MEET OUR STAFF
Tim Howard

President
Tim Howard was born in Muscatine Iowa, but has lived his entire life in Illinois. Tim is an ordained Pastor in The Wesleyan Church as a result of being called into ministry later in life and following the educational track offered by The Wesleyan Church toward ordination. Tim was Vice President General Manager of Graphic Image when he was called out of the secular world to serve full time in ministry. Tim served on staff at Heritage Wesleyan Church in Rock Island, IL for ten years finishing his time there as Adult Ministry Department Head. After leaving Heritage in August of 2010, Tim founded and launched Wellsprings of Freedom International, where he is currently serving as President. Tim and his wife Gracie are the proud parents of two sons and adore their two grandchildren.

Brian Burke

Executive Vice President of Global Ministry
Brian Burke was born in Staten Island, NY and has been actively involved in inner healing and freedom ministry for the last ten years.  Brian is an ordained Pastor in The Wesleyan Church and is a graduate of both Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and Wheaton College Graduate School (Wheaton, IL).  Brian, his wife Cara, and their daughter, served as career missionaries in Russia for twelve years with Global Partners/The Wesleyan Church, where they were actively involved in the work of evangelism, church planting, theological education, and launched and provided ongoing leadership to the Wellsprings of Freedom ministry.  Since 2013, Brian has been serving full-time as the Executive Vice President of Global Ministry for Wellsprings of Freedom International in Rock Island, IL.

Cara Burke

Director of Marketing & Partnership Development 
Cara Burke has been serving in the Wellsprings of Freedom ministry for the last ten years. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and Wheaton College Graduate School (Wheaton, IL). In addition to serving as a Discerner on a weekly team, Cara currently works on staff as the Director of Marketing & Partnership Development and Administrative Assistant for Wellsprings of Freedom International in Rock Island, IL.

Brittany Sievers

Director of Aftercare
Brittany was blessed to grow up in the Chicago suburbs amidst a large family who exemplified the love of the Lord. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and completed her MA in Counseling Ministries through Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL).  As the new Director of Aftercare, Brittany will assist clients in equipping them to live out and walk in their freedom.

Jamie Habenicht

Bookkeeper
Jamie Habenicht grew up and lives in Iowa and is a big Iowa Hawkeyes fan!  She received her degree in Finance from The University of Iowa in 2010.  Jamie joined the Wellsprings staff in November, 2015 as their part-time bookkeeper.  She also tutors and has her own childcare business.