DR. RODNEY DULIN, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Rodney D. Dulin is the visionary and charismatic leader for the Central Pointé Church of Christ. He first served as its Assistant Minister in 2001. Since his installation as Senior Minister in 2006, Dr. Dulin thrives on empowering and edifying the saints.
As a leader, he has overseen the completion of a number of projects within and outside of the complex, including the Children’s Worship Center, named in honor of his late father. This highly visible 55,000 square-foot complex can be seen from I-20 and continues to impact the community through outreach efforts and community involvement.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Dulin is an avid sports enthusiast who enjoys traveling, studying God’s word and working with young people. He also enjoys nurturing the ministries of the church and watching the people of God mature in their purpose. He always says, “There’s a spot on the team for everybody, you just have to get off of the bench and get in the game!”
Dr. Dulin graduated from Southwestern Christian College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Administration from the University of North Texas in 1997. He is a graduate of the Southern Bible Institute and in 2007, graduated Cum Laude with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Criswell College. He has an earned Doctorate Degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Dr. Dulin and his wife, Shalonda, are the proud parents of two children: Mia and Roman. Together they minister to the masses and seek to build a better community through stronger families.
Each year, Central Pointé serves as the site for many conferences and summits. In the course of these events, many are blessed and empowered to change their lives and move forward. Through this ministry, people are discovering their destinies and learning that there is a place in the kingdom for all of God’s children and that regardless of their past, God still extends His grace and love.
MARIA EVANS, SHRM-CP, Executive Director
Maria is a native of Temple, Texas and resides in Dallas County. She is a graduate of The University of Texas Arlington, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Maria is retired from the Texas Workforce Commission, where she enjoyed a 30-year career, giving time, thought, and energy to serving the citizens of Texas.
During her career with the State of Texas, Maria held several positions in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, including, employment recruiter, trainer, HR Manager, EEO Counselor, mediator, employment and welfare programs specialist, Summer and Year-Around Youth jobs program coordinator, assistant regional program coordinator, workforce center operations manager, National Emergency Grant special project coordinator and business services coordinator for the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board.
Maria worked with and served on boards, community service agency work groups, and chambers of commerce committees, which included West Tarrant County Alliance, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Tarrant County College Business Advisory Board, Easter Seals, Women’s Center, Goodwill Industries, Friends of the Meadowbrook Library in East Fort Worth, Veterans Organizations, United Way, Dallas County Local Workforce Development Board, and the Management Team of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Dallas.
She is a registered, certified Human Resource Professional and member of the Society for Human Resource Management, a volunteer with Grand Prairie Home Owners Association, a former volunteer mentor with United Way Big Brothers and Sisters Metropolitan Dallas and a three-time marathoner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Organization. Maria is a sports enthusiast, who enjoys time with family and being a doting aunt to three nephews, a niece, and a great-niece. She loves traveling and exploring the diverse cultures and history of places visited, and gives back to the community through volunteerism with community service agencies and faith-based organizations.
Board of Directors
DR. RUBEN JOHNSON, President
Dr. Ruben Johnson has served as the executive dean of Business and Information Technology Division at Cedar Valley College since 2007. Previously, he served as the program coordinator of the Logistics Technology Program at North Lake College, as a visiting scholar faculty and later as a full-time faculty member.
Dr. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management, including warehouse clerk, supply administrator, warehouse manager, logistics operations manager, requisition and procurement clerk, dispatcher, supply chain account auditor, and inventory control manager.
After a 20-year career in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Johnson worked as a warehouse manager for Ashland Chemical Manufacturing Company (currently named Air Products Chemical Company) and as an area manager for a Wal-Mart distribution center in LaGrange, Georgia.
He received two industry certifications from Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC): Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT). He is a member of the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) in the Dallas area. Recently, he was selected to serve as a member of MSSC's National Expert Panel (NEP).
Dr. Johnson holds an Associate of Arts Degree in General Education from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Logistics Management from Park University, a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctoral of Management Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
JACQUELINE DULIN, Vice President
Jacqueline Dulin has resided in Dallas, Texas for the past thirty-nine years. A native of Longview, Texas, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, Master of Education degree in Secondary and Higher Education and is a Certified Administrator.
She has been happily retired from the Dallas Independent School District as Executive Director of Administrative Professional Development since 2005. Her educational career spans thirty years, serving as a teacher, campus administrator and central office administrator.
Currently, Jacque lends her service and talent in many areas. She is a part of the coordinating team for the Woman-to-Woman Ministry at the Central Pointé Church of Christ. She serves on the advisory committee for the National Minister’s Wives Conference for the Churches of Christ. She has conducted Ladies’ programs and workshops throughout the country.
LYNETTE FLETCHER, Secretary
Lynette is a banking officer with Bank of Texas, Commercial Real Estate Loan Administration and Community Development Group. Lynette has spent her entire career in the financial services industry. She joined Bank of Texas in November 2006 after 25 years with JPMorgan Chase. Lynette served in a number of roles at JPMorgan Chase including credit support specialist in the Community Development Group.
Lynette has a mission and passion for delivering financial education to youth and adults. During her volunteer tenure with the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC), Lynette served as the president, vice-president and financial education coordinator. In 2010 she co-created the chapter’s financial education program titled, Life Happens – How You Finance it is up to YOU. She is determined to teach what she has learned over the years, so young people do not make the same financial mistakes she and many of her colleagues made, as young adults.
Lynette is the co-owner of Mel and Lyn Events, a celebration planning business. She is often referred to as the “Black Martha Stewart” as she and long-time friend, Melissa Bradford, started this business, after years of providing crafting and party planning services for family and friends.
