Protesters Call for Change at United Methodist Village

Between 15 and 20 employees were protesting outside the United Methodist Village north campus on James Street Wednesday morning. All voicing their opinions over the actions that have taken place over the past couple of weeks. The employees say their paychecks have been bouncing and that they’re not getting the health care they’ve paid for. They say things have gotten so bad that families are removing their loved ones from the campuses. The protesters were calling for the removal of president and CEO Paula McKnight.  United Methodist Village Marketing Director Jessica Simmons released a statement on behalf of the United Methodist Village Board of Directors. The statement says the board has developed a plan of reorganization to move forward and the care of current residents will not be affected. The statement also says the board has taken steps to insure the future financial sustainability of the Village is intact. No specifics were given in the statement.