Tim Howard

Founder

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 Founder. Tim and his wife Gracie are the proud parents of two sons and adore their two grandchildren.

Brian Burke

President

Brian Burke was born in Staten Island, NY and has been actively involved in inner healing and freedom ministry for the last thirteen 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. Beginning in 2013, Brian has been serving full-time with Wellsprings of Freedom International first as the Executive Vice President of Global Ministry and currently as the President.

Cara Burke

Director of Marketing & Partnership Development

Cara Burke has been serving with Wellsprings of Freedom International for the last thirteen years. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and Wheaton College Graduate School (Wheaton, IL). Cara is an ordained Pastor in The Wesleyan Church. In addition to serving as a Leader and Discerner on a weekly basis, Cara currently works on staff as the Director of Marketing & Partnership Development for Wellsprings of Freedom International in Rock Island, IL.

Kim Mefferd

Administrative Assistant

Kim grew up in Des Moines, IA and moved to Rock Island, IL in 2005. She has one son who currently lives in Colorado. After discovering Wellsprings of Freedom International in 2006, Kim knew someday she wanted to be a part of the ministry that brought so much freedom in her own life. In 2015, that dream became a reality. Kim now serves as both a Discerner and Team Leader in the WFI ministry. Kim has been using her gift of administration in the secular world for over 20 years and is excited to be part of Wellsprings of Freedom International as their full-time Administrative Assistant. Kim finally gets to bring her enthusiasm for administration to the WFI team in day to day operations, together with her passion for helping others find freedom in Christ.

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.

David Kelly

Indiana Hub Leader/Web Support

David Kelly lives with his wife Maria and their two sons in Marion, IN. He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Biblical Studies and is an ordained Pastor in the Wesleyan Church. His wife leads a Wellsprings Network team at their local church where David serves as a team leader each week. Then, as the leader of the Wellsprings Indiana Regional Training Hub, David provides ongoing training opportunities for churches and organization wanting to start Wellsprings network locations in Indiana as well as ongoing resourcing and support for existing Wellsprings teams throughout the state of Indiana.