Lynette is a graduate of the Neosho Water and Wastewater Technical School and received a Class C Wastewater License Certification from the State of Missouri and a Class B Water & Wastewater License Certification from the State of Oklahoma, after she received an Environmental Protection Agency grant, designated for minorities to enter this field of study.
Lynette serves on several local non-profit boards, including the Shared Housing Center and The Celebrating Life Foundation.
DUANE L. JOHNSON, Treasurer
Duane L. Johnson is a respected authority on self-empowerment and business development. He is an empowerment coach, professional development expert, relationship coach, trainer, teacher, spiritual advisor, and educator. His business acumen and management experience has allowed him to mentor and develop leaders in Fortune 500 organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies.
Mr. Johnson has been an active force in the financial industry for many years. While consistently excelling in highly visible positions, he managed, trained, coached and led employees up the corporate ladder. According to colleagues and business partners, he is a trusted source for professional and personal empowerment.
He is the founder of Empowering Minds, LLC -a professional and personal empowerment firm, through which he provides personal and business development classes, coaching, mentoring, and professional leadership seminars and training. In 2008, Johnson founded The J4 Leadership Institute, a non-profit, 501(c) (3) youth leadership development and mentoring organization, which impact the lives of youth and families residing in historically under-served communities
As a professor of business at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, Duane bring real life scenarios and professional expertise to his thought-provoking lectures, while equipping future leaders for the business world.
Duane is a leader at his church and serves as the director of education. His class on Discovering Your Purpose and The Family Dynamics, include motivating messages that are unparalleled, transcending traditional barriers within the church and beyond.
A devoted advocate for change, Duane facilitates weekly personal empowerment seminars to help former offenders with their transition back into society. He is known for assisting and encouraging those who are less fortunate and who struggle to help themselves.
Carol is a published author of several books, including one titled I Won’t Apologize, I Did It On Purpose. Carol enjoys traveling throughout the country as an inspirational speaker. She is a co-host with her husband, Kevin Barnes, on a media-outlet radio talk and television show titled My Better Half with Kevin & K’Ceva.
She is a former police officer, who decided to trade her gun and badge for pen and paper to pursue her passion for writing. In 2017, Carol was inducted into the Who’s Who in Black Dallas for the extraordinary work with her organization, Tomorrow’s Purpose - Making Tomorrows Today.
Carol’s career with the federal government spanned over 29 years. She represented employees in EEOC, Labor Relations, and federal grievances, as a certified professional in Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Colorado Technical University. Carol resides in Garland, Texas with her husband and two daughters. She is a native of Mississippi.
Carol enjoys working with youth, teaching them financial literacy, reading and writing, dressing for success, and entrepreneurship.
CARRIE LEE RYANS COY
Carrie L. Coy was born in Livingston, Texas and is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She received a degree in English and History from Bishop College, in Dallas, while working at Texas Instruments.
Following graduation from Bishop, she began a career with Dallas Independent School District, which continued for 31 years. Carrie held several positions, such as teacher, dean of instruction, elementary and secondary principal, and director of summer school. Since retirement from DISD, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at Mountain View College and as a supervisor for student teachers and teacher interns for Le Tourneau University.
Additionally, she served as an officer with the United States Army Family Support Group, secretary of the Oak Parks Estates Neighborhood Association and leader of the senior adults at church.
She believes that the youth and the elderly are the two segments of our population that need more of our attention. Carrie is committed to the work needed to enhance the lives of these two groups, as well as, others whom she can assist.
Carrie is married to James Randall Coy, and they have a son and a daughter who currently reside in the Houston, Texas area.
HORACE FORTÉ III
Horace Forté III was born to Bettie Jo and Horace Forté, Jr in Denton, Texas. He attended Ginnings Elementary, Strickland Jr. High and Denton High School, where his love of basketball and structural design thrived. Horace attended Southwestern Christian College, where he studied architecture. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University, Commerce, which is the former East Texas State University. Horace is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Project Management at Amberton University.
Mr. Forté has over 21 years with the Richardson Independent School District, as a contractor and a district employee. He has worked in the capacities of audio video engineer, senior VOIP manager and senior network engineer.
Horace leads the Communications, Media and Technology Team and serves as a deacon at his church. He is excited to mentor youth in the area of technology and sports, as well as, encouraging and coaching his son in youth sports. Horace volunteers with the Cedar Hill Basketball Association, where he coached several teams, served as a board member and currently serve as the vice-president of the association.
Mr. Forté enjoys giving back to the community and providing an opportunity for kids and families to enjoy wholesome activities in their neighborhoods. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing on the lake with a fishing pole. For Horace, there is not a better feeling than to be at home with his pride and joy; his son, Jackson, and his wife, Chatrina Forté.
CHER M. NICKERSON
Cher M. Nickerson is a native of Dallas, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas Arlington, a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 2010, and a Master of Science, Mid-Level Mathematics in 2013. She taught math and science and is currently a principal for a Pre-K through 12th Grade campus, where she prides herself at being a servant leader.
Cher teaches and works with the Administrative Staff at her church. She is an active volunteer with many organizations, especially those dedicated to helping the homeless and children.
Willie Tucker is the minister of Congregational Care at the Central Pointe Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. He was employed with Corn Products Company (CPC International) in Dallas for 13 years and served as minister of churches, in Texas and in Tennessee, prior to the ministerial position at Central Pointe.
Willie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dallas Baptist College and an Associate of Arts Degree from Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas where he also served as the assistant minister of Southwestern Christian College Campus Church of Christ.