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Vicki Callender
Director of Heart Touch Ministries, Inc.

Vicki first felt the call from God on her life when Jesus became Lord of her life in 1976. Once she saw God’s purpose for her life, she quit her job with Exxon and went to work for a pastor in the Houston area. Through transcribing sermons and typing the pastor’s dissertation, she grew quickly in the knowledge of the Bible. She was married to the love of her life, Mike, for 32 years and then the Lord took him home to be with him on March 5, 2008. Her family now consists of her daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Jeremy Gillen, along with her precious granddaughter, Hayley Rose, born on May 13, 2008. Her youngest daughter, Abbey, will soon be married to Benjamin Mason on October 25, 2008. Their other “daughter”, Adaeze, came to live with them eleven years ago and now resides in New York City. Vicki also worked at Faith West Academy as the assistant administrator for 13 years, where her first priority was relationship with the female students and their families. This began her passion for lay counseling, and she was encouraged by others to open the ministry God had spoken to her about years ago, Heart Touch Ministries. Mike was in full support of this and participated with Vicki in counseling sessions and small group meetings. Vicki’s passion is to help others see how much God loves them and the purpose He has for their lives. There is not any situation that is impossible for God!!!


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Dr. Larry Smith
A graduate of the University of Texas with a masters and doctorate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, Larry has been a family friend of Mike and Vicki's for over 25 years. He started and pastored three churches in 21 years and served as a principal of a Christian school. His book, "Christ Our Life," published in 2005, shows believers how to walk in the love and life of the Lord. Larry and his wife, Terry have three grown sons and three awesome grandchildren.
"I count it a great blessing and privilege to be involved with Heart Touch Ministries. What a joy to journey and minister with others who love the Lord and are intentional about loving Him and others. My wife Terry and I are involved in a Heart Group on Wednesday nights, and on Thursdays she meets with young ladies while I meet with their husbands. Most days are spent journeying with individuals in their/our spiritual walk. I'm constantly amazed at what God is doing at HTM. He is teaching us so much on how to wait on Him in prayer, listen to and follow the 'voice' of the Holy Spirit, live a life of passion and pursuit of Him, and how to impart His life and love to others. I invite all who share these desires to join us. To me, this has allowed us to truly experience the 'AWE' of God spoken about in Acts 2:42-47. His Presence is Awesome!"


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Virginia LeTourneau
Also a family friend for over 25 years, Virginia has actively been involved with Mike and Vicki in their church. She has served as a mentor mom in her church's MOPS group and remains a part of Spiritual Partnering and Heart Groups. Along with her husband, Gil, they have three married children and seven beautiful grandchildren.


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Marci Hanna
Marci, also a family friend for many years, retired from her teaching career of 20 years to join the Heart Touch staff as an administrator. She and her husband, Marc, a HTM board member, have two wonderful grown children and are active members in HTM Heart Groups.
"Hello everyone! I thank God for each of you and for allowing me to be a part of a ministry that imparts the life and love of Christ to all who visit us. In May of 2007, God moved me from the traditional school classroom to a different type of classroom, Heart Touch Ministries. I am learning much and growing in my total dependence on Him. This new season of my life has brought many blessings, and I am very thankful to my loving Father God."


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Board of Directors
Vicki Callender
Mike and Sally Galbraith
Marc Hanna
Gil LeTourneau




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