Chairman of the Board
Paul spent 12 years at Newell Rubbermaid from 2001 - 2013, most recently as SVP and Chief Customer Development Officer. Prior to joining Newell, Paul was with Black & Decker for 18 years. He is a native of Fort Worth and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Paul has been a member of the Beautiful Feet board since 2012. Paul is also a director on the HopeXchange board, a humanitarian aid ministry in Ghana Africa, and serves on the Acts of Sharing board, a leader in the new collaborative consumption economy. Paul is married 32 years to Kathie, his high school sweetheart, and they have 3 grown children.
Lynda Tarwater received her J.D. degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth in 2004. She has been a criminal defense trial attorney for the past 8 years. In 2012, she opened her own practice and focuses primarily on the representation of indigent defendants. She is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District, and the Supreme Court of the Chickasaw Nation. She has also argued successfully before the highest criminal court in the State, is a member of the Texas State Bar College and the Texas State Bar Pro Bono College. She is also a volunteer with Federal Medical Center at Carswell Women’s Prison and teaches a Law, Ethics & Spirituality class for Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. She is a voting Board member of Beautiful Feet Ministries where she has volunteered for the past 11 years.
Life scripture: I Chronicles 9:16 (KJV) “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him.”
John is currently the Managing Partner of Omega Wealth Partners, an independent wealth management firm in downtown Fort Worth. He is a Fort Worth native who attended the University of Texas where he was a baseball letterman. After college, he played professional baseball for the Kansas City Royals from 1992-1996. He and his wife Laurie have two children and are members of Christ Chapel Bible Church.
A natural leader and savvy entrepreneur, Ideal Impact is the fourth organization Wes has created “from the ground up.” He began his career in the energy efficiency business in 1979 and is considered one of the best at building great organizations in the energy solutions business. During his career, Wes has held senior management positions at international companies and led the development of one of the largest energy solution organizations in the world, comprising 35 offices in the U.S. and five European countries. This organization was widely recognized within the industry as highly ethical and the most focused on customer needs. His leadership abilities and industry expertise have garnered him media coverage and speaking opportunities in multiple countries on energy conservation in buildings and how to grow a great organization. In addition, he has helped with the development of industry-related laws in both the U.S. and Europe. During Wes’ 30-year career, there has never been a client lawsuit under his part of the business, which he attributes to God’s grace and focusing on doing the right things for the client.
Wes graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and holds the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Demand Side Manager certifications.
Wes resides in Colleyville, Texas, with his wife of 20 years, Jan, and their two children, Bonnie and Tyler. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a member of Tau Beta Pi, and a member of Church at the Cross – where he serves as an Elder. He has been actively involved in Bill Glass Prison Ministries.
Johnny Buckner - Co-Founder
Johnny is Co-founder of Beautiful Feet with Mike Myers, Vice-President, and a Director. He has been a director since the beginning. He is a resident of Mississippi and thus is the only Director who is not on-site at Beautiful Feet with frequency. Nevertheless, he is a valued member of our Director group. For 30 years Johnny has served as an international missions leader, speaker, pastor, businessman and musician, mobilizing, training, establishing and
influencing new and developing Christian mission movements targeting the least reached and most needy, particularly in Asia.
He is a graduate of Mississippi State (music) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminar (M-Div), and is reasonably fluent in Chinese and Thai. He currently serves as pastor of the New Horizons Christian Fellowship in Starkville MS, Executive Director of New Enterprises International (an interdenominational mission), and President of Northeast Custodial Services (a family business).
Lonnie is active in discipleship, teaching and missions at First Baptist
Colleyville and has served in various leadership roles including the
Leadership Council, Chairman of Deacons, Chairman of Missions, and Missions
Colleyville. He works for Schneider Electric, responsible for a group of
products for the North America region. He has also worked at Ionex,
Verizon, and Emerson Electric in a 33 year business career. He and his wife
Becky have been married for 36 years and have a son and two daughters.
Mike is Co-Founder of Beautiful Feet Ministries and the President of the Board of Directors. He provides the vision and general guidance, as well as daily on-site leadership and management, a very "hands-on" Director. Mike is a graduate of Mississippi State (pre-veterinary Science) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M-Div). He joined with other seminary students in reaching out to the homeless in the inner city of Fort Worth in 1981, and this developed into his life-mission and Beautiful Feet Ministries.
Sarah Myers is one of the Co-Founders of Beautiful Feet Ministries. Sarah leads the children’s ministry and helps in coordinating mission teams that come year round to “The Feet” from all over the United States. She and Mike have led Beautiful Feet for over 32 years. Sarah is a graduate of Auburn University (Bachelor of Social Work) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M-Div). She and Mike are the parents of 5 children.
Jeff is a staff member of Trinity Bible Church in Aledo, TX and a regular volunteer at Beautiful Feet Ministries. Jeff was self-employed for nineteen years in the residential/commercial construction industry. He and his wife Stephanie have been married for twenty-one years and
have two daughters.
Doug serves Beautiful Feet as the treasurer and lay minister, leader, teacher, and prayer warrior. He is a member of our Building and Finance Committees. He brings a business background to the Board – an entrepreneur and corporate executive for 22 years.
He was a founder of C.E. Services, which provided computer maintenance to users of large-scale IBM computers and peripheral equipment. He was a founder of Altai Software, which designed systems software for IBM computer systems. He is an ordained Deacon (1st Baptist Church, Keller TX), and answered the call to street ministry and to Beautiful Feet and has served here for the past 8 years.