The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Chair
Bishop Andy Doyle is the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Born in Illinois and raised in Houston, Bishop Doyle served five years as Canon to the Ordinary prior to his election as bishop in 2008. Bishop Doyle graduated from the University of North Texas with a fine arts degree and earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary prior to his ordination in 1995. He was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity from both Virginia Theological Seminary and the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Bishop Doyle served at Christ Church, Temple and St. Francis, College Station before being appointed Canon to the Ordinary for Bishop Wimberly in 2003. He is a published author, accomplished painter, a trained mediator and is fluent in Spanish. Bishop Doyle’s ministry includes a broad range of experience on boards including diocesan foundations, finance and communication, Mission Funding, Executive Board and the Hispanic Commission.
William Montgomery, Executive Chair
Bill Montgomery is a Partner of Quantum Energy Partners and is a member of Quantum’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Quantum, Bill was a Partner in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he headed the firm’s Natural Resources Group as well as its Houston office. He currently serves on the boards of Apache Corporation, Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC and Cockrell Interests. He has also been an active civic leader, chairing the boards of The Houston Museum of Natural Science and The St. Francis Episcopal Day School and currently serves on the board of trustees of The Episcopal Health Foundation and the Board of Visitors of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. At the University of Texas, he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business and the Executive Committee of the Development Board. Bill earned his B.B.A. from The University of Texas and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Maria Wyckoff Boyce
Maria Wyckoff Boyce is a partner at Hogan Lovells LLP in Houston, Texas, where she prosecutes and defends complex commercial and intellectual property cases in the energy and technology industries in courts throughout the United States. Maria is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is ranked by Chambers. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2015, Maria was a partner at Baker Botts LLP, where she served as the first female office managing partner of a major Houston law firm and served three terms on the firm’s Executive Committee. In 2014, Maria was appointed by Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz to serve on the bipartisan committee that interviews federal judicial candidates for district court and Fifth Circuit vacancies in Texas. In this role, she actively participates in the process of vetting presidential-appointed federal judges in Texas. Within the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Ms. Boyce serves as Chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee and previously served as President of the Great Commission Foundation, a Director of the Bishop Quin Foundation, and a Vestry member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. She is a Trustee of Connecticut College, a Director of Night Court, and a Director of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Houston Chapter. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of St. John’s School, a K-12 independent school in Houston, and the Board of Directors of the Alley Theatre. Ms. Boyce received her B.A. from Connecticut College and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
The Rev. Bill Carroll
The Rev. Dr. Bill Carroll has served as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Longview since April 2019. He is a 1992 graduate of Harvard University. He received his Master of Divinity (1996) and Ph.D. in Christian theology (2005) from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He has also served as a Rector and a College Chaplain in the Dioceses of Southern Ohio and Oklahoma. At the time he was called as Trinity’s Rector, he was serving as Canon for Clergy Transitions and Congregational Life in the Diocese of Oklahoma. In the Diocese of Southern Ohio, he served for six years on the Commission on Ministry, as chair of the Faith in Life Committee, and as Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Vocational Diaconate. He was on the Executive Committee and Board of Rural Action, a non-profit promoting social and economic justice in Appalachian Ohio, using Asset Based Community Development and other community organizing models, which includes sustainable forestry and agriculture initiatives, as well as several environmental remediation projects centered on acid mine drainage, managed for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was also president of the Athens AIDS task force, a body that administered federal grants to provide case management and essential services for indigent patients living with HIV/AIDS in rural Ohio. He was President of the Board of Family Promise of Shawnee, and a member of the Executive Committee for Bridges out of Poverty in Pottawatomie County. He has continued his work with Family Promise in Longview, where he has been Board Chair since late 2019, helping oversee adaptive changes to our ministry with families who are homeless and housing-insecure throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They are currently planning to renovate a new facility to include their offices and space to host families experiencing homelessness. His wife, the Rev. Tracey Carroll, is also an Episcopal priest and is serving St. Michael and All Angels, Longview. They have two children, Rachel and Danny. Danny has Down Syndrome and autism and caring for his special needs is a huge part of their family’s daily life.
Scott Caven, Jr.
Scott Caven is a senior relationship manager and co-head of CIBC Private Wealth’s Houston office, with more than 45 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining CIBC in 2003, he held a number of positions with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Dallas and Houston, including vice president and regional manager for Houston, south Texas and Mexico. Scott earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law.
Catherine P. Crain
Catherine Crain is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a co-portfolio manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. subadvises for BNY Mellon. She is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high-net-worth clients. Ms. Crain earned a bachelor’s degree in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program as well as an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a life member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council and has previously served on the boards of The Joy School and Presbyterian School. She is a member of St. John the Divine and is currently serving as a trustee of the Memorial Endowment Fund.
