Bethel Announces Appointment Of Harriet Brunker As Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Bethel Bible Village President Kevin Beirne and Board Chair Lennie Furr have announced the appointment of Harriet Brunker as chief financial officer. Bethel is a nonprofit organization, which has served children in crisis in the region since 1954. 
Ms. Brunker most recently served as Controller at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for the past three years. Her finance experience includes public accounting and insurance, including several years at Unum. 
“We are fortunate to have Harriet join us at Bethel,” said Mr.
Beirne. “It’s unusual to find someone with Fortune 500 expertise and nonprofit experience.” 
Ms. Brunker grew up in Hixson and graduated from Red Bank High School. She has a BS in Accounting from Milligan College and earned her CPA license in the State of Virginia in 2005, while employed with a CPA firm. 
Ms. Brunker previously served on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra, volunteered her time with community youth through choir and soccer programs and currently serves as the treasurer of the DuPont Community PTA board of directors. 
She is also active in her industry as a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. 
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve our community and make a difference in the lives of those we care for at Bethel,” Ms. Brunker said. “Bethel is a longstanding Chattanooga organization that makes a strong impact on the lives of children and families in our region. I am honored to be part of this ongoing mission to provide healing and hope for children in crisis.” 
Ms. Brunker is married to Fred Brunker and they have two children, Caleb, age nine, and Benjamin, age six. They are members of Stuart Heights Baptist Church, where Ms. Brunker also volunteers in children’s ministry.

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