Our team is comprised of citizens of Jackson County who love this community dearly. We are educators, business owners, medical professionals, and parents who have invested countless hours and resources into this community. We believe in the future of our community. That future only grows brighter when we work together to address the problem of incarceration.
Board of Directors
Charlotte George, PRESIDENT, is the former owner of Oakdale Assisted Living (now Cornerstone Transition Home). Charlotte has faithfully served individuals and families transition into different seasons of life and has a passion for hospitality.
Dr. Greg Dills, VICE PRESIDENT is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Newport. He is a Graduate of Mid-America Baptist Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Arkansas, Texas, Southern Illinois, and North Carolina.
Kelly McKinney, TREASURER, is a wife and mom to two beautiful children, and local dentist. Kelly’s passion for her family, church and community is an asset to the Cornerstone team.
Denise Jiles has served for over twenty years in education. She has a heart to see women improve their lives by living for the Lord. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.
Andrea Conner (Bio coming soon)
Brenda Provost is a former missionary who served with her husband and children in Yemen, Cyprus, and Jordan With over 20 years of service on the foreign mission field Brenda is experienced in serving individuals, families, and communities with the Gospel of Christ.
Joe David Smith serves the Newport community as a veterinarian. His compassion for people (and their best friends) is evident in the way he sacrifices to serve the community. He has faithfully volunteered in a men’s prison for many years.
Bethany has been happily married to her husband, Dwight, for 26 years. They have two children. Their daughter, Lauren, is married to Randal Ballew, and they have two children, Kaleb & Kooper Jack. Their son, Mitchell, is married to Aleece, and their son is Cooper James. Bethany is grateful to be NiNi to her three active grandsons. Aside from spending time with her family, she enjoys taking care of her two dogs, three sheep, momma cow, and calf. She also enjoys organizing, piddling, curling up with soft blankets with the soft glow of way too many lamps in the background, and eating chocolate.
Lynn is married to her high school sweetheart of 29 years.
They have seven beautiful children and two precious grandsons. Lynn is a homemaker and homeschools their children. God opened the door to women’s prison ministry 24 years ago and it is her passion. She has served on staff at Cornerstone for the last 3 1/2 years.
After living in addiction for thirty years and going to prison three times, Tammy threw up her arms and said, “Whatever it takes, Lord, please change me.” Since that moment, she just keeps saying yes, and God keeps opening the right doors. Tammy is grateful for the opportunities to share hope and love with orders. In addition to serving as a ministry leader at Cornerstone, she is also a leader in Celebrate Recovery. Tammy is a mother of three, a grandmother of two, with a grandchild on the way.
Frieda Griffin – Onsite Volunteer
Stephanie Rodgers – Resident Leader
Stephanie Willis – CR Volunteer
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with Cornerstone Transition Home, please contact us.