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    Dear Friends of Jubilee:

Words from the Interim Director: Rev. Marta Cogburn


Greetings everyone,

              My name is Marta Cogburn, and I am excited to join the Jubilee Project team as Interim Director.  My first month here has been a whirlwind of getting to know the staff, the community and some of those who partner in ministry with us.  What a blessing it has been to come alongside the people of Hancock County and work with them to offer God’s love in many ways.

I come to you by appointment as a United Methodist local pastor.  It is true that I have retired from the ministry in June of this year.  But when Morristown District Superintendent Tom Ballard asked me to consider this appointment, I knew God was leading me here.  My friends ask, “Did you not like being retired?”  My answer is always, “YES!”  Even so, here I am at Jubilee Project.  I can say without any reservation that I have found a place rich with the love and grace of God, and I am blessed beyond measure to be part of this team. 

East Tennessee has always been the place I call home.  Before going into the ministry in 2006, I was blessed to have a long career as a family nurse practitioner in Parrottsville, TN.  My husband Paul and I live in Parrottsville where we enjoy family, farming and the beauty of God’s creation. 

In this season of Christmas, I thank God for the opportunity to be in mission with you here in Hancock County.  May God bless you all according to his perfect will.

Grace and peace,





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