Board Member of the Year: David Church
David Church is the only virtual board member of Central Texas Table of Grace, but over the past two years, he has also become the most dedicated member of the nonprofit’s board. In September, the board voted unanimously to make him board chair, the first new chair in five years. His commitment to his board seat has earned him NonProfit PRO’s 2022 Board Member of the Year Award.
By day, Church is the senior vice president of program management at Bank of America and an adjunct professor at National and California Lutheran universities. He met Stacy Johnson, Central Texas Table of Grace’s founder and CEO, when she was his student. Although he lived in California when he became a board member in 2020, he now lives in Nevada. However, his home state doesn’t affect his impact on this Round Rock, Texas, nonprofit.
To improve the organization’s visibility, he recruited the organization’s first interns from Purdue University to help improve the nonprofit’s website and create a Google Ad campaign with a Google Ad Grant he secured. These efforts led to tremendous growth in active, daily website users. Additionally, Church worked with leadership to craft a diversity and inclusion model to post on its website.
“This model reflects the very core of Central Texas Table of Grace and is published on our website and shared with key partners frequently,” his nominator told NonProfit PRO. “David built such an accurate model because he takes the time to truly understand our organization, culture and vision.”
All of those web efforts also resulted in improved relationships with new and existing community partners. For example, Church led the nonprofit in securing approximately $30,000 in new grants, plus one grant that supplied the nonprofit mattresses so each of the nonprofit’s 13 foster children can sleep on a new mattress and box spring in its shelter.
“David has taken an active lead and support role in several grants and continues to help develop organizational reusable material we can leverage for future grants,” his nominator told NonProfit PRO.
Church undertook revising the nonprofit’s original bylaws from 2014 to update them to match current operating procedures. He also collaborated with leadership and fellow board members to draft a board expectations document to revitalize the board.
“His commitment, passion and partnership with everyone in our nonprofit community are very obvious and impactful,” his nominator told NonProfit PRO. “David [is] an excellent example of someone stepping up, rolling up his sleeves and working tirelessly to make a difference. David continually recognizes others, and we hope to get your help to recognize him for his amazing work.”