The Hearts for Homes Team
founder and executive director
Resource Development Coordinator
Executive Board of Directors
founder and executive director
Susan is the founder and executive director of Hearts for Homes. As a step of obedience and faith, she left her position at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, TX, where she had been employed for many years. Susan has a servant’s heart and a love for home remodeling/repair. Those gifts and her love for people are vital to this ministry. Susan and her husband, Larry, have two adult children and five grandchildren. They attend Lifegate Church in Denton.
Don is an independent agronomic consultant in the golf course industry, holding a degree in agronomy from Virginia Tech. He served as golf course superintendent at Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, TX, and was a founding member of the Golf Resources Group, a golf course consulting firm, providing consulting services throughout the US, Japan and Scotland. Don is a blood cancer survivor, author of his story Finish Your Race, and an inspirational speaker sharing his revelations after his life-changing battle with leukemia. He is an outspoken advocate, former board chair, and member of the board of trustees for the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Don loves the mission of Hearts for Homes and is excited to be part of the board. He has one son and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Flower Mound.
Lisa and her husband, Mike, live in Corinth, TX. Lisa has been in the banking industry for over 30 years and currently serves as branch manger for PointBank in Denton. During her early years in banking, Lisa discovered her passion for volunteering in the community. She serves on committees for the local Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity and DFW Humane Society. In addition to serving on the Hearts for Homes board, Lisa serves on the board at the Fred Moore Day Care/High School, advisory board for Good Samaritan Lake Forest and is a service member for the Denton Rotary.
Barbara is a retired nurse and FEMA case worker. She volunteers at Ruth’s Room in Denton and has been a Hearts for Homes client and fierce advocate since 2016. She is excited to give back and offers a voice for our seniors as a member of the board. It is a delight to have her perspective, wisdom and enthusiasm on our board of directors. Barbara attends the Justin Church of Christ.
Jerry is retired from a career in commercial construction management. He was born and raised in Denton, graduating from Denton High School and attending North Texas University. With almost fifty years of construction experience managing commercial projects across the U.S. and several years of residential experience, he spent the last 16 years working on many Habitat for Humanity houses. He has been an active volunteer for Habitat for over 12 years as well as Hearts for Homes, and has found many ways the two organizations can complement each other. He and his wife, Sue, moved back to Denton in 1999 and have two daughters, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Don is a retired regional director of Everware-CBDI, an information technology (IT) solutions firm. Don and his wife, Jeannine, moved to Denton, TX, in 2006 from Orlando, Florida. It was truly a divine appointment that brought Susan and Don together in 2005 at a café in Argyle, TX, after meeting on a cruise ship several years earlier. Don brings vast knowledge and experience to Hearts for Homes, as he helped start and served for a similar type of low-income senior home repair ministry in Orlando, FL, prior to his relocation. Don and Jeannine have three adult children and three grandchildren. They attend Argyle United Methodist Church.
Donna and her husband, Keith, are lifelong residents of Denton. She is co-founder and former co-owner of Ray of Sunshine Senior Care. Donna is now a master trainer for AgeUcate, an Alzheimer’s and dementia education firm, and is a geriatric consultant. Donna and Keith have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. They are members of Denton Bible Church.
Janet Shelton, a CPA and native Dentonite, spent 22 years in public accounting before leaving to become the Controller of Southern Stretch Forming, Inc. and iTeach Texas, Inc. In addition to serving as treasurer on the Hearts for Homes board of directors, Janet also serves on the City of Denton Parks Board, the Denton Public School Foundation, and the Advisory board of Serve Denton. She has been actively involved in the community as a Girl Scout leader and on the boards of the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Denton Community Theatre, and has served on the Citizen’s Bond Committees for several DISD and city bond offerings. As can be expected, Janet often gets to be the treasurer and is involved in a variety of fundraising activities. Janet is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Denton. She is supported in her endeavors by her husband, Dr. John Shelton, and their adult children, Emily, Paul and Charles. We are blessed to have this consummate volunteer on board with Hearts for Homes.
Mike began working for the Denton Area Teacher’s Credit Union (DATCU) in February 2013 after a 32-year teaching career. He worked for 27 years in the Denton ISD as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. Mike, a long-time resident of the Denton community, opened his first account with the credit union in 1965. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s in public school administration from the University of North Texas. Mike and his wife, Ladine, have two adult sons. Weslee is the choir director at Cleburne High School and Nicholas is the choir director at Denton High School. He and his wife attend St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Tim serves as chairman of the Hearts for Homes board of directors. He is a Denton native and proud graduate of Newton Rayzor Elementary, Strickland Junior High and Denton High School. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in communications and later received a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in industrial arts. Tim is an active member at First United Methodist Church and has been heavily involved in various construction and home improvement ministries over the years, including two terms on the Habitat for Humanity board of directors. He joined the Hearts for Homes board because of his commitment to ensuring senior citizens of Denton County have safe, decent housing. Tim retired in 2015, after 22 years at Peterbilt Motors. Tim and his wife, Celia, have two adult children and one grandchild.
Advisory Board of Directors
Jennifer has been a practicing attorney for almost 16 years and counsels families with issues ranging from Medicaid eligibility to special needs planning to wills and powers of attorney. Serving the community has always been important to her and Jennifer has consistently volunteered in some capacity since high school. She loves the Hearts for Homes mission to serve vulnerable members of this community and treat them with dignity and respect. Jennifer and her husband have two sons, and attend Rockpointe Church.
Mike is the owner of Classic Roof Systems in Denton, TX, specializing in residential and business roof systems. As a lifelong resident of Denton, Mike was formerly a partner with his father, Jack, at Briscoe Tire. He founded Classic Roof Systems in 1993, and is thrilled to offer roofing assistance to those in need through Hearts for Homes. Because of his many contacts in the local community, Mike looks forward to getting others involved with our outreach. Mike is married to Sue and has two children. Mike attends Denton Bible Church.
Michael is the owner and president of Superior Floors, LLC in Coppell, Texas. He founded Superior Floors, LLC, in 2000, with the vision to provide exceptional service with competitive pricing for the multi-family market. Michael and his wife, Audrey, have two sons. They had been praying for several months for God to present them with an opportunity for their business to be able to give back to the community, and then they received Susan’s initial letter about Hearts for Homes. They knew immediately that God had answered their prayers! Today, Michael is committed to providing the flooring needs for Hearts for Homes, in addition to soliciting contributions from various business owners in the multi-family market. Michael attends Fellowship Church in Grapevine.
Godwin and his wife, Christa, are long-time residents of Double Oak, TX. They have two adult children, Sarah and Caleb. Godwin’s entire career has been in senior care. He was the CEO of Dallas-based Presbyterian Communities and Services for 17 years, founded Faith Hospice and was instrumental in establishing the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Dallas. Currently, he is managing partner of Teresa’s House Senior Care working to develop Argyle’s first senior care community, a premier assisted living center with both traditional, assisted living and memory care services. Godwin and his wife are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Flower Mound.
Butch is the former owner and president of Metroplex Cabinets, Inc. in Corinth, which has been in business since 1973. He has been an active supporter of Hearts for Homes since its inception in 2006. When Butch’s wife, Yvonne, lost her mother, their hearts really understood the many challenges faced by the elderly. God put it on their hearts to commit themselves and their resources to furthering the mission of Hearts for Homes. Butch and Yvonne have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. They are members of Cross Timbers Church in Argyle where they are actively involved in the men’s and women’s ministries.