Tim Cook, who joined the Legacy Senior Living family as director of Chaplaincy earlier this year, has been promoted to executive director of its hometown facility, Legacy Village of Cleveland, after a successful expansion of the network’s chaplaincy program this summer.
In his new role, Mr. Cook will oversee the day-to-day operations of the assisted living and memory care community for seniors. Legacy Village of Cleveland, which provides a safe, home-like environment to over 70 Bradley County seniors, is part of a network of 14 senior living communities based in Cleveland.
“Since joining the Legacy Senior Living family this year, Tim has assisted in a seamless transition and has made an immediate positive impact in our already exemplary chaplaincy program," said Barry Ray, founder and CEO of Legacy Senior Living. "Tim brings an excellent level of administration, communication, and professionalism along with his heart for our residents and the ministry aspect of our business. It became evident that he would be an excellent fit for managing day-to-day operations at Legacy Village of Cleveland, and we are thrilled that his expanded role now includes becoming the executive director.”
“It is a humbling honor to be chosen to lead the talented and caring team at Legacy Village of Cleveland," said Mr. Cook. "The Legacy family has a reputation across the South not only as a great place for seniors to call home but also as a company that is passionate about investing in its team members. I look forward to the opportunity to honor and enrich the lives of our residents by providing top-tier care."
After a successful 15-year career in industry and ministry, Mr. Cook joined Legacy Senior Living as director of Chaplaincy this summer, following in the footsteps of his father, Phillip Cook, who helped develop the chaplaincy program that serves Legacy’s 14 senior living communities throughout the Southeast. Most recently, Mr. Cook had served with the Social Security Administration as a district manager in Clarksville, Tn.
Additionally, Mr. Cook has experience managing ministry organizations and leading worship teams across the country, two skills that support and complement Legacy Senior Living’s faith-based model.
“Tim has taken our chaplaincy program to a new level this year," Mr. Ray said. "We are pouring into the lives of residents who are facing unprecedented feelings of isolation and loneliness that are now so common in COVID-19 times. Tim has helped to develop a team of compassionate chaplains that is proving to be indispensable in our ability to serve our residents."
Mr. Cook, who graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Biblical Studies, joins a long line of Lee University graduates within the Legacy Senior Living family, including founders Barry Ray and Bryan Cook.
Mr. Cook and his wife, Jill, relocated to their native Cleveland earlier this year after spending the last few years in Clarksville. They have three children and currently attend the North Chattanooga Church of God in Hixson. They spend most of their downtime enjoying their children and animals on their newly purchased property in southeast Bradley County.