Leadership and Staff

Dr. Doug Peters

Executive Director Houston, Texas

Doug is excited to become Executive Director of Heritage21 as the team serves churches by partnering to Renew, Repurpose and Replant God’s kingdom in these challenging times. Starting out in engineering at a nuclear power facility, he sensed a call to ministry and pursued degrees in Bible and Ministry from Abilene Christian University (BA, MS, DMin). Doug’s consulting has focused on church health, discernment and decision-making. As a partner with Hope Network Ministries, he previously managed the Interim Ministry Partners Division.

After more than three decades of congregational ministry and serving on the faculty of Oklahoma Christian University, Doug and his wife Sheryl reside in the north Houston region. They are blessed with two daughters and a son-in-law.

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Blair Bryan

Board Chair Charlotte, North Carolina

Blair is a founding member of Heritage21. He has a deep history with the Churches of Christ as a fourth-generation member and has served as a church elder, deacon, building committee leader and Sunday school teacher. Blair has attended and worked with congregations in many states, including North Carolina, California, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. For seven years, Blair directed a Christian mentoring program for Harding University. 

In his professional career, Blair worked for Arthur Young & Co as a staff accountant for 2 years, along with a 26-year career in the commercial real estate industry with the Staubach Company and Jones Lang LaSalle. Blair has worked on real estate assignments in 25 different states. Additionally, he has started and managed several different companies. Blair and his wife Karen, have 4 grown children.

Dr. Dan Bouchelle

Board Member Bedford, Texas

Dan’s participation on the board is part of our network initiative to interface with other ministries and organizations in our fellowship sphere. Dan has served as the president of Missions Resource Network (MRN.org) since August 2010. Before taking the lead of this international missions ministry, he served in congregational ministry for over two decades with three different churches in Texas and Oklahoma. He also served on the boards of Great Cities Missions and Christian Relief Fund, as well as other community service and para-church boards. 

Additionally, Dan has worked with churches on six continents and congregations throughout the US. He has written four books: The Gospel UnleashedThe Gospel Unhindered, When God Seems Absent and We’re on a Mission from God.

Brant Bryan

Board Member Richardson, Texas

Brant provides commercial real estate and church counseling expertise. He has a deep history with the Churches of Christ, having served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and small group leader.  In the commercial real estate industry, Brant has provided  leadership for projects of major corporations such as Conoco-Phillips, Cisco Systems and Texas Instruments. 

Bill Dismuke

Board Member Arlington, Texas

William L. Dismuke (Bill), became a member of Randol Mill Church of Christ (now North Davis Church of Christ) in March 1970 and is still a member. He has served as a teacher for over 46 years, a deacon for 20 years and an elder for 21 years. Bill graduated from Texas Tech University with an undergraduate degree in business administration, majoring in accounting and went on to obtain his CPA. Later, he attended Baylor Law School and now practices law. Bill is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law. 

Bill and his wife, Paula, have been married for 47 years and enjoy two daughters, and two granddaughters. He has been involved with numerous other non-profit boards such as Women’s Haven, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the North Texas Community Foundation. 

Rick Gibson

Board Member Malibu, California

Rick Gibson serves Pepperdine as the senior vice chancellor to cultivate intentional relationships with community, government and religious partners. Since 2009 he has led Pepperdine’s efforts to elevate the brand and reputation of the University, working directly with the president to shape the University’s vision and advance Pepperdine’s mission.

In his church relations role, Gibson directs and leads the office that produces Harbor, the annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures. Prior to joining the University in 1997, Gibson served for eleven years as a minister at the Mission Viejo Church of Christ in Orange County, California.

Dr. Stan Granberg

Board Member Seattle, Washington

Dr. Stanley E. Granberg is an originating board member for Heritage21. Across his career, he has worked with hundreds of churches. He was founding director of Kairos Church Planting (2005-2019), which helps Churches of Christ plant new congregations and campus ministries across the United States; university professor (1993-2004) at Lubbock Christian University, Cascade College, and Harding School of Theology; and a church planting missionary in Kenya (1983-1993). 

Stan received his education from Harding University (BA and MTh), Fuller Theological Seminary (ThM) and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (PhD). He is both a scholar and a practitioner who pays attention to the growth patterns and dynamics of Churches of Christ. Stan has authored several books and articles, including Empty Church: Why People Don’t Come and What to do About It (2022) and contributor to The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History (2013).

Scott Lambert

Board Member Ft. Worth, Texas

Scott served as campus minister at Pepperdine University for 22 years; associate minister at the Hilltop Community Church of Christ, Network Director for Kairos Church Planting, and most recently, Executive Director of Let’s Start Talking, an international and domestic ministry focused on evangelism. Scott has been honored to serve as an elder, adult bible teacher, small group minister, missions committee chairman and speaker. He is the proud father of three grown children and has been married to his wife Kim for 28 years.

Robin Maynard

Board Member Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robin is an attorney with Lathrop GPM Law Firm and focuses on Title IX issues, religious freedom and other misconduct allegations for many Christian Universities, K-12 institutions and faith-based institutions. She also brings extensive governance and Board experience through her current Board of Director roles at Harding University, and two K-12 faith-based private schools. 

Robin started her career as a prosecuting attorney for the largest County Attorney Office in Minnesota. She also spent significant years working as a full-time mother for her three amazing children, while also working part-time as adjunct faculty member at a Law School and volunteering extensively at her church and other charitable organizations. Robin holds a B.A. from Harding University and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Robin has spent her entire life worshiping and serving within churches of Christ; including serving as a Bible class teacher, ministry leader, VBS leader, small group co-leader, and elder’s wife. 

Mike O'Neal

Board Member Edmond, Oklahoma

With a BA in Accounting from Harding University and a JD from Stanford University, Mike’s career includes 38 years in higher education–teaching at Harding University, General Counsel, Vice President and Vice Chancellor at Pepperdine University, President at Oklahoma Christian University, and Chancellor of the University of Rwanda. He has also practiced law, worked as a CPA, and served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Mike is President Emeritus of Oklahoma Christian University and Chairman of The Christian Chronicle Board of Trustees. 

Mike currently devotes his time and experience to helping several non-profit and for-profit organizations and has served as a part-time missionary, elder, deacon, Bible teacher, and song-leader. He and Nancy have two children and six grandsons who all live in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

Shannon Meredith

Administrative Assistant The Woodlands, Texas

Before joining the Heritage21 team, Shannon served as a Ministry Assistant as well as an Interim Children’s Family Minister in churches of Christ. Additionally, she holds a BS in biology from Oklahoma Christian University. Shannon is active in ministry with her church family, serving on the worship team, helping with stage design, and co-leading a large young families life group with husband, Matt. 

Additionally, she actively serves a local non-profit as the board secretary and animal therapy team member with her dog, Barry. They help lead reading and behavioral initiatives in local schools and libraries and assist with hospital rehab programs as well. Shannon and Matt have been married for 17 years and are blessed with two daughters, ages 13 and 11.

Network Guest

GradyKing

Irving, Texas

Grady’s participation with our board is also a result of our network initiative. Grady’s passion is helping church leaders and congregations in healthy, gospel focused ministry. Since 2016, he has done interim work in Stephenville, Terrell, Paris, and Lufkin, TX as well as Salt Lake City, Utah.  As leader of HOPE Network, he works with approximately 30 congregations, 50+ ministers and 75+ elders annually in a variety of ways: providing resources, elder-minister team building; elder group functioning and focusing the church outward to the community. Since 1977 he served in five congregations as youth minister (7 years) and preacher (33 years) with 27 of those years in two congregations (Mansfield and Irving, TX). 

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