Joining our GRACE Board of Directors this fiscal year are five new members: Paul Bischler, Kevin Chase, Don Johnston, Karen Parrish and Sean Shope.
Paul is the vice president and chief sourcing officer for BNSF Railway, a Southlake resident and member of Whites Chapel United Way Methodist Church. His expertise in financial management will be an asset to our board. Paul and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Blake and Ryan, who are all great supporters of GRACE.
Kevin is the senior vice president and CIO of Energy Future Holdings and will respresent EFH, TXU Energy & Luminant on the Board. He and his wife, Stacey, already are very busy working with the 10th Annual GRACE Gala committee. They reside in Southlake and have three children, Abby, Ethan and Emma. We welcome his expertise and great enthusiasm as we move forward into the new fiscal year.
Don is representing White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and the Southlake and Grapevine communities on our GRACE Board. He is president of Grapevine’s Northstar Bank of Texas and brings specialized finance, customer service and community involvement experience. He and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Southlake and have raised five children.
Karen is the finance director for Need Him Ministries and is the chief financial officer for Crawford Services, Inc. She is heavily involved in our community through the Southlake Women’s Club where she has served as the president and treasurer. Karen is a Stephen Ministry Leader at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, and she and her husband, David, raised two children and reside in Southlake.
Sean is the senior vice president of First Financial Bank in Trophy Club. He and his wife, Paula, reside in Grapevine, have a daughter, Kenady, and are active members of Church at the Cross. Sean is a long-time Grapevine resident, member of the Grapevine Historic Preservation Commission, GCISD Foundation Board and many other area civic organizations. We look forward to receiving his local knowledge and professional expertise.
All of our Board of Directors are listed on our website: http://www.gracegrapevine.org/board_of_directors.aspx.