Howard Craig, Vice President, Mission Advancement Services
Prior to joining O’Meara Ferguson as a stewardship consultant, Howard Craig enjoyed a 20-year career in Christian ministry, including 13 years as a missionary in Thailand. Following his missionary service, Howard gleaned management and communication expertise as the Executive Vice President for Guaranteed Marketing Solutions (GMS). As Chief Operations Officer for GMS he grew the company to $12 million in annualized revenue, before resigning in order to join O’Meara Ferguson.
Since coming to O’Meara Ferguson in 2001, Howard has led over 100 successful parish-based stewardship campaigns. In addition, he was program manager and lead consultant for a successful diocesan-wide campaign in the Diocese of Lubbock, Texas. In that campaign, the parishes of Lubbock raised over two times their combined annual offertory for parish needs and the Bishop’s initiatives.
Most recently, Howard has been program manager and lead consultant for a major $105 million diocesan-wide campaign for the 211 parishes of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He has also worked parish campaigns within the Diocese of Knoxville and Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Howard and his wife Cheryl currently live in Fort Worth, Texas. They enjoy spending lots of family time with their five daughters and six grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, camping, and model railroading. He has also served as Vice President of the American-Thai Foundation for Education, a non-profit organization that promotes higher education in Thailand.