Thelma Halcomb

Housewife and Caregiver

Amy Gross,



Ray Bird

United States Air Force (Retired), Retired Manager at Sears

John Mark Gross

Vice President


Sharman Chapman-Crane

Local Resident & Artist 


Kester Halcomb, Jr.


Retired Mine Foreman and Dispatcher

Marie Coleman

Retired Family Resource Center Director

Board of Directors

“…whatever you did for one of the least of these my people, you did it for ME.” Matthew 25:34

ECCO was started in 1987 by Tony & Brenda Gross, to meet the needs they saw in their community of Eolia.  Located in southeastern Kentucky, Eolia is nestled in a valley at the foot of Pine Mountain in Letcher County, Kentucky.  This area of Kentucky is known for its coal mining heritage, close-knit families and the scenic views of the Appalachian mountains.  Come sit and relax for a while in a rocking chair on the front porch at ECCO ~ we’d love meet you!


the earth


those in need


for peace

Eolia Christian Community Outreach

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Keith Barr

Appalachian Mennonite Central Program Coordinator

Joyce Sue Gantner

Secretary / Treasurer