Kate Callan – Chief Executive Officer
Kate’s personal mission statement is to know, love and serve the Lord while ministering to hurting women. Her desire for the women she serves is that they would see themselves the way God sees them and know their identity in Christ. Kate has over 20 years experience serving in leadership for small life groups and counseling ministries. She served as a volunteer chaplain at the Harris County Jail for 5 years before launching the WINGS Program there in 2012. Professionally she brings over 25 years of experience in all facets of organizational development including talent management and succession planning, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, adult education and human resourcing. She has two daughters and a son-in-love.
Kathy Wortham – Chief Financial Officer
Kathy’s mission in life is to assist others in their growth through God’s Word. Her greatest joy is helping others discover Christ’s redemption and begin to live truly transformed their lives. Kathy has over 20 years experience in women’s group and volunteer leadership. She has served as a Stephen Minister, Bible Study Fellowship Int’l group leader, and professional massage therapist. She began partnering with Kate as a volunteer jail chaplain in 2012. Professionally she brings over 25 years of experience in business/organizational development, leadership and management; adult education / experiential training, and business marketing. She is married to her high-school sweetheart, has a daughter, son-in-love, two adorable grandsons.
Our Board of Directors
Is comprised of volunteers who are actively engaged in our communities as positive change makers. Each member is a seasoned veteran in their respective careers outside of our ministry. They bring strong and stable leadership to WINGS through their years of life, work, and ministry experience. Our Board Members range in expertise from top leaders in public education, jail/prison chaplaincy, psychology, and business development/organization/management. Most importantly, they live out their commitment to Christ’s Great Command through discipleship and service in both their personal and professional lives.
Stacy Vollands, MS, LPC, LCDC, CCTS – President
Stacy Vollands has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. She is licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and she practices at the Counseling Resource Center in Tomball, Texas. Stacy is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, author and motivational speaker who has spoken to many women’s groups and churches. Stacy brings unique experience, perspective and compassion into the counseling profession and thoroughly enjoys encouraging others to find hope, health and wholeness as well as lifelong recovery. Stacy works with individuals, couples and families to improve their life circumstances and strive for emotional, social and spiritual health. Stacy specializes in Anxiety, Depression and other Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Drug and Alcohol Addictions and Eating Disorders. She did her clinical counseling internship at Memorial Hermann Hospital Prevention and Recovery Center. As addiction affects the whole family, Stacy also enjoys working with spouses and family members who are living with or affected by a loved one’s addiction or mental health condition. Stacy strives to use the most current and effective methods of treatment to lead people on a path to wellness and abundant life. She offers a holistic counseling approach that is collaborative, individualized and sensitive to the unique physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social needs of each individual. Stacy and her husband, Phil, have been married for nearly 23 years and they live in Spring, Texas. They have three daughters, ages 20, 17 and 12.
Cynthia Corder – Vice President
Cynthia fell in love with Jesus, being gloriously delivered from a fifteen-year life of addiction and drug dealing in a county jail cell in 2000. After Bible School, God called her into full-time ministry, later being ordained in 2007 as Recovery Pastor, under Pastors Larry and Tiz Huch. Her passion is to see people saved through her personal testimony of hope and to rally women to reach their full potential in Christ. Cynthia is known for her practical, humorous and passionate teaching of God’s word. Her messages of life and purpose are reaching thousands in churches, jails, and prisons as she currently serves with Mike Barber Prison Ministries as Women’s Ministry Director, as well as Recovery Pastor at her local church. Cynthia is most recently expanding her reach by launching out in her own ministry; RecoveryChick.com. She is focusing on writing her book and creating an online curriculum which provides coaching and mentoring through interactive bible studies. Her motto is, “I made it out, so can you.” Cynthia is an avid fitness buff and Certified Personal Trainer. Born and raised in Portland Oregon, she now lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Anthony.
