Shepherd’s House has been Serving the Homeless in Tullahoma and Surrounding Counties Since 1999.
Shepherd’s House is Governed by an Eight Member Board of Directors and a Full Time Director. Our charter organization is “Citizens for Homeless Relief, Inc.”
- Retired from GlaxoSmithKline
- Board Member 2011
- Director since July 16, 2012
- Married to Brenda, Ryals who is also a volunteer.
- Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren
- Member Cedar Lane Church of Christ
Shepherd’s House is Overseen a Board of Directors from Our Community.
I am a real estate agent and have been doing real estate for 21 years. I am married to Joe Bennie a CPA in Brentwood. I have two children, 4 step children, 4 step grandbabies and one on the way. We are devoted Predator fans but more important devoted parents and grand parents. I lived in Tullahoma for 24 years and now live in the Cane Ridge area. I have been on the board for about 15 years. I have served several different positions and love working with my follow board members. We are 8 volunteers trying to make a difference. Please keep the board, Tom, and Shepherd’s House in your prayers.
Betty Joyce – Secretary
Betty Joyce has worked with Citizens for Homeless Relief for more than nine years and serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors. Betty is married to Chuck Joyce; they have two children, Tracey and Tim. I am very blessed to have seven grandchildren who are the joy of my life: Zach, Caitlyn, Madison, Carson, Kaylah, Rogan, and Rylan. Betty has been an active member of Tullahoma First Christian Church for 39 years and is a member of Bob’s Bible Bunch Sunday School class. I retired from Information International Associates but is enjoying being an Innkeeper at The Grand Lux Inn on a part-time basis. I enjoy reading, traveling, and visiting new places.
Jack is an aeronautical engineer, nearing retirement, at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. His wife, Reba Walters, recently retired after a career teaching nursing at Motlow State Community College. He has two daughters, both living and working in Washington, DC. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
I am married to Jack Depper. This year (2016) we will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. I worked for DoD-DCMA, Boeing St. Louis for 38 years retiring in 2011. We moved to Tullahoma in 2013 and got involved in the Shepherd’s House thanks to Sheila Campbell-Bennie and Lori Winningham. It’s a blessing to me to be a part of the Shepherd’s House.
I work part-time at Miss Mary Bobo’s as a hostess and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. Jack and I are currently members of Cedar Lane church of Christ.
I was raised in the Lynchburg/Tullahoma area, and my wife Christine and I have a daughter, Pearl, who was born in November 2015. I am a minister currently serving as the Youth Pastor for the First Baptist Church in Lynchburg. I am also a stonemason with the family business, and I will be starting my teaching career in August of 2016 as the new 7th grade English teacher at Moore County Middle School. I have a B. A. in Religion and a M. Ed. in English. I enjoy reading, writing, playing music, watching movies, watching and playing baseball, fly fishing, and spending time with family.
Stephanie has been in the Tullahoma area since childhood. She has 2 children Kirsten (Josh) Austin and Ashton. As well as 1 grandchild that is the apple of her eye Amelia Belle. Stephanie has served 26 years in the Medical Industry and recently took a leap of faith and changed careers to hospitality. Stephanie is the Assistant General Manager for Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Tullahoma. She has dedicated her life to taking care of others. Her passion is giving and helping those in need. She lives by her grandfather’s advice “all men are equal some just need guidance to the right path, we are all God’s children, we falter but we can find our way back.”
Lori Winningham joined the board in May of 2014. She has the heart and gift of a servant who serves with joy! She has been married to Don for 36 years and they are parents to Donnie (April) and Bryan (Ashlei). Don’t even get her started on her grands Corinne, Caleb and Reid. She and Don attend the church of Christ at Cedar Lane where she co-leads the Women’s Ministry and teaches ladies bible classes. Lori’s dedication to sharing the Word as part of Shepherd House’s ministry showcases this ministry’s impact on the community. She takes responsibility for a weekly bible study with the residents at Shepherd’s House.
Retired supervisor from Arnold Engineering Development Center. A long-time member of First Baptist Church in Manchester where she serves as treasurer of Seekers Sunday School Class. Past President of Manchester Business & Professional Women. Mother of two children, Dr. Donald Tucker who has a private practice in Tullahoma and daugther, Tara Tucker, a nurse at Family Practice in Tullahoma and Biology instructor at Motlow in Smyrna. Grandmother to 3 great boys; Colten, Cayden and Colby. She enjoys reading, traveling, and gardening.
Would you like to become part of the fundraising effort? Contact Tom Ryals, Director, Shepherds. House.931-393-4818.