Austin BondsFounder and CEO
Austin Bonds, Metro Relief’s Founder, was serving with New York City Relief when God gave him a vision for future ministry: to take the Relief Bus model of homeless ministry developed at NYC Relief and replicate it in major cities across the United States. He has been sharing and helping to replicate the model for the past 10 years. When not replicating the Bus he has been multiplying his family. Austin has four kids ranging from first grade to a senior in high school with Darcy, who he has been married to for 21 years. Austin enjoys music, Metro Relief donors, anything outdoors and the knitting club from your local church (obvious by the picture above).
Katie BeslyCreative Opportunities Officer
Katie has served Metro Relief for the past two years as our fearless fundraiser. She is passionate about helping our volunteers, donors, and partnering businesses and churches stay connected to the mission and vision of Metro Relief. She’s a DFW native, a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, and special needs mom. She’s been married to Mr. Besly for the last 22 years. She LOVES to connect with our supporters and build community with our super fans.
Victor VelezDFW Executive Director
Victor is the newest member of Metro Relief. He manages and oversees all operations of the organization. He is honored to lead a team of outstanding people, whose number one goal is to get as many people off the streets that we possibly can. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY. He has been married to Maria for 25 years and has a wonderful son, Jacob.
John LittleOutreach Director
John has been with Metro Relief for six years. He overseas the bus and street outreach, helps people experiencing homelessness with vital documents and provides mental, relational, and spiritual needs to those he encounters. He also chairs the Street Outreach Committee for Dallas and Collin Counties. John has been married to Mary for 31 years and has three grown daughters and one son-in-law. He enjoys traveling and movies.
Melissa McCombsDirector of Finance and Outreach Case Manager
Melissa joined the staff at Metro Relief in July 2020. She has been serving with Metro Relief in a volunteer capacity for the past five years and is ecstatic to be joining the team full time. Her new role includes being the Director of Finance and a Outreach Case Manager. Melissa is passionate about serving others and helping to get them homed! Melissa has been married to her husband Marshall for 25 years and has three children.
Logan TateOutreach Leader
Logan has been working at Metro Relief now for 2 1/2 years. He is the bus outreach leader, making sure the bus runs smoothly and the volunteers have a life changing experience. He is also a case manager who works on getting people home, and out of their current situation!
Stacy KennedyOffice Manager
Stacy has been with Metro Relief for seven years. She wears several hats behind the scenes, to help support those out in the mission field and the growth of the organization. Stacy is mom to six adopted boys. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Mary LittleCommunications Coordinator
Mary joined Metro Relief full-time in July. She helps implement Metro Relief’s communications and development strategies, including website, social media, email & print marketing, grant writing and donor stewardship. Mary has been married to John for 31 years and has three grown daughters and one son-in-law. She enjoys traveling and crafts.
Suzanne CobertStreet Outreach Volunteer
Volunteer is not a accurate description for Suzanne as she serves five days a week and is available to those she is working with at all times of the day and night. She has been married to Garry, her high school sweetheart, for almost 39 years. They have one grown daughter.
Sue Kovar-LoveData Analyst Volunteer
Sue is a loyal volunteer who happens to be a data genius. She helps Metro Relief by using her gifts with our data management. She worked for 30 years for Frito Lay who encouraged their employees to volunteer in the community whenever possible, it was there that she found her passion to serve. Sue is married to Ronnie. She has two grown children, 11 grandchildren and dogs, dogs and more dogs.