Gloria McGowen, has dedicated her career to serving the community. Gloria graduated from the Sam Houston University with a degree in Psychology and her professional career has been inundated with service, that included but not limited to, working with various populations such high-risk youth, the mentally ill, probationers, and the elderly. The turning point in Gloria’s career was the result of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. Gloria continued her work with the Katrina survivors adapting the motto “I do not see my work as the answer to my prayers, but my work is the answer to their prayers”. Gloria was recognized a business leader known for providing stellar social services and operational insight, as co-owner of GMC Consultants, LLC. But her greatest accomplishments have been in her callings as Ordained Minister, Pastor and Christian Counselor. She walks in an assignment to help others while they are in their Gethsemane (place of mental and spiritual suffering).