Date: September 10, 2018 Time: 12:27 am to 12:27 am Cost: No dues, no fees, no memberships, no RSVPs Location: NRH Centre Grande Ballroom 6000 Hawk Ave North Richland Hills, TX 76180 Speaker: TBD
We are kicking off our "Preparing For the 86th Session" with two local favorites, State Senator Konni Burton and State Representative Matthew Krause. This dynamic duo is leading the charge for prison reform in Texas. What does that mean? What is wrong? What is the goal? How can we help? Let's find out together!
We'll also hear from Bob Kulick of Awana Lifeline Prison Ministry. Prison doesn't have to be the end of the line for men who have made mistakes. In fact, it can often be quite the opposite -- a chance to be reborn and redirected to better choices. Bob and Awana Lifeline are helping men to do just that, and their success rate is startling! Come hear what they are up to and share the joy of changed lives.
NE Tarrant Tea Party Meeting
Speaker: Konni Burton & Matt Krause, Prison Reform
Secondary Speaker: Robert Kulick, Awana Lifeline
Monday, September 10, 2018
6000 Hawk Ave, NRH
5:30-6:00pm - prayer meeting (open to all)
5:45pm - $5 dinner opens (first come, first served)
6:30-8:00pm - meeting
All patriots are welcome. Come as you are!
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs.
Coming in late? No worries. We'll save you a seat.
About Konni Burton:
Texas State Senator Konni Burton was elected to represent Senate District 10 (Tarrant) in November 2014. Senator Burton and her husband, Phil, have been married over 30 years and have two adult daughters. The Burton's attend Calvary Lutheran Church.
She currently serves on the Criminal Justice, Natural Resources and Economic Development, and Health and Human Services committees, and was appointed the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Administration committee. Senator Burton is a constitutional conservative who promotes public policy based on the principles of limited government, personal liberties, and free market economics.
About Matthew Krause:
Matt was born in Tyler, TX, where his father was a youth pastor at Green Acres Baptist Church. He is a constitutional attorney, college professor of American history and government, and public speaker on America's Founding Fathers with WallBuilders. He also works in business development for Vista Bank.
Matt is in the midst of his third term in the Texas state legislature. He represents District 93 in Tarrant County and his district includes parts of Fort Worth and Arlington. During the 85th Session, Matt served on the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and Land & Resource Management Committees.
During his time in the House of Representatives, Matt has been recognized for his stances on limited government, fiscal responsibility, traditional family values, and pro-life advocacy.
Matt and his wife, Jennie, reside in the Fort Worth area with their five children: Jeremiah, Hannah Sue, James, Gracie, and Ruthie.
About Robert Kulick
Bob Kulick has been fortunate to have lived a life full of adventure. After two years of preparation while in high school, Bob was part of a crew of 23 who embarked on a nine month journey authentically re-enacting LaSalle’s 1681-82 Expedition From Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico. The 3,300 mile Expedition was conceived as a way to tell the history of French exploration and discovery during America’s bicentennial celebrations. The story of the journey, taken during what turned out to be the coldest winter in recorded history, is told in the books The Last Voyageurs by Lorraine Boissoneault and Hard Rivers by Craig Howard.
After graduating from Colorado State University, Bob began his career in the foodservice business as a purchasing and distribution executive. After being part of a team that successfully turned around a failing Midwest based bakery/cafe, Bob joined a small, startup pizza chain in the Dallas area called CiCi’s Pizza. In 2003, Bob and three partners purchased the company, then numbering over 400 restaurants, from the founder and took it to a national chain of over 600.
During this time, adventures continued as Bob and two other former LaSalle Expedition crew members would meet somewhere in the world every year for an adventure trip. From hiking through Patagonia, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, racing motorcycles on the Baja 500 course, kayaking on Lake Titicaca, eating termites in the Amazon rainforest, shark diving in the Caribbean, the quest for adventure didn’t end. In 2010, Bob signed up for an adventure he’s dreamt about since childhood: going to space. As future Virgin Galactic Astronaut #195, he is anxiously watching the continued testing of the ship that will soon take him to fulfill that dream.
After selling CiCi Enterprises and retiring in 2012, Bob has found a new passion and adventure he hadn’t planned on. His retirement plan included riding his motorcycle around the perimeter of the United States and using the ride as a conduit for a book about his adventures in business and around the world; instead he landed in prison.
Actually prison ministry. His work as a board member of Dr. Gene Getz’ Center for Church Renewal as well as Awana Lifeline Prison Ministry now takes him into prisons around the country and even to foreign lands to help start Malachi Dads programs for men and Hannah’s Gift program for women. These programs work to break the generational cycle of incarceration. Upon completion of the year long program, the graduates are presented with one of Dr. Getz’ Life Essentials Study Bibles. The programs have proven to dramatically reduce recidivism rates, while healing families.
Today, in addition to his work on the CCR and Awana Lifeline boards, Bob also serves on the Advisory Board of Wingmen Ministries, a men’s ministry founded by former Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings. He enjoys traveling with his wife of 36 years and watching their youngest daughter build her career as an artist while also trying to keep up with their oldest daughter who is an international traveler and blogger soon to be visiting her 60th country.