Board Of Directors

George Puig, President   

Church Affiliation: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church

Mr. George Puig is currently serving at Katy Christian Ministries as President and Governance Committee Member.

Mr. Puig is an Ordained Elder through the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). He is an active member at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church teaching two weekly bible studies. His favorite bible verse: 2 Chron 7:14-15.

Mr. Puig has Non-Profit Experience by serving as: Director, (5 plus years) at Harris County Parkinson Society, Houston Area Parkinson Society (15 plus years), Presbyterian Homes (3 plus years), Katy Christian Ministries (5 plus years)

Also, Mr. Puig has professional experience as a: Registered Engineer, Life Member – American Society of Professional Engineers, TCB/AECOM – 35 plus years – Chief Construction Engineer/Executive Vice President, PKV Engineering – Current – 10 Plus years – President.

Personal: Mr. Puig is widowed, married for fifty years, and has two daughters and three grandsons.

Patti Lacy, Vice President – Executive Committee

Church Affiliation: Westland Baptist Church

Patti has been on the KCM Board for many years. She and her husband Bill have raised four children in Katy and both are very involved in the community.  Patti enjoys being a Realtor in Katy/West Houston where she’s worked her business since 2000.  She has served as the KCM President of the Board, currently she is serving as the Vice-President.  Patti has also served 9 years on the board for Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center where she served as President for 6 years. She is looking forward to watching KCM grow and continue to minister to the hurting people in our community.

 

Board Photo - Eddie FosterEddie Foster, Secretary and Finance Committee Member

Church Affiliation:  Family Life Assembly of God

Eddie Foster currently serves as a Director. He was nominated by Family Life Assembly of God, (FLAG), which is one of KCM’s covenant churches.

Eddie is the Executive Pastor at FLAG in Katy. He and his family relocated to the area from South Florida in 2000 when he accepted the position of General Manager for the Houston location of Pavestone Company, a national concrete landscaping products manufacturer. Eddie transitioned to his role at the church in 2008, where he and his wife, Patricia, had been serving part-time as Worship and Fine Arts Pastors since 2004.

Eddie also serves as Vice President of Programming for the Houston Metro Chapter of The Church Network, a professional organization that connects, encourages, and educates those who work in the many areas of church administration. He also previously served as Treasurer of the organization.

Eddie has been happily married for 31 years. He and Patricia have five children (two boys and three girls) ages 28 to 18. They also have five grandchildren ages four, three, and one — with two more on the way!

Charles Kinuthia, Treasurer – Executive Committee Member and Finance Committee

Church Affiliation: Faith City Church

Recently recognized as one of the fastest growing franchisors in the U.S., Dr. Charles Kinuthia was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, spending time in Australia as well as Finland. After completing his studies on a full scholarship to Helsinki University, he relocated to Houston, TX, from Australia in 2006.  In 2006, he founded One Stop Tax Services Inc., a national franchise income tax preparation company.  Dr. Charles serves as the CEO of the One Stop Tax Franchise Systems, Inc., with over thirty (30) locations nationwide.  In addition to his responsibilities as an entrepreneur and business owner, he is the Chairperson of the Lone Star College’s Business Management Advisory Board, one of the largest colleges in Texas, USA.  He also serves as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of KCM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering financial assistance to low income families.   Dr. Charles recently launched his social enterprise, Hope 631, a global nonprofit dedicated to alleviating poverty through education and the empowering of small businesses, where he serves as Vice-President. He was recently featured on the front cover of Franchising USA, and in Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal.  Dr. Charles is a speaker, educator, mentor, leader, and entrepreneur. The same drive and purpose that took him from the dirt floor of a hut in Kenya to making dreams come true for others, is the message he has committed his life to sharing.  Dr. Charles enjoys spending time with his wife Grace Kinuthia, reading, playing piano, family and volunteering his time to others.

Board Photo - BobbeBobbe Bren-Carley, Parlimentarian

Church Affiliation:  Living Word Lutheran Church

Bobbe is in her first year as a KCM Director and serves on the Finance and Governance Committees. She represents Living Word Lutheran Church where she has worshiped for 16 years, serving in various capacities from Finance Committee Member to Confirmation Class Instructor, Worship Leader to Boy Scout Troop 424 Adult Leader.

Bobbe is originally from Missoula, MT, but has lived in 8 states. She earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of South Dakota, is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Economics Honors Fraternity, and holds a Series 6 limited-investment securities license (inactive) from Colorado.

