Dr. Myron Wilson
With over 35 years of local ministry experience Myron Wilson was privileged to establish DIRECTION61:3. A visionary leader and an advocate for foster youth, Dr. Wilson is deeply committed to providing an environment of opportunity and support that positions foster youth for success.
A permanent sense of belonging is a priority goal he has for each young adult who becomes part of the DIRECTION61:3 community. Myron has 6 adult children and is called “peepaw” by his 5 grandkids. He is an avid musician, and loves the outdoors.
Licensed Foster Care Agency Administrator (LCPAA)
First and foremost, my mission is to connect youth with a home so that they can switch from “survival mode” to “thriving mode”, realize their potential and unlock their success. Secondly, our youth cannot navigate this journey by themselves and need dedicated trained parents to come alongside them and walk this winding road with them. Neither path is easy, and both require tears, dedication, and perseverance.
Watching, guiding, and supporting our youth and parents in this mission and seeing dreams and hopes being realized is an “Absolute Slice of Heaven”! These relationships along with the commitment and combined experience of the Direction61:3 team makes my job as the Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator impactful.
Another big part of my job is making sure Direction61:3 maintains compliance with the many states regulatory entities, ongoing audits, and policies-procedures. I have thirty years of hands-on experience working in the field of social services with youth and families specializing in trauma and crisis. My other interests include eating cookies, reading, hiking, Zumba and boot camp workouts, and spending time with friends and family.
Director of Development (Denton)
As a missionary working in the field with youth transitioning out of an orphanage, the Lord opened a passion in my heart. Returning to the states I was able to become a TBRI Practitioner and continue working in this area, but with a broader knowledge of trauma.
As an adoptive mom, foster respite family and a heart to serve those that didn’t get a choice in the beginning of their story, I value the importance of serving youth aging out of foster care.
Executive ADMINISTRATIVE Office Manager
Coming from a military family most of my experience has been related to helping military families and vets. I have however found great value in working with Direction61:3 and helping our executive staff work to reach youth who have come from hard places.
I have a bachelor’s degree in criminology, I love cooking and photography, my two super kids, and the wonderful country of Australia where I lived for several years prior to working with Direction61:3.
I serve as the program director with great anticipation about being part of this ministry that is on the threshold of great growth and impact. I have 17 years of experience working with at-risk youth and families in group care and foster care as a houseparent, counselor, program supervisor, and ropes course facilitator. I also have a master’s degree in counseling.
Most importantly, I bring a driving passion to be a part of other’s spiritual, mental, and emotional growth, and feel called to serve both youth and foster parents. I enjoy tennis, hunting, fishing, teaching martial arts, and of course my three amazing grandkids.
As I became more informed of Direction 61:3 and progressed in my education, I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience in the world of non-profits. I believe Direction 61:3 addresses a real need for youth development, and I am excited to help make a difference by supporting our house parents and staff.
I believe we should apply Godly stewardship in property management which includes all homes, the Farm, Kingdom Cars, and the bicycle program.
Volunteer Coordinator (Denton)
Growing up I dreamed of working in the fashion industry, which is where I found myself as an adult. But as I began to experience the deep love of Christ in my own life, I realized that His plans for me were far different than what I had planned for myself.
He called me in 2022 to leave the corporate world behind and serve those who are often overlooked, just as Christ did himself. It is truly a gift to be serving those impacted by foster care alongside Direction 61:3 as we aim to show them Jesus and provide them with the tools they need to thrive because knowing you are loved and not alone changes everything.
I have many years of experience with youth who struggle with mental health and substance abuse, and believe God has a plan for how we can walk alongside these youth. In recent years I finished my degree in Psychology, Addiction, and Recovery, completed my Certification as a Life Coach, then my 200-hr RYT, specializing in Psychotherapeutic Yoga.
Most recently, I completed my apprenticeship in Trauma Healing. In God’s perfect timing I joined the Direction61:3 team. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization, to serve alongside an incredible team, and put my talents to use changing the lives of the incredible young adults that walk through these doors.
House Parent – Oak Creek Place
I spent the greater portion of 2019 on staff with the youth ministry at Fellowship of the Parks, Grapevine. While there I was made aware of the aging out population and the tremendous need to which I immediately felt led to serve.
After spending 18 months living and working with residents at Zoie’s Place, we were acquired by Direction 61:3. I have recently been given the opportunity to transition to foster parenthood, and the joy of continuing to share Christ’s testimony in my life, having spent 3 years as a child in foster care myself.
House Parent – Brotherhood
I have worked at Adult and Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, Mo for 5 years. Working as a counselor to men from 17 to 85, many of whom had grown up in foster care. God has given me a heart that desires to see His love realized in the lives of these men, to be a part of watching the hurts turn to joy, fears turned to the comfort and peace only God can give us.
I can see His hand at work in all of my life’s experiences that have guided me to this season of life. To show his love to foster youth, to help them see and realize the gifts, the potential He has placed in each one. The opportunity to be His hands and His feet to serve in His perfect plan.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:4