Mission and Vision
Mentoring Alliance exists to mobilize godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.
Who We Are
As a team, we strive to embody these core values in everything we do:
President & CEO
Compelled by his love for Christ, and desire to impact kids and families from differing backgrounds - especially those from hard places - Kevin stepped into the role of President & CEO early in 2013. Kevin is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and Louisiana State University and has an extensive background in ministry, both in church and non-profit settings.
Likes: Working a chainsaw, mowing the lawn, date nights with Stephanie, cheering his kids on at their cross country races and everything about Christmas
Strengths: Visionary, dynamic communicator, motivator, cancer survivor
VP of Marketing & Development
Mark has dedicated his career to relational ministry, previously working for organizations serving foster children and refugees. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Erin, have two daughters, one of whom came to their family through foster care.
Likes: College football, reading, traveling, hiking and making breakfast on Saturday mornings
Strengths: Strategic thinker, builder and justice seeker
VP of Program Development
Anne has spent her career in the nonprofit sector, focused on issues that impact children and families. She is a graduate of Baylor University and is a true Waco native.
Likes: Baylor sports, cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family
Strengths: Strategic, problem solving, advocate, passionate
VP of People & Culture
Before going into ministry full-time, Chia served in the Army for 13 years as an engineer and project manager. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Chia and her husband, DeMarcus have three sons and pastor a local ministry.
Likes: Murder mysteries, joke battling with her son and doing ministry with her husband
Strengths: Critical thinking, developing processes and stand-up comedy
Executive Director of Greater Tyler
Matt served in personal ministry for 20 years in healthcare settings in Chicago before moving to Texas and serving as the COO for a large Christian camp ministry. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler. He and his wife, Karen have been married for more than 30 years and have two daughters.
Likes: Family, friends and meeting new people
Strengths: Leadership and encouragement
Executive Director of Greater Waco
Amie has spent her career in various ministry, fundraising and leadership roles. She is passionate about serving local kids and families. She is a graduate of Baylor University and is working towards a Masters in Public Service and Administration at Texas A&M University. She and her husband, Jonathan have four children.
Likes: Reading, running, sports and enjoying her kids' activities
Strengths: Leadership, strategic and hospitality
Executive Director of Greater Abilene
Dr. Travis Craver
Launching our Abilene region, Travis brings more than 16 years of ministry experience, from youth to college ministry. He is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University and Baylor University. He and his wife, Caroline have been married more than 14 years and have two children.
Likes: Tennis and being active, traveling, family time, board games, researching church history and psychology
Strengths: Adaptability, critical thinking, strategic and includer
Originally from California, Jen fell in love with Texas and event planning early in her career. Before joining Mentoring Alliance, she owned her own wedding-planning company and worked in corporate events. Jen and her husband, Dan, have three children, a few hobby farm animals and bees.
Likes: Traveling, hiking, horses and gardening with her family.
Strengths: Goal oriented, creative problem solver, organized, team player and passionate
Before joining Mentoring Alliance, Steve worked marketing and multimedia, including graphic design, photography and videography in the corporate sector. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.
Likes: Reading the bible, mentoring, crossfit, photography and hiking
Strengths: Visual storyteller, extrovert and detail oriented
Brittany brings a strategic marketing background across various industries, from agency, retail and healthcare. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Texas Tech University. Brittany and her husband, Logan have two cats.
Likes: Photography, animals, sports, traveling and leading worship with her husband
Strengths: Detail oriented, strategic and achiever
2023 Board Of Directors
Board Chair, Gaston & Lindley, PLLC, Partner
Board Treasurer, Providence Consulting Group, Principal IT Project Consultant
Board Secretary, Clements Fluids Management LLC, CEO
Cornerstone Brokerage LLC, Owner/Partner
Merrill Lynch, Managing Director
PARK 4 Investments, President
The Genesis Group, President
Caregivers Home Health Texas, Co-Owner, President/CFO
Board Programs & Safety Chair, Gold Eye Clinic, Ophthalmologist
Dan Gold, MD
2023 Advisory Council
Dr. Rick Rogers
Dr. Stan Ward
Dr. Johnita Ward
Dr. Stan Ward