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About Katy Responds

Katy Responds is a volunteer organization dedicated to restoring and rebuilding homes for families in the Katy, TX community. We provide opportunities for people to volunteer their time, donate finances, and contribute resources to support our projects. Through these efforts, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of families and individuals in need. Join us in our mission to create a stronger, more resilient community.

Our Missions & Priorities

Our Mission

Katy Responds is dedicated to being the hands and feet of Christ by partnering with volunteers and stewarding resources to create safe and secure homes for vulnerable seniors and low-income families.

Our Key Priorities

  • Home Restoration for low-income families after natural and personal disasters

  • Age In place – home restoration and repair for vulnerable seniors

  • Volunteer Team – engaging community (churches, civic, and corporate) groups to serve Fort Bend, Harris, Waller, and surrounding areas

  • Awareness – calling the greater Katy community to intentianally and financially support our neighbors in need.

Meet the Team

Dedication, Compassion & Expertise

These are the faces of Katy Responds on the ground, organizing teams of volunteers, fundraising for projects to help families and individuals in need, and working to make a positive change in our community.

Our Board of Directors

John Lewis

John Lewis

Chairman

John Lewis is an accomplished oil and gas executive with a creative analytical mindset. He was Senior VP of Corporate Development from 2013-2020, responsible for business development, corporate strategy, and. He also served as CEO of CONE Midstream and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Tricia Turner

Member

Tricia Turner, a Houston native, started her real estate career after high school. She has since obtained licenses and opened her own brokerage. Tricia currently leads a team of 25 agents and aims to reach a sales volume of $100,000,000 by 2023. She lives in Fulshear with her children and enjoys working out and reading.

Johnny Wesevich

Johnny Wesevich

Treasurer

John is an experienced leader in accounting, finance, tax, planning, supply chain, and IT. He partnered with Katy Responds in 2018. John runs a CPA practice in Tomball, TX and is an assistant professor at Houston Christian University.

Blaise Polk Sr

Rev. Blaise Polk, Sr.

Member

Rev. Blaise D. Polk, Sr., a native of New Orleans, LA was called into the ministry as a young man of 19 years. For over forty years he has been a pastor sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Kingdom building. In 2013, Pastor Polk started Dove Nest Ministries in Rosenberg, TX where he ministers to youth, families, the elderly and those in residential care. 

Rick Bresler

Rick Bresler

Secretary

Rick joined Katy Responds' Board in 2023 after years of contributing to their work. With a dual-industry career in oil and gas and finance, he brings diverse business acumen to the governing body. Rick is passionate about inspiring others to get involved and being part a mission that brings hope.

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