Denise is a native Texan, from the beautiful Marble Falls hill country. She and her husband, John, have resided in the Katy area since 2002. Together, they have five grown children and eleven grandchildren. Before joining Katy Cares in November, 2017, she enjoyed a career as an accomplished business professional working with top rated North American and International upstream oil and gas firms. Upon retirement from her corporate career, Denise leapt heard-first into her passion for serving non-profits as a volunteer, advocate and contributor. Her love for service lead her to Compassion Katy where she served as the Executive Director for three years – uniting the community to love and serve the under-resourced in the greater Katy community. Denise is a faithful servant and follower of Jesus, on mission with Him to fulfill His Kingdom purpose.