Bryan Downer, CEO

As President and CEO, Bryan Downer will work with the leadership team and the Board of Directors to build on the strengths and partnerships CEC has established in the community to provide assistance to families in need. Mr. Downer has been a part of CEC since March of 2013 where he served as Vice President of Property.

His understanding heart for people helps him to relate to the various needs and challenges of the over 400 people that sleep under CEC roofs each night and the hundreds of families fed each day through the CEC Food Pantry. His vision is to build on our strengths and partnerships to help the most people move from crisis to wholeness. When we meet those at the beginning of their crisis, we can break the cycle of poverty and family violence by preventing its start.

He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Apartment Association of Tarrant County and the Board of the Texas Apartment Association. Prior to joining CEC, he managed a family service business in the DFW area that he and his wife, Nansii started. Bryan’s twenty years of residential construction experience guided him in the management of the many homes, townhomes, condos and apartments that the CEC owns throughout Tarrant County.

In 2009, he earned a graduate degree from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and currently leads a local faith community. He is passionate about connecting people with the peace of God. He is married to the love of his life and is the father of three and the grandfather of six.