The Board of Directors of The Ark Community Resource Center of South Cheatham County has accepted the resignation of Ark Executive Director Missy Bolt, effective August 15th, 2013. Missy has served as Executive Director of The Ark since September 2005. We would like to thank Missy for her enormous contributions and for the wonderful service she has provided to this community.
Under the past 8 years of Missy’s leadership, The Ark has grown from a vision arising from the Kingston Springs United Methodist Church’s mission program, to a major resource for south Cheatham County residents.
In 2006, The Ark established a nutrition site in Pegram for the “Meals on Wheels Program” in South Cheatham County which allowed us to greatly expand the number of homebound seniors that we are able to serve. It also made it much more convenient for volunteers who previously had to drive to Ashland City to pick up the meals to deliver to residents of Pegram and Kingston Springs.
During the Flood of 2010, Mrs. Bolt was instrumental in heading up the flood relief effort in Cheatham County, serving as a caseworker and member of the Long Term Recovery Board of Cheatham County. The Ark became the major resource for dozens of residents needing help getting their homes back in livable condition, and was recognized by the state for its service to the community.
Missy was also the driving force in finding and securing the present home of The Ark at 710 Hwy 70 in Pegram. In 2012, with the help of a major grant facilitated by Mrs. Bolt, The Ark was able to purchase their current property in the heart of Pegram. As a result, The Ark was able to open Noah’s Closet, a high quality second-hand store open to the public. This provides ongoing revenue to The Ark, allowing for a long-term plan for future expansion of community programs.
The ARK Board of Directors wishes to take this opportunity to publicly thank Missy for all her hard work and dedication during the past 8 years. We wish her and her family well in their future endeavors.
In an email Missy sent out to inform area friends and residents of her resignation, Missy said, “This organization has been so important to me for what seems a lifetime. It will be difficult to walk away but I know that if God has a hand on The Ark’s future so much more can and will transpire without me.” She added “Through this transition of my life I plan to spend some much needed time with my two beautiful girls and caring husband. I look forward to what God has in store for me personally.”
The Board officers will assume administrative responsibility until a new director is found.