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About Us

Our Team

Dodd Roberts

Director

Larry Henderson

Missions Coordinator

David Sarabia

Missions Coordinator 

Sarah Allen

Administrative Coordinator

Dodd Roberts | Director
BSB 287 | 325-674-3710 | dodd.roberts@acu.edu 

After a long career in corporate America, Dodd answered a 30 year long call to join God’s work in missions.  He is a 1986 graduate of ACU’s College of Business Administration.  Over his career he worked in public accounting and spent 14 years in Finance at Southwest Airlines.  After leaving the airline Dodd spent several years working in the credit card business where he helped found a large merchant trade organization, and a merchant mobile payments company.  

Dodd has always had a heart for missions and God led him back to the Halbert Center at ACU in 2015.  His wife of 30 years, Kelly, is a teacher in Abilene ISD, and his three children, Travis, Kelsey and Luke, have all attended ACU.  Although the lack of mountains and oceans in Abilene make it difficult, Dodd loves to scuba dive and climb mountains when possible.  

 

Larry Henderson | Director, WorldWide Witness
BSB 288 | 325-674-3757 | hendersonl@acu.edu

Larry came to ACU from Bangkok, Thailand where he lived for 35 years. He spent 10 years growing up in Thailand before enrolling as a student at ACU, but returned to work there with his wife after graduation. Both of their children were born and raised in Bangkok, coming to ACU after high school. Larry’s work was centered in leadership training, but he also was involved in church planting and stabilization. His wife Pam, taught at the International School Bangkok.

When Larry isn’t spending time mentoring students in his office, he’s often preaching at churches in West Texas, traveling to visit family, or skydiving!

 

David Sarabia  | Global Service Trips Coordinator
BSB 285 | 325-674-3769 | david.sarabia@acu.edu

David joined the Halbert Center team in January 2020.  A graduate of Baylor University with a BA and MA in International Relations, he served for 20 years in the United States Air Force with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Honduras and 2 years stationed in South Korea.  After retirement, he worked for the Abilene Public Library until taking his current position at ACU. He is currently enrolled in Missouri State University’s Doctoral Program for Defense and Strategic Studies.  David is passionate about serving Christ through enabling and empowering Wildcats to help build God’s Kingdom.

David is married to Sylvia and they have three wonderful daughters.  When he is relaxing, he likes to play video games or Pokemon cards with his daughters or spend time visiting historic landmarks with his family.

 

Sarah Allen  |  Administrative Coordinator
BSB 283 | 325-674-3711 | smm18d@acu.edu

Sarah transitioned to working full time for the Halbert Center after graduating in May of 2021.  She graduated from ACU with degrees in Children and Family Ministry and Missions.  In the last several years at ACU she has gotten the oppotunity to work with many of Abilene’s kids and families.  In hopes of continuing to do ministry and build relationships with children and families in crisis, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work at ACU.

Sarah married Nathan Allen in October of 2021.  When she isn’t working with Halbert, she spends her time working as an intern with Hillcrest University Ministry, and working with Palm House Kids and Reach.  She also loves creating pottery, art, listening to or playing music, journaling, studying religion & language, and reading.

OFFICE LOCATIONS:
Upper Level of Bible Building (BSB 283) and
ACCEL Center (Brown Library)

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