Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County
is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization

dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, violence, poverty, and social injustice in our community. 

 
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Who We Are

 

OUR MISSION

We are a faith-based organization following the principles and teachings of Jesus. We are called to love and compassionately serve all people in our community. We are passionate about building community. By partnering with other churches, schools, organizations and businesses, we transform lives and build community with those we serve through our Food, Community Transformation and Special Needs ministries. 

 
 

Vision

By being a catalyst for change, we pursue a collaborative, community effort focused on transforming the lives of those we serve. 

Values

Faith, empowerment, transformation, diversity, sustainability, dignity and respect.

 
 

Statement of Faith

CM Jackson is a faith-based organization following the principles and teachings of Jesus. We are called to love and compassionately serve all people in our community.

 

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Our History

Each fall in the late 1980’s, volunteers from First Church of the Nazarene in Jackson, would come together to sell homemade baked items and crafts at the Westwood Mall. The funds that were raised were used to assist church attendees.

That passion to serve those in the church, grew to reaching out to those in need in the community. Volunteers began serving at the Interfaith Shelter, hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving Day dinner and changing the oil in cars for single moms. And in August of 2003, our food pantry opened.

The number of ministries and the people being served continued to grow. Because of the growth and passion to serve all of Jackson County, Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County was established in 2012 as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Today, CM Jackson continues to build community, partnering with other churches, schools, organizations and businesses, bringing positive change and hope through its Food, Community Transformation and Special Needs ministries.

 
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Board of Directors

CM Jackson is driven by a passionate Board of Directors and staff. These people are dedicated to transforming our community through the building of relationships with supporters, neighbors, program participants, and partner organizations. In the six years as an organization, we have made remarkable progress in our vision to transform lives in our community. Our board is a diverse group, each with different gifts and talents, each wanting to share the love and hope of God to our community.

 
 

Joe Lathrop

Board President

Flagstar Bank, Senior Vice President

Wendy Valentine

Board Vice President

The Beacon Church, Lead Pastor

Tony Curtis

Board Treasurer

The Cardinal Group, Chief Financial Officer

Terry Williams

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Compassionate Ministries Jackson Country

Bryce Gernand

JaxNaz Church, Lead Pastor

Michael Cain

Southside Church, Associate Pastor

Rachelle Markowski

Kit Young Alumnus

Jim Johnson

Johnson Sign Company, Vice President/Director of Sales

Dr. Phil Stout

Southern Care Hospice

Kevin Brown

Spring Arbor University, Chief Diversity Officer

Sue Markowski

Parent/ Special Needs Advocate

Dan Evans

Jackson Public Schools, Retired Superintendent


 

Our Location

3905 Clinton Road
Jackson MI, 49203

Contact Us

hello@cmjackson.org
(517) 395.2652