TBS Board


Mrs. Heidi Arneson

Board Chair

Heidi currently works as principal of the firm, Noble Wolf I. Noble Wolf I is an Advisory Firm that works with clients to help them develop, manage and execute their business strategies. She previously worked as Managing Director for Noble Capital Partners, an investment firm that sourced and raised capital for private equity investments. Prior to her work at Noble Capital Partners she worked for more than 20 years as North American executive for Indofin Group, a Single Family Office that serves as a globally operating investment group headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Heidi attended Oral Roberts University and earned a B.S. in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has traveled internationally on mission trips, held various committee and chairman roles in her home church, Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Bible Seminary. Mrs. Arneson has served on the Board of Trustees for Grace International Children’s Foundation. Heidi is married to her high school sweetheart, David Arneson and they have four children, and three grandchildren.


Mr. Doug Johnson

Vice - Chair

Doug is retired from serving as Vice-President and Controller of Phillips 66. Previously, Mr. Johnson served at ConocoPhillips as General Manager, Upstream Finance, Strategy and Planning, as General Manager, Downstream Finance, and as General Manager, Upstream Finance. He and his wife, Diana, have two children.

Mr. Steve Wood


Steve was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas. He attended Stephen F Austin State University and received a bachelors degree in accounting. Mr. Wood worked in the Oil & Gas industry primarily in finance, IT and accounting roles. He recently retired from ConocoPhillips where he held various positions including Manager of Finance Functional Excellence and General Auditor/ Vice President of DCP Midstream. Steve is a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church – Missouri City campus. He serves in the local church as a deacon, heads several ministries and co-leads a Life Group. Steve and family have participated in medical missions trips to Nicaragua. He and his wife of 41 years, Kyra, have two children and three grandsons.

Mr. George Armistead

Board Member

George was raised on a cotton/soybean farm in the Mississippi Delta.  He accepted Christ at the age of 11 and has been a Christ follower since.   He attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering.   George is a professional engineer and worked for Unocal/Chevron in various drilling engineering and management positions retiring with 43 years of service.  He enjoys and has participated on many service and mission events.  George has been the husband to Nettie Armistead since 1979 and they have three children.

Mr. Robert Button

Board Member

Robert (Bob) is a retired Oil & Gas industry leader with more than 30 years experience in domestic and international Exploration and Production. Bob has held a range of executive and management positions in development, operations, corporate strategy, project management and capability development with Amoco, BP, and Glori Energy. He served as President of Glori Holdings, and as Vice President global Organization Capability (Operations, Health-Safety-Environment, and Engineering) for BP’s E&P Segment. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the MIT/Sloan School BP Operations Academy. He has served for many years on the Board of Directors for The Source for Women, a Christ-centered non-profit women’s reproductive healthcare provider. He and his wife Diane live in Austin, Texas and have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

Dr. Leonard Merrell

Board Member

Leonard Merrell is a retired public school educator. He was, most recently, Superintendent of the Katy Independent School District for 12 years and retired in June 2007. During his 39 years working in public education, he served as a science and math classroom teacher, coach, high school assistant principal, high school principal, business manager and was superintendent in three school districts his last 22 years. During his service in public schools he was elected President of the Texas Association of School Administrators, was on the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators and was selected as "Texas Superintendent of the Year" in 1998. He currently serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and has received the "Gold Leadership Award" from J.A. Worldwide after serving on that board for 5 years. He currently serves on the Katy YMCA Board and previously served on the Board of the Greater Houston YMCA. His alma mater, Texas A&M University-Commerce recently recognized him with a "Distinguished Alumni Citation" and he currently serves as Chair of the Universities Foundation Board. He has been married to Dr. Linda Merrell for 50 years. They have two sons, Dr. Brian Merrell, Executive Director of School Leadership in the Bryan ISD school district, and Mark Merrell, a partner with the McFarland Law Firm in Houston. He has 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dr. Merrell currently is serving as an independent educational consultant.


Dr. Harry Chapman

Board Member

Harry Chapman, Ph.D., serves as CEO of Chapman Schewe, a National company that he founded in 1992 and is a Managing Director for Higginbotham, Inc. He is a member of The Board of Directors of Houston based U. S. Physical Therapy, a New York Stock Exchange public company, where he chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Compliance Committee. In addition, he serves as Board Chair of Katy Cares and on the Boards of Christ Clinic and Barnabus of Katy. He has served on over ten non-profit boards in his past and was a Mayor of a medium sized city. He and wife, Pam, have four children and have resided in Katy since 1999.


Mr. Ron Dagley

Board Member

Ron Dagley is President of the commercial real estate investment company, The Betz Companies and has been active in commercial real estate marketing, development and management beginning in 1972 and with The Betz Companies since March of 1992. Ron graduated in 1970 from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Behavioral Management Science. A native Texan, Ron has lived in the Houston area since 1964. He currently lives in the west Houston/Katy area where he and his wife of fifty years, Terrie, raised three children and are in the process of spoiling their eleven grandchildren. Ron is an avid golfer and enjoys time with his family and travelling. He is an active member of Grace Fellowship UMC where he has held several leadership positions, serves as a small group leader and is active in the mentoring ministry.

Mrs. Mickey Ellis

Board Member

Mickey Ellis is a Master of Divinity (2018) graduate of The Bible Seminary. A vibrant leader of the prayer and worship movement within the West Houston/Katy community, she leads the Freedom and Healing team at the Great Southwest Prayer Center. She is also co-founder with her husband, Mike, and former Board member of Alta Mesa Services, Oil & Gas Exploration and Production company. Mickey serves on the Board of the Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church, and has served as a leader in charity and service organizations related to cancer and autism, as well as Christian education at Mission Bend Christian Academy. Mickey and Mike have two children and two grandchildren.

Rebecca Klien,

LyCol, USAFR (Ret.)

Board Member

Rebecca (Becky) is Principal of Klein Energy, LLC, an energy and water consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Her clients include international and domestic companies focused on penetrating or expanding in North America and whose needs concern regulatory, commercial, financial, strategic, and/or government affairs expertise. Over the last twenty years she has worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, water and national security arenas.

Becky served as Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas as well as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Her experience in Washington, DC also includes senior positions at the White House, U.S. Trade Development Agency, the American Enterprise Institute and as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Becky sits on various corporate boards and is also the founder of the non-profit, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute. She also served as a Trustee for the Baptist University of the Americas.

Becky retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She received her academic training at Stanford University (B.A., Biology); Georgetown University (M.A., National Security Studies); and St. Mary’s Law School (J.D.). She is fluent in Spanish having grown up partly in Venezuela and Mexico. She and her husband, Dale, live in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Jim Leggett

Board Member

Jim has been a Christ-follower for over 30 years. He is the husband of Lisa and the father of Smith, Grace, and John David. The founding president of The Bible Seminary, Jim holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jim has been in the ministry for over 20 years and is the founding pastor of Grace Fellowship UMC in Katy, Texas, whose vision is to be a house of prayer for all nations. Two of his lifetime goals are to preach through all 66 books of the Bible at Grace Fellowship and to trust God to reach 10 unreached people groups. Jim believes that there is a dynamic tie between the local church and a life-giving Bible Seminary.


The Bible Seminary exists to glorify God by training Christian believers in a context of biblical community in all 66 books of the Bible so that they can serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission by the power of God’s Spirit.


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