Van Jones- Has been a landman and oil and gas producer throughout his career. He brings a wealth of business experience to the board through his experience as a business owner. He is an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. He and his wife Paula have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. His hobbies are working out and participating in Bible Study Fellowship. He appreciates Turning Point’s goal of “a hand up instead of a hand-out.”
Jim Bower– 40 year work history as an engineer with Dow Chemical and Kerr McGee. Worked as an independent Engineering consultant for 15 of the 40 years. Since retirement has been active in remodeling and construction. Jim has lived in Edmond for 27 years with his wife Debbie of 40 years. He is a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church.
Chuck Smith is recently retired from a long career in municipal government, public power, investment banking and as marketing director of a not-for-profit insurance company serving Oklahoma cities and towns. He and his wife, Nancy, have been members of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond since 1981 where he is an ordained Elder, active in men’s ministry and volunteers in a regular work crew for Turning Point. He earned his BA and MA from Oklahoma State University. The Smiths have two children and four grandchildren.
Bob Turner is Vice-President of the Board. He has been a visionary force in Edmond for more than 34 years. He received a BS and MBA from Oklahoma State University. He served on the Board of Francis Tuttle Career Technology Center for many years.He serves on the Board of Directors of Mo Ranch Assembly Presbyterian retreat center in the Hill Country of Texas. He has served on the Board of the Texas Presbyterian Foundation, an investment identity which invests funds from Presbyterian colleges and Presbyteries in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. He was named Edmond’s Citizen of the Year in 2009. Prior to retirement, he was the founder of Turner and Company, Inc. a land development construction firm located in Edmond, Oklahoma. In Turning Point he secures property, develops land, and serves as a construction consultant. He and his wife, Martha have been married for 57 years. They attend Crossings Community Church.
Steve Morey has a near twenty-year career in the hearing industry as a Hearing Care Professional. Steve, his wife Kim and their three sons are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Edmond. They have called Edmond their home for the past twenty years. Steve is active in the Boy Scouts of America at the Troop and District levels.
Kari Galliart is President of the Board. She and husband, Mark have lived in Edmond for 3 years with their two children. She has an undergraduate degree in food and nutrition from Oklahoma State University, and a master of education from UCO, and worked as a dietitian prior to being a stay-at-home mom. She and Mark are members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. She loves Jesus, and has a desire to be His hands and feet.)
Andy Fugitt is Secretary of the Board. He was raised by parents who emphasized their faith, their church, and service to others. With that as a background, he attended public school in Oklahoma City and OU where he received a law degree in 1983. Since 2003 he has been a shareholder in the Center for Education Law. His firm specializes in education law and provides legal services to a number of public school districts in Oklahoma. He is married to Teresa Fugitt and has two sons, Austin and Duncan and two step suns, Mark and Brent. He has not doubt God has allowed him to play a small part in His work in Edmond. He continues to ask God to show him where He wants him to be, and he is grateful for all the ways He has shared his grace, mercy and love.
Turning Point Senior Board
Don Boyd is Treasurer and Financial Manager of Turning Point. He is President of SEC Production and has been in the oil and gas exploration business for 29 years. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Accounting. He is an Ordained Elder and is active in the men’s ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.
Mark Galliart is currently serving as CEO for McBride Orthopedic Hospital and Clinics since June 2009. He is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Oklahoma City, graduating from Putnam City North High School. Mr. Galliart obtained his undergraduate Degree in Radiological Technology-Nuclear Medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and his Masters of Science degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University. Before joining McBride Orthopedic Hospital, Mr. Galliart served as Vice President of Business Development at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater Oklahoma.
Martha Turner is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Family Relations. Before retiring, she was a residential and commercial builder. She received training at Dubuque Theological Seminary toward becoming a Commissioned Pastor and is retired as Director of Congregational Care at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. She is a charter member of Edmond Women’s Club, has served on the Board of Summit Rotary, was a Board member of The Kid’s Place, and through the years has served on various other professional boards and committees. She is an Ordained Elder. She is Chairman of Marketing and Public Relations for Turning Point. She and her husband, Bob, attend Crossings Community Church.
Josh Moore is a Real Estate Project Manager for Turner & Company, Inc., a land development/construction firm, and also operates Moore Quality Investments, LLC as a homebuilder and real estate investor. Josh is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and a member of their Foundation Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, the Board of Directors for Edmond Beautiful, and the City of Edmond Board of Appeals and Adjustments. Josh is actively involved in Youth Leadership Edmond and the Crossings Community Church choir and worship team. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Annual Edmond Turkey Trot, a Turning Point Ministries fund-raising event. Josh and his wife Shannon live in Edmond and are parents of twin toddlers, Max and Olivia.
Richard (Dick) Freeman is retired from IBM after a long career as a Systems Engineer. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in mathematics. Before his association with IBM he was with the Air Force as a computer programmer. He and his wife attend The Way Church. He served on the Board of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity of a number of years and is a founding member of the Turning Point Board.
Turning Point Advisory Council
The Turning Point Advisory Council is made up of civic and church leaders who provide valuable experience and advise for making our ministry work for the glory of God.
Board member and Advisory Council documents are available on a password-protected page of our site.