Board of Directors & Staff

CrossWalk Center is guided by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, and compensated Staff.

Board of Directors

Stephen Foster, Chairman

Steven FosterStephen Foster has worked in the oil & gas industry for over 35 years. He has taught Sunday school for children and young teens for almost 30 years. When he lived in Louisiana, he coordinated an inner-city ministry for children living in the B.W. Cooper housing project located in New Orleans for 10 years until he moved to Texas. He coached his children's sports teams from ages 6 to 14 for many years. He recently began volunteering at Love Fosters Hope to start mentoring young teens in foster care. He is on the board for Psalm 68five Ministry whose mission is to help change the trajectory of fatherless kids by providing opportunities to go to Christian Summer camps where they learn to understand and accept the special relationship promised to them by God the Father (Psalm 68:5). He has been involved in prison ministry for the last 3 years, including Kairos, Jubilee, & mentoring. It was while he was mentoring ex-inmates upon their release that he realized how difficult it was for them to become a productive member of society and not go back to prison. It was his realization of the lack of adequate ministries & resources for this purpose that led him to CrossWalk Center.

Steve and his wife, Sharon, live in The Woodlands, Texas, and have four grown children and three grandchildren. They attend Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands.

Fred Robertson, Vice Chair

Fred RobertsonRobertson received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972 and a MBA from the College of William and Mary in 1974. He has thirty years of experience overseeing institutional and retail investment management including roles as Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer and President. Fred currently serves on the Boards of Allegiance Bank Texas, Texas Presbyterian Foundation, Main Street Ministries, Texas Theological Foundation, Camp Blessing, and on the investment committee of The Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Fred is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as an elder and as the chairman of several committees and ministry teams. He and his wife, Sara, have two grown children.

Graham Horton, Secretary

Graham HortonHorton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2002, and a MBA from the Acton School of Business in 2014. In 2011, Graham was the youngest recipient to be awarded the prestigious NAIOP Broker of the Year Award, which honors individual production, community service, professionalism, and leadership in Houston and the Commercial Real Estate industry. He currently works at CBRE where he is a Senior Vice President in their Houston office. He also serves on the development board of Houston Pregnancy Help Centers and was a founding board member at Ananias House, which helped establish the original charter that led to mission trips to Syria and Turkey to help equip and serve the local persecuted church. Graham is a member of City Church, a new urban church plant in downtown Houston. He and his wife, Lindsay, have four children.

Cody Nath

Cody NathNath graduated from University of Kentucky with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2003 and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the Downstream Oil & Gas industry since graduation, currently helping to lead both Refined Technologies, Inc., and Southern Brush Pipeline Services as Sr.VP and President respectively. He serves on the Advisory Board of the National Christian Foundation, served on the strategic planning committee of First Presbyterian Church as well as the young adult community at FPC.

Cody and his family recently moved to The Woodlands and attend WoodsEdge Community Church, The Woodlands. He and his wife, Christine, have two children.

Jim Austin

Jim AustinJames ‘Jim’ Austin has worked as a CPA, CFO and management consultant for over 35 years and is serving on both the Finance and Discipleship Homes committees for CrossWalk Center.  Yet, Jim is extremely passionate and dedicated to finding sustainable re-entry solutions that permanently change people’s lives for the better when it comes to incarceration and re-entry.

Jim first began inside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a one-on-one mentor at the Eastham unit - that was 23 years ago.  Since that time, he has served with Kairos of Texas Prison Ministry, sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  He is also co-founder of Jubilee Prison Ministry, a ‘fourth-day’ program designed to engage TDCJ State Jail inmates in what is hoped to be a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.  On a personal level, Jim has coached several men through the re-entry journey into the community and has experienced all the barriers and pitfalls that come with having a felony record. He was a volunteer and board member with 2 other Houston re-entry organizations and brings a wealth of practical experience on what works … and doesn’t work … when working with ex-offenders. Because of those experiences, Jim joined the CrossWalk Center board to help permanently change the trajectory of re-entry processes both inside and outside the walls in-order-to reduce recidivism rates for the region’s returning citizens.

Jim and his wife, Robyn, live in The Woodlands, Texas, and have three grown children. They attend The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Jim Stern

Jim Stern

God began training Jim in personal disciple-making through two men just after he came to faith in 1996. Because of the impact of these two men, David Glenn and Mark Collins, Jim has sought to invest in people one person, one step, one issue at a time. Along the way God sent Jim to seminary and to pastoring.

He is the founder of TREXO, a ministry dedicated to training disciples to multiply disciples, and is the former pastor of CORE Church -Houston. He has been married to Brooke since 2001 and they have two beautiful children, Collin, and Claire.

Bryant Miller

 

Bryant MillerBryant Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He possesses diverse sales and management experience, including augmenting staff and providing turnkey solutions in talent acquisition and human capital for corporations.

He is the president and CEO of Integrus Human Capital Solutions, a business venture he co-founded in 2012. A Houston-based company, Integrus Human Capital Solutions works with top-tier businesses throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma to place finance and accounting professionals. These clerical and administrative resources include HR, legal support personnel, information technology professionals, and engineers.

A member of the Operations and Employment Committee for CrossWalk Center, Bryant helps the organization identify and recruit businesses to become felony-friendly employers. He also is a member of the Re-entry Discipleship and TDJC Programs Committee, assisting the nonprofit in strengthening its relationships with churches and prison chaplains.

He and his wife, Denise, live in Katy and have four children: Ashley, Travis, Jacob, and Andrew. They attend Community Faith Church in Cypress/Hockley.

