MOUNT VERNON — The Board of Directors of TouchPointe Marriage & Family Resources has selected Jessica Reynolds as the organization’s new executive director. She will take on the day-to-day responsibilities and work with Dan Humphrey, co-founder of the faith-based non-profit as TouchPointe serves the needs of the community through strengthening the family unit. Services provided by TouchPointe include strengthening couple relationships, providing tools for effective parenting, and helping men and women become successfully employed, leading to economic security for a family.
As executive director she will collaborate with various agencies and organizations including the Knox County Court system. She will be facilitating her first KnoxWorks class starting January 14. Referrals of “willing & capable” men and women who desire employment can be made by contacting Reynolds at 740-485-0951. The majority of the KnoxWorks participants come from poverty, jail/prison, or from a substance abuse program. TouchPointe staff or volunteers work with local employers who are willing to give men and women, who have a less than perfect past, a second chance. TouchPointe helps men and women overcome barriers to employment by collaborating with local community resources. Once employed, TouchPointe staff and volunteers will continue to work with the KnoxWorks participant as well as the employer.
Prior to joining TouchPointe, Reynolds was employed for 16 years at Knox Community Hospital. In her previous position she was an “Employment Specialist” within the Human Resources Department; helping to fill the employment vacancies in a health network that employs over 1,350. These employment skills make her a natural to work with the KnoxWorks program, the employment component of TouchPointe.
Reynolds is from the Mount Vernon area originally; prior to KCH, she worked at Interchurch Social Services and attended the adult education Computerized Office Technologies class at the Knox County Career Center. She currently lives in Fredericktown with her husband, Parker, and is mother to her two children, Harley and Chance, and to her step-children, Zoe and Zane. She and Parker are active members of the NewLife Community Church in Fredericktown.