MEET THE TEAM
MIKE RICHES - DIRECTOR
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 Crowe (formerly Karen Killmer) 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 includes 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. In June of 2022, Karen married Dick Crowe and lives in Puyallup, WA. Dick and Karen knew of each other because both had been ministering in the Puyallup area for many years in different capacities. Dick had stepped back from ministry to be caregiver for his wife, who had dementia for a 10-year period. After the death of his wife in 2020, he was not very interested in anything but walking with the Lord and trying to live a “new normal” after 58 years of marriage. Karen, likewise had been single for over 22 years, and had learned to be content doing ministry and following the Lord wherever He was leading. When a mutual friend approached each of them with the idea that they should have lunch and get to know one another, both were reluctant. But God won out and it was instant attraction and compatibility, a real God story. They are delighted to be growing together in Christ and are excited to see where the Lord takes them together as a couple in ministry.
Dick was a long-time real estate developer in the Puyallup area, but has been retired, often working on projects for family & friends as a handyman who can “do just about anything!” Karen has always been an avid reader and loves gardening. She claims this is her therapy! Together Dick & Karen are having a lot of fun and feel overwhelmed with the goodness of God!