Shining Star Award - Part II

Each year, CPF Texas presents a 'Shining Star' Award to recognize and honor individuals who are excellent at their work, provide a significant contribution to our society at large and also are very humble about their community and volunteer efforts.

We shared about our first recipient, Susanne Foster, in last month's website post.

Our second honoree, Robert Pine, was as an Executive Vice President for a major corporation for more than 35 years. As he considered retirement options and opportunities, a position with ChristianWorks for Children presented itself. This non- profit organization helps children and families meet and overcome the most difficult challenges in their lives.

Rob considered a teaching position at a local prestigious university but felt hesitant about the offer from ChristianWorks. He turned to God for direction and guidance while his wife Ellen offered her encouragement that this seemed to be just the right fit for his talents and expertise.

The next chapter in Rob's life began eight years ago, and he has faithfully served as the Executive Director for ChristianWorks for Children. A very humble man who gives all the credit to God, he has been quite successful in creating new programs and campaigns for this non-profit organization with the end goal of showing God's love to His children.

From GriefWorks to Camp Erin and most recently launching a brand new African ministry called Enterprise Christian Ministries, Inc., Rob knows that only God could have planned his path. He and his family have been blessed by the opportunity to be a part of the work ChristianWorks for Children is doing.

Both recipients were taken by surprise on this Star Award announcement and shared that all the glory and honor be given to God who has made their efforts possible.

(photo of Rob, wife Ellen with Mark Schupbach)