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.
Jim Bracken | Chairman
Jim Brackeen, member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Married to Linda and we have 4 children, Elizabeth, Jim Jr., Kathy, and Stephanie, 3 grandchildren, Jesse, Megan and Nicholas. Retired from Exxon Chemical.
Our family legacy is to be in service to others in need. Whenever I read Matthew 25, I am reminded that Jesus asked us to be in service to others.
James Webb | Vice 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.
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.
Brian has a heart for serving others and believes that we are all called to try to follow the example set by Christ as described in Philippians 2, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Brian is a member of Crosspoint Church in Pearland. He met his wife Tracy while both were serving in the military and they have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Jordan. Brian is a software development consultant in the Houston area.
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.
Rev. Jim McGill
Rev. Chris McNeill, M.Div., OSL.,
Rev. McNeill is proud to serve as Pastor of Servants of Christ United Methodist Parish. In the past he has served with the Florida Conference Committee on Mission and Justice.
"I see our work with Crossroads as participating in Holy Communion: 'But when you give a feast, invite the poor...' (Luke 24:13). We are Christ's body broken for the world, to be poured out for others."
Ex Officio Board Members
Pamela has served at Crossroads since 2009 as a volunteer, board member, board chair, Executive Director and now Development Director. Her favorite thing to do is to serve with participants and share the love of Jesus with them.
Before coming to Crossroads, she practiced law and still volunteers to help those who cannot afford an attorney. She describes herself as a Jesus follower and grandmother of Elizabeth Rose! She believes that everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated with dignity love and respect.
Jarvis Taylor, MBA
Jarvis Taylor is dedicated to adding value to organizations that seek to bring dignity and hope to the chronically disadvantaged in our society. Jarvis is thrilled to serve at Crossroads, an organization that acts as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Jarvis attends First Christian Church Houston and is married to Monique Taylor. Jarvis and Monique are proud parents of twin boys, Aiden and Caleb Taylor.