Noahs of Ark

We are happy to announce the 2019 NOAC Board

Past Chair - Chris Walthall

Chair - Shari Coston

Vice Chair - Britt Ferguson

Secretary - Sondra Townsend

Treasurer - Carol Dickinson

Team Selection Chair - Marilyn Hockaday

4th Day Chair - Matthew Fox

Agape Chair- Sue Clark

Walk Lay Chair - Connie Moody

Walk Clergy Chair - Rev. Jim Polk

Chrysalis Lay Chair - Brenda Purifoy

Chrysalis Clergy Chair - Rev. Roy Smith

Face2Face Lay Chair - Andy Calloway

Face2Face Clergy Chair - Rev. Seig Johnson

Please join us in congratulations and prayers for our newly appointed board operating under the new governing board structure. There is tons of work for these new appoints in the coming year and we prayerfully send our love and support as they go about the business for our community.

God's blessing on each of you and DeColores,

Your 2018 Board Members

*My apologizes to Matthew Fox and Sue Clark as it was mistakenly first published as Matthew won Agape Chair and Sue won 4th Day, which was not what they were on the ballot for.

Please submit all applications with sponsor form and walk fee to the registrar so we can fill all open walks.

Noahs of Ark Emmaus – Registrar

Connie Moody

PO Box 1654

Heber Springs, AR 72543

If you have questions please email her at:


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Our ByLaws can be found under Who We Are for you to read.

Applications to attend a Walk, Face2Face or Chrysalis can be found under the About section.


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Noahs of Ark Emmaus Community,

As most of you probably know, the Noahs of Ark Emmaus Community is in a covenant relation with The Upper Room in Nashville for using their materials and guidance in organizing and implementing Walks to Emmaus, Chrysalis Flights, and Face to Face Encounters. Periodically the Upper Room updates their manuals to reflect the most current information regarding how to run these events and our organization. This guidance is based on their work with hundreds of Emmaus communities throughout the world who offer thousands of events annually.

The most recent revision of the Emmaus Ministries Community Manual was published in 2017. The Noahs of Ark Community is in the process of studying these materials and making changes that will improve the effectiveness of our community. With this goal in mind, the NOAC board has voted on revisions to our bylaws to implement a new governing structure.

The following information comes from the Emmaus Ministries Community Manual under the heading Community Board of Directors. "Once a Community hosts or assists with multiple ministries (Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, Face to Face, Journey to the Table3), the Emmaus Ministries Office recommends that the board take on a Governing Board structure. Managing several ministries and multiple lines of responsibility can become cumbersome. This structure will ensure that each ministry area has the appropriate focus to handle the day-to-day workings, as well as have the needed representation and voice on the board."

You will find the details of this Governing Board structure within the proposed bylaws revisions. The proposed bylaws can be found under Who We Are > Board By Laws

Please take the time to read them, compare the new structure to the one currently in use, and decide if you think the change will be advantageous to the NOAC. If you have questions, please email them to us at or contact a NOAC Board Member.

The 2018 NOAC Board

Existing By-Laws can be found under Who We Are > Board By Laws

Alicia Finch-McCastlin – Little Rock

Becky Vaughn-Holsted – North Little Rock

Bill Fish – Hot Springs Village

Brenda Purifoy - Malvern

Chris Walthall – Hot Springs

Drew Boyles - Bigelow

Jo Bowie - Cabot

Marilyn Hockaday – Nashville

Martha Stewart - Conway

Patsy Hale – Camden

Rose Gagnon - Hope

Sherry Shearer – Heber Springs

Shari Coston – Hot Springs

Wade Townsend - Hope