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Michael

Michael is a gifted leader and phenomenal with people.  He believes in leading by influence rather than any dogmatic authority.  His deep caring for people fosters loyalty and inspires others to do their best.

Career Overview

  • Manager & Director in Finance
  • Former Network, Systems & PBX Administrator for a major healthcare company
  • Former Lowe's Kitchen Designer appearing in Southern Living Magazine

Education & Licenses

  • FINRA Licenses 7, 9, 10, 63, 65
  • Bachelor's of Business in Finance from University of Texas, Tyler

Hobbies

  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

Volunteering

  • Worship & Prayer Leader @ Reformation House of Prayer
  • Pastor @ The Shannon Gathering
  • Technology Support in Chiang Mai Thailand

Fun Facts

  • He really is over 2 meters tall!
  • Once created the Intranet for an entire division of a former company.
  • Once took a broken chain saw apart, never having touched one in his life, fixed it and put it back together.

Tonya

Tonya is a gifted administrator with a talent for translating complicated ideas into life changing understanding. She holds a deep passion for seeing people unlock their destinies and walks in the wisdom and love needed to facilitate that change.

Career Overview

  • Former Teacher and Tech Support at King's Academy Christian School.
  • Spent 12 years self employed as a Web Developer, Graphics & Print Work and Technology Support for a wide range of clients from small mom and pop companies to TCU and a major brokerage firm.
  • Former Assistant to Senior Vice Presidents at First Southwest Company (Municipal Bonds)
  • Former Baptist General Convention of Texas Projects Coordinator (Mobile Chapels, Church Planter Internship Program, Feasibility Studies for New Church Plants)
  • Prior to that participated in Office & Project Management for an Interior Designers, Law Enforcement Supply House and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Education & Licenses

  • Master's in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor's Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude with a Specialty in Business Management from Howard Payne University
  • Toastmasters
  • Texas State Acteen Panelist
  • Texas State Drug Task Force
  • Texas Baptist Youth Choir

Hobbies

    Tonya is a sort of renaissance gal.  She excels at carpentry and various house flipping skills; gardening and cooking.  She likes to sing opera when no one's around; and, while she can sew, it's just not her thing! She also once refurbished her 1969 FJ40 Landcruiser.

Volunteering

  • Previously @
  • Reformation House of Prayer Worship & Prayer Leader
  • Discovery Science Place, Board of Maker's Faire 2015
  • Tyler Area Christian Home Educators, Board of Directors, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
  • Refuge of Light (5 years): Public Speaker, Counselor, Construction Volunteer, Barista
  • 13 Mission Trips
  • Has helped lead over 10 GA trips

Fun Facts

  • She once made crystal ring with her voice and once enlarged a crack in a window by about 3 feet
  • Once sang backup with Kirk Whalum (Hey, it was just at church, but who cares!)
  • Had been to 14 countries before the age of 29