Shirley is our Executive Director.
She is deeply committed to her community's well-being, particularly those facing tough times. With 25 years of experience in nonprofit work, including roles at organizations like Mission Odessa, Jesus House Women's and Children's Center, and Rock the Desert, she is dedicated to serving her community. She is also actively involved in multiple boards that help the community. She finds joy in her four children, handsome grandson, and two beloved German Shepherds. She also enjoys adventures and activities like hiking, kayaking, dancing, and biking. Her educational journey took her to Trinity Valley College, Odessa College, East Texas State, UTPB, and Trinity Theological Seminary fueling her 25-year career in nonprofit, focused on helping the homeless, impoverished, and the poverty population since 2007.
Tim is our Kitchen Director with a flavor for life! Graduate of the prestigious School of Hardknocks, where I earned my degree in culinary wizardry with a side of resilience. I have experienced homelessness to living in a world dominated by addiction. God, put the right people in my life and nowadays you'll find me basking in the glorious glow of a joyful, peaceful, prosperous, and addiction-free existence, reunited with my family. I owe it all to my Lord, who graciously restored my life and family. Blessings, baby! For the past 3 years, I've had the pleasure of serving as the Kitchen Director at Breaking Bread staff. I'm all about creating dishes that are not only delicious but also sprinkled with a pinch of love and a dash of humor.
Heather serves as our Board President and has been a proud resident of Midland since 2012. With over 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, she spent a decade of her career at Concho, which is now ConocoPhillips. Heather is happily married to Caleb, and they have two wonderful daughters. She is not only a dedicated professional but also an active member of the Mid-Cities community. Heather joined the Breaking Bread board in 2018 and has previously contributed her expertise to various roles on the Women's Energy Network board of directors. Her passion for both her family and her community shines through her commitment to Breaking Bread Ministries.
Jonathan is our Secretary of the Board A native Midlander, Jonathan has volunteered at Breaking Bread Ministries since 2018 and has been a Member of the Board since 2020. He graduated from Letourneau University in 2010 and has been working as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry for 13 years. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 12 years. As a volunteer in the kitchen, Jonathan loves to share the love of Jesus by serving food and washing dishes. Since 2020 he has organized a group of volunteers to deliver meals from the kitchen to the elderly and disabled in the neighborhood. He currently attends Midland Bible Church.
Sandy is our Board Treasurer. A proud resident of Midland for over 30 years, she is a Texas Tech graduate with a BBA in accounting. Sandy's professional journey led her to a 30-year career in the Oil and Gas industry. She is married to her husband Pat of 44 years, has two children, and six wonderful grandchildren.
Sandy is an active member of the First Methodist Church. Her commitment to making a difference doesn't stop there; she and her husband have volunteered with Breaking Bread Ministries for 20 years. Sandy's dedication to the organization led her to serve on the Board as Treasurer for the past two years.
Alan is a dedicated board member with a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech. He has been happily married to Valerie for 42 years, raising three children, and now enjoying the role of a proud grandparent to two growing grandchildren.
Alan has been an active member of the First Methodist Church for 42 years . He leads a fulfilling life with an interest in gardening. He's a dedicated member of the Permian Basin Master Gardeners. Alan's commitment to community service is evident in his roles as a board member of the Permian Basin Area Foundation, Breaking Bread Ministries, as well as his volunteer work at Manor Park.