Behind the scenes of all of the amazing ways the Pruning Hooks women SERVE Jesus!
Meet the Pruning Hooks Board
Jackie Hooks, PresidentTwo and a half years ago God called Jackie to start Pruning Hooks Ministry. She was certain God had asked the wrong person because she was in no way qualified to start a ministry…let alone lead a ministry. But God was God, and He promised if she said YES, He would do the rest. And He has kept good on His promise. God has never let Jackie walk alone in this crazy Jesus adventure of empowering and encouraging women inside The Church to SERVE. God has brought the right women at all the right times to do all the things to be done and Jesus gets all the credit because only Jesus can build an army with ordinary women. Inside her ordinary life Jackie raises four holy moly messes Jake, Jude, Grace and Joshua. She has been married to Corey for 15 years, and they work hard to make this crazy family run. When she is not sending really wordy emails or talking way too much, Jackie is sitting on her big red chair writing with a big cup of coffee next to her hoping to remind the world that Jesus is BIG Y’all.
Jody has been with Pruning Hooks since before it was Pruning Hooks…when there was just an idea of some lunches for Generation One Academy, and the Pruning Hooks Nights were called The Summer Salad Series. She was there to come up with the plan and encouragement to forge the vision into a very real ministry. Outside of never meeting a stranger, and making friends with everyone in her path, Jody loves to raise her chickens and three fantastic kiddos: Avery, Andy and Annabelle. She married her college sweetheart, Brian, and the two of them have brought a whole lot of Alabama hospitality with them to Katy, Texas. She shares her love in every area of Pruning Hooks, and will never let you forget it’s super important to love Jesus with your hands and heart and just as important to be an Auburn Tiger! War Eagle!
Susi is one of the rare people who can couple absolute LOVE and JOY in serving with numbers and spreadsheets. She is the one to show us the hard facts as Pruning Hooks’ fearless Treasurer, all while smiling and believing that Jesus can do anything. Susi has helped us plan for our future while celebrating all that Jesus has asked this crazy group of ladies to do. Outside of crunching numbers and balancing our account, Susi can be found listening to good music and dancing like nobody’s watching! She is passing her “joy to the world” attitude on to her precious tribe of Gracie, Will, her husband, Mark and the family bunny, Roxy. Susi is, simply stated, a good time. She brings laughter and love to every meeting and belief that Jesus has this all in His hands.
Shelley Eastland, Secretary
Shelley is a wife, mom and servant leader. God brought her loving husband, Mike, into her life nearly 20 years ago. Together they have three very active boys who shower their mom with the gift of diamonds…regular visits to baseball diamonds to cheer for them! As a family the Eastlands enjoy travelling, attending collegiate and professional sporting events, and water sports. She is passionate about studying Gods Word, and encouraging and equipping others to foster their personal relationship with Almighty God and living as Disciples of Christ. In addition to attending and serving her home church, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, she is active in the Houston-West Emmaus Community, local Parent Teacher Associations, and serves on the Pruning Hooks board as treasurer.
Pruning Hooks Ministries would not be the ministry is today without the help of these amazing women who have sacrificed their time to serve on our board previously. You ladies have made a huge impact to our organization, to our area, and to so many women’s lives – just by saying “YES!” to Jesus! Thank you and we love you!