Hannah House Maternity Home 2019 Board Members:
President – MELANIE WRIGHT and her husband Alan, the lead Ag teacher at Union Grove HS, have been married for 23 years and have 5 precious children – Grayson (20), Garrett (17), Madilyn(14), Garison (11) and Maguire (4). She has been a stay at home mom for the last 15 years, homeschool mom for the past 6 years, foster parents for 5 years and volunteered with programs at Buckner, run several weekend snack pack programs for low-income children, and has a passion to help those in need.
Melanie and her husband have a vision for Hannah House and are honored to be able to used as a vessel to grow the kingdom of God through the work at Hannah House.
VP / Secretary – KATIE SOAPE is the Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A in Longview. She graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Business Marketing in 2014.
She lives in Longview with her husband, Joel, along with their two children, Kingsley & Jordyn.
Treasurer – MICA STERLING has been married to Reece for 15 years and has 4 children Jonah (18), Sydney (14), Peyton (8), and Levi (6). They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Longview where they volunteer with the children’s ministry and youth ministry.
Mica has served on the boards of non-profits for many years and is passionate about helping families.
Director – JAMES RAY was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in January 1948, grew-up in small West Texas town of Aspermont, attended TCU on a football scholarship and graduated in May 1970. He moved to Longview in June 1970 and began work with Eastman Chemical Company. James lived and worked for Eastman for 4 years in Argentina during the late 1990’s, and retired from Eastman in 2009 as Vice President & General Manager. Through the years, he has served on several non-profit Boards in the religious, educational, business, civic and health services areas. He currently serves on non-profit Boards for the Alpine Church of Christ, Hospice of East Texas Foundation and Longview 2020.
He is married to Beverly Ray.