Family Promise of Greater Johnson City, TN
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Keeping Families Together
Brian J Rosecrance, Executive DirectorBrian has worked for FPJC since its beginning. Working with the Board of Directors, he helped organize the funding base and network of services prior to opening the doors to homeless families. Prior to his employment with FPJC he was the Executive Director for another regional not for profit, Appalachia Service Project, Inc. A resident of Michigan, he graduated from Western Michigan University in 1981 with an MSW. Prior to that he served 6 years in the U.S. Navy and did community organizing work in low-income neighborhoods. Brian, his wife Cathie and sons moved to Johnson City in 1981. In addition to his sons, Brian & Cathie have an adopted daughter and foster daughter now grown. They enjoy mission work and spending as much time as possible with their two granddaughters.
Cathy Lagergren, Case ManagerCathy Lagergren is the case manager for the FPJC Day Center families. She assists the families, while they are guests in the Day Center, in obtaining permanent housing, employment, and meeting other personal goals. Cathy is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in the spring of 2011and her Master’s Degrees in Social Work in the spring of 2012 at East Tennessee State University. Prior to coming to work for FPJC, Cathy worked as an intern for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and the Children’s Advocacy Center. Cathy has extensive volunteer experience working with families and individuals who are facing financial struggles. She also has participated in many volunteer activities include food pantries, clothes closets, St. Vincent De Paul and Coats for Kids. Cathy is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to moving to Johnson City with her family in 2005, Cathy was a church coordinator for a city-wide meal program in downtown Milwaukee. Cathy is an avid football fan, and loves the University of Wisconsin Badgers! Cathy is thankful for the opportunity to work with the guests, staff, volunteers, and board members at FPJC.
Aaron Scott, Development ManagerAaron joined FPJC in October 2011. A 2004 graduate of Milligan College with a BA in History, Aaron taught middle and high school history and Bible in public and private schools after college. Aaron also worked with Reba Place Development Corporation (RPDC), an affordable housing ministry connected to his church while living in Illinois. This experience led to a passion for faith based community development ministry. He is excited to work with the committed staff and many volunteers at FPJC. Aaron’s tasks include community outreach, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and training, and supervision of the Family Resource Center office. He and his wife, Grete, and their sons Isaiah and Oliver attend Hopwood Christian Church and enjoy living in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. A native of northeast Ohio, Aaron is an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He and Brian manage to get along despite the fact that Brian roots for “that team up north.”
Brandy Lane, Case ManagerBrandy is the case manager for Family Promise’s Families Moving Home Program. She works with families facing additional difficulties and challenges in obtaining and remaining in permanent housing. Most of these families will come from the Family Promise shelter program. Brandy provides support services for these families as they locate permanent housing and work to increase their skills, income, and personal level of self-determination needed to become independent and self-sufficient. Brandy is originally from Morristown, Tennessee. Prior to moving to Johnson City with her family, she lived in South Dakota, where she obtained a BSSW from the University of South Dakota. While there she was involved in several community service and leadership roles including volunteering with Sharing the Dream, a Guatemalan non-profit organization as well as volunteering with the Lakota First Nations annual Red Road Gathering. After leaving South Dakota, Brandy obtained her Master’s degree in social work form East Tennessee State University. She interned with Family Promise for a year prior to her employment and has had several years experience working with clients with special needs as well as working with families in difficult financial situations.