Josh Beames and his wife, Shanna, have been married since 2009. They have been foster parents for 4 years and have three boys - one biological and two adopted. Josh has a teaching degree and is a history teacher and coach. Shanna has a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Digital Media Studies and is the manager of a local business. Shanna is also the Director of Media & Marketing for SHOES Ministry. Shanna was born and raised in the Houston area and Josh moved to Houston in 2000. Josh and Shanna are passionate about foster care and adoption and are grateful for the opportunity to minister to children in crisis through SHOES Ministry.
President & Executive Director
Curtis is a proud father of two and has been married to his wife, Erin, since June 2007. He's a proud native Houstonian that has invested the past ten years working with nonprofit organizations as a volunteer and paid staff member. He is drawn to the mission of SHOES because of his family's experience taking care of children in crisis. Curtis is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Anna has two grown sons, a lovely daughter-in-law and three beautiful granddaughters. The ministry is very important to Anna, since she is an adopted child and understands the importance of supplying a safe and loving place for a child to call home.
Board Member & Secretary
Yesenia joined the SHOES Ministry Board of Directors in 2015. She and her husband, Alex, have been married since March 2008 and are the proud parents of Lily, their only child. Yesenia has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and a Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of North Texas. Yesenia has worked in the field of education since 2008. During her time as a bilingual teacher, she taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Since 2013, Yesenia works as a Bilingual Educational Diagnostician. Yesenia was inspired to serve with SHOES Ministry after witnessing the difficult situations many of her students experienced while in foster care. She and her family reside in Pasadena, TX.
Board Member & Treasurer
Juli has been married to her husband, Lance, for 14 years. They have three children, Justin, Landon and Jaci. Juli has been a Realtor with RE/MAX for 14 years.
Aaron is the founding member of SHOES. He and his wife, Jana have 4 children, two of whom are adopted from CPS. Aaron has a Masters of Business Administration from University of Houston Downtown.