Our diverse staff of talented professionals provide everything they can to rekindle the hope of each child they encounter.

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Ray Crowder, Executive Director

While relatively new to his role as Executive Director at CTCH, Ray brings 20+ years of experience in directing other ministry programs. For 35 years, Ray has been helping children and their families. Ray is committed to leading Central Texas Children's Home to apply the best of God’s love and His excellence to the care of children and their families with a desire to see them obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jon O’Keefe, Residential Services Director

Jon was uniquely prepared by God for this type of work. He went to preaching school and preached at various congregations for quite a few years. Because he wanted to help people on many levels, he furthered his education with a Master’s degree to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He came to CTCH to give back to God what God had given him. Currently, Jon provides supervision to House Parent staff, case management and counseling to residents, and preaches part-time at the McDade Church of Christ. His value to this ministry is tremendous.


Sharon Lee, Finance Manager

Sharon has worked at CTCH for 12+ years as the Financial Manager. Through her expertise in bookkeeping, relationship with churches and donors, and her piety, Sharon has proven herself to be a most valued employee at the children’s home. Her understanding and experience in children’s homes came from working alongside her husband Carol Lee, former CTCH Director.


Lauren Kirkwood, Social Services Secretary (Part-time)

Lauren graciously helps with the children’s appointments and keeps their records organized in compliance with state licensing standards. Her devotion for the Lord and His children runs deep. She does an impeccable job keeping the CTCH files in tip-top shape.



 Our business-savvy Board of Directors power the think tank behind CTCH, ensuring that no child is left behind. 

Lee Jarrard, Jr., President



Scott Epperson, Vice President

Retired: Manager, Texas Municipal League Risk Pool


Jan Watson, Secretary

Retired: Manager for Nestles Corp


Don Williams, Treasurer

Retired: IRS Dist. Manager | Retired: Wells Branch M.U.D.


Scott Ellyson



William Milner, Jr., MD

Emergency Room Physician


Grady Preston

Retired: Chemist Texaco


Traci Waldron

Chief Financial. Dir. - City of Bastrop,TX


Karissa Kocian

Real Estate Agent - Schultz Texas Properties


Steven Willhoite