Mike has served as a lead pastor for approximately 30 years beginning in 1983. He is still in full-time pastoral ministry as lead pastor of Harborview Fellowship in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Since 2002 Mike has ministered internationally having founded the Sycamore Commission. His vision is to see the Church equipped and effective in carrying out Jesus’ ministry and mission as modeled in the gospels and by the Early Church.
His ministry involves teaching, training, leadership development and support, and freedom prayer training.
It has taken him to many nations in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He has authored Recovering God’s Design for Your Life, The LF Course, Hearing God’s Voice for Yourself and Others (co-authored with Tom Jonez), and The Freedom Prayer Training Course.
Mike and his wife Cindy love the outdoors, diverse cultural experiences, and are the parents of two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and grandparents of an energetic granddaughter.
Cindy Riches has been in church leadership and ministry with Mike since 1983. Cindy thrives in ministering through her gifts and passion of teaching-exhortation and prayer. She has ministered both in the USA and internationally. Cindy loves time with her family, coffee and outings with friends, a good book, the outdoors, and travel.
Karen has been a teacher, trainer, and mentor in healing prayer classes and sessions since 2005. The basis of her teaching and training has been the LIVING FREE course, as well as the HEARING GOD’S VOICE course. She has a passion for helping people find freedom, victory, and healing from emotional wounding. She embraces the call of being sent forth as described in Eph 4:12 “. . . to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
Other core curriculum being offered include JOURNEY TO FREEDOM, DISCOVER YOUR GOD-GIVEN GIFTS, and EXPERIENCING THE FATHER’S LOVE, as well as several supplemental classes. She and a team of leaders offer healing prayer sessions to individuals in person, as well as virtual. ZOOM has afforded the opportunity to expand across the nation, as well as in Canada.
Karen has 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren and loves when she gets to spend time with family. She has always been an avid reader and loves gardening. She claims this is her therapy!