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       The ARK Staff


Anne Carty – Executive Director. Anne’s career began serving in the United Methodist Church and then  moved to social work with Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency and then as manager of Cokesbury Bookstore (United Methodist Publishing House) for 25 years. During her free time she enjoys time with her husband, Terry (retired United Methodist minister) and family (including 3 grandsons) and church and reading and anything outdoors. 

Pat McDonald – Business Manager/Bookkeeper

Pat retired from the IRS after 35 years of service specializing in Bankruptcy collection techniques, quality work concepts and personnel training.  She joined the Ark/ Noah’s Closet in 2011 helping setup Noah’s Closet in its initial phases at its present location.  She currently serves as Business Manager with Quick Book record keeping along with being designated as purchaser of supplies.


Jenny White- Program Manager & Noah’s Closet Manager

Jenny  has been working with computer programming for almost 30 years. Started in Kansas with General Electric and Rubbermaid. Now self-employed as computer programmer creating electronic medical record (EMR) programs for vascular surgeons. Jenny is the manager of Noah’s Closet, in addition she assists with the The Ark’s community food pantry program.

Debbie Greene – Assistant Manager of Noah’s Closet

Debbie works at Noah’s as the Manager. She also is in charge of the Christmas Angel Tree Program.

Sinead Whitlow-

Staff at Noah's Closet

Melanie Smiley –  Manager of The Ark’s Meals on Wheels & TEFAP (TN Emergency Food Assistance Program) & Food Pantry Assistant

Melanie is in charge of The Ark’s Meals on Wheels program that provides 5 meals a week to the  homebound seniors in South Cheatham County. To apply to receive meals or to volunteer, please contact Melanie at 615-879-4364. Or email her at

Butch Rogers – Assistant manager of Meals on Wheels &Property Maintenance Manager for Ark building and grounds.

Retired from Aladdin Industries in Nashville after 34 years.  Became Meals On Wheels Site Manager in 2006 when Pegram United Methodist Church offered it’s kitchen as the site for South Cheatham County.  Have had the pleasure of recruiting and scheduling approximately 150 volunteers over the past 13 years.

Pictured from left to right:

Board member: Catherine turpin

Staff member: Melanie smiley

staff member: butch rogers

board member: Pat dillon