Cindy Maness is the Executive Director of the Mineral Wells Center of Life.  She is the coordinator and co-founder of the Disaster Relief Team of Palo Pinto County, Inc. The Disaster Relief Team was founded in 2011 which serves Palo Pinto County to coordinate meals and donations during crisis and disasters. Mrs. Maness served as Vacation Bible School Director at her church for 15 years and serves as assistant treasurer and on the mission team committee. Mrs. Maness has been a facilitator for a loss support group, Fully Rely On God (FROG), for ten years. Ms. Maness worked for 12 years at the Mineral Wells Independent School District and has been on the mission team for the Palo Pinto County Baptist Association for four years. Mrs. Maness brings over 20 years of organization and management skills and experience communicating with several different entities. 



Tammy Lovell  has been a partner and owner of a floor covering business for 30 years.  Mrs. Lovell is a charter member of Mineral Wells Center of Life.  She has been chairman and board member for several community organizations helping the underprivileged.  Mrs. Lovell has coordinated many community services. 



Lisa Belding was raised in Mineral Wells, Texas and has recently moved back to Mineral Wells in 2015. Since 2016, Lisa has been Board Director Secretary for Center of Life. Her background and focus on church, family and business has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and leadership roles. Lisa received her Associates of Arts Degree in Business at Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Gwen Jones


Gwen Jones and her husband, Kevin, have worked, raised their four sons, and served in Mineral Wells for the last 29 years. Gwen is a licensed physical therapist and works part time at Countryside Therapy with pediatric patients.  She currently is a member of The Salvation Army Advisory Council and serves as an intake officer for clients once a week.  She and her husband are active members at Indian Creek Baptist Church where she hosts a home group, Ladies Bible Study, and drives the bus for AWANA Wednesday night. 

Kacy Dow


Kacy Dow was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and has lived here her entire life with exception to living away during college. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1986. Kacy obtained a BBA (1990) and MBA (1997), both from Tarleton State University. Since 2015 she’s been a member of the Mineral Wells Zonta Club. She is going into a second year of serving as Treasurer. She is also a member of the Mineral Wells Church of God. She has served as Church Treasurer since March 2016. She also is on the Women Ministries board. She has a 12-year-old spoiled dachshund, Mr. Lincoln.  Her favorite role is being an Aunt.

Tanner Kidd

Board Member

Tanner Kidd is married to my wife Candice Kidd and we have two children, Landon (7) and Ansley (4). I am originally from Seattle, Washington but have been in Texas since 2005, when I was stationed in Fort Worth while serving in the Marine Corps. After my time in the USMC I took a job with S-TEC Corporation (now Genesys Aero Systems) and have been working for them since 2007. While I have been working in the community for almost 12 years, our family just moved to Mineral Wells in 2016. We felt a strong calling to Mineral Wells and have loved being a part of the community. We attend and serve as Deacons at New River Fellowship, which we attended in Hudson Oaks until a campus opened in Mineral Wells. I am excited for the changes coming to Mineral Wells and look forward to being a part of the Mineral Wells Center of Life and the great things that they do for our community.

Shauna Bradshaw

Board Member

Shauna Bradshaw was born and raised in Mineral Wells, Texas and graduated from Mineral Wells High School.  She attended Texas Tech University where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Angelo State University where she received her master’s in education for school counseling. She taught for eight years at both Graford and Santo Elementary before becoming the elementary counselor at Santo ISD. She was a conservatorship caseworker for Tarrant County Child Protective Services prior to becoming a teacher. She is active in the community, participating in the Texas Ramp Project and Project 365 and serving on the boards for the Salvation Army and the Center of Life. She is married with two children and is a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church.

Donnie Wight

Board Member

Donnie Wight graduated from Santo High School in 1998. Then he later went to Weatherford College. Where he received his Basic Peace Officer License. Donnie spent 15 years as a public servant in the law enforcement field all in Palo Pinto County. Donnie has worked for the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety.  He is Currently subject matter expert (SME) in the transportation/trucking/logistics industry. Donnie is an avid entrepreneur and has multiple years of experience in the transportation industry directly related to the oil field service sector primarily in West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He is married to Jessica Wright of 10 years and they have three wonderful children. Donnie is an active member of the City View Community Church of Mineral Wells for the past 10 years. Donnie and his family currently live in Parker County and run a full-time business in Palo Pinto County and own property in Palo Pinto County and Mineral Wells.

Rev. Eric Douglas

Board Member

Rev. Eric Douglas is pastor of First United Methodist Church of Mineral Wells, Texas and an ordained Elder in the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before his appointment to Mineral Wells in 2016, Eric served at First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, Dido United Methodist Church, and First United Methodist Church of Bartlett. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Beyond his work in the church Eric enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering on projects around the house and cycling.

Ervin Flint

Board Member

Ervin Flint was born in Mineral Wells. He graduated from Graham High school in 1979. Attended Weatherford Jr. College before serving his country in the United States Navy. He is happily married with 3 wonderful children. He is an active member at First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells. He has over 20 years’ experience as a welder. Also experienced driver for 7 years. His many interest includes: Reading, Sports enthusiast, Advocate of People Against Violence, interest in the Civil Rights for all humanity.

Jeff Smith

Board Member

Jeff Smith is originally from Mineral Wells, raised in the community and a graduate of MW High School.  Following, he graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington earning a degree in finance and later a master’s degree in educational administration.  After attending college, working and raising his family in Arlington for 29 years, he and his wife, Shelby and children moved to Mineral Wells in 2006.  Here he began his career in educational administration, working at the high school as an assistant principal.  He currently serves as principal for MWISD at the Academy.  In both Arlington and Mineral Wells, Jeff and Shelby, along with their children and now 4 grandchildren, have developed a love of serving their communities and non-profits in different efforts and causes.  Jeff states, he’s “honored and excited to continue serving in the community of Mineral Wells and the Center of Life.”