Nancy Yarnell - Founder and CEO

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An ordained United Methodist minister and degreed counselor, Rev. Yarnell’s business background is in internal procedural improvements and software development project management. The Chattanooga native received a mid-life call to ministry, which she lives out by service in the community. Nancy was Executive Director of Trinity Community Ministries during its expansion phase in the ‘00s, leading the transitional housing program for homeless addicts and a large soup kitchen. After brief stints at the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children and as an independent nonprofit consultant, Nancy was captivated by the innovative Food Security Group model and gladly dedicated herself to spreading the program beyond inner-city Atlanta. An optimist at heart, she still says “Go, ‘Dores!” and loves dogs, reading, cooking and time spent in God’s nature.