Through food relief and fundraising, Burnt Offerings BBQ is to be a conduit of hope to charities, churches, individuals, first responders, and communities affected by natural disasters. With a servant’s heart we accomplish our mission by striving to bring compassion, hope, and lasting relationships to those calling on us. We will quickly mobilize teams that offer both hope and BBQ.
Meet the Board
I am honored to be the co- founder, President, and Board Chair of Burnt Offerings BBQ. I have a passion to help assist people and organizations in need to help improve their circumstances. I believe we should walk with people and organizations to help carry their burdens and show love to them as our neighbors. My hope is that Burnt Offerings BBQ always looks at the interest and circumstances of others and be a shining light during their darker times. I am proud we are an organization who comes together to feed so that we have the opportunity to bless others.
Along with being a co-founder of Burnt Offerings BBQ, I am a wife, mother, and a social worker who loves traveling and spending time with my family. Because of my belief in helping people and wanting to see good in every situation, I serve on the board of Burnt Offerings BBQ. My favorite things about Burnt Offerings BBQ are the relationships that are formed during a cook and knowing that something as simple as food being served with a smile can make a significant impact in the life of an individual.
I am blessed to be married to my friend, partner, and BBQ connoisseur, Avette Mathis. Between the two of us we have four children. Two are in college, one is in high school, and one is finishing up junior high. My professional life is spent in the HVAC/Mechanical Engineering industry as a Senior Project Manager. We reside in Deer Park, Texas, and attend Grace Community Church. Cooking, grilling, and barbequing have always been a passion of mine. I have served the last 13 years the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on the Chuckwagon Committee proudly cooking for the hard-working volunteers. Another ministry I get to serve on is Mustard Seed Outreach. We cook homestyle meals for families and patients at the Ronald McDonald House in the Houston Medical Center. Being able to combine Christian values and barbeque has been an amazing experience! Hope to serve you soon.
I am a proud father of two girls, 19 and 12 years old and have been married to my beautiful wife and best friend for over 25 years. I have been working in the corporate world now for over 25 years as a sales manager because I love to mentor, develop, and coach new talent. I joined Burnt Offerings BBQ after hearing the vision from founder Steven Lang and I have been a part of it since its inception. The thing that I love most about Burnt Offerings BBQ is the tremendous amount of opportunity it gives us to help those in need. I have always been involved in community outreach, but to be a part of the everyday decisions and how we can make more of an impact in our community is truly an amazing blessing!