Our Board

Charity Kittrell Founder / President

Charity grew up in Michigan and moved to Texas in 2009, after completing her U.S. Air Force tour. She holds an A.S. Degree in Aerospace Science and her B.S. in Business and Computative Studies from Liberty University.

Charity and her husband Kevin have had a heart for children since before they even met. They are a licensed foster and adoptive home and took in their first 3 foster children one week before Christmas, 2015. So far, they have fostered 15 children, adopted a teenager and are in the process of adopting another. Their mission, through foster care and our organization, is to ensure every child gets to have a ‘normal’ childhood – regardless of their past or economic conditions.

 Matthew Shipley Director

Matt has worked in senior leadership positions for Intel and Micron Technologies, which have allowed him to live all over the the US and Asia, leading and growing teams in the Construction and Semiconductor fields. He is currently the General Manager for AM Technical Solutions and calls Portland Oregon home, where he lives with his wife, Darcy and their 3 daughters.

Matt is passionate about the potential of kids and the opportunity for the future. He believes in building second chances and the power of trust, support and love. He enjoys skiing, philosophy and spending time with his family. We are privileged to have Matt on our Board of Directors.

Raquel Barron Director

Raquel has called Lockhart, Texas home most of her life. As a graduate of Lockhart High School, she feels it is important to give back to the children and young adults right in her own community. She is an active citizen in Lockhart, serving on various committees with the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce and the Betas. Her own business, All About You Boutique, specializes in women’s fashion and gifts.

Raquel loves animals. She currently resides on a small farm with her horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs and husband! Raquel is a valuable asset to the 4:12 Kids team!

 Kevin Kittrell Director

When you ask Kevin where he grew up, he will say “all over the world.” Kevin has traveled the world in a military family and then on his own as a Marine. During his professional career in the high-tech field, he continues to travel the world and has been to Russia, Israel, Japan, SE Asia, just to name a few.

Kevin is co-founder of 4:12 Kids with his wife, Charity. When not at work, Kevin spends time working on their ranch, Kittrell Trading Company, where they raise longhorn cattle. He also enjoys hunting, when time allows.

Thomas Barron Director

Thomas “Tommy” Barron is a lifelong resident of Caldwell County. Tommy grew up working for his dad at the local body shop. It didn’t take long before Tommy realized that he was meant to take over the shop for his dad. Johnny & Sons Paint and Body Shop is celebrating their 55th year of business in 2022! What a testament to the type of person Tommy and his family are.

Tommy has served in various roles within the county throughout his lifetime, to include the Lockhart Education Foundation. He His business knowledge, network and love for the community makes Tommy a great addition to our organization.

Angela Paxton Secretary

OPEN Treasurer

 David Durall Webmaster

David grew up in the town that gave us Friday Night Lights, Odessa, Texas. Not one to stick around the oil-rich, tumbleweed rolling part of the country, David was thrilled when his professional career started sending him to places all over the world. Having experienced so many cultures and people groups, he has discovered that the world and its people are way better and much nicer than the news outlets would have us think. In his off-time, David plays guitar, spoils his 2 killer chihuahuas and constantly searches for the world’s best, not to be confused with the hottest, salsa.

David earned his MBA from Keller School of Business and is using his expertise as our Treasurer.  We are excited to have David on our team. P.S. If you know where David can find the world’s best salsa, feel free to send him a message. This would give him more free time to perfect his guitar solos.