Jenny Landes has lived in Edmond for 8 years. She and her husband Rodney, have a son and a daughter and attend First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. Jenny has bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas and has been a stay at home mom for 15 years. She is a volunteer at Crossing Community Clinic and a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.
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.” Van currently serves as the Vice-President and Treasurer of Turning Point.
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.
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 are parents to Clayton and Emily. 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 where she serves on the youth committee, and teaches Sunday School and bible study. She serves on the client acquisition committee and as the volunteer coordinator for Turning Point. She enjoys meeting many wonderful people she would not otherwise meet if she were not a part of Turning Point. 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.
Laura Naff is a CPA and is employed by Hale & Company in Edmond as a tax accountant. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her BSAcc in 1988. She and her husband, who is employed by Boeing, previously lived in St. Louis and Wichita. They have 3 children: Harrison, Hannah and Hayley. They are members of Henderson Hills Baptist Church where they are active in a Community Group. Laura loves the Lord and wants to be a light for Christ in this world and serve others for Him.
Diana Giles has lived in Edmond since 1993. She and her husband Steve attend Faith Bible Church. While staying home with their two sons, she started a small business, The Computer Monkey, LLC, which continued to grow as they did. Diana is also the founder of Sensible Cyber Parenting®. She has a bachelor of science degree in Marketing/Management and a master degree in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University. Diana believes that knowing and applying God’s Word is the key to living as salt and light.
Jim Bower has a passion for all who are seeking a better environment for their family and themselves. He and his wife Debbie have two married children and three grand children and have lived in Edmond for over thirty years. As a member of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, he currently serves as a member of the Personnel and Worship committees, sings in the Worship choir, is active in the men’s group and has formerly served as a deacon. Jim is a retired engineer and now owns and operates a small construction firm but also enjoys building custom projects in his shop. He is deeply rooted in his faith and has an unashamed desire to be an ambassador of Christ.
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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.
|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.