Board of

Directors

Transforming lives through God’s grace and the generosity of the community.

Becce Wallace, President

Church Affiliation: Second Baptist 1463

Becce has been on the Katy Christian Ministries Board of Directors since 2017. A former elementary school teacher, Becce received her Elementary Education degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Becce has previously served on her church’s Missions Committee, taught Sunday School and VBS,  and enjoys volunteering at her church, Katy Christian Ministries, and for other organizations.

Becce has lived in Katy since 2009, is married and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She and her husband, Kirk, attend Second Baptist 1463.

Patricia Wood, Vice President

Church Affiliation: Living Word Lutheran

Patricia has been on the Katy Christian Ministries Board of Directors since 2018.

She is a Marketing, Branding and Business Development Executive and Consultant. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications from Doane University.

Previously, Patricia served on the Sheridan Lutheran Child Development Center Board of Directors in Lincoln, Neb., and has dedicated herself to helping others in her community. Patricia and her husband, Kelly, have 2 children and moved to Katy, TX in 2016.

Patti Lacy, Parliamentarian, Past President

Church Affiliation: Westland Baptist Church

Patti has been on the KCM Board for over a decade. She and her husband Bill have raised four children (and currently have four grandchildren) and both are very involved in the community.  Patti enjoys being a Realtor in Katy/West Houston where she’s grown her business since 2000.  She has served in a variety of roles on the KCM Board, currently serving as the President. She is looking forward to watching KCM grow and continue to minister to the hurting people in our community. Patti has been a member of the Westland Baptist Church for nearly 25 years!

Kevin Hollis, Treasurer

Church Affiliation:  Grace Fellowship Church

Kevin has been on the Katy Christian Ministries Board of Directors since 2020.

He is currently a Chief Financial Officer in the construction and real estate industry.  Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Kevin and his wife, Danna, have 2 children.

Iain Murray, Secretary

Church Affiliation:  Coming Soon

Bio Coming Soon!

Kent Black, Past President

Church Affiliation:  Living Word Lutheran Church

Kent Black is in his third 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.

David Trout, Director

Church Affiliation:  The Fellowship

David has been on the Katy Christian Ministries Board of Directors since 2019.

He managed various businesses over his 39 years with ExxonMobil. David holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware.

David has been on the board of The Fellowship at various times and is currently the Chairman.

David and his wife, Kathleen, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

George Puig, Director   

Church Affiliation: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church

Mr. George Puig is currently serving at Katy Christian Ministries as Director and Chair of the Development Committee.

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.

Anita Mancini, Director at Large

Anita was born in Leadville, Colorado, but raised and educated in East Texas. She met her husband, Gary, in 1989 and later moved to Katy in 1993. She became a member of First Baptist Church in 1994. They have raised four kids together, three of which graduated from Katy High School. They are blessed to spend their days enjoying the company of 6 Nanababies, which she loves more than chocolate! Anita and Gary own and operate Bugs Incorporated and have since 1989. She is also an avid equestrian and certified riding instructor at Blackwater Ranch. She is the current Director of The Katy Cowgirls and has held that position since 2003.

Because she is a survivor of abuse, she has an incredible passion for KCM and a deep desire to share her story of happiness. Anita was a Crisis Advocate for Katy Christian Ministries for 7 years.  She is dedicated and devoted to the work they accomplish in her community. She believes in their mission and feels so blessed to be able to help KCM grow daily and sustain its community by ordinary people serving each other.

Penny Whited, Development and Gala Committee

Church Affiliation:  St. Edith Stein Catholic Community
Penny has been on the KCM Board of Directors since 2016. She is a retired Kindergarten and PreK teacher, having taught 37 years. Penny received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin and her Masters degree in Early Childhood from Texas Southern University.
Penny is involved at St. Edith Stein in the Nursing Home ministry, the Eucharistic Homebound ministry, the Divine Mercy Prayer Group and the OWLS, Older Wiser Livelier Seniors. She has served on the church’s Gala Committee, also.
Penny and her husband Charles were married in Austin in 1978. They have a son and a daughter and 4 grandkids. They have lived in Katy since 1996.

Don Flowers, Director

Church Affiliation:  Coming Soon

Don is a 1971 graduate of Georgia Tech, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a 45 year veteran of the chemical and transportation industries, coming to Union Tank Car in 1981 from Hercules, Inc., where he was Manager, Rail Equipment. Don has spent the last 35 years in Houston, TX working with oil, chemical, and petrochemical companies developing solutions for bulk liquids transportation by rail, where he was Vice President, Sales – Western Region responsible for sales and customer service in a 16 state area of the Western US. Don retired on October 1, 2016.

Don has been married for 47 years and has three grown daughters and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS), a member of numerous industry associations and an active community leader in his church.

David Karlich, Board Member

Church Affiliation:  Mosaic Community Church

David Karlich has been on the Katy Christian Ministries Board of Directors since 2020.

He has been with the Houston Fire Department serving the community since 2012 and helped establish Mosaic since its inception.

David has also been a deacon at a former church, led life groups, volunteered with KCM and Katy Responds.

Alfred Castillo, Jr., Board Member

Church Affiliation:  Family Life Assembly of God

Bio Coming Soon!

Debbie DeLuca, Board Member

Church Affiliation: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church

Debbie is a new member of the KCM Board. After working for a major insurance company for 15 years, she decided her priority was to raise her two children. Now that they are no longer at home, she is busy with various activities such as Treasurer of the Garden Club, Book Club, Woman’s Association, Bible Study, Bunco, and helping each week at the KCM Food Pantry. She is also part of the Stewardship Committee and Vacation Bible School at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church. Her interests include traveling and the theater.

Stan Simmons

Church Affiliation: Kingsland Baptist Church

Stan joined KCM’s Board of Directors in 2021. He recently retired from a career that spanned 38 years in Oil and Gas with Conoco, ConocoPhillips, and Phillips 66.  His career included many different Information Technology and Project Management roles that were mostly focused on management of organizations and people.

Stan has served other nonprofit organizations and various leadership roles at Kingsland Baptist Church. He is currently volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and is serving on the Kingsland Missions Council.

Stan, and his wife Julie, have two adult children and have been serving in the Katy area since 1997.

Stephen Blackmun

Church Affiliation: Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Stephen joined KCM’s Board of Directors in 2021. He started his career as an auditor with Touche Ross & Co. and has over 40 years of management experience, mainly in the oil and gas industries. He is currently Director, Financial and Accounting Systems with a global LNG company.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield. He is a member of his church’s Outreach Committee and served on Memorial Assistance Ministries’ Congregational Council for 3 years.

Stephen and his wife Sophie have two daughters and moved to Texas from France in 1999.

Jason Smith

Church Affiliation: Pastor at First Untied Methodist Church – Katy

Bio Coming Soon!

Keith Smith

Church Affiliation: Holy Covenant Untied Methodist Church

Bio Coming Soon!