Board Members

The following Board of Directors has volunteered to govern and oversee the management of House of Grace and Hope, and to help advance the organization’s mission and vision.

Todd Harris

Todd Harris
Blessed to have grown up in a wonderful supporting home with two great parents, I now have the opportunity to share this same blessing with my wife Angela, daughter Maisie and son Mason. My 20+ year career in the oil and gas industry has afforded all four of us a great opportunity to see and experience many places around the world; including five-plus years living and working in Russia. Unfortunately, many in this world have not been blessed with such a happy home life or even a healthy one – my involvement and board membership with the House of Grace and Hope is just one small way that I can become personally involved in helping others less fortunate and know that my contributions truly are making a difference in the lives of others.

Bryan Collins

Bryan Collins
Bryan was blessed to be able to grow up in a stable loving family in a small town in Texas.  Thru his career in Oil and Gas, he has visited many countries and experienced several cultures.  He is personally moved by the hope and joy seen in children’s eyes.  From his travels, he has come to understand that not all children have the same opportunity or share this experience.  Bryan and his wife Lori have enjoyed being involved in supporting and working with children and organizations to help bring hope and joy to others.

Bryan brings over 25 years of experience in executive, operational, sales, marketing and account management.  Working in the Oil Industry, Bryan and his family lived in Texas, Louisiana, Ecuador and Russia and currently live in Cat Spring, Texas.  Mr. Collins is supported by his wife, Lori and two sons, Cameron and Kyle.

Francis Dezelski

FrancisDezelski
Francis brings his persistent and detailed approach to project management to the House of Grace and Hope board along with his passion for connecting the needs of the disadvantaged with supporting persons and organizations. During his time in the energy industry as a Well Engineer Francis saw the reality of poverty and hardship experienced by many while discovering that there are meaningful and sustainable ways to intervene and improve lives.  He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan and is now working towards a Masters of Theological Studies in Washington DC. Francis serves on the board of House of Grace and Hope as Treasurer.

Travis Purvis

Travis Purvis
Travis founded the House of Grace and Hope driven by his passion to raise awareness and support for those who are disadvantaged, with a particular focus on orphans and widows. His career has taken him around the world where he has seen firsthand this incredible need, as well the many individuals already working to improve the conditions of this population. Given his experience as an executive in the energy business, Travis is motivated to connect individuals and companies in support of projects around the world who are in desperate need of funding, expertise and time.
Travis and his wife, Rebecca, live in Dubai, UAE with their four children – Austin, Anna, Maddox and Avery.