December 18, 2019

VMC’s Director of the Resource Center, Vanessa Hensley, joins Bruce in this episode to share special event Thursday December 19th, 2019 at VMC and St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Homeless Persons’ Memorial & Candlelight Vigil will remember and honor the 47 homeless nei...

November 7, 2019

Join us this episode of The Corner Perspective as Bruce has a great discussion with Emmett, a long term resident of Minvilla Manor. Emmett experienced homelessness for fourteen years and was also one of the very first residents of Minvilla Manor! Going on his tenth yea...

September 13, 2019

VMC’s Director of Outreach Services, Rosie Cross joins Bruce to discuss VMC’s newest program to create a place to belong for Knoxville’s most vulnerable living on the streets! The Foyer is a low barrier housing focused emergency shelter that is scheduled to open its do...

August 16, 2019

Bruce visits with Charlie Daniel at Charlie’s home office “AKA “The Daniel Den”) and discusses Charlie’s extraordinary gift to the Volunteer Ministry Center, The Big Orange Football Coloring Book featuring a collection of 65 UTK Football cartons that Charlie has been c...

July 8, 2019

Sam Venable joins Bruce to discuss the 8th Annual Wine & Shine Event on July 19th at the Crowne Plaza. VMC is honored once again to have storyteller extraordinaire Sam Venable as the Event Emcee! This fundraiser is a fun filled evening featuring a tasting and presentat...

June 20, 2019

Good friends of VMC Jim and Nancy Friedrich join Bruce to discuss their involvement with VMC over the years and how they served our neighbors. Nancy also serves on VMC’s Board of Directors and volunteers in The Bush Family Refuge. Jim and Nancy’s focus on serving those...

June 6, 2019

Join Bruce as he bids farewell to long-time volunteer, Peter Keese, who will be leaving VMC to move to Nashville in the very near future. During his twenty five years of service to VMC, Peter has served on the Board of Directors several times, as a committee member for...

May 23, 2019

Elton, one of VMC’s “neighbors“, joins Bruce this episode to discuss his journey into housing. A few years back, Elton was homeless and his world was looking bleak. Elton first connected with the VMC Resource Center about five years ago, which assisted him in achieving...

May 10, 2019


In this episode Bruce and Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler join in a conservation regarding law enforcement and homelessness with individuals that are often experiencing mental illness. Often times, jail becomes the de facto housing option for those experiencing homel...

April 26, 2019

Alan Graham, Founder of Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First Village in Austin Texas, joins Bruce this episode. VMC’s Keynote Speaker at this year’s Carry the Torch Knoxville, Alan shared his inspirational message to close to eight hundred VMC donors and suppor...

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Located at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC) is at the intersection of the experience of homelessness and solutions to the end and prevention of homelessness.  The Corner Perspective is a bi-weekly video blog on the plight of those struggling to escape homelessness and VMC’s commitment to permanent solutions.  The answer to homelessness is right there in the word- HOME.

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