Leadership - Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Helping Kids ~ Strengthening Families




Scott Lundy is President/CEO of Arrow Child & Family Ministries. He is responsible for setting long-term goals for Arrow, and developing strategies to reach them. Scott’s duties include managing Arrow’s $40 million yearly operating budget, ensuring Arrow children receive care that meets or surpasses federal requirements, and leading efforts to secure public and private service contracts. Most recently, Scott led the successful charge to obtain national accreditation for Arrow through the Council on Accreditation.

He has 22 years of experience in human services program development and management, and he is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Child Care Administrator. Scott currently serves as president of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, and is a member of the Foster Care Redesign Public Private Partnership and the Committee for Advancing Residential Practices.



Jay Pruett currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Arrow Child and Family Ministries. His primary responsibilities include developing and executing Arrow’s strategic growth plan and fostering relationships with child welfare leaders across the country. Working with other members of Arrow’s leadership team, Jay focuses on formulating strategies that result in unique partnerships being forged between public child welfare institutions and the local church.

Prior to assuming his post at Arrow, Jay was a Principal with The Washington Group, a privately held consulting group based in Atlanta, GA. In this role he provided various consultative services to governmental departments and private agencies seeking to implement community-based systems of care and performance-based contracts. His background in non-profit financial modeling resulted in his selection to rate regulation projects in both Georgia and Wisconsin. He has authored more than 100 program proposals in child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health resulting in nearly $40M in new revenue for his clients.

Jay has spoken extensively across the country on topics ranging from the implementation of evidence-based models to complex systems of care management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Psychology and an MBA from Union University. Jay and his wife (an LPC from whom he’s acquired what clinical knowledge he has) live in Birmingham, AL. As the proud parents of five wonderful children, they have no free time.



Debi Tengler is the Chief Relations Officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries. Her primary roles are to cultivate donor relations and educate the church and community about Arrow’s mission of Helping Kids & Strengthening Families. Debi is an honors graduate from the College of Biblical Studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical studies with emphasis on Biblical counseling. She is also a licensed and ordained minister with World Ministry Fellowship.

Debi has gone from event planning, where she coordinated picnics of fifty people to seminars in the Astrodome with 15,000 guests, and then on to helping birth and run the Alpha Houston office, an evangelism outreach ministry and the first regional office in the United States. When the opportunity arose to assist Arrow with its development needs, she knew it was the right fit, as the basis and core of Arrow aligns with Debi’s heart. Her Christian counseling background and great desire to inspire hope perfectly converge with Arrow’s heart of helping children and families in crisis, further confirming that Arrow is the place for her to serve.

Debi and her husband, Chris, own a business in the Champions area of Houston. When she is not building relationships with donors and friends, Debi enjoys public speaking, teaching and sharing the hope she has found through Christ. Playing golf, traveling and spending time with their two grown children, one fantastic granddaughter and family all serve to round out Debi’s blessed life.



Paula Weger is the Chief Financial Officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries and is responsible for the financial oversight of the organization as well as the technology and information systems, insurance, risk management and human resources. She received her MBA and BBA degrees, both from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She has extensive experience in the for-profit sector in various manufacturing industries such as Texas Instruments, Textron Inc., Stupp Corp (manufacturer of steel pipe for the oil & natural gas industry) and Stupp Bros., Inc. (privately held parent company of Stupp Corp and holder of other various companies in the steel industry). Her background enables her to focus on improving processes, systems, efficiencies, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, internal controls and transparency in providing timely access to financial information for optimal decision making.

Most recently, she was the Chief Financial Officer for Indiana Youth Institute, an Indiana statewide nonprofit organization, focused on improving the lives of children and youth by providing services to those who work with youth. Beyond the financials, she was responsible for technology and information systems, human resources and operations.

Paula is focused on living out her faith by providing services to children, youth and families to ensure safety, improving successful family relations and access to quality education. She has spent her personal time serving children in ministries at church and has fostered children in her home.




