Heather Norvell Named Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee Executive Director



Heather Norvell Named Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee Executive Director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 12, 2018) Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee, formerly Christian Women’s Job Corps, announces today that Heather Norvell has been named the ministry’s Executive Director. Rebekah (Becky) K. Sumrall recently retired after 18 years of faithful service.

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee believes everyone deserves a second chance. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowers women and men to overcome life-changing obstacles caused by poverty with education, mentoring, and resources.

The organization provides three curriculum tracks for adult-aged students: high school equivalency/HiSet (GED) test preparation, computer and job skills, and English as a Second Language (ESL) training. Enrollment is free and open to persons of all faiths and culture. Free childcare is provided to students as well as one-on-one mentoring.

“The staff and volunteers of Begin Anew ultimately offer hope to those in need. I am thankful to serve an organization committed to walking alongside our students while empowering and encouraging them to grow as they step into their future, and it brings great joy to celebrate our graduates and their amazing journeys,” states Heather.

Heather’s 23 years of experience includes leadership positions in ministry and commercial business, including ministry responsibilities at Long Hollow Baptist Church, The People’s Church (now Church of the City), and Brentwood Baptist Church. She spent more than 15 years in leadership positions at area-businesses relative to their financial functions.

Heather has previously served as board member and treasurer for The Refuge Center for Counseling in Franklin. Other volunteer work includes apprenticeships for The Charles Simeon Trust and The Giving Circle.

A graduate in business administration from Belmont University, Heather earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Heather and her husband Michael live in Brentwood with their two children.

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee conducts its programming at six area locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin. Learn more about ways to donate and become involved at www.beginanew.org. Connect with their mission on Twitter (@BeginAnewMidTN), Facebook (@BeginAnewMiddleTN), and YouTube.