David and Kaye Trickett founded Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry (C.H.A.R.M.) in 2009. Since its launch, C.H.A.R.M. has ministered to over 10,000 inmates and housed over 400 men and women in our transitional homes. To learn more about the journey of C.H.A.R.M., watch the video below.
Bringing the hope found only in Jesus Christ to incarcerated men and women, correctional personnel, and their respective families.
C.H.A.R.M. exists to see the souls of all it encounters reconciled to God, lives transformed, and relationships restored with families, the church, and communities.
Our Ministry Approach
At C.H.A.R.M., we look beyond the criminal and see a person. We see prisoners as people made in God’s image, people worth getting to know. Through one-on-one relationships, we introduce them to the hope found only in Jesus Christ and lead them to reconciliation with God. We stand with them while they are behind the walls and walk beside them as they transition back to society.
With the love of Christ, we take them by the hand as He leads them out of their past and transforms their hearts, their minds, their lives, their relationships, and their futures.
What We Do
Each year, C.H.A.R.M. reaches thousands of inmates incarcerated in Texas through hundreds of ministry events. Built on a foundation of one-on-one relationships, we use a three-fold ministry approach that begins while men and women are incarcerated and continues through their transition back into society.
Behind the Walls
Day with Mom/Dad
Holiday BBQ Dinners
Within the Walls
Recovery Support Groups
Outside the Walls
In-Home Bible Studies
Food & Clothing
Staff & Board
David TrickettFounding Director
David formed C.H.A.R.M. after answering God’s calling on his life while still incarcerated. It was in prison God gave him a vision for the ministry, a vision that still gives direction to the ministry today. His favorite part about his role in the ministry is having a front row seat to God’s work in the lives of those C.H.A.R.M. serves. David’s favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 2:1-3 because it lays out our call as believers to make disciples. Outside of CHARM, David enjoys spending time with his family, coaching high school football and enjoying good food!
Kaye TrickettFounding Director
Kaye has been a part of C.H.A.R.M. from the beginning as a Founding Director. Her favorite part of being a part of the ministry is hearing the stories of His transformative love, telling His story, and being a part of His story. Her favorite Scripture is Philippians 4:13 because of its reminder that we can’t, but He can. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Kaye enjoys reading, writing and singing.
Tommie I. AndersonDirector of Operations
Tommie has been a part of the C.H.A.R.M. staff since 2015, and before that was a C.H.A.R.M. resident beginning in 2013. Tommie’s favorite part about being a part of the ministry is the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of those He gets to serve. His favorite verse is Romans 15:13 because it is a word of encouragement and trust in the hope of Jesus Christ. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Tommie enjoys gardening and cooking with his wife and two boys.
Tommie DorsettPublic Relations and Business Development
Tommie Dorsett joined the C.H.A.R.M. staff in 2016 after working in ministry prior to that. His favorite part about being a part of the ministry is the opportunity that C.H.A.R.M. provides him to assist men in overcoming barriers in transitioning from prison to society. His favorite Bible verse is: Colossians 1:9-13 because it is the prayer of Paul that he prays for himself and others daily for knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual understanding. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Tommie enjoys fishing, hunting, and baseball.
Susan AbbottDonor Relations Manager
Susan joined the staff in 2018 through friendship with Kaye Trickett, one of our Founding Directors. Susan’s favorite part about being a part of the ministry is hearing the fresh testimonies of God’s power, encouraging residents in their walk with Christ, and praying for the C.H.A.R.M. family as a whole. Her favorite scripture is James 1:2-4 because it is a good reminder that we must persevere and not give up. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Susan enjoys watching baseball, bicycling, gardening, riding horses and reading.
Kristen AldermanVolunteer Relations Manager / Communications Manager
Kristen joined the staff in 2020 after reconnecting with Kaye Trickett, one of C.H.A.R.M.’S Founding Directors. Her favorite part about being a part of the ministry is the privilege of telling the stories of both transformation and reconciliation. Kristen’s favorite verse is Romans 8:28 because it reminds her that nothing catches God by surprise and that He has a purpose for everything we go through. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Kristen enjoys trying out new coffee shops, playing music and discovering new technology.
Hayden CattExecutive Assistant
Hayden joined the staff in 2021 after being a transitional house resident. His favorite part of being a part of the C.H.A.R.M. family is being a part of men connecting to Jesus in authentic and life-changing ways. Hayden shares that generational curses are being broken at C.H.A.R.M. and new, Godly heritages are being formed. His favorite scripture is John 3:30 as it reminds Him of how he should live each day of his life. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Hayden enjoys reading as much as he can.
Justin BrownleeFacilities Coordinator
Justin joined the staff in 2021 after being a transitional house resident and alumni. His favorite part of being a part of the ministry is being allowed to be the hands and feet of Jesus and serve others. Justin’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, as it lays out the importance of trusting in God and not ourselves. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Justin enjoys fishing, BBQ, sports, and welding.
Anthony SemieneMinistry Assistant
Anthony joined the staff in 2021 after being a transitional house resident. His favorite part about being part of the ministry is helping the residents and praying for them on a daily basis. Anthony’s favorite verse is Galatians 5:22 of what the fruits are as a result of following Christ. Outside of C.H.A.R.M., Anthony enjoys spending time woodworking.