Amber Brooks is the Executive Director of Mineral Wells Center of Life. She was born and raised in Mineral Wells and has been a resident all her life. She has an immense love for the Lord, her community, and the people of Mineral Wells. Her heart is to serve others and love them right where they are. She graduated from Weatherford College in 2021 as a substance abuse counselor and is continuing her education at Grand Canyon University for her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies. She has been married to her husband Lee for 8 years and between them they have 8 children ranging from age 3 to 26 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and hosting. She loves camping, fishing, kayaking and being outdoors. She sincerely believes that serving her community through the Center of Life is where her purpose lies.
PHIL NELSON has been married to his wife, Elaine Nelson for forty-seven years. They have two children; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Materials Engineering. He came to Mineral Wells in 1980 to work with U.S. Brick. Since then he has worked with Philips Components, Cantex, and DRS Unmanned Technologies and retired from Cool City Avionics.
He and his wife are active members of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells where He is a deacon and has served on most of the Church’s committees. One of His most rewarding activities was to help with the North Texas Ramp Project. One ramp stands out from the rest. When the ramp was completed and the gentleman was able to go down it for the first time in his wheelchair, he said, “This is the first time in six months I was able to get out of the house without someone having to carry me down the steps.” His tearful “thanks” made it all worthwhile. He is a passionate fisherman and will seldom pass up an opportunity to ‘wet a hook.’
He and his wife desire to serve and working with the Mineral Wells Center of Life will provide another opportunity to serve God and our community.
William Eudy has been married to his wife Amye for 36 years. Together they have three grown sons Andrew and his wife, Lyndi; Jerrod; Danner. He has been involved in full-time ministry for 34 years having served churches in Levelland, Mineral Wells, Shallowater, and Goldthwaite, Texas. William and Amye recently returned to their home of Mineral Wells where He is the Worship and Family Minister at the Southside Church of Christ. He received his ministry education from Lubbock Christian University and Abilene Christian University.
He is Chaplain for the State Firefighters and Fire Marshals Association. A certification and Instructor for Critical Incident Stress Management. Member of State and National Corps of Fire Chaplains. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. He enjoys Spending time with family. Anything that has to do with music or motorcycles.
Karen Mori has lived in Mineral Wells all of her life. She works at Santo ISD as the Business Manager. This past December she graduated from Tarleton with Accounting degree. She is married to Bobby Mori. He is a teacher/ coach at Mineral Wells High School. She has two sons, Levi and Brazos. Levi is a a senior at Angelo State University and Brazos is a sophomore at Mineral Wells High School. She has step daughter named Emily. Her and her husband Eren, live in Bangkok. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells.She served on the board of directors for Hope Shelter for about 5 years, before resigning my position to go back to college .
Marilyn Bradshaw was Raised in West Texas, my husband, Terry Bradshaw, and I moved to Mineral Wells in 1975, eventually settling in Palo Pinto. We are blessed with two children, Lindsey Wells and Wes Bradshaw, both of Mineral Wells and three grandchildren. Before my retirement in 2021, I was employed by Mineral Wells ISD. I enjoy spending time with my family, time at the lake, and golf. I love the growth we’re seeing in Mineral Wells and the excitement in the community for all that is to come.
JOANNA MITCHELL has a devotion to making Mineral Wells a better place for natives and newcomers alike. She LOVE her hometown. For the last several years she has enjoyed being a member and officer of the Mineral Wells Woman’s Club; collaborating with others on several fundraising activities including music shows and chalk art for the Crazy Water festival. Over the years she has assisted with United Way promotion, paperwork, etc…for the school district. It has been a joy to watch the growth of the Center of Life and see how god is working through volunteers to do good for our community.
Tom Green was a 1964 graduate of Mineral Wells High School. He attended Arlington College ( now UTA) studying business. I returned to the Mineral Wells area after college. I retired in 2014 after 40 years in oil and gas industry construction management. My wife and I are members of Indian Creek Baptist Church where I serve in several areas. I have volunteered at the Center of Life since my retirement. I find that the Center of Life is a much-needed ministry in Palo Pinto County.
Tony Hernandez was born in Dallas and we didn't grow up rich. We grew up rich with love. As a teenager, my father moved us to Mineral Wells. As soon as I turned 18 I signed up for the military. I did 6 years. I went to Weatherford College for welding and Lincoln Tech for heating and air conditioning. I used the gi bill wisely. I love the Lord and thank him daily for his many blessings. We are now kids pastors. I own an air conditioning company. I also attend the District School of Ministry. I am certified as a pastor and currently getting licensed. Afterward, I plan on getting ordained. I don't know where the Lord is leading me. I try to be honest, obedient, and fair. I try to be the person that God wants me to be.