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Ryan Assunto is Vice President of National Christian Foundation Houston, serving the Central Texas region.  Ryan is passionate about helping givers experience the life-changing joy of generosity.  He is focused on relationship development with individuals, families, professional advisors, and ministry leaders.  Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Communications and Dallas Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Biblical Counseling.  His professional career includes significant involvement in multiple facets of the construction industry as well as vocational Christian ministry with college students and professional counseling.  Ryan and his wife, Allison, have lived in Austin since 2004, where they are currently busy raising two young children.  They are both active in their local church and multiple community and international service organizations.

Nicole Barber is Executive Assistant of National Christian Foundation Houston. Nicole spent most of her career working in human resources for an insurance billing company. Nicole is married to Brandon, they have four children.  They are members of Fellowship of Champions.

Waters Davis is President of National Christian Foundation Houston.  Waters has spent most of his business career in Houston working in real estate, private equity, and different facets of the energy business.  Waters has worked in leadership positions as a consultant with McKinsey and executive positions of large organizations including Reliant Energy where he was President of the Retail Energy Division at the time of electricity deregulation in Texas in 2002 as well as several smaller organizations including D2C Technology and Spark Energy.  He currently serves as an Executive Advisor with CCMP Capital Advisors and serves on the boards of two private companies; ESOL and Newark Energy, and two public companies Milacron and Targa. Waters has an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He has a passion for discipleship and equipping the Body of Christ to raise up fruit bearing disciples.  Waters believes God has called” him to his current position and considers it an honor and privilege to serve the kingdom in this way.  Waters is actively involved at Chapelwood Methodist Church.  He is married to Karen and has 2 sons. 

Melissa McNier is Director of Giver Services for National Christian Foundation Houston.  She is not a native Houstonian but migrated South from Michigan after 26 years of unbearable winters.   She served as an active member, and was employed as the Administrator/Operations Director for The City of Refuge Presbyterian Church for nearly 10 years, which also included part-time administration at the Forge for Families.  Melissa considers God’s greatest human "gift" her 12 year old daughter.

  
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