Rev. Tim Howard began practicing inner healing and freedom ministry in 2000 while on staff at Heritage Wesleyan Church in Rock Island, IL. After ten years, Tim sensed God calling him to take freedom ministry to the world. On August 1st, 2010, he launched Wellsprings of Freedom International. Tim is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has traveled extensively, teaching and equipping other churches with freedom and inner healing ministry. In addition to training others, Tim has led nearly 3,000 personal freedom sessions. He co-authored the book, With Gentle Authority and authored the book, The Jezebel Virus, along with many other articles. Tim and his wife Gracie are the proud parents of two sons and also cherish their two grandchildren.
Rev. Brian Burke has been actively involved in inner healing and freedom ministry for the last seventeen years. Brian is an ordained minister 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, Sophia, served as long-term missionaries in Russia for twelve years with Global Partners, where they were actively involved in the work of evangelism, church planting, leadership development, theological education, and also 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 President. He is the author of two full-length books, With Gentle Authority and The Power of Healing Prayer, and many of WFI's training resources.
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 used 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 brings her enthusiasm for administration to the WFI team in day-to-day operations, together with her passion for helping others find freedom in Christ.
Director of Marketing & Partnership Development
Rev. 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.
Indiana Hub Leader/Web Support
Rev. David Kelly has been a part of inner healing and freedom ministry for seven years. He’s an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Biblical Studies. David, his wife Maria, and their two sons live in Marion, IN. His wife is the Network Ministry Leader of the Wellsprings ministry 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 also leads freedom sessions at the Hub and provides ongoing training opportunities for churches and organizations wanting to start Wellsprings network locations in Indiana. He also provides ongoing resourcing and support for existing Wellsprings teams throughout the state. In addition to his responsibilities as the WFI Indiana Hub leader, he serves in the “Web Support” role for WFI, providing technical oversight and assistance for our website and other online resources.