Guest Speaker Eileen Chapman
Eileen, having been a judge advocate for 30 years, is a retired Marine Corps colonel. In 2009, seeing a need, Eileen and others founded AGAPE. AGAPE is a non-profit faith-based non-denominational ministry that fills the gaps in human services for those in need so they don’t fall through the cracks not covered by other non-profits or governmental agencies. Eileen and AGAPE went above and beyond during the historic floods of 2011, with the Columbia County commissioners asking AGAPE through Eileen to be the Flood Recovery Center for Columbia County.
Today, Eileen Chapman is the executive director of AGAPE. AGAPE’s current project is food backpacks for children in need over the weekends during the school year with a goal of serving 550 children. Additionally, every Thursday AGAPE distributes fresh produce and non-perishable food through Fresh Express as well as serving a meal under its Daily Bread program.