Rik Massengale: Chairman
Rik attended the University of Texas and played on the golf team for 4 years. In 1970 he joined the PGA Tour where he played for 12 years. In 1983 Rik moved to Dallas to work in the Commercial real estate business. Shortly after arriving in Dallas he joined the Board of College Golf Fellowship, a Christian ministry to college golfers and coaches. In 1987 Rik became the Executive Director of College Golf Fellowship and held that position for 15 years.
In 2003 Rik returned to the real estate business and joined The Village Church in Flower Mound. He served as an Elder for seven years at The Village Church before joining the Board of the Chin Community Ministry. He is excited to spend time trying to expand the Chin Ministry and help the Chin families in Lewisville to assimilate into our culture and enjoy the blessings and freedoms that other Americans enjoy.
Becky Nelson: Executive Director
Becky Nelson has been the director of Chin Community Ministry since its beginning in 2007. She has a masters degree in Religious Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has a background in teaching, church staff work, community ministries, and program development for churches, businesses and non-profits. She has been married to her husband Karrol for 40 years and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Flower Mound.
Arnie Adkison: Board Member
Arnie currently serves as Chief Advancement Officer at TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission), a 124 year old mission agency. Arnie has spent all of his career in nonprofit leadership, from pastoring a local church to most recently serving as the National Director of Field Operations for World Vision’s Youth & Community Engagement team. His focus has been on encouraging whole-life investment in God’s kingdom by encouraging biblical stewardship, helping individuals and organizations connect to the resources that God is providing through his people.
Arnie and his Argentine wife Sandra live in Flower Mound, TX and are raising 3 awesomely multicultural kids—Stephen, a student at Baylor University, Michael, a junior in high school, and Kaitlyn, a 6th grader.
Jo Lynn Black: Board Member
Jo Lynn Black lives in Lewisville, Texas where her family has been since 1972. Jo Lynn has worked at PepsiCo for almost 25 years in the Business and Information Solutions division. She has been a mentor and friend to a Chin family for over a year and has a heart for the Chin in Lewisville to succeed in life. She hopes that being a CRM board member will be a challenging and exciting adventure to see where Christ will take these people whom He loves so much.
Joey Dean: Board Member
Joey Dean is a proposal manager with Alsbridge, an IT consulting firm based in Addison, Texas. A journalism graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, he has a background in public relations, marketing, and business development.
Along with family mentoring and board activities with Chin Community Ministry, he is also an active volunteer with Communities in Schools of North Texas, and was named 2015 Volunteer of the Year by the organization. He lives in Lewisville with his wife, Kristy, and is a member of First United Methodist Church Lewisville.
Michael Honeycutt: Board Member
Michael is continuously in awe of God’s mercy and grace and will be forever thankful for the incredible gifts of redemption and salvation given to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Michael did not grow up in the church and had no idea what it meant to be a follower of Christ prior to being led to The Village Church in 2010.
Since that time, The Lord has revealed so much to him and has faithfully reminded him that he is a sinner in need of a Savior. He and his wife, Susan have lived in Highland Village since 2007 and have two children, Scott, 26, and Sara, 17.
Michael is excited and grateful to have been invited to serve on the board of the Chin Ministry. His prayer for this ministry is that God would use the board in the unique way that He designed to provide guidance and friendship to our Chin brothers and sisters in Christ, and that it would be a rich time of community for all.
Robert Maxey: Board Member
Robert is president of MetroCom Properties, Inc. a commercial real estate company he started in 1995. He has been married to Karen for 21 years and they have two children. Robert serves as Elder at Valley Creek Church and is involved in other international missions. God has placed on his heart a desire to help the Chin refugees of Lewisville.
Lal Cungnang Sang: Board Member
Lal has been an employment specialist for refugees at International Rescue Committee, the largest resettlement agency in the US, since 2009. He came to the United States as a refugee with his family in 2006. He graduated from Lewisville High in 2010 and has attended North Central Texas College. He is a member at Bethel Chin Baptist Church where his father pastors, and serves as youth leader. He received his US citizenship in 2013. He is married to Cia (Emma) Thlaui.