Program Director of S.S. Dillow Elementary, Steven Cruz, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He currently attends Texas Christian University where he is pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Management and a Minor in Religious Studies. Steven says that LNFI has provided him with an opportunity to work with one of his true passions in life, youth. He says he truly enjoys being able to invest in young lives hoping to make an impact that will last a lifetime. In the future, Steven would love to continue partnering with and supporting organizations and ministries like LNFI and potentially even start his own ministry focused on leading a young generation to experience the unending, unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
Program Director of Natha Howell Elementary, Kathleen Griffin, is truly passionate about working with children! Kathleen has been involved with the children’s ministry at a home church in the community for 2 years and has been teaching Sunday school and Wednesday night church to the 1st – 5th graders at her church for over 4 years now. She also taught pre-school for 3 years. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys volunteering on mission trips to LNFI’s international work at Casa Hogar M.A.Mi in Reynosa, Mexico. Kathleen says she has a deep love for the hurting, a hope for children, and a desire to give them love and support.
Program Director, Janice Park, received a Bachelor’s in Christian Education with a minor in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Janice is currently a master’s of Divinity student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She also serves at a local church as the children’s director. Janice has been working with children for the past 7 years and says she is so excited to be working with the children at LNFI! When she has free time she enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, and any outdoorsy activity.
Program Director of T.A. Sims Elementary, Nicole Walker, is originally from San Antonio. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Elementary Education and Christian Ministry. Nicole is currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for Biblical Counseling and plans on having a career in Biblical Counseling for children, either in a school or church setting. Nicole is excited to be in Fort Worth and says that LNFI has been such a blessing and an amazing opportunity to fulfill God’s work through the lives of children through teaching love and encouragement.