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

PCM Staff
An nine-member staff, led by the Executive Director, Lacy Boling, 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.

Lacy Boling

Executive Director

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Kathy Rowland

Administrative Assistant

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Sheila Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Director 

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Tasha Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Supervisor

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Gina Stafford

Homeless & Housing Case Manager

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John Lewter

Administrative Assistant II

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Amy Allcock

Emergency Services Specialist

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Tiffany Shemwell

Community Engagement Liaison

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Board of Directors


Rev. David Garrett, Board Chair
Maurie McGarvey, Vice-Chair
Brandon Oliver, Treasurer
Mark Ashburn, Attorney

Members at Large

  Rev. Ben Boone
  Iftakhar Choudhury
  Rene Dawson
  Megan Frederich
  Peggy Henney
  Chris Krueger
  Kathy McHaney
  Julie Price
  Ernest Robinson
  Erin Soltys
  Erle Tremper
  John Williams, Jr.

2023 PCM Annual Report


2022 PCM Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

Supporting Congregations

Amazing Grace Lutheran

Arcadia United Methodist

Bethel Tabernacle

Broadway United Methodist

Christ Community Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Concord United Methodist

East Baptist Church

Faith Center of Paducah

First Baptist Church of Paducah 

First Christian Church of Paducah

First Presbyterian Church


Fountain Avenue United Methodist

Gospel Mission Worship Center

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Episcopal Church of Paducah 

Grace Fellowship

Harrison Street Missionary Baptist

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Hope Chapel

Immanuel Baptist

Islamic Center of Paducah

Lebanon United Methodist 

Lone Oak United Methodist 


Massac United Methodist

New Covenant Fellowship

New Ebenezer Baptist Church

Oakalone Christian Church 

Olivet Baptist Church

Paducah Seventh-day Adventist

Palestine United Methodist

Reidland Christian Church

Reidland Church of Christ

Reidland United Methodist

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church

St. John A.M.E. Church 

St. John the Evangelist

St. Matthew Lutheran

St. Matthew by the Lake



St. Paul Lutheran

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Temple Israel

Trinity Baptist

Trinity United Methodist

United Church of Paducah

Way of Christ Bible Fellowship

West End Baptist

Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian


If your congregation was accidentally omitted, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
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please contact us or call 270.442.6795.

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