Bobbe’s Non-Profit experience spans 30 years and includes service as Community Representative to the Colorado Rockies MLB ‘Rockies Rookies’ Foundation, Grant Writer for The Denver Children’s Hospital Oncology Dept., the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The Wyoming Children’s Theatre.  She is an award-winning Campaign Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region United Way and a dedicated community volunteer who’s past activities have included: Katy Relay for Life, Destination Imagination, BP MS 150, Cub Scouts of America, KISD McMeans Jr. High Theatre and Mime Troupe.

Bobbe has 34 years of broad corporate Finance experience specializing in Business Process, Financial Systems and Internal Controls at BP and Amoco.  She managed BP’s Finance, Accounting and Application Management Service deliveries across outsourced centers in North and South America and Asia, earning the Everest Group’s Outsourced Services Award of Excellence.  Most recently Bobbe led BP’s Upstream Global Master Data strategic design team, responsible for financial system deployments across Europe, South, Central and North America. She was a guest speaker at the 2015 Best Practices Oil and Gas Conference in Houston.

Recently retired, she and her husband Craig have two sons; Stuart, a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy now serving as Executive Officer on the USCGC Sturgeon Bay, and Eliott, a Geology undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Bobbe intends to leverage her experience to help KCM operate effectively and to prayerfully engage others within the community to support KCM’s mission to “transform lives through God’s grace”.

Rodney McCain, Director and Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee

Church Affiliation: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church

Rodney McCain is in his third year as a Katy Christian Ministries Board Member and currently serves as  Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a Finance Committee Member. He previously served as Secretary on the Executive Board.

He represents Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church in Katy, TX, where he has been a member since 2012. He is on the Mission Team of Grand Lakes, and also serves on a Committee for Habitat for Humanity through a partnership with Compassion Katy.

Mr. McCain has been employed for eleven years with Ferguson Enterprises as an Accounts Manager in the Industrial Group, specializing in Supply Chain Management. He was born in Faribault, MN and educated in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Mr. McCain earned a B.A. in Psychology from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN.

As a Board Member, I want to bring operational efficiencies to the organization and help grow the ministry by increasing the services offered.

He has lived in Katy since 1997 with his wife of 19 years Stacy and has two children: Caroline who is 15 years old and Hayley who is 12 years old.

greg1Greg Norman, Director and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee

Church Affiliation: Grace Fellowship UMC

Greg Norman is completing his first year as a KCM Board Member and currently serves as Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee. He represents Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church.

Mr. Norman has been a resident of Katy for 16 years. He attended Katy High School then Texas A&M University and received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He has successfully built several startup companies and is currently the Executive Vice President of Production Technology and Services here in Houston.

Mr. Norman is active in multiple charity organizations both locally and abroad.  He lives here in Katy with his wife of 26 years Angie and their twin 13 year old daughters Kara and Amy. Their son Denton is a senior attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

thomasThomas Larvin, Director   

Church Affiliation: The Fellowship

Mr. Thomas Larvin is currently serving as an Alternate Board Member at Katy Christian Ministries. He previously served in the  Executive Committee and Governance Committee member at KCM.

He is the President of Creative Switching Designs, Inc., Small Business Owner, Service Disabled Veteran.

Derek Spier, Director

Church Affiliation: First United Methodist Church, Katy

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photoDennis Lee, Director

Church Affiliation:  Kingsland Baptist Church, (KBC) Katy

Mr. Dennis Lee is currently serving as a Director, nominated by KBC – one of the KCM covenant churches.

He is an Ordained Deacon at KBC, retired, has for-profit management experience as a CEO & President of an international oil services company and serves as Chairman of the Katy non-profit organization Clothed by Faith.

Mr. Lee has been married to Rona Lee for over 30 years and they have two children.

bioKent Black, Director

Church Affiliation:  Living Word Lutheran Church

Kent Black is in his first year of serving as a KCM Board Member, serving on the Operations Committee, representing Katy Living Word Lutheran Church where he has been a member for 16 years.

Mr. Black has been a resident of Katy for 16 years, originally from Southeast Texas, he attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.  He has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance and healthcare services industries delivering technology solutions through product development and leadership responsibilities. He currently serves as an Executive / CIO Enterprise Applications for a global specialty insurance company.

Mr. Black lives in Katy with his wife of 19 years Holly, 12-year-old daughter Faith and 9-year-old son Gage.

Ken Gross, Director

Church Affiliation:  The Fellowship

 

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