Interfaith Community Clinic Welcomes Leadership and Medical Services Staff Addition

THE WOODLANDS, TX (Tuesday, July 17, 2019) – Interfaith Community Clinic is pleased to announce new leadership, welcoming long-time clinic volunteer, Dr. William Surber as its new Medical Director. Dr. Surber replaces former Medical Director, Dr. Jack Lesch, who retired in May after serving the clinic for more than 19 years.


Dr. Surber brings more than 20 years of experience to the director level position. After retiring from his private practice in Paris, Texas, he moved to The Woodlands in order to be closer to his children and grandchildren and he joined the clinic as a volunteer in 2013. As Medical Director, Dr. Surber will be seeing patients two mornings per week and overseeing the entire clinical program. “Dr. Surber’s experience, compassion, and love for community makes him a perfect fit to help lead the Clinic into the next generation of patient care,” says Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. “He is forward thinking and has a heart to serve all in need. We are grateful to have his leadership.”


Additionally, the Clinic announced a new position, Nurse Practitioner, to be added to the clinicians serving patients. Sharon Denney recently accepted the position as the Clinic’s new Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Denney, who is a graduate of the University of Texas where she received her Master of Science in Nursing, has accepted the position. Sharon has worked at the Clinic for over a year and will be providing medical services two and a half days per week in her new role. Patients have already begun to ask for her by name! She will be seeing patients for general wellness needs as well as women’s health care.


The Interfaith Community Clinic opened its doors in 1996 to meet the medical needs of the uninsured population. As the needs of the community have grown, so have the services offered at the clinic. Today, the clinic continues to provide quality basic medical and dental care, counseling, and patient services to individuals in need. A volunteer staff of licensed physicians, nurses, medical providers, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, as well as translators and support personnel work together to provide patient care. Programs are provided free of charge and are funded by the generous financial support of grants, faith-based organizations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals. For more information on the Interfaith Community Clinic, or to volunteer, please call 281-364-7889 or visit www.interfaithcommunityclinic.org.

RACHEL HOLLIS TO SPEAK AT INTERFAITH COMMUNITY CLINIC’S WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN EVENT

THE WOODLANDS, TX (February 1, 2018) — Interfaith Community Clinic is excited to announce that Rachel Hollis, New York Times best-selling author of “Girl Wash Your Face” and founder of thechicsite.com and the “Let’s Rise” conference, will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Women Empowering Women (WEW) luncheon. Presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health, the luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event planner turned lifestyle blogger, Hollis has captured the admiration of millions with her no-nonsense approach to navigating family life, friendships and a career with flair. This fame has launched a lifestyle brand and media empire, including novels, cookbooks, podcasts and a whirlwind speaking tour. Her central message focuses on working through life’s everyday chaos while intentionally and unapologetically creating the life you were meant to live. On the lighter side, Hollis’ blog covers a wide array of topics, including her experience with raising four children, what to make for dinner, innovative home décor, planning regular date nights, making realistic career goals and loving your tribe. Rachel has been called the “Tony Robbins for women” and has been a regular on Hallmark’s Home and Family; a contributor on The Steve Harvey Show, The Nate Berkus Show and Harry; and has appeared as a lifestyle expert on Today, Rachel Ray, The Talk and Extra. She’s had product on QVC and is a spokesperson for brands like Rubbermaid, the Dairy Board, Huggies and Walmart. She was previously named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.

Proceeds from WEW benefit Interfaith Community Clinic. “The clinic serves the uninsured and underinsured of Montgomery County with preventative care visits, routine medication refills, dental cleanings and vision screenings. We provide a medical home for those who ordinarily would not be eligible to receive baseline medical care, whose symptoms can worsen into serious illnesses requiring hospitalization if left untreated,” said Dr. Jack Lesch, Medical Director of Interfaith Community Clinic.

“This annual event raises much-needed funds for the Clinic, allowing them to provide over 9,000 routine healthcare visits each year to those in need throughout the area,” shared Missy Herndon, President & CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. “We are so excited to welcome Rachel Hollis to our community and share the mission of Interfaith Community Clinic.”

Interfaith Community Clinic opened its doors in 1996 to meet the medical needs of the uninsured population. As the community has grown, so have the services offered at the Clinic. Today, the Clinic continues to provide high-quality basic medical and dental care, counseling and patient services to individuals in need, as well as regular education and community outreach. A volunteer staff of licensed physicians, nurses, medical providers, dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists, as well as translators and support personnel, work together to provide patient care. Programs are provided free of charge and are funded by the generous financial support of grants, faith-based organizations, businesses, civic groups and individuals.

For more information, please visit interfaithcommunityclinic.org or call (832) 615-8225.

Representing CHI St. Luke’s Health: Jim Parisi, President, Amanda Sanders, Director of Marketing and Communications, David Strickler, Vice President Finance, and representing Interfaith Community Clinic: Missy Herndon, President and CEO, Anita Phillips, Director of Operations, Dr. Jack Lesch, Medical Director, and Carolyn Donovan, Director of Development.

Rachel Hollis, New York Times best-selling author of “Girl Wash Your Face” and founder of thechicsite.com and the “Let’s Rise” conference.