Our Board

Michael Meissner

Executive Director   Michael

Pastoring churches for 25 years in San Antonio, Colorado Springs, and Cypress, Michael is the founding pastor of LifeBridge Church in Cypress, TX and has an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.  Since his initial work with the Lost Boys of Sudan in Colorado, Michael has been drawn to working with and alongside refugees as they navigate new life in the U.S.  After many years of working with various nationalities and visiting refugee camps in Nepal, Michael was compelled, along with his wife Julie, to begin a ministry to care for the most vulnerable of this population among us in Houston, TX, the largest resettlement city in the United States.

Paul Morrisett

Board President and Builder  dsc_0485-2

Paul Morrisett, a graduate of Baylor University and residential home builder in Houston with Trendmaker Homes, has been an active participant in LifeBridge Church for the past 6 years. He has served on the building committee, enjoyed teaching Sunday school, and participated in the men’s ministry at LifeBridge.  Paul loves being involved in small outreach projects in the surrounding community and is often the first man on the scene to assess the situation of a person or family in need of home repair. He is married to his beautiful wife Kristen, and they have three sons: Weston, Grant, and Thomas.   As a family, the Morrisetts have welcomed people into their home when in need of a place to live, and they provided long-term care for their dearly-loved grandpa (Pop Pop) and mom.  Paul, Kristen, and their three boys definitely have the gift of hospitality and a spirit of welcome that their family, church family, and community appreciate. They are both go-getters, ready to help launch and grow this ministry!

Catalino Muniz

Board Member Catalino Muniz Photo

Catalino Muniz, born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, is a retiree who had a long career with Hewlett-Packard company as one of their Regional Directors for Latin America. He holds a degree in accounting and has the heart to reach the lost and serve the vulnerable.  Through his walk with the Lord, he held evangelistic outreaches in South Florida where he grew up. He and his wife also had a children’s ministry, called Kids Club, in a low-income area, along with a ministry to the homeless.

Now in Texas, he established a prison ministry at the previous church he attended, which the Lord continues to bless richly. The Lord then opened doors for him to go to the nations and proclaim the gospel. He has traveled to many countries where he has ministered to underground churches, planted house churches, and equipped pastors and church leaders.

Catalino attends Bayou City Fellowship in Cypress, TX, and is on their Missions Board among other roles. He is a widower and has two beautiful daughters, in addition to three amazing grandchildren who are his pride and joy.

Robert Mugabe

Board Member

Robert brings a valuable perspective to the board, as his wife and children were some of the first guests to stay at Abba’s House.  Raised in Rwanda, he knows the challenges of adjusting to a new country, and has a deep heart and passion for sharing the love of Jesus through this ministry of welcome.

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