Dr. Mel Brown

Dr. Mel Brown’s credentials include serving as pastor of churches in Arkansas (McCormick Baptist Church, East Side Baptist Church of Trumann, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and Sulphur Springs Baptist Church) and serving on the staff of Tarrant Baptist Association in Ft. Worth, Texas as Director of Jail and Hospital Ministries.

As an active member of First Baptist Church of Conroe, Brown serves as a Sunday School teacher and has served on a number of committees (Personnel, Finance, Missions, Legal, and Missional Pathways).

Brown has served as an adjunct faculty member in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Religious Education, The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, and Prairie View A&M University’s College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology.

His academic credentials include a Doctor of Philosophy degree (major: Adult Education; minor: Psychology) from The University of North Texas, Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Arts (Religion) from Ouachita Baptist University, completing graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School and in Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington, and completing one year of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Texas Department of Corrections.

He has also completed coaching courses offered by Corporate Coach University, Coaching4Clergy, and The John Maxwell Company. Brown is a John Maxwell Team certified coach, trainer and speaker.

Brown has served on numerous boards and committees within the community including the Board of Trustees for Conroe Independent School District from 2003 to 2015.

Rev. Scott Moore

Rev. Scott Moore brings to CLS a combination of leadership, education, research and hands-on experience leading churches.

He served as the Director of Missional Excellence for the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Texas Annual Conference serves approximately 650 United Methodist Churches in a 58-county region of East Texas stretching from Texarkana to Matagorda.

He has served as Senior Pastor of Westwood United Methodist Church in Palestine, TX and as Executive Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Conroe, Texas. In addition, he has over 30 years of service in churches as youth leader, teacher, and trustee.

Moore’s academic credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice from Lamar University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University where he is researching the relationship between perceptions of the transformational leadership styles of leaders and the organizational commitment of the followers.

Moore serves the community as a trustee for the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees. He and his wife continue to serve their home church by leading worship and playing in the praise band at Wildwood United Methodist Church in Magnolia.

Ray Sanders

Ray Sanders brings to CLS a combination of education, 35 plus years of progressive banking experience, serving as a pastoral counselor in a church setting, serving as an adjunct faculty member in a university and his experience as a trainer in business, church, government, non-profit and community settings.

Sanders is a Texas License Counselor and a National Certified Counselor and served as a Pastoral Counselor for the Fellowship of The Woodlands and Grace Point Marriage and Family Center.

He has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business at Sam Houston State University

Sanders has served on numerous boards within the community and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Conroe Independent School District.

In his role as a trainer, Sanders has taught courses on money management, writing skills, counseling, and a host of other topics.

Sanders’ academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) and Master of Arts (counseling) from Sam Houston State University. He also did graduate work in accounting and auditing at University of Houston-Clear Lake, studied finance at Texas A&M University, consumer lending compliance at University of Oklahoma, real estate finance at Sam Houston State University and attended the Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

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