Family Promise Board of Directors
Rev. Sunny B. Ridings,
Chair of Board
Sunny is assisting with the Public Relations Committee.
Rev. Sunny B. Ridings has been an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2004. She currently serves as the Senior Minister of First Christian Church (DOC) in Rockwood. Sunny is proud to be Douglas and Lizzy’s mom and David’s wife. Sunny loves working with Family Promise because the program provides much needed support to valuable and vulnerable people (homeless families). Other things Sunny enjoys are: hiking, watching movies, playing superheros or Star Wars (thanks to her son) and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Christina is a Family Nurse Practitioner with Summit Medical Group.
She is a member of Morrison Hill Christian Church and volunteers on medical mission trips.
After living in Roane County for nearly 20 years, Christina considers it a privilege to give back to her community serving with all of the other talented and committed board members as well as the numerous indispensable volunteers to affect a positive difference in homelessness in this county.
and Chair of the Finance Committee
Sherry has been a resident of Roane County since 2010. She moved here from Farragut to enjoy life on the lake. She and her husband, Jeff, are the proud parents of two adult daughters. She is an active participant and member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Kingston.
She currently serves as president of the Loch Haven Estates HOA, a driver for Round About Roane, an afterschool homework helper at Evans Heights community center and volunteer for Roane Imagination Library. Sherry looks forward to serving further in this organization to help families in Roane County.
and Chair of the Personnel Committee
Donna serves as a member at Morrison Hill Christian Church. Donna is retired from a career in social services. Her background includes employment with Roane County Schools Student Support Department, a Home Visitor for Head Start in Roane County, a Child Development Specialist at Helen Ross McNabb Center, and a foster care and adoptions worker for Knox County Department of Children’s Services.
Donna desires to work with Family Promise as she is aware of the incredible need for housing for children and families in Roane and surrounding counties. Second, it is exciting for her to work with a program that encourages Christians to serve together.
Chair of Public Relations
Roane County Teacher for 32 years
Member of the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Volunteer after school tutor in Rockwood
Anne serves on the board of Family Promise because she cannot imagine how terrifying it must be to be a child who does not know where he/she is going to sleep at night, where the next meal will be, or how to stay warm and dry.
Pastor Wendy Neff,
Chair of Volunteer Coordinators
Wendy is assisting on the personnel committee.
Wendy has served as Pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Kingston for 8 years. She is married to Brian Shelby. They have 2 children, Isaac and Rebecca. This it the third Family Promise organization that Wendy has been involved with during her ministry. Wendy believes Family Promise is an organization that makes a real difference in the lives of families. Wendy is honored to serve on the Board of Family Promise of Roane County.
Rev. Steve Sherman,
Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee
Steve is assisting on the policy committee.
Steve is Senior Pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Oak Ridge. Steve has served that congregation since March 2013. Pastor Steve received a Masters in Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in 2012 and a BA in Humanities from the University of Central Florida in 2005. From 2006 to 2008, Steve served with his wife as Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda. Whether at the church, at home with family, or out and about, Steve is constantly seeking to reflect the best expressions of God’s love, in both word and deed.
Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee
Foust Family Fitness
Lisa Stooksbury was born and raised in Norris Tennessee. She is a member of Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church where she served on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee for several years. She came to Kingston back in 2006 to help open and manage Foust Family Fitness. Her duties include that of Office Manager, Program Director and Group Fitness Instructor. Lisa also serves on the Michael Dunn Center and Foundation Boards here in Roane County and is Chair of their Development Committee.
Lisa honestly can’t imagine what it’s like to grow up without the security of a home. That is why she got involved in Family Promise. Every child needs and deserves a safe and loving place to call their own.