Barbara Bucklin | Chairwoman
Exec Director, Luke 4:18 Ministries
Yahweh brought Barbara to Austin in 1993. He gave her a love for the city and its people and divine connections across the city.
Barbara and friends started Luke 4:18 Ministries to minister to the homeless population in the city. That effort grew into a House of Glory, a transformation home for women, and various other compassion outreaches. Today, Luke 4:18 is known as a prayer, healing and deliverance ministry. It leads the Lighthouse Healing Room, the Well Healing Room and has trained many for both healing and deliverance prayer. An ordained minister, Barbara also serves on a number of boards of Christian ministries in the city of Austin. She is a member of Harvest Evangelism's Apostolic Transformation Network and the International Society of Deliverance Ministries. She believes that Austin is God's city, a city of refuge, where people come to be saved, healed and delivered.
Dirk Dozier | Vice Chairman
Owner of 7works and DKWorks
Dirk is married to Katie Dozier. They have five children and eight grandchildren. He is currently the President and Owner of 7 Works, Ltd. and formerly the President and Owner of Austaco, Ltd.
Daniel Geraci | President
ADRN Executive Director and Founder
A long-time Austinite, Daniel Geraci founded the Austin Disaster Relief Network in March 2009. Inspired by his personal volunteer experience sponsoring two surviving families from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and evacuees of subsequent disasters, Daniel envisioned a network of Austin churches who would set aside theological differences and mobilize together to embrace people in times of need. Daniel drew on his experience in sales and entrepreneurship and in organizing city-wide Christian programming, such as the House of Unity ministry, which reached to individuals in high-crime areas, and the Celebrate 2000 prayer service ushering in the new millennium.
Daniel lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He serves on the worship team at Church of the Hills, where he plays the bass guitar.
Joe Bland | Vice President
Owner, Joe Bland Construction, L.P
Lifelong resident of Austin, married to wife Barbara for 34 years, two sons, Collin 25 and Cole 22. Celebrating twenty years as president of Joe Bland Construction. Also serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Board of Nineveh Ministries and as an Ambassador to Christ Together Greater Austin. Attend Hill Country Bible Church and active in the Prayer Ministry, Job Seekers Network and Men’s Ministry. “I am honored to serve ADRN and the churches who have united to serve Christ through disaster response here in central Texas”.
Connie Bowman | Chief Financial Officer
Finance Mngr, Campus Renewal Ministries
Being active on the mission field, whether on a campus or in the midst of a natural disaster, is Connie’s heart. Her accounting degree from UT Austin has taken her from the boardroom to makeshift offices in earthquake and hurricane zones around the world. After 2 years in public accounting and 15 years in the banking world, Connie began her work in disaster relief with Samaritan’s Purse in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina. From there she has gone on to non-profit accounting work for both Luke 4:18 Ministries and Campus Renewal Ministries here in Austin, where she currently serves as CFO.
In addition to the ADRN Board, Connie currently serves on the Boards of Luke 4:18 Ministries in Austin and Worthy Endeavors in Ft. Lauderdale. She is married, has two grown children and is “Gigi” to the cutest granddaughter in the world! She constantly stands in awe of God’s perfect timing and provision in her life.
Jim Rado | Secretary
Austin Area President for David Weekly Homes
As area president, Jim Rado oversees operations in Austin, San Antonio and Phoenix Arizona. Prior to joining Weekley in 1989 he built over 200 custom homes a year under Jim Rado Homes. Rado is a Broker member of the Austin, San Antonio and Dallas Board of Realtors. He currently is on the board of Austin Disaster Relief Network. Jim has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas. He and wife Vicki have been married for over 40 years, have three children and three grandchildren. They worship at Grace Covenant Church in Austin.
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