About Us

Board of Directors
Front L to R: Brenda S. Blake; Vicky Gunning; Dorothy Burton; Shari Carroll; Carla Bean
  Back L to R: Lt. Col (Ret) Allen B. West; Honorable Brad LaMorgese; Dr. Darrell L. Bock

Christians in Public Service, Inc. (CIPS) was founded in 2013 by former Duncanville, Texas City Councilmember Dorothy Burton and a group of politically-diverse elected and appointed Dallas area leaders.

CIPS is a Christ-centered, nonpartisan membership-based organization that equips and builds up public servant leaders for the work of serving, leading and governing diverse constituencies in ways that reflect the character of Christ.

While many of us differ politically, we look to our common belief in Christ to transcend politics and build relationships as we work to respect one another across the spectrum of human existence with a core belief that we all are created in the image of God.


Christians demonstrating by the way they serve, lead and govern, the core values of our faith - love for God and love for others.


Equipping Christians to serve, lead and govern like Christians.  

Core Values

  1. Integrity
  2. Excellence
  3. Authenticity
  4. Stewardship
  5. Diplomacy

Value Added to Members

Equipping | Encouragement | Peer-to-Peer Support | Connections | Inspiration