Lubbock Impact is guided by a Board of Directors made up of men and women from throughout Lubbock. Considered a working board, they meet monthly to oversee the major activities of this ministry. Several of them also take a role in the weekly activities, serving in spots all over the building on any given Wednesday evening. All members of our board are well-versed and would be glad to meet with area businesses, churches, or individuals about potential partnerships with Lubbock Impact.

Board of Directors

Jason Pace


Jason is a senior project manager for United Supermarkets. He also has certification in industrial maintenance, specializing in refrigeration. Jason became the Chairman of the Board in 2020, and he volunteers by serving meals on Wednesday nights and taking care of the building. He was recently seen on top of the Lubbock Impact building devising a plan for the preservation of our bell tower and the relocation of our pigeons. Jason and his family are active members of their church.

Glenna Applewhite

Vice Chairman

Glenna, a retired school teacher and administrator, has served as the Vice Chairman for Lubbock Impact since 2019. She started volunteering at Lubbock Impact in 2015, spending her time coordinating volunteers, chatting with people over coffee, and filling in wherever she was needed. Glenna also volunteers for Books are the Beginning, a ministry to build libraries and train teachers in literacy in Uganda. On Sundays, she teaches bible classes for children at Bacon Heights Baptist Church.

Curry Blackwell


Curry is a real estate investor and business owner. He became the Secretary of the Board in January of 2019 and can often be found volunteering at Lubbock Impact on Wednesday nights. Curry enjoys serving his Lubbock community, and he regularly takes part in other programs such as Meals on Wheels, Open Door, YWCA, and Community in Schools.

Mike Buchanan


Mike has been volunteering at Lubbock Impact since 2011, often prepping and serving meals to families on Wednesday nights. He took up the role of the Treasurer of the Board in 2019. Mike is a retired commodity broker and an active member of the Live Oak Community Church. In his spare time, Mike helps out with the Meals on Wheels program in Lubbock.

Clyde Brazell

Board Member

Clyde was a member of Trinity Baptist Church since 1948. His complete knowledge of the building’s history makes him our walking encyclopedia. On any given Wednesday you can find Clyde acting as the “bouncer” of our east side! He makes sure everyone gets to their proper bible studies and acts as the safety monitor of the stairs as children go to their classes. Clyde and his wife are some of the founders of Lubbock Impact, providing thoughtful insight and faithful service since 2007.

Yvonne Dorman

Board Member

Yvonne has been serving Lubbock Impact families since 2016 as a volunteer. She has faithfully given her time by working in the Clothes Closet, cooking in the kitchen, and helping with the Community Drive-Thru meal. In 2019, Yvonne graciously took up her role as a Member of the Board. She used to work as an Area Manager for AT&T, but she is now retired and spends much of her time volunteering and serving her community.

Deanna Duncan

Board Member

Deanna is one of the newest Members of the Board, taking her place in June of 2021. She helps oversee the Social Services at Lubbock Impact, and she is excited to serve her community in this new position. Deanna is experienced in working with nonprofits and helping them find funds through grants. She and her husband also run their own photography business, CjDuncan Photography.

Lynn Elms

Board Member

Lynn, a Member of the Board since 2018, enjoys visiting with clients as she serves them in the food voucher area. She is a former educator and still takes an active role in supporting youth, especially in theater areas. She acts as a judge for UIL events throughout the area. A strong supporter of the Lubbock community, Lynn is a member of the Lions Club and a Goodwill member emeritus. She and her late husband are responsible for the Elms Technology Center at the Lubbock Goodwill.

Timothy Givens

Board Member

Born and raised in Lubbock, Tim has served as a volunteer and Member of the Board at Lubbock Impact since 2021. He works as the store manager for Safelite Autoglass and volunteers with several organizations throughout Lubbock. Tim loves to travel, hunt, and fish in his free time.

Linda Gober

Board Member

Linda is a long-time Lubbockite and has a kindness that shows as she works with our clients in the Food Voucher area each week. She began serving as a Member of the Board in 2017. Her knowledge of the education system and secondary education comes from serving as Dean of Students for South Plains College. Linda has roots that are deep in the philanthropic world of Lubbock, and she also enjoys many fun or educational groups including the ‘Mystery Book Club’.

Steven Hill

Board Member

Steve, a volunteer at Lubbock Impact since 2013, is self-employed. He took his place as a Member of the Board in June of 2021. Steve has dedicated many hours over the years to driving the van for the children’s ministry. He is also an active member of Southcrest Baptist Church.

Jeff Jones

Board Member

Jeff, a member of the group that originally began Lubbock Impact, has been a steady volunteer since the very beginning in 2007. He works as a contractor and often helps Lubbock Impact by providing his expertise on the building. A former Chairman of the Board, Jeff has overseen most ministries from the beginning. Jeff eventually stepped down as Chairman but continues to serve Lubbock Impact as a Member of the Board.

Jerry Joplin

Board Member

Jerry is the Director of the Lubbock Area Baptist Association and has served as a Member of the Board since 2017. He came to Lubbock from Clyde, TX and served as pastor of Bacon Heights before he took his position at the helm of LABA.  He also serves as a MICAH minister. Caring for those that are caring for others is his forte, as he and his wife instruct local ministers in the area of compassion fatigue and renewal. Jerry and his wife, Karla, can be found each week at Lubbock Impact serving a meal to the clients waiting to be seen in the free medical clinic.

Mark Mattison

Board Member

Mark moved to Lubbock in 2019 to open the new H.E.B. grocery store, where he now works as a manager. He and his wife enjoy serving together in the Necessity Closets, and he became a Member of the Board in 2021. A fun fact about Mark: he enjoyed his time in the U.S. Air Force serving as a Colonel, where he flew fighter jets under the call sign “Snapper.”

David Ray

Board Member

David, a Member of the Board since 2007, has many stories to tell about being a youth in the building that houses Lubbock Impact. Serving as teacher, coach, and counselor in LISD, he has a unique understanding of youth and families. As the owner of the local business, The Brick Doctor, David’s expertise in keeping old buildings alive is vital to our board. David and his wife have been active volunteers since the inception of Lubbock Impact. Each week David can be found helping clients in the Emergency Food Pantry.

Jeanna Roach

Board Member

Jeanna is the Marketing Director for Betenbough Companies. She took her place as a Member of the Board in 2019 and has helped with the communications committee at Lubbock Impact. She also serves on the United Way of Lubbock Board of Directors. Over the years, Jeanna and her family have enjoyed prepping meals and volunteering in the children’s ministry. She loves to speak on Kingdom Leadership and has developed a passion for sharing her testimony of how the marketplace is a huge opportunity for ministry.