Jim LawninJim Lawnin

Jim Lawnin is a Managing Partner of BBL Ventures. Mr. Lawnin has held senior executive positions at Fortune 500 companies leading global management consulting teams advising both domestic and international energy companies on strategic business transformation initiatives. He currently sits on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Houston Angel Network, the most active angel group in the US.  He has mentored startups at Station Houston, Rice University, Stanford University, and Surge Accelerator.  He is a board advisor to AI Driller and co-founder and board member of the Energy Blockchain Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization focused on building industry blockchain standards and use cases.  Mr. Lawnin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, an MBA, and Accounting degrees. He has held the following designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE). He and his wife of 37 years have been active in prison ministry at Woodlands United Methodist. They have three grown children and one grandchild who is the third person in history to have walked on water.

Staff

Kathy Vosburg, Executive Director/President

Vosburg received a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University in 1979, an Associates from the Art Institute of Houston and MBA CE Executive hours in Strategic Marketing from Rice University. Kathy has thirty years of experience overseeing marketing and communication teams in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as driving the startup of several for profit service companies. Through private business Kathy has hired and mentored ex-offenders, as well as privately provided long-term housing and education.

She serves on the Board of Directors for His Father’s Heart Ministries, and was a founding Board Member for the Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance, and the Women’s Sport Fishing Foundation. She is also an alumni of Mission Houston: Faith Walking, completed Ministry Team Training at Calvary Community Church, and has served in the mission field in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She is bilingual English and Spanish.

Kathy attends Calvary Community Church, Copperfield, where she has served on the Youth Ministry Council, has co-lead high school Encounters, and has traveled abroad on mission trips with the youth. She and her husband, Dennis Miller, have four daughters.

Charles Anderson, Re-Entry Discipleship Program & Housing Director

Pastor Charles Anderson is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana.   During his service in the U. S. Army at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana, he answered the call to preach at the age of twenty-three.  In 1990, Pastor Anderson was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Reverend Simm James.

Charles studied Human Behavior at Leal College and Graduate School, St. Ann, Missouri. Over the years he has pastored and lead several congregations: New Life Church, World Conquerors Baptist Church, and Good News Baptist Church all in the ‘Show Me State’ of Missouri.

Pastor Anderson served 10 years in the U. S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1992 and went on to pursue a career in corrections.  With over 15 years’ experience working in corrections in Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, Charles developed a heart and compassion for the literal and figurative captives inside the prison walls. In recent years, he has committed himself to teaching weekly Transformation Bible Study Classes inside Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  From this experience Charles launched The Urban Ministry Institute -Houston and implemented TUMI classes inside TDCJ for the modern day Onesiumus’s of our time, the runaway slave that the Apostle Paul speaks of in the Book of Philemon.

Charles is especially committed to the lives of those behind bars and their families, so that they may come to understand they’ve been bought for a price, their lives are not their own, and they are here to accomplish His work – for God’s Kingdom purposes.  His obedient servant-hood to those still incarcerated, is that these people have eternal value, the can proclaim the Gospel in Word and deed if disciple and taught, equipping them to be “useful” in serving God through serving others.

Pastor Anderson carries a deep and profound conviction that his life is meant to be laid down fully in order to lead, shepherd, disciple and equip the saints to do battle, taking territory from Satan, in this broken world.  To do so, God has prepared Charles throughout his life, for such a time as this.

Leslie Piwowar, Development & Events Manager

Leslie Piwowar

Leslie Piwowar is the Development & Events Manger for CrossWalk Center. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana but has called Fort Bend County home for the past eleven years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from the University of New Orleans.  

With a background in fundraising, event planning and donor development, Leslie has worked for national organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Junior Achievement in addition to smaller local non-profits such as The Periwinkle Foundation and the Central Fort Bend Chamber. She has coordinated walks, galas, and golf tournaments with great success and has managed several fundraising campaigns raising much needed funds. 

Leslie is an active member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, Treasurer of the Ridge Point High School Orchestra Booster Association, and a Sustainer of the Fort Bend Junior Service League. She and her husband, Tim, have two sons and two very spoiled cats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and cooking Cajun food. 

713.966.6916

Charlie Montes, Intake Specialist

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Kiwanya Tende, Coordinator, Volunteer Programs & Services

Kiwanya TendeKiwanya Tende serves as Coordinator, Volunteer Programs and Services for CrossWalk Center. She possesses more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working and volunteering for multiple organizations across the Houston area.

Prior to joining CrossWalk Center, Kiwanya was the Client Education Coordinator for Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center, an organization dedicated to providing help for those facing unplanned pregnancies. A native of Houston, Kiwanya also worked for Faithbridge Church in Spring as Connections Coordinator.

A Certified Professional Life Coach, Kiwanya received her Associates Degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling from Liberty University, Online and will be pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Crisis Counseling from Liberty, as well.

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Jeb Neill, Coordinator, Executive Assistant

JEB NeillJeb Neill serves as Executive Assistant for CrossWalk Center. In his role, he is responsible for spearheading system solutions, development, and troubleshooting, keeping CrossWalk Center well-organized and running efficiently. He helps with the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit, including database systems and IT support. Additionally, he has served as a trainer for CrossWalk Center staff and volunteers.

Prior to joining CrossWalk Center, Jeb worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in administrative roles, assisting in the areas of logistics, safety training, tracking and ordering inventory, and documentation.

A resident of Sugar Land, Jeb attends Our House church and enjoys in engaging in conversation about theology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Board of Advisors

Vance Drum, Pastor - TDCJ Chaplaincy (Retired)
Joyce P. Williams - TDCJ Re-entry Division (Retired)
Rickie Bradshaw, Pastor - KSBJ, Director of Prayer Initiatives|