Chairman of the Board
Craig joined the Mission: Possible! Austin Board in September 2010, having been introduced to the ministry several years ago while serving on the Community Impact team at Hill Country Bible Church. Craig also serves as one of HCBC’s disaster relief coordinators and has organized and led flood relief trips, as well as post-hurricane trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans following Katrina, and Galveston following Hurricane Ike. He is currently on the advisory board for Marbridge Foundation’s Victory Hall campaign. Craig is a Partner with Arts+Labor, an Austin-based film, video and motion graphics company. He and his wife, Jeanne, are parents of three children, Russell, Georgia and Leigh, who have all participated in summer mission trips to East Austin.
Tony C. Budet has served since 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Federal Credit Union (UFCU), Austin, Texas, a $1.5 billion, not-for-profit, financial cooperative serving 150,000 members. Budet is a seasoned executive, strategist, and innovator who, during his 28-year tenure with UFCU has held several executive-level roles, including Chief Financial Officer, and has successfully guided the organization through a variety of regulatory, economic, and competitive conditions. Budet holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and is active as a director or committee member with the Credit Union National Association, Texas Credit Union League, Catalyst Corporate FCU, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and other trade, higher education, and community organizations. UFCU employs approximately 425 people and operates 15 proprietary facilities in Austin and Galveston, TX.
Deborah Leverett is a consultant, speaker, and teacher. Her heart is to see the body of Christ in Austin united and walking in their rightful calling. She has been involved in many citywide efforts: equipping, prayer and discipling.
She owns Entera + Partners LLC, a consulting firm that has worked with regional, national and international organizations in the area of growing leaders, creating a productive and profitable culture, and leading change.
She serves on several civic and higher education boards and is an advisor to many Christian ministries.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, she received an undergraduate degree in education from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master of Education from the University of Texas. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Tim Pinson Sr.
Tim was born in Brownsville, Texas on January 28th, 1952 and moved to Austin, Texas in 1963. He spent the summer of 1973 as a missionary in Brazil with “Unevangelized Field Missions” while attending Citadel Bible College in Arkansas. Tim holds a Degree in Missions and Christian Education. Tim and his wife Cindy have always been involved ministry outreach. They began their married life as Youth Ministers in a small denominational church here in Austin, where Tim also served as an elder for three years.
They joined the Grace Covenant Church family in 1981 and started teaching adult Sunday School classes, leading Bible studies, and working with the youth group as a worship leader. Tim also served an Interim Youth Minister at Grace under Matt Cassidy. In October of 1991 Tim accepted the call as Director of Youth Ministries with Child Evangelism Fellowship where he served for two years. In 1992 Tim and Cindy founded Mission: Possible! Austin.