2021 Luncheon Leadership


Junior Villanueva | Beth Plumlee | Christie Carter


Sammye & Mike Myers


EACH MOMENT MATTERS | September 30, 2021

SUBMIT A NOMINATION | Click here for a printable nomination form.

About the Each Moment Matters Luncheon

Navigating life’s final passage is a profound experience for individuals and families. Whether in the home or at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center, Faith Presbyterian Hospice helps that transition become less about loss and more about comfort, enrichment, love and celebration. The programs and services made possible through the Each Moment Matters Luncheon provide for the care of unfunded patients as well as the special programming and clinical services that we call the “Faith Difference.”

A unique feature of the Each Moment Matters Luncheon is recognizing individuals throughout our community who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. They exemplify what it means to make each moment matter, and inspire us to do the same. By allowing us to honor them, they make even more extraordinary moments possible in the lives of those served by Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Forefront Living Foundation Board

L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant, Chairman

A. Dean Castillo

Russ Coleman, Chairman

Jordan W. Cowman

Ronald J. Gafford

Noe Hinojosa, Jr.

Clark Hodges

Joseph L. McEntee

Sammye Myers

David Peacock

Mary Ann Till

Andy Kaye Walsh

Forefront Living Operating Board

David Ashworth

L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant Ex Offico

William W. Davis

Cornelius “Neil” Foote, Secretary

Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D.

Kevin Jackson

Brad Nitschke

Philip M. Wentworth

Laura H. Wright

Advisory Council

Janet Bracken

John Cuellar

Alison Doherty

Joseph A. “Joe” Hoffman

Philip Hurley

Jeanie Borlaug Laube

Cynthia Logan

Carol Mason

Dr. Michael McElhenie

Michael L. Meadows

Cyndy Monie

Nathaniel R. Mosely

Tony Pack

Pat Porter

Faith Stazzoni

Courtney Underwood

Becky White

Dr. Kern Wildenthal

Marnie Wildenthal

CEO, Forefront Living

Executive Director, Forefront Living Foundation

2020 Honorees

The Each Moment Matters Luncheon is about honoring individuals in our community who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. They exemplify what it means to make each moment matter, and inspire us to do the same.

Check back soon for those who will be honored in 2021! 

Lyn Berman
LaNell and John Boaz
Dr. Froswá Booker-Drew
Brenda Duckett

Abigail Erickson-Torres
Rebecca Gruchalla, MD, PhD
Cyndy Hudgins
Shelly Kirkland

Linda Laughlin
David Lodwick
Jennifer Makins

Michael Malone
David Moore
Sharon Morrison
Kyle Ogden
Roland Parrish
Nancy Perot
Carol Reed (posthumously)
Lisa Shardon
Julie Genecov Shrell
Quynh Châu Stone
Letty Valdez
Keeya Vawar
Wayne Walker

DAPS Volunteers

Your gift or sponsorship makes each moment matter in the lives of our patients

We are grateful to each of our underwriters, sponsors and donors for making a difference in the lives of others.

Sadly, many individuals with life-limiting illnesses have little to no funds to cover needed end-of-life care. Nearly every day we receive requests to help, and unfortunately are able to accept only 1 in 3 of those requests. At Faith Presbyterian Hospice, we believe every human being deserves the most dignified ending to life and their families need and deserve grief support services. This drives our goal of providing quality and compassionate care for these patients, while also extending care to their loved ones. Regardless of an individual’s age or health condition, we know that Each Moment Matters and should be full of joy and meaning. Proceeds from this event provide charitable care to individuals who do not have adequate funds or insurance coverage, as well as specialized care and services to patients and families of Faith Presbyterian Hospice who live in our 13-county service area in North Texas.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please call 214-413-1577 or email EachMomentMatters@forefrontliving.org.