14505 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77034
Save the Date
February 23, 2017
Regional Pastor’s Briefing
Topic: Lt. Gov.’s Faith-Based Initiative for Foster Care
Grace Community Church
14505 Gulf Freeway
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Hank Whitman, Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services for the State of Texas
Purpose: To discuss and strategize how pastors and our congregations can become more aware of the need for foster care families and how to provide ministries, services and support to children in the foster care system as well as to help prevent children from entering the child welfare system by helping restore the traditional family unit.
Henry “Hank” Whitman serves as the Commissioner for DFPS (Department of Family and Protective Services). He spent 22 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety. A decade of that time was spent serving as a Texas Ranger. In 2011, he was named Chief of the Texas Rangers. During his tenure with the Rangers, Whitman created and supervised the elite Texas Ranger Reconnaissance Team and led border security operations.
Whitman also is a military veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.
Previously Whitman served as President of Whitman Consulting, a professional service company that provides security consulting and private investigations.
Whitman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement from Southwest Texas State University and a Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.