Board of

Directors

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

Kent Black, Board President

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.

Patti Lacy, Vice President

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.

Dennis Lee, Treasurer

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.

Becce Slinkard, Secretary

Church Affiliation:  Family Life Assembly of God (FLAG)

Becce Slinkard is in her first year serving on the board. She represents Family Life Assembly of God, where she has been a member for 8 years, serves on the Missions Committee, and teaches Sunday School. Originally from Colorado, Becce graduated with an Elementary Education degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She is excited to be a part of Katy Christian Ministries and looks forward to seeing the organization grow to be able to serve even more people in our community.

Becce has lived in Katy for 8 years with her husband, Bobby. They have been married 36 years and have three children and two grandchildren.

Derek Spier, Parlimentarian

Church Affiliation: First United Methodist Church, Katy

First United Methodist Church of Katy. Derek Spier has served on the KCM Board of Director for 5+ years. He received his degree from Sam Houston State University in Law Enforcement and Police Science and served for 27 years with the Houston Police Department, where he retired as a Sergeant. Since his retirement, he has served as Director with the Boy Scouts of America, and now as an AP Government teacher at Cinco Ranch High School in the Katy ISD. He is active in his church and has recruited his Sunday School Class “Rejoice” to volunteer regularly at Katy Christian Ministries. He and his wife Julie have been married for 35 years and are blessed with two sons, and 2 granddaughters.

George Hargett, Director

Church Affiliation:  Kingsland Baptist Church

Mr. George Hargett is currently serving as an Alternate Board Member at Katy Christian Ministries.

He has served on the Katy Christian Ministries golf committee for approximately 10 years.

Mr. Hargett attended Texas A&M University on a football scholarship and received a bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1964. He is retired after 43 years in the property and excise tax field with several oil and gas companies.

Mr Hargett has been married to Lee Hargett for 20 years and they have lived in the Katy area for the last 15 years. They each have two grown children and six grandchildren.

George Puig, Director   

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.

Ken Gross, Director

Church Affiliation:  The Fellowship

Ken has lived in Katy since 1991, before that he lived in Saudi Arabia and England where he was born and raised.  He is the Recovery Pastor and an Elder of The Fellowship, a non-denominational church.  He and his wife of 31 years have 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Ken has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Physics from the University of London, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Houston Graduate School of Theology.  He currently works as a Pastoral Counselor.

In addition to his counseling work Ken serves as the founding director of Merimnao, a ministry to the brokenhearted.  Merimnao is a 510c3 organization (merimnao.org) that helps those who are struggling with life’s problems, such as addictions, divorce and grief. He also holds a leadership role for Prodical, A Community of Hope (theprodigals.org).

Penny Whited, Director

Church Affiliation:  St. Edith Stein Catholic Community

Penny has been on the KCM Board since November 2016.

She is a founding member of St. Edith Stein Catholic Community, the first parish in the United States to bear the name of this extraordinary woman of faith. They celebrated Eucharist for the first time at Mayde Creek Junior High School in October 1999. Penny is involved in the Nursing Home Ministry, Eucharistic Homebound Ministry and enjoys serving on retreat teams. Being active with the Ladies Guild, Vacation Bible School, and the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) allows her to interact even more with the church community.

Penny is a retired teacher, having taught 37 years in Kindergarten and Pre-K. Her career included teaching in 3 districts: Houston, Lamar Consolidated and Cy-Fair ISD’s.

Penny has been married to her husband Charles (Butch) since 1978. They have a son, a daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Michael Farr, Director

Church Affiliation:  Grace Fellowship UMC

Michael has been a member of our Katy community for over 35 years. He has been married to his wife, DJ, for 31 years and has two children, Kandyce and Kristopher and two grandchildren, Keely and Taylin.

He has been a member of Grace Fellowship UMC for 12 years and was an active volunteer in their Care Ministry until joining their staff in November, 2016 as Local Missions Director. He is a Stephen’s Minister, a member of Church Council, and an active leader within the Church.

Michael graduated from Michigan State University  with a BA in Supply Chain.  He worked in the energy sector for 35 years, 30 years at ConocoPhillips and 5 years at Lyondellbasell Industries. He has held multiple global business leadership positions and specialized in business turnaround challenges during the latter part of his career.

He is also active in our community volunteering with several faith based organizations in the Katy area including Hope Impacts, Katy Christian Ministries, and The Ballard House.

Twila Oman, Director

Church Affiliation:  Holy Covenant United Methodist Church 

Twilla Oman is beginning her 2nd year as a KCM board member and currently serves on the Governance and Gala Committees.  She represents Holy Covenant United Methodist Church.

She has worked for the Katy Independent School district for over 20 years.  Twilla is presently retired and working as a substitute teacher for KISD.

Twila and her husband have been married for 44 years. They have lived in the Katy area 33 years where they have raised 3 children.

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.

Patricia Wood, Director

Church Affiliation:  Living Word Lutheran Church 

Patricia is in her first year serving as a KCM Board Member, serving on the Communications and Engagement Committee, representing Living Word Lutheran Church of Katy.

Patricia and her family are new to the Katy Area, moving here from Nebraska in 2016. However, she is not new to volunteering, having served many non-profit organizations and on boards in Nebraska and now in Texas.

Patricia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications and is a marketing, communications, public relations, business and community development leader with over 25-year track record of growing businesses and nonprofits. She currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for a local financial institution.

Patricia and her husband, Kelly, have 2 teenagers.

R. Frank Robb, Director

Church Affiliation:  Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church 

Frank retired in December 2017 following a 47-year career with ARCO & BP.  He graduated with a BSME degree from University of Missouri-Rolla in 1970.  He held positions as a Maintenance Engineer, Production Superintendent & Maintenance Manager with ARCO Chemical before moving to the Oil & Gas Industry in 1983.  For the past 34 years Frank worked various Project Management positions on domestic and international projects for ARCO & BP.

Frank and his wife, Debbie live in Katy, Texas and are active members of Grace Fellowship UMC church.  Frank became a member of Grace fellowship 3 years ago and serves on the Connection Team.  Frank & Debbie also lead a breakout group in Marriage Matters and have supported the ALPHA group at Grace as assistant leaders.  Prior to joining Grace Fellowship, Frank was a member of the Charleston UMC in East Texas where he served on the Finance committee.