UCM could not operate without volunteers. Volunteers perform many of the organization's vital functions. We need receptionists, counselors, record-keepers, food distributors, maintenance persons, and drivers who can pick up furniture and food.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kathy Cross, the executive director, at 828-631-0317, or come by the office at 191 Skyland Drive in Sylva. Training will be provided.

Board of Directors:

Church members from local congregations serve on the board of directors. Each member serves a three year term. It is the hope and goal of UCM to have a wide representation from the churches in directing our ministry.

For a list of current board members click here.


A part-time executive director, along with over forty volunteers from local churches and the community, runs UCM.

Our executive director, Kathy Cross, has over 18 years of experience leading the ministry. An annually elected board of directors representing 15 local congregations and agencies provides oversight and support.

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