Board Members

The Board Members partner with the Executive Director to guide Catalyst Coalition and ensure that the mission is always front and center. The members encourage innovation, help develop strategic plans and initiatives, and provided oversight and accountability to the organization. Each Board Member has essential and diverse experiences that align with the purpose of Catalyst Coalition.

  • Dr. W. Jan daehnert - Professor at Dallas Baptist University

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  • Aaron de la torre

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  • chris holloway - director of the pedersen residential college at dallas baptist university

    Chris has the privilege to live among the students, and this opportunity provides meaningful times of instruction, conversation, and fun. He wakes up each day and is in awe that the Lord has called him to do this work. Chris see students entering community in ways that help them draw closer to the Lord and each other, and he sees them being refined in their skills and receiving instruction and guidance to better prepare them for their future.

  • J. Morgan malone - executive director of the denton baptist association

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Advisors

Each Advisory Team member offers expert insight into areas of ministry, fundraising, discipleship, church planting, counseling, social justice, missions, and more. Their experience provides helpful input for Stephanie and the Catalyst Coalition board members as they work to help churches and ministries engage their communities and further equip their members.

  • Shay Wood - Founding and lead pastor of mercyhill church

    Shay grew up in West Texas, where he met his wife, Robyn. They have been married for 8 years. They have three boys: Blayze, Colstyn, and Zayd. Shay has pastored for over ten years and is starting Mercyhill Church to see Jesus transform lives in Fort Worth and its surrounding areas.

  • Audrie Jones - CFRE, Director of development at elisio

    Audrie is an experienced Director Of Development with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit arts industry. Skilled in Fundraising, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Writing, and Grant Writing. She is a strong support professional with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) focused in Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management from University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

  • Dr. tamara l. holmes - business guru on a mission to impact the world

    Over the past 20 years, Tamara's work experience has allowed her to serve in various areas of business, including human resources, sales and marketing, operations, management, and public relations for private sector and government entities. Her tasks have ranged from developing policies and procedures; to building successful relationships with key clients and constituents; to developing marketing and business strategies; as well as business and nonprofit consulting. Tamara enjoy working in diverse environments and bringing people and cultures together to foster dialogue, understanding, and collaboration.

    It is Tamara's desire to live and work in purpose and to utilize her business skills and professional experience to positively impact the lives of others - especially women and girls - in local communities and around the world through education and economic development initiatives. Her personal philosophy is, “to whom much is given, much is required.”

    In 2007, Tamara established The Epiphany Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls globally to break cycles of poverty. Since establishing the foundation, she has discovered her passion and my purpose. She has worked with several community and international organizations, including the U.S. National Committee for UN Women and Soroptimist International of Dallas, as well as served on the Advisory Council of the Soroptimist Fund of the Dallas Foundation and the Board of Governors of La Cima Club. Tamara has also been fortunate to lead projects to support orphanages in Kenya and Jamaica. She enjoys coordinating philanthropic initiatives, traveling, and living her divine purpose of serving as an Ambassador for Christ and planting seeds for a life of abundance.

  • Elizabeth Thompson - Diagnostician at fulbright & associates

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  • Lee Ann Heath - LPC-S

    Lee Ann's professional experience is derived from working in various settings which focused on relationships. She was able to utilize her knowledge in hospital settings to work with families who were dealing with a chronic illness and to counsel on how to cope physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Lee Ann has worked with families whose children required a highly structured environment to deal with their severe emotional problems. She also worked with families who were involved with foster care and adoption. 


    Additional experiences were gained while serving as Executive Director for both a Children’s Museum and a Habitat for Humanity affiliate; also while serving as the Director of Volunteer Resources for a Christian service organization.

  • Earl redrick - DFW field office director for the u.s. department of housing and urban development


    holistic community developer/adaptive educator/equity leader consultant

    Earl is an independent consultant with over 20 years of executive leadership and senior management experience, including 15+ years of substantive work in mediation, facilitation and training on matters associated with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He is well-versed in public policy, program administration and conflict resolution management. Earl is a dynamic and relational leader with a proven track record of forward thinking, building diverse and successful teams, fostering positive professional relationships, collaborating with internal/external partners and stakeholders and developing talent equitably. He has a strong ability to communicate both verbally and written to diverse audiences at all levels of an organization.

  • Cole & kaitlen rhoades

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