Marilyn has education, corporate, nonprofit, and ministry experience, a BA from Rice University, and an MBA with a focus on nonprofit management and development economics with the specific goal of mobilizing churches around community needs.
Melissa has a unique combination of an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, a Masters of Divinity degree, and experience as a church minister and an event coordinator in the non-profit sector equipping pastors to connect Sunday faith and Monday work.
Chairman of the Board of Loving Houston. Former Executive Director of Union Baptist Association. Enjoys teaching, training, photography, golf, and retirement!
Retired business executive serving on several non-profit boards. Enjoys mentoring and being mentored, and volunteering with CanCare at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
Certified Public Accountant. Enjoys tutoring second grade students in reading and math, reading, traveling, and serving in various leadership roles at her church and local organizations.
Former math teacher and IBM for NASA computer programmer. Enjoys leading Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church’s partnership with Piney Point Elementary, traveling, and cheering on the UT Longhorns!
Native Houstonian and recognized leader in the Houston real estate industry. Enjoys mentoring at Spring Woods Middle School, serving as a grief facilitator, and providing leadership on several local boards.
Marine Corps Desert Storm veteran, former Charles Schwab senior business development broker, and founding director of Generation One. Enjoys spending time with his wife and two adopted children.
Executive Pastor of First Metropolitan Church. Former teacher and daycare owner. Enjoys mentoring, coaching, counseling, speaking on women and teen girl issues, and facilitating marriage workshops.
Director of Community Outreach Programs with the McNair Foundation. Pastor Emeritus of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Enjoys writing, serving on local boards, and spending time with his 7 grandchildren!
Board and committee member of multiple local nonprofits. Enjoys volunteering with refugee kids, studying the Bible with BSF and CBS, and dividing her loyalties between her children’s schools: UT Austin and Texas A&M!
Member of the Texas State Board of Education, and the Community Relations Liaison overseeing Faith-Based Partnerships in Houston ISD.
Managing Director of Volant Energy Partners with local and national experience with youth, inner city, and leadership ministries.
International businessman, co-chair of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, and chair of the Points of Light board of directors.
Lord of the Streets Vicar and Founding President of For Houston’s Kids, with expertise in leadership development, spiritual formation, and community transformation.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Houston Church Planting Network, a network of church networks working together to reach the city.
First Vice President with UBS Financial Services Wealth Management Group with extensive community leadership experience.
Executive Director of Pray Houston! with 35 years of pastoral and community transformation leadership throughout Houston and currently in Fifth Ward.
Founding Executive Director of Mission Houston, Co-Founder of Faithwalking, and Co-Founder of The Leader’s Journey: Coaching for Wholehearted Leadership.
Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Former Professor at Perkins School of Theology.
President of the Luis Palau Association. Provides leadership for CityServe, a movement that mobilizes churches, businesses, and city leaders to love and serve their cities.
President of H.E. Butt Grocery Company’s Houston and Central Market division. Provides leadership for the Greater Houston Partnership, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston Food Bank, and Brighter Bites.
Director of the Faith and Education Coalition for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Former Associate Professor and member of the Naval Reserves.
Founder and Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, Associate Director of the Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Professor of Sociology at Rice University.