About Us

Justice For Our Neighbors Dallas-Fort Worth offers free and affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, provides education to the public, and engages in advocacy with and for our immigrant neighbors. JFON DFW services a region that is centered around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Legal services are provided by a licensed immigration attorney who remains with their case until relief is granted or all avenues are exhausted.  Intake Clinics are held once each month at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine FUMC, Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson, and Genesis United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. At these clinics, immigrant neighbors are welcomed and meet with the JFON DFW attorney to learn if they have a claim to the legal status they seek. Volunteers and staff are privileged to hear the real stories of real people and see the issue of immigration in a much clearer light.

JFON DFW Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of an inclusive group from across the North and Central Texas Conferences. Current members of the Board are:

Elisa O’Callaghan – Board Chair          Jan McDowell – Vice-Chair

Winnie Bamuinihile – Secretary         Rev. Dale Tampke – Treasurer

Mayda Arista                                         Rev. Armando Alvarado

Mike Bucek                                            Laura Byrd

Cliff Clark                                               Ana Fonua-Terrazas

Rev. Andy Lewis                                   Rev. Allen Lutes

Dr. Charles Rives                                 Molly Mayo Tampke

Giovanny Torres                                  Dee Weaver

Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile



JFON DFW couldn’t do all that it does without the generous support of caring individuals like YOU! To make a difference through JFON, donate here. Every gift makes a difference!

JFON DFW is a regional ministry which receives support from a variety of sources, including grants from the Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Justice For Our Neighbors, and other generous individuals and organizations. JFON DFW also receives significant support from the North and Central Texas Conferences of the United Methodist Church and from churches across both of these great conferences.


The JFON program was initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, JFON DFW being one of the charter regional projects. This vibrant ministry has served thousands of immigrants over the years, delivering on the Christian and American promise to welcome the migrant.

The JFON DFW main office is located on the campus of Grapevine First United Methodist Church, 422 Church Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.