The Lord has assembled an incredible Board of Directors to counsel and guide the vision of Abel Speaks.


Al Nail

Strategy & Expansion

Businessman and rancher, Al never sits idle. He manages a varied portfolio of small businesses including real estate, oil & gas, and beef cattle. However, his most prized venture was raising Becca and Sarah-Hope alongside his college sweetheart and bride, Carol. Together, they are enjoying their empty nest and new opportunities to serve others in their community.


Brett Billman

Finance & Stewardship

Brett graduated from Baylor in 2009 with a Master’s in Accounting and then married his high school sweetheart in 2010. After two years as a CPA, Brett went to work for a hedge fund before God ultimately moved him to become the Director of Finance (or as he says, “FUN-ance”) at Watermark Church. Brett & Chrisey have 3 little ones: Landry, Colson, and Ellie

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Lori Romberg McGregor

Medical Partnerships

Lori has been a practicing OB/GYN with Women’s Health Alliance for 13 years and plugged in at Watermark Church for over a decade. She grew up in Southern California and graduated from UCSD before moving to Dallas for medical school at UT Southwestern. Lori and her husband Kirk have been married for 6 years and adore their ‘blended’ famliy: Sarah & Matthew (twins), Alex, and Abby.


Carson Smith

Fundraising & Donor Relations

Raised in Arlington, Carson ran track at Texas A&M and studied Sport Management before completing his MBA at Winthrop. He currently serves as the Area Director for Booster Enterprises in Dallas and is passionate about developing intentional leaders. Carson enjoys dating his wife Kelsey, whom he met at Kanakuk Kamps and married in 2011. They now have two boys, Cade and Wyatt.


Daniel Crawford

Vision & Communication

Daniel joined the Teach For America corps upon graduation from A&M, then met his wife Kelly in 2012 working together in Haiti. Four years later, they welcomed Abel Paul into the world, “and through faith, though he is dead, Abel still speaks” (Heb 11:4). Their daughter M.J. was born exactly 1 year after Abel, sharing a Jan 22 birthday. Daniel leads the College Ministry at Watermark Church.


Kelly Crawford

Executive Director

Kelly is a Sooner born-and-bred, degreed in Social Work and Human Resource. Wife to Daniel, she has humbly embraced her long-term transition to the Lone Star State, and loves her community in Dallas. With nonprofit work experience domestically and abroad, Abel’s mama couldn’t be more honored to steward her son’s life and legacy full-time while chasing around his baby sister, Mayfield James.