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Executive Board (Voting Members)
  Chandler Fozard, president
  Today, by the grace of God alone, Chandler is an author, speaker and is actively engaged in the evangelization and discipleship of men in prison and in their aftercare.  But it hasn't always been this way.  In 1992, Chandler was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  He discharged his sentence in four years, between 1992 and 1996, but that is where Christ changed his life and the training for what he is doing today began.  He is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors ( and is the volunteer director of its Hope Prison Outreach (CLICK HERE for its website.)  Chandler is married to Barbara and they live in Fort Worth with their son, Brandon, who is attending a small, conservative Christian college in Moscow, Idaho (, after which his son plans to pursue a Master's degree in biblical counseling. 
  Tom Evans, vice-president and chairman
  Tom Evans has 25 plus years of service in the non-profit arena as direct care staff beginning in 1984, licensed residential treatment administrator, licensed clinical counselor, and school superintendent.  He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling in 1989.  Mr. Evans also served in a volunteer capacity as Chaplain to residents and staff at Azleway Boys Ranch from 1992 to 2001.  Other volunteer positions include multiple Board leadership roles for a variety of state level associations and local organizations.  Tom is married and has two children and currently employed as an independent insurance agent and Business Consultant.
  Barbara Fozard, secretary and hospitality coordinator
Barbara began serving as the board's secretary in 2014.  She has previously been employed as an administrative assistant, proof reader and her typing has been recorded as reaching speeds of more than 100+ wpm!  But more than her skills as an administrator, she uses her greatest, God-given gifts of mercy and kindness toward the men and women we've hosted in our halfway house over the years by preparing and serving meals to them, hosting them in our home and often assisting with their transportation needs.  After one Thanksgiving dinner she prepared, one man remarked, "You know, Chandler, I'm 47 years old and that's the first time I've ever been around a table that prayed before they ate."
  Shirley Tafoya, treasurer
Tafoya's Business Services has been providing bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation and filing services for individuals and businesses, from DBAs to corporations, since 1995.  She is an active member in her church, children's leader in her local chapter of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)--which she has also previously served as treasurer.  Shirley and Tony have been married for 27 years and are the parents of four boys: Aaron, Tyler, Kevin and Jason!
  Rebecca Tanner, member
Rebecca Tanner is a mother, grandmother, career woman, and missionary.  In 2009 she moved from her home in Texas to work on behalf of Rahab's Rope's stateside endeavors in Georgia.  Rahab's Rope is a 501(c)(3) that exists to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India.  Later, Rebecca served Rahab's Rope as a full-time missionary in India from July 2011 through January 2012.  Rebecca's life verses are Proverbs 24:5, 11 and 12, which state, "A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might;" v. 11, "Rescue those who are being taken away to death, hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter;" v. 12, "If you say, 'Behold, we did not know this,' does not He who weights the heart perceive it?  Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?"  She asks anyone reading this, "Will God not repay you what you have done to help the helpless?"

Advisory Board (Non-voting Members)

  Tim Tremaine, security and criminal activity consultant
Tim Tremaine recently retired from the Arlington Police Department after 21 years of service in the patrol division. He currently serves as a bailiff in the Tarrant County Criminal Court system. But Tim has also been in bi-vocational ministry for 32 years. As a long time resident of Arlington, Texas - he has served in a variety of positions such as director of Pray Arlington, Inc., and co-founder of the Arlington Prayer Network. As a member of Arlington Christian Ministries, a pastors' prayer network, he worked on many city-wide prayer initiatives including a six-year commitment as the coordinator for the National Day of Prayer. Tim has held positions as the Pastor of Prayer at Fielder Road Baptist Church and as the Pastor of Prayer Evangelism at East Meadows Baptist Church in Ft. Worth.
  Rick Vasquez, general ministry advisor
  Rick Vasquez is a pastor with a passion for ministry building relationships with others.  In 1997, Rick obtained his Associates in Theology from Teologico Hispano Americano (Dallas, TX), and in 1998 he was awarded a pastor counseling diploma from Grace Bible College.  He completed volunteer training with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2005.  He has previously served as the Texas Field Director for Prison Fellowship Ministry.  Rick is currently the servant leader, bi-vocational pastor of Vision Church (Houston, TX) while working as a consultant for Hayes and Company, which currently serves Hope Prison Ministries as its interim executive director.  When Pastor Rick has a cause he becomes result driven, and what better cause than providing ministry service to those who are "the least of these."
  Jeremy Lelek, PhD, LPC, biblical counseling advisor
Jeremy Lelek is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. He has earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Liberty University. He is also a Ph.D. Candidate at Regent University where he is earning an advanced doctoral degree in Counseling, Education, and Supervision. He currently operates a vigorous counseling ministry in his church, Fort Worth Presbyterian Church, PCA. Jeremy is married to his beautiful wife Lynne, and they have three children (two sons and one daughter).
  Brenda Hayes, M.A., social work advisor
  Brenda Hayes graduated with a Masters degree in social work from the University of Houston.  She has been married to Judge Matt Hayes (JP of Pct 7) since May of 1978 and is a mother of four with one child being adopted.  Currently, she operates the family business, Interquest Detection Canines of North Texas, and has won the Leader of the Pack awards in 2001, 2006, 2010, and 2011.  In 2011, her franchise oversaw nine contraband and two explosive canines, serving more than 100 school districts throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  She was previously employed as the headmaster of Friendswood Christian School, and a science teacher at Grace Preparatory Academy.
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