MEET THE TEAM
As the founder and Executive Director of HOUSTON RESPONDS, Tommy brings his expertise as a strategic growth, marketing, and fundraising consultant to help unite and empower churches to mobilize long-term recovery in their various communities across the Greater Houston area.
Director of Coalitions
A pastor and para-church leader, Jeff brings expertise in organizational development, ministry partnerships and team-building to the task of fulfilling the vision of 20 coalitions and 1,000 churches engaged in disaster and crisis response throughout Greater Houston.
Jennifer relocated here from Dallas previous experience connecting churches with resources related to social needs. She also has four years of quality assurance experience, ten years of management skills, and a heart for serving others.
Director of Programs
Thomasina brings more than 15 years of experience in personal, corporate, and non-profit training and leadership development. Her strength comes through her ability to create interactive environments for growth. She is helping coalitions promote disaster readiness within their congregations through the Willing & Able program.
Sara comes from an extensive background in communications, marketing, and utilizing best social media strategies. She has experience in both corporate and non-profit work, as well as online consulting. Sara is thrilled to be a part of the HOUSTON RESPONDS team and assisting the coalitions on best practices.
A respected spiritual leader, humanitarian, and community activist, Pastor Clark brings twenty years of experience to his role as an Area Developer for HOUSTON RESPONDS. He is focused on engaging and uniting congregations for crisis response especially in under-resourced communities on the. east side of Houston.
Director of Finance & Administration
Colleen's experience includes working over 30 years in financial management, strategic finance, public accounting and leadership. She is a CPA, has served as CFO, and brings several years of recovery experience with Bayou City Relief.
Duane has extensive experience developing and leading engaging communication strategies and campaigns for non-profit and corporate organizations. He is helping raise awareness and support as HOUSTON RESPONDS guides long-term disaster recovery.
As construction advisor, Charley’s experience includes 26 years in para-church ministry. He served as the state manager for Alabama with Promise Keepers, associate staff with Campus Crusade for Christ – Military Ministry, and for the past 12 years as founder and executive director of Pathfinder Mission, a faith-based 501c3 Disaster Response Ministry.
Topper has worked in disaster response throughout the U.S. for over 14 years as a leader with disaster organizations such as Eight Days of Hope utilizing his skills in resource mobilization, operational efficiency, project management, communications, and marketing strategy. Topper is now with the HOUSTON RESPONDS team as a grant advisor.