Christian Cooperative Ministry (CCM) was established in 1982 when representatives from churches in the Madison Community met to develop a coordinated effort to deliver food and clothing assistance to people in need. This united effort enables CCM to provide a better array of services than any single church can offer.
CCM is governed by a Council composed of the pastor, a representative and alternative representative from each participating church. A board of Directors is composed of Officers elected by the Council. A Director is employed to manage operations. CCM is staffed primarily by volunteers from Madison churches and the community. Local businesses and civic organizations also provide assistance in support of CCM's operation.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
Joy Beach has for the last 16 years focused on non-profit work culminating in serving as Executive Director of a local non-profit.
A graduate from Loras College in her home state of Iowa, she currently is a resident of the Madison area and clearly understands the daily challenges faced by her neighbors . She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she serves as an Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of the Social Action Committee.
Connie Garvin is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Christian Cooperative Ministry and volunteers her time as well. She is a long time resident of Madison and a member of McFerrin Baptist Church. She was in automotive accounting for many years and now serves as the accounting secretary for her church. She has participated in many community projects through the Madison Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.
Peggy Hickman began volunteering at CCM in 2013 after retiring from a 35-year career. Peggy is a member of City Road Chapel United Methodist Church where she is active in children's ministries including teaching Sunday school for 18 years. She has served on the church Council. She and husband Steve have lived in the Old Hickory community since 1974. They are the proud parents of two daughters and grandparents of four grandchildren.
Vivian Denton is the treasurer of the CCM council. She has been a member of St Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 37 years and has volunteered at CCM since 2013.
Her professional training is in the field of radiation, obtained at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She has been the owner, Vice President, Corporate Secretary, General Manager and Quality Manager of K & S Associates, Inc. business for 36 years. She and her husband, Ray, retired to enjoy camping with friends and religious retreats with their church. They are supporters of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue Group.