Tamika is the Associate Director of the Child & Family Well-Being program area at The Duke Endowment, a private foundation in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining the Endowment in 2011, Ms. Williams was the Associate Director of the National Resource Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUSKids where she coordinated the delivery of training and technical assistance to the States, Tribes and Territories. Ms. Williams’ professional child welfare experience also includes direct practice, supervision, and policy administration in North Carolina.



Karen Dojan, Principal at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, LLC has over 20 years of public accounting experience. She joined the firm in 2011 as a Senior Manager when Wm C. Saddler & Co., P.A. merged with WC&S.

Karen has a diverse skill set. She is an integral member of our audit team, with extensive experience regarding audits of local governments, non-profit organizations, mortgage lenders, and employee benefit plans. In addition, Karen also works closely with many of our small business and individual tax clients providing advisory and tax preparation services.

Karen is also a qualified peer review team member. As an active corporate partner of the Maryland Municipal League, Karen has provided training for members at their annual convention. Karen enjoys: Traveling.



Larry Chatman is a Vietnam veteran, and currently The Director of sales and recruiting with Keating Auto Group.  He and his wife have five adult children and nine grandchildren (one more due in December).  He loves his community and stays active. He serves on many boards surrounding the community:  HCA Tomball Board of Directors, Tomagwa Governance Board, Central North District of United Methodist Board of the Bishop, President of the Greater Tomball Area Pachyderm Club, Christian Business Luncheon Board, and President of the Board of Directors for Holly Creek Estates POA.  He has been a member of Gideon’s International for twenty-nine years, currently serving as President of the Tomball Camp. He is an Ambassador for the Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce, taking part in community events.  He is a member of the Veteran’s Rotary Club.  He is a member of Rose Hill United Methodist Church where he has held many positions of leadership.  His wife, Paula, is the pianist at that church.  Both Larry and Paula were recently awarded the Community Builder Award for their distinguished service and personal contributions to the community of Tomball Texas.



Laura Figueroa is the President and a founding member of The Arbitrage Group Inc. Since 1998, she has been responsible for the financial oversight of the organization as well as technical review of advance and current refundings, escrow restructurings, defeasances and other cash flow and yield structures related to bond obligations.  Prior to establishing The Arbitrage Group Inc., Laura worked in KPMG’s Audit Practice and was a Senior Manager in the National Arbitrage Practice of KPMG.

Figueroa received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.  She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed her to the Board of the Lower Colorado River Authority in June 2018. She currently serves as Vice-Chair to the Finance Committee.

Laura and her husband, Rick, have four children and live in Brenham, Texas.  She has spent her personal time as a teacher and Bible study leader with Champion Fellowship, and a volunteer and supporter of Compassion International and KSBJ/NGEN Radio.



Mark Kerr is a senior financial executive and business leader with experience as a CFO & Controller with private companies in several industries. Mark began his career with KPMG’s audit practice where he worked on a variety of both public and private clients. After KPMG, Mark was part of a team that sourced the private equity investment and subsequently purchased a Houston based manufacturer with facilities in the US and Canada. Mark then served as VP of Finance. He has also served as Controller and CFO with several other Houston firms in the multi-location retail, manufacturing, fabrication, real estate and the telecommunications industries.

Mark received his BS degree in accounting with an emphasis in business law from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and earned his CPA certificate in Texas. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPA’s and holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in Texas.

Mark and his wife have three children and have lived in Houston for over 35 years. They adopted their daughter in 2000 completing the first open adoption in a county near Houston. He has been active in his church and enjoys many sports and volunteering.



Jack Lynch is General Counsel and trusted advisor to executive management of BP. He has held positions in several industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, exploration and production, hydrocarbon commodities trading, transportation and logistics. Jack has a 20-year track record of partnering with domestic and global senior management to achieve business goals and develop people. He provides leadership and professional expertise in crisis management, client counseling, legal risk identification and mitigation, company and board governance, compliance and ethics, people development, and overall leadership of legal offices.

