For general information, please call us at (806) 744-5035 or contact us by email.

Meet Our Staff


Doug Morris- Executive Director, ext. 205

Doug Morris is a proven leader of successful non-profit organizations. Past experiences include being the first Executive Director of High Point Village and Vice President of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.  He served the Church of Christ as a Youth and Family minister for over 20 years.  “I was drawn to Family Promise of Lubbock because of its dedication to helping families with children break the bonds of homelessness by providing employment assistance, case management and a temporary home, until they can achieve self-sufficiency.”  He is married and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.



Keely Garland -  Director of Family Services, ext. 201

Keely is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Keely began as a Family Promise volunteer through Lakeridge United Methodist Church. As Keely worked on her degree in Human Development, she completed her internship with Family Promise, and then joined us as a full-time case manager. She does a great job with our families, and her work with Family Promise is invaluable!


Elpidia Paniagua - Director of Volunteer Services, ext. 203

Elpidia became involved with Family Promise in 2011 as a volunteer for her Church, St. John Neumann.  Her passion for serving the homeless population led her to officially join the Family Promise Staff on November 2013, as the Volunteer Coordinator.  Elpidia's 30+ years experience in working in the nonprofit sector has given her invaluable insight and knowledge on planning volunteer events, group projects and working with the community to meet the needs of the Organization.       Elpidia is quoted as saying, "It is only with the help of committed volunteers that we are able to continue our vision of ending homelessness one family at a time.  Together, we can make a difference!"


Shannon Perry- Administrative Assistant, ext. 207

Shannon has worked in administration for over 8 years. "I immediately wanted to be a part of Family Promise. I love that this organization helps to enrich the lives of families and provides tools to help educate both parents and children that come through the program.”  Shannon enjoys working with others and has volunteered in the community for many organizations. Shannon has taught nutrition education to families serving as a health and wellness coach. “I find great value in being able to educate parents about nutrition for their children.” She is the mother of a busy eight-year-old boy.


Chavela "Cha-Cha" Barrera - Transportation Coordinator

Chavela Barrera joined Family Promise in 2014 as the Transportation Coordinator.  She loves her job and finds great joy in meeting each new family and forming bonds of friendship. Her reward is knowing that our guests can rely on her to safely take them to and from their appointments and destinations on time.  Cha Cha quickly becomes known as everyone's mom or doting grandma.


Bob Mize - Chaplain

Bob Mize has been in pastoral work for 53 years, currently serving as a corporate chaplain for a Lubbock business.  He and Charlotte have three grown children and five grandchildren.