We are excited to introduce you to Jessica Grote, The Cooperative Ministry’s Director of Financial Sustainability Programs. This University of South Carolina graduate double majored in Finance and Accounting.
“I chose The Cooperative Ministry because I wanted to work for an organization that is improving our community,” Grote says.
In addition to overseeing The Cooperative Ministry’s successful Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and Financial Sustainability classes, she will manage all client-related aspects of the Autos for Opportunities program.
Executive Director Beth Irick says, “We are thrilled to have Jessica as part of our team. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and heart for helping others will impact our programs and the clients we serve.
Grote’s number one goal?
“My number one goal is to PREPARE people for emergencies- so that when crisis happens they will feel mentally prepared and financially stable enough to handle the situation,” Grote says.
Grote has a passion for helping hard-working people become more self-sufficient. In addition to her day job, Jessica serves on the Board of Advisors as the Treasurer of Hannah House. She also teaches a financial sustainability class at Hanna House.