Reverend Doctor Patricia L. Ryan
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Founder and Executive Director
Pat is so pleased to have been called by God to serve alongside Him and the “excellent team” He has assembled at A Future and a Hope Ministries! She is quick to tell others that she did not call any of the team members – that it was God Himself Who called them – as she could not have put together such a remarkable group of leaders!
Pat has often said, “Having a ringside seat, as we witness the healing power of the Holy Spirit, is an honor. It humbles us to recognize that it is God – not us – Who alone can heal His people.” She is blessed to be a part of such a fine team as the Founder and Executive Director, and looks forward to discovering, together, where God will lead them.
Rev. Dr. Patricia Ryan is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). She earned her Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Doctor of Ministry degree in individual, marriage and family counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She has served in the US Army Nurse Corps, and was ordained to a chaplain residency for the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Chairman of the Board
Marty is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is the owner of a General Insurance Agency. He and his wife, Toni have been married for nearly 30 years and make their home in Cypress, TX. Together, they have five sons and three grandchildren. Marty is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and, along with Toni, enjoys attending all their home games in Dallas.
Marty is a deacon at his church, Windwood Presbyterian, and is passionate about serving the Lord in the A Future and a Hope Ministry, as he sees this as an opportunity to “pay it forward” for the love and grace that he has received in his own journey in faith. As the Chairman of the Board of Directors and one of the Lay Counseling Ministers, Marty serves with energy, wisdom and dedication, confident that this is where God has called him to serve.
Judge Lincoln Goodwin
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Vice Chairman of the Board
Judge Lincoln Goodwin is the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Place 1. His Court is the largest court in the United States for annual filings. He took office in December 2014 and was elected to a full term in November 2016. Judge Goodwin currently serves as the presiding judge for all Harris County Justices of the Peace. He has been an attorney for 20 years and was selected as a 2013 Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine and a 2013 & 2014 Top Lawyer in Houstonia Magazine.
Judge Goodwin earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1994 (B.A., English) before earning his law degree at the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1998. He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1998. Judge Goodwin founded the Susan Fortney Award for Ethics, an annual award presented to the Texas Tech law student who most exemplifies the honor and integrity required of the legal profession.
Judge Goodwin is enthusiastic about his service as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for A Future and a Hope Counseling Ministries and brings a lot to this role as a community leader.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum, the Barbara Bush Library, the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, the Board of Advisors for the Chinquapin School for Gifted & Underprivileged Children.
Judge Goodwin is also a member of the Lone Star College Community Advisory Council, the Advisory Committee for the Lone Star College University Park Criminal Justice Program and serves on the Directors Committee for the Phoenix District of the Boy Scouts.
He lives in Precinct 4 with his wife and two daughters and serves as a deacon at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Judge Goodwin has completed 13 marathons and an Ironman Triathlon.
Kathleen Moreno, Esq.
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Secretary
Kathleen (Kathy) holds a doctoral degree in Juris Prudence and is in private practice as an attorney. Kathy is married to Patrick Kennedy and they live in Long Beach, California. Kathy has two grown children, Jason and Paris, and four grandchildren.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys global travel, reading, spending time with family and friends and crafts. Kathy is enthusiastic about her role and involvement with A Future and a Hope Ministries, knowing and trusting that this is where God is at work, and confident that she has been called to join Him in this Kingdom work. She is gifted and talented in many areas of her life, and brings great wisdom and insight to the ministry.
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Treasurer
Scott Baker is a Commerical Lender with Chasewood Bank. He graduated from North Texas State University with a BBA in Marketing. He’s been married to his wife, Karla, for 35 years. They have two sons, Daniel and David Scott. Karla owns Spring Antique Mall. They enjoy traveling across the country antiquing. Scott likes late sixties “muscle cars” and is a big Dallas Cowboys fan. He and Karla have been members of Champion Forest Baptist Church for 34 years. They have a grandson named Luke.
Reverend Kevin C. Rudolph
AFAH Ministries, Inc. Director
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Kevin was baptized and grew up attending First Presbyterian Church of San Diego. He graduated from Whitworth College with a minor in Philosophy and major in History. Kevin got his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California. Kevin and his wife Robyn have two grown children who are married and they have 2 grandsons with another baby on the way! Kevin has served as the Sr. Pastor at Windwood for 23 years and has worked with Pat Ryan since 2006. As Sr. Pastor, Kevin is excited to serve on the Board and has expressed great enthusiasm in support of the mission and vision of this important ministry. He is pleased for Windwood to provide office space to A Future and a Hope Ministries on the church campus.