IHOPU Leadership

Executive Leadership


Mike Bickle


  • Director, IHOPKC
  • Chancellor, International House of Prayer University

Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. He is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time ministry, music, and media schools.

Mike is the author of several books, including Growing in Prayer, Passion for Jesus, Growing in the PropheticThe Pleasures of Loving God, After God’s Own Heart, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times. Mike and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and five grandchildren.

Allen Hood


  • Associate Director, IHOPKC
  • President Emeritus, IHOPU

Allen Hood (M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary) has served on the leadership team of the International House of Prayer since 2000. He currently serves as associate director of IHOPKC and as president of International House of Prayer University. Allen is called to intercede for the fullness of God to be released in the Church and to labor for the strengthening of the global prayer and missions movement. Proclaiming the glorious splendor of Christ Jesus is his joy, and preparing the Bride for the glorious return of Jesus is his burden. To this end, Allen is deeply committed to seeing unceasing corporate worship and intercession established in every tribe, tongue, and nation. Allen resides in Kansas City with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons.

Chuck Metteer, PhD

Vice President, Training
Academic Dean

Dr. Chuck Metteer (BS, University of Redlands; MDiv, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, Vineyard Leadership Institute, and Harvest International School, before joining the International House of Prayer University team. His research and teaching specialty is in desert spirituality and practical theology. He also pastored in the Calvary Chapel and Vineyard movements for over fifteen years. His burden is to train students in spiritual formation from an end-time ministry perspective. Chuck and his wife, Karen, moved to Kansas City in 2010 from California.

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Doug Conder, PhD

Vice President, Administration

Doug Conder (BSEd, MEd, Abilene Christian University; PhD, University of Kansas) joined the IHOPU leadership team in June 2009. He has many years of experience in college administration and fundraising. Doug and his wife, Kimberly, moved to Kansas City from Texas in June 2008 with their children, Hampton and Rees.

University Leadership

David Sliker


  • Director, Forerunner School of Ministry, IHOPU

David Sliker is a senior leader at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife, Tracey, and their four children. He is an instructor at International House of Prayer University, where he teaches biblical studies, prayer, and eschatology. David is the author of three books, End Times Simplified, Old Testament Survey, and Biblical Foundations of Eschatology.

Murray Hiebert


  • Director, Forerunner Music Academy, IHOPU

Murray and his wife, Deborah, have been a part of the International House of Prayer since its early years. After serving as a worship leader in Minneapolis, Murray moved to Kansas City with a dream in his heart for the nations of the earth to sings songs of love to Jesus. Murray led worship in the Global Prayer Room for years, while giving leadership to singers, musicians, and worship leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Murray and Deborah began and led a prayer room at Every Home for Christ in Colorado Springs. God has given Murray and Deborah four beautiful children.

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Sharon Stanley

Director, Forerunner Media Institute

Sharon Stanley graduated with a BA in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University. After completing the Fire in the Night Internship at IHOPKC she joined staff as an intercessory missionary in 2009, and served in the prayer room on the NightWatch for four years. With a passion to see young adults thrive in intimacy with Jesus, Sharon now serves as director of our Forerunner Media Institute.

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Dale Anderson

Director, Forerunner School of Ministry International Programs

Dale has been a teacher for over thirty years, serving as a public school teacher (BEd, University of Calgary) and a Bible teacher. He was a missionary in Gliwice, Poland, from 1992 to 1999, where he taught English and established a church focused on prayer and intimacy with Jesus. Dale is the author of Mercy Wins: Learning Mercy in a Merciless Age, and has a passion to see the Church established in night-and-day prayer with fasting. Dale and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Jordan (married to Victoria), and Bethany.

Stuart Greaves


  • Vice President, Global Prayer Division, IHOPKC

At the International House of Prayer, Stuart serves on the senior leadership team and gives oversight to the prayer division, which serves the Global Prayer Room (GPR). For 16 years, he has served on the NightWatch, the hours from midnight to 6am in the GPR. With a vision to see Christ revealed by the Holy Spirit to the depths of peoples’ hearts, Stuart travels nationally and internationally, teaching on the forerunner message, intercession, and the knowledge of God. He is married to Esther, his wife of 19 years, and resides in Kansas City.

Aaron Phillips

Aaron Phillips

Director, Operations

Aaron Phillips joined IHOPKC staff with his wife, Joy, in 2010 after graduating from IHOPU. Before serving as the director of Operations, Aaron served the university in the areas of financial development and campus management. His passion is to see the next generation of leaders fully embrace the purposes of God as they pursue lifestyles of deep love for Jesus.

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John Markman

Director, Finance

John Markman (BS, Wittenberg University) served in the banking industry for five years before joining IHOPKC in 2009 where he has served in the IHOPU business office since 2010. His desire is for Jesus to be made famous on the earth by the Body of Christ being established in a culture of prayer. John and his wife, Sarah, live in Kansas City with their four children, Hannah, Esther, Samuel, and Ezra.

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Andy Won, PhD

Director, Admissions

Andy Won (BS, Biola University; MA, PhD, Talbot School of Theology) has extensive experience of working in admissions and recruiting within Christian higher education, including serving as adjunct faculty at Bethesda Christian University, International School of Theology, and Southern California College, where he taught Christian education. Andy has also served as the director of Christian education and as an executive pastor in Korean churches in Southern California. He and his family joined IHOPKC in 2009. Andy’s passion is to train and equip leaders to impact the next generation for the kingdom.