Jan Morton – Secretary
Jan Morton, Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management at Land O’Lakes, Inc., founded this function in February of 2012. Jan holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University which specialized in Strategy and Large Scale Change. Over the years Jan’s passions and work have focused on Strategy, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Change, Leadership Development, Continuous Improvement and HR Strategic Partnership leadership. In addition to Land O’Lakes, Jan has worked in leadership roles within top companies such as Cargill, Hewlett Packard, Shell Corporation, Quantum, Cirrus Logic, Unisys, Seagate and Advanced Micro Devices. Personally Jan is the mother of a grown daughter and two rescued dogs. In memory of her mother, Jan is always a member of at least one prayer team. Jan is involved in the community through volunteer work, her church, and with family and friends. She is also an avid science fiction reader.
Ray Laughter – Treasurer
Ray Laughter served for over a decade as Vice Chancellor for External Affairs for the Lone Star College System, one of the largest and most progressive community colleges in the nation with over 83,000 students on six comprehensive campuses. He was responsible for marketing and communications, government affairs, office of public records, and community and economic development partnerships and programs. These economic development programs are unique for a higher education institution and include the coordination of the regional North Houston Economic Development Alliance, the Center for Business and Economic Development, the regional Small Business Development Center, and the Community Development Institute. He also served on numerous boards and committees related to economic and community development, including: National, state and local boards of directors and various committees related to government relations, education and economic development; Community Development Council, Board of Trustees; Texas Association of Community Colleges Legislative Committee; Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, appointed by Harris County Judges Jon Lindsay, Robert Eckels and Ed Emmett; Southern Economic Development Council-Chair, Community Development/Leadership Committee; Texas Economic Development Council, Board of Directors; North Houston Association, Board of Directors; The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, Board of Directors; Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Ex-Officio, Board of Directors; Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Lone Star College Foundation, Board of Directors; Klein ISD Foundation, Board of Directors; AmegyBank, Advisory Board; Greater Houston Partnership Government Relations Committee and Economic Development Council; Leadership North Houston, Board of Directors; International Economic Development Council, Higher Education Advisory Council, Chair; Magnolia Economic Development Partnership, Board of Directors; Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Board of Directors. Prior to joining the college he served as Chief Administrative Officer for an international helicopter manufacturer and President of the Business Services Assistance Corporation. He and his wife, Diane live in Spring, Texas and enjoy time with their children and grandchildren.
Dr. Jim Cain – Member at Large
As the Klein ISD superintendent, Dr. Jim Cain led the district from 2004 to May 2016 and is now retired. 2016 was Jim’s 47th year in public education, having started his career as a teacher in a small farming community in Illinois. From there he moved to Texas and was a teacher and administer in the Clear Creek ISD until beginning his work in Klein ISD in 1978. Jim served as an assistant principal, principal, instructional officer, director of school administration in Klein ISD, then area superintendent in Fort Bend ISD, and returned to the district as an assistant/associate superintendent for administration. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Houston. In 2011, Jim Cain was named the Texas Computer Education Association Superintendent of the Year and also garnered the Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award from eSchool News. In 2012, the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce recognized him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013, he was named a finalist as the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year. He has served as president of the University of Houston College of Education Alumni Association and was named the association’s Volunteer of the Year in 1995. The Ron Hickman Scouting Ideals in Action Award was presented to Jim Cain in 2013 from the Phoenix District of the Boy Scouts of America, and in 2015, the Friends of Texas Public Schools named Jim its Ambassador of the Year. In 2016, Jim Cain received three honors, the Walter Kase award from the Houston Anti-Defamation League, the John Kelley Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association, and the John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award from LNH Leadership North Houston. Dr. Cain has served on the boards of the Cypress Creek YMCA, the Texas Council on Economic Education, Northwest Assistance Ministries, Texas Academic Decathlon, and The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Jim and his wife, Susan, have lived in the Klein community for 37 years, and their two children attended Klein ISD schools.