Marietta-based MUST Ministries is adding to the leadership at the top, according to Tain Kell, chairman of the MUST Governance Committee. MUST serves Cobb and Cherokee counties.
Eight new board members have been accepted for membership and will begin their terms with the new fiscal year on July 1, Kell said.
“The outstanding qualifications of our new board members add exciting assets to our current leadership,” Kell said. “They are passionate about serving others and have demonstrated dynamic resourcefulness that will benefit MUST for years to come.”
Jeremy Abernathy, an attorney with Taylor Law Group, P.C., is joining the board.
A native of west Cobb who played football at McEachern High School and became a four-year letterman at Morehouse College, Abernathy is also a pastor at Noonday Missionary Baptist Church.
Patricia Harris is CEO and executive director of The Edge Connection at Kennesaw State University. She attends Transfiguration Catholic Church. She is active in the Cobb Chamber CEO Roundtable.
The executive director of Human Resources at AT&T, Paula Jackson, also joins the MUST board. She has been serving on the MUST Human Resources Committee.
Barbara Jarrett is a counselor at New Hope Counseling Center in Woodstock and a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. She currently serves as a volunteer case manager at MUST.
Jennifer Jairdullo is an author and clothing consultant from Smyrna. She formerly owned a custom clothing store and attends Vinings Lake Church.
Mike Hendley of Marietta is a financial adviser and managing director with Northwest Mutual. He attends Johnson Ferry Baptist Church where he is a deacon, chairman of the finance committee and serves on the Global Missions Team.
Director of Athletics at KSU Vaughn Williams is joining the board and is an Acworth resident. He is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he played football.
Carol Wisdom spent 10 years serving as MUST’s Development Director before going to the Georgia Lung Association to serve in a similar capacity. A resident of Cherokee County, she attends Hillside United Methodist Church in Woodstock. She is a Leadership Cobb alumni and a past president of the Marietta Kiwanis Club where she was Kiwanian of the Year.