The Team

Grove Norwood, M.S. Ed.

Brenna Norwood, Ph.D.

Grove is a native East Texan, but spent his high school and college years in North Carolina, where he attended East Carolina University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English. From college, he joined the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. He served in the United States Air Force for seven years where he flew the jet fighter, the F-102, in Germany as an interceptor pilot over the Iron Curtain. He then flew many combat missions in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller. From his service in Vietnam, Grove received the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star for Valor, and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. After leaving the Air Force, he earned his Master of Science Degree in Education at the University of Southern California. He then worked with handicapped children in North Carolina before moving back to Texas where the Lord called him into the Texas prisons. He and Brenna live on their Songbird Farm in Bellville where he tries to keep up with Brenna’s love of books and Christian doctrine, and loves every minute of it. They attend New Covenant Baptist Church (SBC).

Brenna is a native Texan, grew up in East Bernard, and earned the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in 1998 and 1999 respectively. She taught in the public school system for six years and became a department head. During that time, the Lord called her to go to seminary. She applied to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and moved to Louisville, Kentucky in August 2005. She completed courses for the Doctor of Philosophy degree while working full time as Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the School of Theology. Brenna moved back to Texas in 2009 to write her dissertation. In December 2009, she earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brenna is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. Her emphasis on the unity of the Bible found in the person and work of Jesus Christ centers all aspects of her life, calling, and daily work as a scholar, teacher, leader, and administrator. She and Grove were Christian friends years before they married in 2012. They enjoy a life of loving and serving the Lord side-by-side with one heart in the same direction. She and Grove live on their Songbird Farm in Bellville. 

Michelle Moebes, M.B.A.
Director of Finance & Administration

Michelle started working with Heart of Texas Foundation in 2015. She is a Texas native, who holds both a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Throughout her career she has served as a Controller to many companies, in various industries. However, the nonprofit sector is where her heart truly lies. She keeps the financials clean and keeps the office running smoothly. She resides out in the country on family farmland in Bellville, Texas with her husband and their numerous animals. They are active members of Bellville United Methodist Church, where Michelle teaches Women’s Bible Study classes. She is also involved in various charitable organizations. In her spare time she enjoys reading, antiquing, spending time with friends, playing with her pets, and relaxing with her husband on their back porch.

Michelle’s husband, Bill Moebes, serves as a volunteer with The Heart of Texas Foundation. Whether it is picking up supplies or stuffing graduation invitations, he is always willing to lend a helping hand. After retiring from the railroad industry, Bill was happy to switch gears and stand alongside his wife while they both serve this amazing ministry that takes the gospel into the darkest of places.

Our colleagues and friends in the work:

Blake Pilgreen
Owner/Executive Producer

Certified public Accountants/
Business Advisors

Kevin Merkel