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

Lacy Boling

Executive Director

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Kathy Rowland

Kathy Rowland

Administrative Assistant

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Sheila Forrest

Sheila Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Director 

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Tasha Forrest

Tasha Forrest

Fresh Start Village Shelter Supervisor

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Gina Stafford

Gina Stafford

Homeless & Housing Case Manager

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John Lewter

John Lewter

Financial Development Coordinator

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Amy Allcock

Amy Allcock

Emergency Services Specialist

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Karen Burton

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.

2022 PCM Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

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
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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