BOARD DIRECTORY – 2020

Volunteers, including board members, are the core of our program at Bethesda.

Shane Butler

Shane Butler

John Soules Foods

 

Shane is married to Gina.  They have 2 children, Jacob (33) and Callie (27).  Shane has lived in Tyler for 9 years.

“Great cause.  Well run.”

Fun Facts: I learned to ride a unicycle at 14 years old, bare foot water ski at 23, and race cars at 47.  What’s next?

Michelle Carr

Michelle Carr

 

Michelle is married to Jeff.  They have 3 adult children, Katelyn (29), Kelsey (26) and Trevon (22).  Michelle has lived in Tyler for 25 years.

“Love of the mission made me want to join the Bethesda Board.”

Fun Facts: Puppy training my new Golden Doodle.

Randall Childress

Randall Childress

Edward Jones

 

 

Shannon Dacus

Shannon Dacus

Dacus Law Firm

 

Shannon is married to Deron.  They have 2 children, Mason (21) and Sydney (19).  Shannon has lived in Tyler for 21 years.

“Good health is the foundation for a successful life.  Bethesda helps individuals and, in turn, families be successful by addressing medical needs.  I love that mission!”

Fun Facts: I am a volunteer junkie, and I am a Mexican with two redheads.

Aaron Fleet

Aaron Fleet

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital

 

Aaron is married to Amy.  They have 2 children, Ava (12) and Olivia “Livi” (7).  Aaron has lived in Tyler his entire life.

“Dr. English, Krysti McWha and especially Melissa Briscoe were kind enough to allow me to formulate a strategic plan for Bethesda for my Masters Capstone project. They truly opened the books to me. When comparing my project with my classmate’s projects, I became aware of just how much more these three gave to me than all the other companies profiled. When given a chance to serve, I jumped at the chance to repay their kindness. The fact that Bethesda aligns with my profession and faith is a bonus.”

Fun Facts: I am attempting to teach myself how to play the bass guitar. Based on my progress, I’m really glad I still have a day job.

Steve Hillis

Steve Hillis

Retired Urologist

 

Steve is married to June.  They have 2 adult children, Andy (50) and Hollie (49).  Steve has lived in Tyler for 40 years.

“As a practicing urologist, I was aware of the good work done here.”

Fun Facts: In 1972, I finished my internship, and the U.S. Air Force sent me and my wife and our two children, ages 8 months and 23 months, to Greece on the island of Crete.  That was when I learned how strong my wife was.  Those two years were the best two of my life, and I think hers also.  It was our first (long) visit to a foreign country – by the way a wonderful country.

David Krafve

David Krafve

Orbit Land Services, LLC

 

David is married to Cathy Ann.  They have 3 adult children, Anna, Ellen and William.  David has lived in Tyler for 40 years.

“I first became aware of Bethesda as Dr. Steve Keuer was being honored at a Doctor Luke Society event.  Cathy and I love Bethesda as it meets a very important basic need both physically and spiritually.  And the board was populated with amazing individuals.”

Fun Facts: Clay – want to be a potter.  Yard – working in it with Cathy who has a green thumb.  Sweet time with children and grands.  Time with Cathy at the beach.

Laurie Lehnhof-Watts

Laurie Lehnhof-Watts

UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Laurie is married to Dennis.  They have 4 adult children.  Laurie has lived in Tyler for 26 years.

“I have been impressed by what the clinic has accomplished.  It is so important that this work be continued.  When asked, I was happy to serve and contribute to this ongoing community need.”

Fun Facts: I make cheesecake that everybody raves about.

Amber Owen

Amber Owen

BancorpSouth

Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts

Roseman Wealth Advisors

 

Josh Roberts has lived in Tyler for 26 years.

“I joined the Bethesda board because I have a desire to get more involved in my community, invest in a great ministry, and meet new people in the process. I grew up at FBC Tyler and remember helping carry supplies over to Bethesda when it was just a few stalls with curtains in the back of the Tyler Family Assistance Center, so it’s fun to see how the ministry has grown.”

Fun Facts: I love any sport or outdoor activity.

Susan Saxonmeyer (Sue)

Susan Saxonmeyer (Sue)

Retired

 

Sue retired from TCA Cable TV / Cox Communications, where she was Sr. VP of Marketing and VP of Public Affairs.

She has lived in Tyler since 1981 (38 years).

“I have served on several boards in Tyler, and as with those I’ve served on, Bethesda’s mission is dear to my heart. I love serving a Christian organization that helps those who are not as fortunate as many. These hard-working individuals only need a hand up and, but for the grace of God, could be any of us.”

Fun Fact: I have walked nearly 8,000 miles since I began tracking my walks in mid-2014. It’s my goal to walk outdoors 4 or 5 miles a day, rain or shine. Walking is a wonderful way to meet my neighbors and get to know everyone’s dog.

H. Don Smith

H. Don Smith

Retired Anesthesiologist

 

Don is married to Betty Ann.  They have 4 adult children, Steve, Karen, Julie and Kyle.  Don has lived in Tyler for 50 years.

“Being a board member provides me an opportunity to repay the Tyler community through Bethesda Health Clinic, and for the opportunity provided to me for the busy medical practice that was mine before I retired.”

Fun Facts: When my high school football coach complimented a team member for his attitude, identifying him only as “the guy on the team with the least natural ability,” one of my friends told me the coach was talking about me.

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Self-Employed

 

Tim is married to Jennifer.  They have 3 children, Trent (26), Clayton (22) and Lindsey (18).  Tim was born in Tyler.

“I joined the Bethesda Board because Bethesda Health Clinic is a great Christian-based organization.”

Fun Facts: Outdoors, sports.

Ramsey Starks

Ramsey Starks

Tyler ISD

 

Ramsey is married to Bethany.  They have 3 children, Darby Grace (11), Claire Joy (9), and Audrey Kate (5).

Ramsey was born and raised in Tyler.

“I joined the Bethesda Board because I had been praying for an opportunity to serve, and God provided me with an opportunity to join the Bethesda board. I enjoy serving others. I always heard what a wonderful organization Bethesda was, and I wanted to learn more.”

Fun Facts: I enjoy spending my time with my family participating in outdoor activities. I have always enjoyed numbers.

Charles Stone, D.D.S.

Charles Stone, D.D.S.

Southern Surgical Arts | The Oral, Facial, Implant Center

 

“I joined the Bethesda board because I believe in the mission, providing healthcare to those in need. Bethesda exemplifies the generous nature and service centric attitude present in Tyler. “

Fun Facts: Diplomate-American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Todd Tutt

Todd Tutt

American State Bank

 

Todd is married to Karen.  They have 2 adult children, Chance (29) and Nick (26).  Todd has lived in Tyler for 45 years.

“I joined the Bethesda Board to be part of an organization that provides spiritual and medical service to our community.”

Fun Facts: I’m a SCUBA Divemaster.

Shelly Welch

Shelly Welch

Christus Health Mother Frances

 

Shelly is married to Shane.  They have 4 teenage children, Nicholas (16), Mason (16), Andrew (16) and Alexandra (14).  Shelly has lived in Tyler for 18 months.

“I joined the Bethesda Board because of its mission of outreach and accessibility for health care services that are faith based.”

Fun Facts: Have triplet boys.

Becky Western

Becky Western

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

 

Becky, a 30-year resident of Tyler, is married to Kirk Western, and they have two adult children, Kevin, 31 and Brian, 26.

“I believe and support the mission and am very appreciative of the impact in our community!”

Fun Fact: I love going to the beach!

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