Power of Community: David Parker

David's Story

Meet David Parker, Journeyman Lineman at JOEMC. In a couple of months, when Junes arrives, David will have been helping keep the lights on at homes and businesses in our community for 27 years. During that time, he’s seen hurricanes, ice storms, and other bad weather situations affect the co-op and its members, but you can always find him with a smile on his face, ready to go to work and get the job done.

David’s commitment to his community doesn’t stop when he goes home—no…it’s just beginning.

He’s been a proud member of the Verona Volunteer Fire Department since 1987 where he responds to emergencies in his community including fires and car accidents. David also serves in a leadership role at the department, as he is one of the stations five captains…a responsibility that David says he “proud to do so.”

But serving his neighbors doesn’t stop there. David is also a deacon at Folkstone Original Free Will Baptist Church where he assists with the children’s bus ministry and serves breakfast to the kids when they arrive on Sunday morning.

“You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.” – Audrey Hepburn