Jack’s specialties include General Counsel, Business Partner to Executive Management, Litigation, Strategy, Crisis Management, Client Counseling, Legal Risk Identification and Mitigation, Company and Board Governance, Compliance and Ethics, People Development, and Legal Office Procedures, Succession Planning, Skills Development, Diversity and Inclusion.

Jack and his wife’s desire to help kids with special needs stems from their journey with their own child who experienced a traumatic brain injury. They are passionate about creating the best opportunities for kids facing challenges, and equipping them to live happy and fulfilled lives.



Jerry began his career in the financial services industry in 1985. He specializes in portfolio development and has achieved the Certified Financial Planner™ certification and Certified Private Wealth Advisor ℠ and Certified Investment Management Analyst ℠ designations. He works for Robert W. Baird & Co

A Native of New Castle, Delaware, Jerry has lived in the Bel Air area since 1988. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Biology. He currently serves as an active board member of the YMCA of Central Maryland’s Harford County Community Leadership Board.

Jerry and his wife Liddy have been married since 1985. They have four boys: Patrick, Andrew, Jamie and Zachary.



Eric E. McLauchlin has been practicing law in Harford County Maryland since 1995 and is a founding partner of Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC in Bel Air. He graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University and is an honors graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Law. Eric served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County for one year prior to beginning a career assisting clients in business matters, business development, contracts and agreements related to the protection, use and transfer of intellectual property. Eric routinely assists with governmental relations between his clients, Harford County and its municipalities, particularly where economic development efforts and doing business with Aberdeen Proving Ground are concerned.

Eric currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Harford Community College Foundation and is an Honorary Director for the Harford County Public Library Foundation. He is a former member and President of the Salisbury University Alumni Board. He previously served on the Board of The Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House and has supported his daughters’ dancing aspirations by serving on the Board of the Harford Ballet Company. He has also served as a Director on the Board of the Harford County Sheriff’s Foundation. He is the former Chairperson of the Harford County Family Branch Board of the YMCA and was its 2003 volunteer of the year.

Eric and his wife, Tracey, reside in Fallston with their daughters.



The Honorable Deborah Riddle, also known as Debbie, proudly served as Texas State Representative of District 150 for 16 years and was first elected in 2002.

Riddle tirelessly stood, not only for her district, but also for those in greatest need of representation – prisoners and children. While in office, Riddle served as the vice chair of the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee and sat on the Calendars and the Energy Resources committees. She served as the chair of the Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform, as a member of the Corrections and Transportation committees and has served on the Select Committee for Human Trafficking, with a focus on children. Riddle authored the bill known as Jessica’s Law.

Riddle served on the board of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs out of Washington, D.C. She has also served the Republican Party as the Harris County Republican Party’s Finance Committee vice chairwoman and as the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s chairwoman. She is also past president of the Texas Tea Party of Republican Women and has served on the board of the Spring Independent School District’s Education Foundation and Klein Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

Riddle has an associate degree from South Texas Junior College and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown. She was raised in Houston and served as a realtor, volunteer firefighter, volunteer EMT, Cub Scout den mother, and preschool Sunday School teacher at Champion Forest Baptist Church. She and husband Mike have three children and operate their family business, R&R Horse Farms. The Riddles were foster parents in the 1980’s and he was on the Board for Christian Child Help Foundation. Deborah has been active in her community with the church and Houston Area Pastors Council.



Cole Stanley is President of Cole Stanley Builders, LTD. which he established in 1992. Cole built his successful business with integrity, honesty and customer satisfaction, which are achieved through old-fashioned Christian work ethics. Because he recognizes home buyers are dedicating valuable time and resources to build their new home, Cole takes personal responsibility for every step of the home building process. His “hands-on” approach ensures each phase of the building process is completed with integrity and excellence. But for Cole and his wife Shiloh, “building homes” for kids in need is also a passion of theirs that must be done with integrity and excellence. They’re often seen with their two children, employing Cole’s “hand-on” approach, helping others in the Amarillo community.

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