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 in Houston.

  • Toni Smith | Vice Chair
    Toni Smith | Vice Chair
  • Bill Gaupp | Treasurer
    Bill Gaupp | Treasurer

    Bill Gaupp is 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

  • Doug Fortner | Executive Director
    Doug Fortner | Executive Director
  • Jim Brackeen
    Jim Brackeen
  • 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.

  • Rene Franciotti
    Rene Franciotti
  • Randy Hiriart
    Randy Hiriart
  • Carolyn Main
    Carolyn Main
  • 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 | Former Board Chair
    Jim Brackeen | Former Board Chair

    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.