A native of rural Anderson County, Tennessee, Kathy Jennings-Johnson is a coal-miners’ schoolteachers’ daughter. Before coming to ACF, she worked as a library clerk, newspaper reporter, medical transcriptionist, and paralegal. As ACF’s office manager, she serves as our bookkeeper, archivist, copy editor, receptionist, copier technician, and bureaucrat wrangler.
From teenage opposition to strip-mining and the Tellico Dam to more recent involvement with the Christian peace movement, she is a lifelong n’er-do-well. Before graduating from Agnes Scott College’s Return to College program in 1996, she attended seven colleges and universities: Berea College, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Bryn Mawr College, Nashville State Technical Institute, Memphis State University, Washington University of St. Louis, and Georgia State University. She lives in the Fountain City area of Knoxville with her husband and his motorcycles. As a reformed poultry felon in violation of Knoxville codes, she has now sent her flock of chickens to live in Campbell County and contents herself with growing fruit, flowers, and herbs.