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.


Michelle Crowder, Residential Services Director

Michelle has worked in various social services positions for the past 30+ years. She brings a passion to her work as she feels called to help children and families. Her position as Residential Services Director brings new challenges to her career which she gladly accepts as her goal is to serve God in any way she can.


Sam Martinez, Office Manager

Sam has been with CTCH since March 2020 and has a Bachelor of Business Administration with Marketing Emphasis from Lubbock Christian University. This is his first full-time job in the ministry field and ready to serve God.


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