John Castle’s professional life included one accomplishment after another. Graduation, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. Making partner at Hughes & Luce, the respected Dallas law firm. Joining EDS, the global information technology company, as executive vice president in 1988.
But even before he retired in 1999, he began to feel the tug of his next vocation.
“In 1993, we joined the Episcopal church and we went on a spiritual weekend,” he recalled. “It was a really powerful experience for me, and for my wife, Dorothy. After that weekend, I began to take my faith much more seriously. And I began to get called on more frequently to talk about my faith and how I was living out my faith.”
Part of his faith includes following Jesus’ admonishment to care for the poor. In 2001, Mr. Castle was asked to serve on The Dallas Foundation’s Board of Governors.
“When you’re involved with The Dallas Foundation, you see a lot of nonprofits and the good work that people are doing, and you want to help,” he said. “Then, the governor of Texas appointed me to the board that oversees the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, which includes Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, and Child Care Licensing.”