Board Members

The Galveston Seafarers Center is currently operated by a 12 member Board of Directors, a full time Port Chaplain, Center Manager and 1 part time employee.  In addition the Center has 1 advisory member and a number of dedicated volunteers.

 Board of Directors

 Natalie Clarke

Natalie Clarke, President

I support the Seafarers Center mission and their services to seafarers.  I have witnessed first hand the great work they provide.




Michael Culpepper


Michael Culpepper, VP of Building Operations

I am the Owner of Nautical Antiques and have a sincere interest in seafaring and the organization.




Gordon Robinson


Gordon Robinson, VP of Ministry

My first career was in the Maritime industry and the Seafarers Center has been a part of my life for many years. I have served on the board in almost every capacity, VP of Ministry being the latest. I am a life-long Presbyterian, and have served my church as Deacon, Elder and Trustee.




Albert Choate, Treasurer

As one of the Commissioners of the  Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 and VP of the Galveston Propeller Club, I have a great interest in our port and the seafarers who visit our port.





Crystal Dupuis

I have always had a heart for international volunteer work. Therefore, I believe the seafarers center is a great opportunity to support the international community in a local setting.




Jonathan Hale


Jonathan Hale, Immediate Past President

Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Rig Repair.





Christine Balboni


Capt. USCG (Ret.) Christine Balboni, Board Member

I feel the center is a very important support function for our mariners and have seen the positive impact it has, even beyond the center itself.




Douglas Baumann



Douglas Baumann, Secretary




O. N. James


O.N. James, Board Member (Emeritus) Please pray for Mr. James as he continues his fight for life.

Long time board member and representative of Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church, I was a sailor for many years and know the importance of the Seafarers Missions.



Peggy McMullen, Board Member


Gloria Micheletti, Board Member


Leroy Naschke


Leroy Naschke, Board Member

Bayport Machines, Inc.  I support the Galveston Seafarers Center whole-heartedly, for the work they do.



Advisory Committee

Pat Bumpus

Captain Wally Hogan


Michael Jozwiak

Kevin Moran

As a retired reporter for the Houston Chronicle I have had an abiding interest in seafarers and their lives, having written many articles related to the industry.