist
Islamic Center of Paducah
Lebanon United Methodist
Lone Oak United Methodist
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
New Covenant Fellowship
Newton Creek Baptist
Oakalone Christian
Olivet Baptist
Paducah Seventh Day Adventist
Palestine United Methodist
Reidland Baptist
Reidland Christian
Reidland Church of Christ
Reidland United Methodist
Spring Bayou Baptist
St. John A.M.E.
St. John the Evangelist
St. Matthew Lutheran
St. Paul Lutheran
St. Thomas More Catholic
Temple Israel
Trinity Baptist
Trinity United Methodist
Twelve Oaks Baptist
United Church of Paducah
West End Baptist
Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian

If your congregation was accidentally omitted, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
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PCM has many great volunteer opportunities, let us know how you'd like to help!