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Leading the Way to Excellence

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Founders, 4KIDS of Central Texas

Carol Mardock serves as Executive Director of 4KIDS of Central Texas. In addition to being a gifted administrator, Carol is entrepreneurial at heart and loves creating “new futures” in the arena of child advocacy. She has started and directed 11 different adoption/foster agencies in 9 different states. Carol is co-founder of International Family Services, and integral part of the formation of 4KIDS of Central Texas (read about it here), and holds multiple teaching credentials. She taught for many years in special education which she finds very helpful with her work in foster care and adoptions.

Bob and Carol have been married since 1974 and are parents to 10 children, four biological kids and six they adopted. Carol likes to tell people that it’s a lot easier to get out of bed in the morning the day after an adoption than it is the day after giving birth. The Mardocks have foster-parented 12 children and countless other children needing a safe place. They also claim 18 grand children – and counting.

When Carol was a little girl she dreamed of building an orphanage and helping orphans and marginalized children. As an adult she saw her dreams come true when she and Bob had the opportunity of managing the funding of 3 orphanage-building projects, countless other special projects while helping thousands of families and children find each other (5000 adoptions). 

Bob also serves on the 4KIDS of Central Texas Board of Directors. He is a life-long adoption and foster-care advocate and comes from a background in organizational development, church planting, pastoral ministry, public relations, and leadership and consulting in non-profit organizations. He loves tinkering on his almost classic 1988 Ford pickup. The Mardocks live in Georgetown, Texas and are members of Celebration Church. Download Bob's free ebook A Stormy Night In Bucharest, Angela's Story, how Bob & Carol's personal dreams as child advocates have changed the lives of thousands.


MSW, LCPAA, TBRI Practitioner

Director of Child Placement 

Stacie serves 4KIDS of Central Texas as our LCPAA, Licensed Child Placement Agency Administrator. In addition to her degree as an MSW (Master of Social Work) she also brings a rich depth of experience as a Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner (TBRI), foster agency administrator and a history of case work and administrative experiences in children’s and adult social services.


Stacie is an active mother of 3 sons, ages 19-25, a daughter-in-law, and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law. When she's not planning weddings, she loves to travel and take vacations paid for by her husband's business. She is married to Stacy (yes, Stacy is a guy, not to be confused with Stacie), and attends Celebration Church.



Director of Operations 


Tim grew up in a home where advocating for children was the norm. He has 6 adopted brothers and sisters, saw many faces come through his home as a foster brother, and eventually became an adoptive dad himself, three times so far. Tim wears many hats at 4KIDS ranging from managing the daily financial books and accounts of 4KIDS to overseeing business operations. Tim and his wife, Sara, fell in love while serving together on the staff of a Christian camp at the top of a mountain in the Sequoia National Forest (California). Through his years in Christian camping Tim did everything from cooking for hundreds of people to directing recreational activities to managing a staff. He and his family love the outdoors but Tim often finds himself happily content reading a good book or running spreadsheets. Tim and family are actively involved in at Celebration Church, Georgetown, Texas.


Administrative Assistant/Case Worker

Bethany Meyer is a fun usually quiet young lady. But, about the time you think you know her you find out that in another life she served as a missionary in South America, which included leading a group of young teenage missionaries on a mission boat trip down the Amazon River. Stick around a little longer and you find out she has served as a case worker at a prominent adoption agency and later served as the director of a large preschool. Bethany serves the 4KIDS team as 4KIDS case worker and lives in the greater Austin area, is married to Mike, and attends Celebration Church.


Board of Directors

Bruce Griffin has over 40 years experience in the real estate industry including residential sales and development, retail commercial brokerage, retail shopping center development, residential development and retail commercial consulting. Bruce has served as a board member and chairman of Salvation Army Loudoun County, Virginia, and as a church elder, Bible study leader and men’s group leader. In addition to serving on the board of 4KIDS of Central Texas, he is also a board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Williamson County, Texas. He is a ministering elder at Celebration Church, Georgetown, Texas and has 3 adult daughters.


Board of Directors

After obtaining his Master’s degree and his Marriage and Therapy license Mel eventually joined the staff of Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas where he served as Pastor of Pastoral Care and staff counselor. In 2010 Mel and his family answered the call of God to move to Xai Xai, Mozambique, Africa, serving under the leadership of Pastors Joe and Lori Champion and Celebration Church. Over a seven year period of time Mel, along with his gifted wife, Diane, were responsible for raising up local church leadership, for planting and growing a multi-site church (18 Celebration church plants with an attendance of nearly 3,000), starting a child-sponsorship ministry that would feed 400 children every day, and establishing the School of Champions that soon became recognized by the Mozambique government as one of the leading educational models in the country. During their time in Mozambique Mel and Diane would mentor their replacements, and in 2017 the Stauber family returned to Austin. Mel now serves as Pastor of Missions and Outreach at Celebration Church where he leads local and overseas missions and outreach. Mel and Diane have 2 teenage children and live in Liberty Hill (greater Austin), Texas.


Board of Directors

Tom Garrett earned a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from The University of Akron, and started his career with Arthur Andersen. He is a dynamic senior financial executive with extensive experience, including roles as CFO and Treasurer of Fortune 500 companies LTV Steel, Service Merchandise and Magma Copper. Since his early career at Goodyear in Treasury and corporate finance, Tom’s career has gone on to span a variety of industries including media, retail, mining, health care services, manufacturing, business process outsourcing, and financial services in companies sized from middle-market to Fortune 100. These days you will find Tom consulting with business and coaching executives in business best practices and personal development. In addition to serving with 4KIDS of Central Texas, Tom is also on the Board of Directors at Celebration Church, Georgetown, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Barbara and their family, reading, movies, riding his motorcycle on country roads and driving his convertible.


Board of Directors

Mat serves as Executive Vice President of 4KIDS of South Florida and has been on the 4KIDS Florida team since 2000. He has played a pivotal role in the expansion of the 4KIDS model, not only in Florida, but now into Texas. Mat’s background in the Department of Juvenile Justice has developed his heart for foster care and continues to motivate him in his role as Executive VP. Mat and his wife Spring are foster and adoptive parents. They live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attend Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.