Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

 

Board Officers

  • James Webb | Chairman
    James Webb | Chairman

    James Webb is an Elder at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Houston.
    He is active in the Houston bay area Emmaus community, Camp Gilmont counselor, Crossroads at Parkplace, Love Out Loud, and Young Life.

    Married to Charelle and dad to their three kids, Davis, Aldan, Darcie. James and Charelle own a staffing company called Clearpoint in Houston.

  • Rene Franciotti | Vice Chairman
    Rene Franciotti | Vice Chairman

    Rene and her husband Kevin are members of Clear Lake United Methodist church. Her and her family (Kevin, Sarah & Brooks) have a legacy of serving others in need. She is a project manager for Shell Trading in Houston, responsible for India base project management operations.

  • Bill Gaupp | Treasurer
    Bill Gaupp | Treasurer

    Bill Gaupp is currently the Business Administrator of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.

  • Rev. Gloria Villa Diaz, D.Min. | Secretary
    Rev. Gloria Villa Diaz, D.Min. | Secretary

    Gloria is the Bilingual minister at New Day In Christ Ministries serving inmates around the country and Day-Laborers in Houston, TX. She also serves as a member of the Unification Task Force of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.

    Along with her husband, Rev. Fredy, Gloria serves children and youth through camps and church activities within her denomination.

Board Members

  • George Finch
    George Finch
  • Betty Flanders
    Betty Flanders

    Betty Flanders, former director of Caring Ministries and Outreach Ministries, has demonstrated unwavering faith and compassion toward those who are less fortunate in our community by her many years of service at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.

  • Doug Fortner
    Doug Fortner
  • Randy Hiriart
    Randy Hiriart
  • Harry Hullen
    Harry Hullen

    Harry Hulen is a long-time member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church. His personal involvement and leadership of initiatives such as UM Army (United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth) has run deep and continuously for many years.

  • Mary Landry
    Mary Landry
  • Carolyn Main
    Carolyn Main
  • Toni Smith
    Toni Smith
  • Martin Yeager
    Martin Yeager

    Martin Yeager is a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church and has assisted his wife Jean with the Youth Ministries and Family Promise programs at the church for many years. They raised three sons in Clear Lake City. As a graduate of Louisiana State University in Construction, he has enjoyed a career as a project controls manager in the oil and gas industry.


Ex Officio Board Members

  • Jim Brackeen | Current Executive Director
    Jim Brackeen | Current Executive Director

    Jim Brackeen served on the board January 2015 – January 2018. He and Linda, his wife of 53 years, are members of Clear Lake United Methodist Church. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. My life changed because of the ministry of Crossroads at Park Place. I have learned to embrace people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty as worthy members of the community.

  • Art Stephenson | Former Board Chair
    Art Stephenson | Former Board Chair

    Art Stephenson, former Director of NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, is a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Since stepping down as Chairman of the Board, Art has invested considerable time in SIFAT, Servants in Faith and Technology, helping to bring clean water to inhabitants of Ecuador and other under served places in the developing world.