Simone Talma Flowers
Simone Flowers is the Executive Director of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), whose mission is to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. Simone has over 28 years of extensive experience in non-profit management. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. Simone is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization, Town Lake Chapter of the Links Incorporated and Impact Austin. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for; Community Advancement Network, Austin Housing Repair Coalition, One Voice Central Texas, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Texas Impact, National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation, Swan Songs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and as an Advisory Board member of Urban Roots. Simone served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities and serves on the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council. She is the recipient of the Gulen Peace Award from the Dialogue Institute of Austin, the Outstanding Alumni Award from Leadership Austin, and the Anne Durrum Robinson Creative Initiative Award from Women Communicators of Austin. In 2020, Simone received the inaugural 2020 Communitarian Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Roland A. Goertz
Dr. Goertz served as CEO of the Waco Family Health Center for 22 years until his retirement in 2019. The Center functions as a Federally Qualified Health Center and the recognized provider of ambulatory healthcare for the vulnerable populations of McLennan County, Texas. The Center also operates Post Graduate Health Education Programs including a family medicine residency program that has trained over half the practicing family physicians in the McLennan County area. Dr. Goertz is a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Association of Community Health Centers, and the McLennan County Medical Society. He has served on various committees of the Texas Medical Association and chaired the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Family Medicine Residency Advisory Committee. He is a past chair of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Waco Business League. He received the McLennan County Medical Society’s “Gold Headed Cane” award in 2010 for contributions to the health of the community and to his profession. He is a recipient of the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Medical School Alumni Association. Dr. Goertz is a board member of the Waco-based (philanthropic) Cooper Foundation. Dr. Goertz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas), an Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. His residency training in family medicine was at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Dr. Michelle Lyn
Michelle A. Lyn, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Medical Director of Care Management/Patient Flow at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. After serving an additional year as Chief Resident, she moved to Texas to complete her postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Lyn holds multiple medical board certifications focused on the health and well-being of pediatric patients.
Dr. Lyn’s academic accomplishments include published chapters and mixed media presentations on topics pertinent to child health. She has been the recipient of the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Award of General Excellence in Teaching and the Baylor College of Medicine Fulbright and Jaworski Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of several Houston community awards including the Breakthrough Women Award from Texas Executive Women and The Houston Chronicle and the Unstoppable Leader Award from the Greater Houston Women Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Lyn’s volunteer activities have included serving on the Board of Directors for Healthy Family Initiatives, St. Agnes Academy, Episcopal Health Charities, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Wesleyan University, and the Episcopal Health Foundation.
Daisy Morales is the Vice President, Community Affairs at Community Health Choice (Community). She has overseen 500% growth at Community, created new market segments, and honed multicultural marketing for Community and within the local marketplace. Daisy helps other organizations in the community within her industry grow and thrive. She helps guide the investments her organization makes in other health and human services non-profits. Daisy collaborates with other leaders in the Greater Houston region, helping start new clinics in at-risk neighborhoods, and building capacity at other non-profits. Daisy is passionate about the well-being of women and children. She volunteers with many worthy causes in the community, sometimes in formal leadership and other times simply working on the front lines, anonymously. Additionally, Daisy is a board member of The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) and Hispanic Health Coalition. She is a former board member of The Good Neighbor, The Women’s Fund, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness Centers and Harmony Public School Charter. Houston Business Journal recently presented Daisy with the “Women That Mean Business” award and Ford Motor Company “Mujeres Legendarias (Legendary Women).
Precious Williams Owodunni
Precious Williams Owodunni is CEO of Mountaintop Consulting, which assists high-impact individuals and growing companies through strategy consulting, coaching, and leadership and business development training. Before establishing Mountaintop Consulting, she was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she made private equity investments in high-growth companies. She began her Goldman career as an investment banker in the Mergers & Strategic Advisory Group, advising oil and gas, oilfield services, power, consumer/retail, and industrial companies on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance matters. Ms. Owodunni graduated with honors from Yale University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She has served as a board member for numerous private companies, nonprofit organizations, and industry associations. She currently serves as a board member of Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) and Baylor College of Medicine.
Patricia Cox Snyder
Patricia Snyder is a Senior Vice President, Premier Wealth Management with Amegy Bank. Ms. Snyder has over 30 years of experience in Commercial Banking in Houston working with families and middle-market businesses. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Texas A & M University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas. In 2018, she obtained the Certified Wealth Strategist designation. Patricia has served on the Finance Committee with the Collaborative for Children and the Board of The Guild Shop along with holding leadership positions in various school and youth activities. Ms. Snyder and her family are active members of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Katie Wright
The Rev. Katie Wright has been the eighth rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Austin since February of 2021. Previously she served at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin as the Associate Rector and Locum Tenens. She has served as the Vice Chair of Capital IDEA in Austin. The Rev. Wright was previously rector of St. Andrew’s in Elyria, Ohio, and she has also served as Associate Rector in charge of youth and family ministries at St. Mark’s in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Youth Minister at Ascension in Dallas, Texas; and Director of Children’s Ministries at Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas. She received her Master of Divinity degree, Anglican Track, from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.
The Rev. Francene Young
The Rev. Francene Young is the Dean of Administration for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas’ Iona School for Ministry. Until recently, she served as Chair for the Diocesan Commission on Ministry and was the Rector at St. Luke the Evangelist in Houston’s Third Ward from January 2012 until February 2021. While at St. Luke, Rev. Young served for three years as the Transition Minister for the Diocese of Texas. In this this role she assisted churches in transition through the search process seeking new clergy. Prior to her ordination, Francene worked for Shell US in Human Resources. At the time of her retirement in 2013, she was the VP for Diversity for Shell US and Canada and VP for Talent Management for Shell’s Upstream business. Francene is a graduate of the Iona School for Ministry. She received a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an undergraduate in Social Services from Cleveland State University.
She is married to Ken Jones, an accountant in the Research division at the University of Houston. They live in Houston.