Take a moment to get to know our Board of Directors, advisors, and church sponsors.

A Note from Joe Hightower, President Emeritus

It is our privilege to be able to assist you and your Caregiver during this time of illness.

Our purpose is to give you a safe, comfortable, supportive environment while you are receiving treatment from one of the hospitals in the Texas Medical Center area. Being away from home, family, and friends to receive medical attention is difficult at best. Our desire is to relieve some of the stress and give you the supportive environment you need while you focus on getting better.

Since 1968 we have hosted more that 9,000 guests from all over the world. Our operations and maintenance staff are all volunteers who give their time and talent to help you get better. Our blessing is knowing that we made a difference for you when you needed it most. We hope that someday you will be in a position to be a blessing to someone else in need and will pass it on!

As your health permits, please take time to get to know some of the other Guests staying with us. You will discover that you have a lot in common. New friendships often develop through the sharing of experiences. Join us, when you can, for our special events like our church-hosted dinners or bingo nights. It will help take your mind off other things and open the doors to new friendships.

Joe W. Hightower
President Emeritus

Board of Directors

  • Robert Paddock President
  • Jan Johnson Treasurer
  • Jon Stevens Assistant Treasurer
  • Leslie Ohr Secretary
  • Julie Hill Volunteer & Guest Relations Coordinator
  • Steve Sandifer Facilities Coordinator
  • Harry Bristol
  • Judy Bristol
  • Marcie Evans
  • Stuart Ford
  • Ann Gearhart
  • Ann Hightower
  • Mike Massey
  • Mike McEwen
  • Chrissie Prichard
  • Rod Ramsey
  • Sandra Ramsey
  • Leslie Rich
  • Paul Riddle
  • Sherry Ritcheson
  • Lynn Stevens


  • Wynell Andrus
  • Mike Bercu
  • Carolyn Blakely
  • Pat Burgess
  • David Calkins
  • Vicki Copeland
  • Julie Giam
  • Marcia Karns
  • Terry Koonce
  • Susan Merriman
  • Pat Nichols
  • Carol Ann Paddock
  • William Penland
  • Lynn Rosas

Supporting Churches

  • Bering Drive Church of Christ
  • Bethany Christian Church
  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • Covenant Church
  • El Campo Mennonite Youth Group
  • Second Baptist Church
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & Women of St. Mark's
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Tallowood Baptist Church