The Hearts for Homes Board of Directors
Susan is the founder and full-time director of Hearts for Homes. As a step of obedience and faith, she left her position at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas, where she had been employed for many years. Susan has a servant’s heart and a love for home remodeling/repair. Those giftings and her love for people are vital to this ministry. Susan is married to Larry, and has two adult children and five grandchildren. Susan attends Lifegate Church in Denton.
Carolyn serves as a church administrator at Lifegate Church, where her husband, Randy, is pastor. She has a heartfelt desire to see the needs of people met, whether it is in the workplace, church or in the community. She is the #1 prayer warrior for Hearts for Homes. In Carolyn’s words, “I can pray any time, any place, and cover the ministry in prayer, lift up the board members, volunteers, clients and the needs at any time, any hour. This ministry fits me wonderfully.” A lifetime resident of Denton, Carolyn is married to Randy and has two adult daughters and two grandchildren. She is an active member of Lifegate Church in Denton.
Jerry is retired from a career in commercial construction management. He was born in Denton and grew up 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, the last six years have been spent working on many Habitat for Humanity houses. He is currently an active volunteer for Habitat as well as Hearts for Homes, and likes to find ways the two organizations can complement each other. He and his wife, Sue, moved back to Denton in 1999. Jerry has two daughters, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Jerry and his wife are members of First Presbyterian Church in Denton.
Bettye Myers, Ph.D., is a retired professor of kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University. Bettye is a very dynamic leader with a servant’s heart. She has served on the board of directors for many nonprofits in the Denton area, some of which include United Way, Denton City/County Day School, Denton County MHMR, and AIDS Services of North Texas. Because of her vast experience in the nonprofit world, she has served as a personal mentor to Hearts for Homes director, Susan Frank. This mentorship has spanned over forty years, as Bettye was one of Susan’s college professors. As an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bettye has served in many capacities there.
Don recently retired as the regional director of Everware, an IT solutions firm. Don and his wife moved to Denton, Texas, in 2006 from Orlando, Florida. It was truly a divine appointment that brought Susan and Don together at a café in Argyle, Texas, after meeting on a cruise several years earlier. Don brings vast knowledge and experience to Hearts for Homes, as he served with the same type of ministry for three years in Orlando, Florida. Don is married to Jeannine and has three adult children and three grandchildren. Don attends Argyle United Methodist 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 Hearts for Homes, Janet also serves on the board of Giving Hope, 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 fundraising activities. Janet is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. She is supported in her endeavors by her husband, Dr. John Shelton, and by her children, Emily, Paul and Charles. We are absolutely thrilled to have this consummate volunteer on board with Hearts for Homes.
Advisory Board of Directors
Mike is the owner of Classic Roof Systems in Denton, Texas, 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.
Butch is a consultant with Metrolex Cabinets, Inc. in Corinth, which has been in business since 1973. Metroplex Cabinets builds predominantly new homes and remodels, as well as some commercial. He has been an active supporter of Hearts for Homes since its inception. When Butch’s wife, Yvonne, lost her mother, their hearts really grew for the challenges faced by the elderly. God put it on their hearts to commit themselves and their resources through their many business contacts to Hearts for Homes. Butch and Yvonne have two children; the oldest is an OU graduate and completed a Master’s degree at TWU, and the youngest attends Baylor University. Butch and Yvonne attend Valley Creek Church, where they are actively involved in the men’s and women’s ministries.
Betty is the director of the American Legion Senior Center in Denton, Texas. As such, she has her finger on the pulse of Southeast Denton, which is a valuable asset to Hearts for Homes as we identify needs in the area. Betty also serves on the board of directors of R.S.V.P. of Denton County and the Fred Moore Child Care Center. Betty is an active member of Mount Pilgrim CME Church. She has two daughters (one deceased), two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Board Member Emeritus
After working in various capacities at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas, including middle and high school principal, and social studies teacher Martin finally retired…for the third time! Martin has been involved with Hearts for Homes from its inception and is the one who came up with the name of the organization. He has been an active member of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club for many years. Martin is married to Elaine, and they have five adult children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Martin attends St. Paul Lutheran Church in Denton.