Meet our Team


Kent McKeever, Attorney Director

Kent McKeever founded Mission Waco Legal Services in 2012. He has been a licensed attorney since November of 2012. Kent is a graduate of Vanderbilt
Law School, Baylor University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Before law school, he spent three and a half years as Executive Director and Pastor of a nonprofit ministry and church in Longview, TX. In 2014, he was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

Jessi Benton, Staff Attorney

Jessi Benton joined Mission Waco Legal Services in April 2015.  She has been a licensed attorney since September of 2012.  Jessi is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Oklahoma.  Prior to moving to Waco, she worked as an associate at Crowe and Dunlevy in Oklahoma City. 




Law Student Extern

Gemma Zuniga

Administrative Intern

Sarah Clay

Advisory Council

MWLS would like to thank the following individuals for their service and guidance as members of our Advisory Council:

  • Marcus Brooks
  • John Burleson
  • Jennifer Chance
  • Mike Scanes
  • Michelle Tuegel


MWLS would like to thank the following individuals for their dedication to serving our community and consistent volunteering with MWLS:

Law Students

  • Sune Agbuke
  • Travis Blake
  • Shannon Blankenbeker
  • Kate Broussard
  • Javier Cabanillas
  • Brittany Cleere
  • Tori Easton
  • Luis Espinoza
  • Tara Glasner
  • Elin Isenhower
  • Katie Lacy
  • Enrique Rojas

Other Volunteers

  • Carter Barnett
  • Matthew Caylor
  • Susan Finck
  • Kalyn Grider


  • Dominic Braus
  • Marcus Brooks
  • Rick Brophy
  • John Burleson
  • David Carpenter
  • Jennifer Chance
  • Brennan Diamond
  • Rachel Dove
  • Rebecca Griffin
  • Cynthia Henderson
  • Alfred Mackenzie
  • John O’Herren
  • Christie Ryan
  • Mike Scanes
  • Jacob Straub
  • Michelle Tuegel
  • Quyen Vo
  • Patricia Wilson