Rev. Dr. Michael Goodman

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Dr. Michael Goodman completed a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Texas, School of Public Health in 2014.

His dissertation evaluated multiple outcomes associated with participation in an orphan empowerment program in Kenya. His research interests focus on increasing research to inform community-based interventions improving livelihoods, food and nutrition, sexual risk, WASH-sector activities, school completion and literacy, and mental health outcomes of orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.

He is a co-founder and board member of the Houston Global Health Collaborative. He has been a board member of Logos Communities since 2008. He completed a Masters of Divinity at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and understands his professional efforts as an application of Christ’s call to form the world such that it is a welcoming home for all of God’s children.

He has worked previously as a director of student ministry at the University of Texas Medical Branch and continues to mentor students there. The greatest joys in his life are his wife, Lauren Raimer-Goodman, and his two children, Lilly and Jude.

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Sarah Seidel

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Sarah Seidel is a former Jesuit Volunteer and Catholic Worker working with the homeless in Orange County, California as well as a GED teacher to adult students in Austin, Texas.

Fully committed to social justice work but desiring to link direct service with research and community level projects, she returned to school to study public health.  She graduated with a DrPH in Health Promotion & Behavioral Science from the UT School of Public Health in May 2016.

She is currenlty a Research Anaylst in the Office of the Medical Director at the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department. She has worked as a Project Coordinator on a Community Transformation Grant to increase healthy food access and physical activity opportunities in underserved Austin communities and supported Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya in community health projects to evaluate their orphan empowerment program and conduct formative research around local children living on the street and the opening of a rescue center.

Her dissertation research explored community perceptions surrounding why children leave home for the streets and attitudes towards fostering and adoption of street-involved children and youth, as well as the adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes of youth currently living on the streets of Meru County, Kenya.

She enjoys gardening, reading, backpacking with her husband Graham and working on her second novel.

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David Robertson

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David Robertson, a native of Abilene, Texas, matriculated at Schreiner College with a full athletic tennis scholarship, studying abroad at university in Heidelberg, Germany and Vienna, Austria. 

Upon graduation, David worked in finance in Austin before transitioning into a career of global Information Technology consulting.  His focus areas included data modeling, content and document management systems, and modeling expert systems.

David spent the last 10 years in varying roles for IBM and has recently accepted a position with a non-profit, Genesys Works, which focuses on mentoring and training disadvantaged inner city high school students for paid Information Technology internships.  David feels called to work in Christ for initiatives seeking to transform systems that perpetuate poverty of opportunity and poverty of spirit.

David loves to spend time with his family, travel, read non-fiction, follow the US national soccer team, invest and watch live music. David currently resides in Houston and is married with twin boys.

Rev. Ally Matteson

Rev. Ally Matteson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Project Director with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) which focuses on training organizations who are working with victims of child sex trafficking (CST) in the Houston area in a trauma informed care model called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) and she became a TBRI practitioner in 2015. Prior to working with the KPICD, Ally worked as a therapist specializing in trauma at Freedom Place with Arrow Child and Family Ministries. Freedom Place is a residential treatment center that serves minor sex trafficking survivors in long term treatment. Ally trains treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, schools, and non-profit organizations on TBRI, trafficking and complex trauma.

Ally earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Baylor University before spending time internationally doing community development projects in India and Egypt. She later returned to Baylor University to get her Masters in Social Work from the Diana Garland School of Social Work and Masters in Divinity from Truett Seminary both on Baylor University’s campus. Before arriving at the KPICD, Ally has served children, youth and families in a variety of capacities including other residential settings such as the Methodist Children’s Home, chaplaincy, foster care, disaster relief agencies and churches.  

Ally resides in Spring, Tx with her husband Robbie and son Charlie.

Greg Taylor

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After graduating from Baylor University with undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on accounting, finance, and taxation, Greg Taylor began his career as a CPA with Ernst and Whinney, a national (“big eight”) public accounting firm.  

Building on his specialized tax expertise, he moved into investment banking where he spent his early years involved in debt restructuring and bankruptcy advisement to the exploration and production, and oilfield services industries after the oil bust of the 1980’s. 

From this work-out and troubled company background he then moved into advising companies regarding mergers and acquisitions in the wake of the leveraged buy-out and junk bonds crises. Greg Taylor then transitioned to advising and investing in the building of businesses through the consolidation of targeted companies in fragmented industries. 

Along the way he founded, invested in, operated or advised several businesses, both domestically and internationally, typically as a senior management executive. Today Greg Taylor operates to combine strategic initiatives with financial and management best practices to create value and deliver higher than expected returns.

In addition, for over 25 years Greg Taylor has been an active participant in foreign and domestic missions and ministries, nonprofit board participation and youth sports volunteerism.

In his spare time he enjoys sports, reading and helping people solve problems.

Margie Conway

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After graduating from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Margie Conway started a career with Chevron that spanned 35 years and six facilities. Her career included various engineering duties, eventually leading to Operations and Plant Management assignments, including five years in Singapore.  She is currently working towards a Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from North Park University in Chicago.

Margie retired from Chevron Phillips Chemical in 2014 and subsequently volunteered as the Executive Director for Pathway Church in Port Arthur, assisting this startup church with development of policies, procedures and budgets. She has been involved in three startup churches, and has served in ministries that benefit children and international missions.   She has also served on several nonprofit and industry-related boards.

Margie loves being back in the culturally diverse city of Houston. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, new restaurants, bowling, unique theater events and cultural festivals.


G. Edmond (Ed) Clark

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Ed Clark was born and raised in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  He received a Civil Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Houston.  He worked as a design engineer for Exxon in Houston prior to moving to Memphis, where he had a 28-year career at FedEx before retiring in 2009.

At FedEx Express, Clark served in several roles in Finance and Operations, including Vice President - Finance, Asia-Pacific (based in Hong Kong); Vice-President - Corporate Financial Planning; and Sr Vice-President, Operations Support and Engineering.  For the final 10 years of his career, he served as President and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary which performs customs clearance, international freight forwarding, and trade consulting services.

Clark serves on the Board and as Missions Committee chair at Germantown United Methodist Church; serves on the Board and is the past chair of the Vanderbilt Engineering School Board of Visitors; and serves on the Board and is Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.

He and wife Sue just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Jan Barkley

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Jan Barkley is a native of Houston, Texas, and a graduate of Baylor University.   After graduation, Jan spent eight years in Washington, DC, working in public relations and development, first for the University of Maryland, College Park and then at Georgetown University Medical Center. After a move to Houston, Jan switched professional gears and worked as a preschool teacher and classroom evaluator for a State of Texas reading grant so that she could spend more time with her children when they were young.  Today, she co-owns and operates a small catering company, MJ Catering, a business that was born out of years volunteering to cook for the youth group at South Main Baptist Church.

Jan continues to be active at South Main, singing in the Sanctuary Choir, ringing handbells, and serving on the diaconate and multiple committees.  She is an avid tennis player, and loves travel, reading, cooking, and creating costumes for theater productions.  She is married to Jim, a Houston attorney, and they have two adult children, Drew and Kate.