Mission of Hope names new executive director

Sandra ClarkOur Town Neighbors, West Knoxville

Mission of Hope has named David Heatherly as its new executive director. The organization’s long-time director, Emmette Thompson, will be retiring at the end of the year.

A supporter and volunteer for the ministry, Heatherly currently sits on the Mission of Hope board. Originally from LaFollette, he and his wife, Charity, have four children. Heatherly will begin his new position on September 1, working alongside Thompson until the latter’s retirement.

Mission of Hope has been serving impoverished communities in rural Appalachia for 26 years. Learn more here.

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