Our 

Leadership

Family Reconciliation Center is a volunteer-run nonprofit. We have no paid staff. Instead, our dedicated house managers run the guest house in their spare time on free evenings and weekends. Likewise, our board of directors is made up of volunteer community members who oversee the missional, structural, and financial sustainability of the organization.

 

In other words, Family Reconciliation is a nonprofit that is sustained by individuals who truly care about inmates and their loved ones, and who have dedicated their lives to serving them.

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"Back home, nobody else really understands what it means to have someone in prison. At Family Reconciliation, we've found a community. It feels like a family gathering at Thanksgiving every weekend we come.”         

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Judith & Grant

House Managers

Judith Clerjeune and Grant Collier joined Family Reconciliation as the live-in House Managers in 2020. Grant is a native Nashvillian and Judith, originally from Haiti, has called Nashville home for more than a decade.

 

Grant is a music therapist working with hospice patients and substance-use disorder and mental health populations. Judith works in immigration policy and advocacy and holds a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University. 

 

Grant and Judith love to spend their time outdoors, working on sewing and woodworking projects, and playing with their cat, Martin T’Challa.

Board of Directors

Rev. Mary Anne Akin

Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea

Jeffrey Daigle

Jane DuBose, Treasurer

Korsi Dumenyo, Secretary

Courtney Grande

Mike Hudson

John Kennedy

Ann Means, Treasurer

Karen Oertley

Sheri Sellmeyer, Chair

Advisory Board
Joe Altman
Don Dawson
Phil LeGrone
Coke Sams