Balancing career, family and faith are challenges everyone deals with and although most think successful people have the secret to the managing it all, they too learn from experience. David Lumpkins is an executive with many accolades and experiences to his credit and will present, “How Faith has Guided My Career” at the Christian Business Luncheon Sept. 11, from noon to 1 p.m.
As Executive Chairman and co-founder of PetroLogistics LP, Lumpkins helped create the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation facility, located on the Houston Ship Channel, producing 1.4 billion pounds of propylene annually. In May of this year the company completed its IPO and is now listed on the NYSE. But that is not the only accomplishment Lumpkins is proud to be a part of; in 2001 he took action to fulfill a vision of faith, hope and education by establishing a high quality private Christian school to serve students living in poverty.
The Yellowstone Academy in Houston opened in 2002 with 64 three and four year-olds. In 2006 the school moved into Houston ISD’s former Douglass Elementary School building located in the heart of Houston’s Third Ward. The school is growing by adding a grade each year, and currently has 380 students in grades pre-K through eight with a median family income of $10,000 per year. Last June Yellowstone held its first eighth grade graduation. The school is committed to addressing the full spectrum of educational, spiritual, social and practical needs of its students. The goal is to take students in circumstances of extreme poverty and hardship and provide them the tools they need to become responsible adults.
The Christian Business Luncheon will return to its regular location for this meeting, in the Elmer L. Beckendorf Conference Center on the Lone Star College-Tomball campus, 30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, Texas 77375. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the luncheon. RSVP’s are not necessary, but available online at ChristianBusinessLuncheon.org. Free will donations are accepted in lieu of payment.