our staff


Jeff Parsons

Executive Director

Jeff Parsons is the Founder and Executive Director of Mission Amarillo. Jeff and his wife Kathy have been married for 36 years and have three children and nine grandchildren. They both came to faith in Christ on December 28, 1986 and have been serving Him ever since.


Jeff worked in student ministry from 1987-2003, holding positions both as youth minister, college minister, and young adult minister. He served bi-vocationally, working as a network consultant for a computer firm in Amarillo from 1987-2001. He has served as the Executive Director of Mission Amarillo and its predecessor, Multi-housing Outreach since June of 2001.


He likes to spend his time working outside, hiking at Palo Duro Canyon, enjoying the mountains, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also leads a house church, Mercy Church, that meets in his home and is passionate about making disciples of those who wouldn’t usually go to church. 


Christy Jalbert

ParentChild+ Coordinator

Christy Jalbert has been the coordinator of Mission Amarillo’s ParentChild+ since 2015.  Christy received her degree in Education from Texas A&M University and taught in the public school system for many years.  After working with children in poverty and seeing the struggles they had in school, she decided to partner with Mission Amarillo to bring ParentChild+ to Amarillo. 


Now she is helping low income parents ensure their children are getting the critical language development they need before starting school.  ParentChild+ graduates are starting school ready and are 30% more like to go on to graduate from high school. Christy has been married to her wonderfully supportive husband, Luke, for 21 years and they have two teenage boys.  Their family is involved in Mercy Church and likes to spend time outdoors together.

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Whittney Grizzle

Be-Loved Program Director

Whittney Grizzle is the Director of Be-Loved a program that connects teen mothers with professional Christian mentors in our area. Whittney was born and raised in Paris, TX and received her BA in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College in York, UK. Whittney has been married to her husband Drew for 3 years, and they have a two-year-old whom they absolutely adore.


Whittney loves her time with Jesus in the morning, paired with a hot cup of coffee. Any opportunity she has she’ll be spending time with her family and friends, learning, or getting a workout in. Mentorship has played a huge role in Whittney's faith journey, it was life changing for her. She loves to see personal growth in her own life, and the life of others. Her heart is to offer women the same hope she has been given, using the avenue of mentorship to do so.

Ashley Calhoun

Ministry Assistant

Ashley Calhoun is the ministry assistant at Mission Amarillo. Ashley was born and raised in Canyon, Texas. She married her high school sweet heart and has three kids. 

Ashley and her family are very involved in their church, and have a wonderful community around them. She enjoys helping with the youth at church, and spending time with her family.