Crisis Response Ministry
Board of Directors
Glenn Cato, Board Chairman
Glenn graduated in 1975 from Baylor University with a degree in Accounting and earned his CPA certificate in 1980. Glenn and his business partner co-own CFO Advisory services in Richardson, TX. Glenn and his wife Gail have been married for 41 years, They have two adult children and 4 grandchildren. Glenn is a member of First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie where he serves as a deacon and Bible Study teacher. Glenn was licensed as a minister in 2010 and has served as a Chaplain for the Grand Prairie Police Department since 2012.
Jim McKee, Executive Director
Jim McKee lives in Tyler, Texas and has been involved in public health and safety for 22 years. He retired in 2013 as a member of the Mabank Fire Department having served for 18 years as a Certified Firefighter and Licensed Paramedic. He currently serves as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and a Mental Health Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Criminal Justice, Health Care and Discipleship Counseling. He also holds an Associate of Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Services from TVCC.
Jim is a licensed instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the EMS Bureau of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Jim taught for 14 years as a Health Science Instructor with Mabank High School and as an Adjunct EMS Instructor for Trinity Valley Community College. Jim is a member of the East Texas Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Jim has been married to his wife Annette for 38 years. Their pride and joy are their two grown children and nine grand children who live in East Texas and Oklahoma. His strength and hope comes from his relationship and friendship with Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jimmy McNeil - Board Member
Jimmy McNeil was born in Houston, Texas. At the age of 13 his family relocated to Bay City, Texas and it was there on February 26, 1975 that he met and received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, later surrendering to full time ministry, Jimmy enrolled in Arlington Baptist College in the fall of 1978. Upon graduation in 1983, he entered full time ministry as youth pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. He later became Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist church in Graham, Texas then Co-Pastor and then Senior Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Kissimmee, Florida. In July of 2008, he returned to Texas to assume the role of Executive Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Bro. McNeil has been married to his wife Susan for 33 years, since May 14, 1982. The Lord has blessed them with 4 children and two grandchildren.
Assistant Chief Ronnie Morris - Board Member
Assistant Chief Morris has been with the Grand Prairie Police Department for 17 years, after serving with two previous police agencies for four years. Over the last 21 years Assistant Chief Morris has served in all areas of the law enforcement profession to include Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, and SWAT. In 2008 he was promoted to Sergeant where he served in the Patrol Division and well as in Investigative Services. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a Watch Commander and later served as the Division Commander for Community Services. In 2015 Chief Morris was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and was tasked with commanding the newly formed Special Operations Division as well as serving as the Patrol Chief. In January 2017 Chief Morris was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Bureau.
Assistant Chief Morris earned a degree in Christian Education from Living Word Theological Seminary and a degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Waldorf University. He loves serving the citizens of the City of Grand Prairie and leading the great men and women of the Grand Prairie Police Department. Chief Morris sees law enforcement as his calling and strives daily to walk in a manner worthy of that to which he has been called.
Dr. Jim Ellor - Board Member
Dr. Ellor currently serves as Professor, PhD Program & Co-Director at Baylor University in Waco Texas. Dr. Ellor is also working directly with the Texas Office of Emergency Management to improve the efficiency of call outs related to emotional and spiritual care for victims. He also works with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. He previously served as Professor of Human Services and Gerontology at National - Louis University in Wheaton, Ill., for 21 years. In this capacity he also was the director of the Center for Positive Aging. Concurrent to this position, he served part-time as an on-call chaplain at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. Previously, he was a research associate at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health. He has served on the executive committee of the Midwestern Geriatric Education Center and provides education, counseling, and planning for individuals and groups who work with seniors. His research includes work in entrostomal therapy, hunger, spiritual assessment, and intervention techniques with cognitively impaired older adults. He is married to Janet R. Ellor. They are parents of Lisa and Margaret McCormick Theological Seminary, BA from Kent State University.
Chief CarL D. Smith - Board Member
Chief Smith was hired by the City of Midlothian on July 16, 2007. Chief Smith came from the City of Desoto after serving 20 years and rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. Having lived in the Midlothian area for the majority of his life, Chief Smith embraced the opportunity to work in his home community. Chief Smith graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management in 1997 and has a Master Peace Officer Certification.
Chief Smith has completed management courses sponsored by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and attended the 218th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Smith serves as the chair of the Southern Regional Response Group which is a mutual aid group established through a Memorandum of Understanding. He is also involved with the North Central Texas Council of Governments including serving as chair with Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee and represents Ellis County on the 9-1-1 Regional Advisory Committee. In addition, Chief Smith is a member on the advisory board for Texas Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce.
Chief Smith is currently an adjunct professor with Tarleton State University at the Midlothian campus. He generally teaches one course per semester. He has taught several courses to include "Law Enforcement Ethics", "Criminal Justice Problems", "Criminal Justice Supervision and Management", and "Crime, Justice and Social Diversity".