Chris Leeper – Director of 40 Days of HOPE
Chris and Carlene Leeper have been married for 24 yrs and are parents to eight amazing Kingdom kids. Carlene is a wonderful homemaker and home schools all eight of their children. Chris was called into full time ministry six months after he accepted the LORD at age 21. He has served in many roles in the church, from usher, deacon, outreach pastor, missionary and lead pastor. In 2003 he started a mission ministry called Mission One Million to raise up orphan children to become missionaries and leaders in India, as well as support and strengthen pastors and leaders around the world by training them in a SPIRIT Empowered Lifestyle and teaching them how to bring the Kingdom of GOD to their cities. In 2013, the LORD gave Chris a vision during a prayer meeting in which Christians were united in every sphere of society. He saw Christian leaders from every area, as well as intercessors, united in a covenant relationship to establish partnerships for societal transformation, and advance God’s Kingdom in their area of influence. Since this vision, Chris has been led to help unite the Church and Christians throughout California as well as internationally for the purpose of transformation. Both Chris and Carlene simply desire to be servants to the Body of CHRIST by helping them fully express what is in the FATHER’s heart for their family, community, state, and nation.
Maryal Boumann – Director of Pray California
Maryal is a woman in love with the LORD, His Word, and people! She firmly believes in the power of prayer, worship, and action. She has served as a Hospital Chaplain, produced and hosted a local cable Christian TV show, co-founded Sierra Food Bank for the needy, has been in Leadership with Aglow International, CA Governor’s Prayer Team, and National Day of Prayer. She continues to support those and many other ministries, promoting the UNITY of the Brethren! Maryal was certified through Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, and has been ordained since 2005. She is the U.S. National Prayer Council Women’s Ministry Director. Pray California is actively involved with the Pro-Life movement under the covering of Operation Outcry Founder USSC Attorney Allan Parker. Maryal has a passion to see everyone victoriously live out their divine destiny. She desires that JESUS would reign in California and our nation!
Ted Hahs – Speaker & Podcaster | Social Entrepreneur
Iosefa & Eunice Barruel-Lam Yuen – Founder and International Directors
Iosefa and Eunice Barruel-Lam Yuen are worshipers whose desire is to see the nations worship. Eunice is the Founder and Executive Director of New Strength International Ministries (NSIM), and Global Day of Worship, TM (GDW), whose mission is to usher the glory of God to the nations for transformation and harvest. She along with her husband, desire to partner with national and international churches, ministries and organizations in order to exhort, equip and release them to fulfill their purposes and destinies. One main focus of NSIM is to teach and train children in orphanages in worship and arts. Through this training, children will be introduced to Jesus and be equipped to have overcoming lives despite circumstances. Eunice travels nationally and internationally teaching in conferences and leading people to worship in freedom. Eunice is an alumna of the Regent University School of Business.
George Runyan – Founder of San Diego City Church Ministries
Pastor Runyan has been involved with planting eleven churches nationally and internationally. He directs City Church Ministries, networking with hundreds of pastors and civic leaders throughout the San Diego region. He is a Faculty member of Vision International University where he serves on the Board of Regents. He is an author and has been a radio broadcaster for many years.
George is working with ministers from other cities who carry a similar vision for a united church in the locality. His passion has been to see the walls of separation between churches, ethnic groups, and civil government broken down. He has authored a number of booklets, training materials, and has two books on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. George and his lovely wife Becky have seven children and sixteen grandchildren. They live near San Diego, California.
Sheila Ann Smith – Canadian Worship Leader/Missionary
Sheila Ann Smith has served in churches as a worship arts pastor for many years and currently travels in ministry regularly to 5 continents. She holds an undergrad degree in biblical studies and a master in music. An anointed worship leader and speaker, her joy and her heart for combining worship and prayer comes from years of seeking God through life journeys and times of deep personal sorrow. She has a heart for humanitarian projects and serves in music and missions on behalf of children in poverty.