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 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nondenominational teaching, training and ministry organization that equips and builds up public servant leaders for the work of serving, leading and governing diverse constituencies God’s way – with faith, wisdom, integrity, empathy, conviction, compassion, character and courage.

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.

Our Vision

Public servant leadership that transcends politics.

Our Mission

Our mission is to equip and build up public servant leaders for the work of serving, leading and governing diverse constituencies in ways that reflect the character of Christ.  

Our Core Values

  1. Excellence in what we do
  2. Authenticity in what we profess
  3. Stewardship in what we possess
  4. Trustworthiness in what we confess
  5. Respect in how we interact

Our Core Functions

  1. Teaching to share knowledge
  2. Training for professional growth
  3. Ministry to encourage