Mayfield Graves County Long Term Recovery Group Committee Chairs
Mayfield Graves LTRG Chair
The Long-Term Recovery Group chairperson provides leadership to the executive committee and sub-committees to oversee collaboration of all community organizations which are active in disaster recovery following the Dec. 10, 2021 tornado that struck Mayfield and Graves County.
Bro. Chandler is pastor at Northside Baptist Church and has been since 2018. He had previously served as children’s pastor at Trace Creek Baptist Church and was an elementary school teacher before entering full-time ministry.
Mayfield Graves LTRG Co-Chair
Rev. Joey Reed
The Rev. Reed is pastor at Mayfield First United Methodist Church, one of the downtown Mayfield churches destroyed by the Dec. 10 tornado. He continues to pastor his congregation, which he has done since 2017. He has been an ordained minister since 1999 and has served churches in Graves, Marshall, Calloway and McCracken counties in Kentucky and in Benton, Madison, Fayette and Shelby counties in Tennessee.
Mayfield Graves LTRG
Ryan Drane’s role is managing the LTRG efforts, along with collaborating with national organizations such as Catholic Charities, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), FEMA and Red Cross, as well as national disaster recovery experts.
Drane has previously worked in Mayfield and Graves County in both banking and economic development. He is a partner with Momentum Group, which is based in Graves County.
Karastin Hancock, Chair
Case Management works with organizations such as Catholic Charities, UMCOR and FEMA to qualify tornado survivors for services with the LTRG. They assist clients with recovery plans and refers them to additional agencies that match their needs and services.
Karastin Hancock is the Community Engagement Specialist for Passport Health Plan by Molina Health Care for Medicaid Regions 1 and 2. She networks with local community-based organizations to provide advocacy and service to Passport Medicaid members.
Clean Up & Construction Coordination
Dr. Mike Baker, Chair
Clean Up and Construction helps to secure estimates on home repair costs and is involved in planning and construction oversight. This committee also collaborates with case managers and volunteer coordination with needs and projects.
Dr. Baker is pastor at Sharon Baptist Church, where he has served since 2015. He has previously pastored churches in Tennessee and Pennsylvania before moving to Graves County.
Dr. Allen Davidson, Chair
Volunteer Coordination helps those who wish to volunteer their time and skills in the recovery and rebuilding process in Mayfield and Graves County related to tornadic destruction from Dec. 10, 2021. They work with Clean Up and Construction’s group to connect volunteers and their skill sets with projects. They also help volunteer groups with logistics involving housing, food, etc., while assisting the community.
Dr. Davidson is pastor of Community Fellowship Baptist Church. He has pastored in Mayfield since 2020 and has previously pastored in Venus, Texas.
Bro. Blake Shuecraft, Chair
The Finance Committee provides oversight of the LTRG budget, manages financial contributions to the group, and coordinates with donors. The committee’s responsibility is to ensure the LTRG operates with the financial resources needed to provide services to the community.
Bro. Shuecraft serves as associate pastor of youth at First Baptist Church in Mayfield, which is another downtown church which was damaged in the Dec. 10, 2021 tornado.
Ryan King, Chair
The Donations Committee is responsible for receiving, tracking and dispersing physical donations. They are also responsible for working to obtain donations needed specifically in regards to rebuilding efforts.
A Mayfield native, Ryan King is a retired military officer who served 22 years in the U.S. Army. He currently works as a security program manager at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Bro. Mike Jones, Chair
Crisis Counseling assists tornado survivors in Mayfield and Graves County with emotional, mental and spiritual needs. They also refer clients to Donations and Finance for material assistance.
Bro. Jones serves as mission strategist for the Graves County Baptist Association.
Unmet Community Needs
Shawn Thompson, Chair
Unmet Needs canvasses the local community to connect with tornado survivors and register them for any unmet needs they have. They also provide case files to case managers for additional assistance.
Shawn Thompson is the executive director of the Mayfield-Graves County YMCA. He has worked in the role since 2018. He also works as an assistant boys basketball coach for Mayfield High School.