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Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Mike Bickle

Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. His teaching emphasizes passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times.

Mike Bickle

Bible Teacher

Daniel Lim

Daniel Lim serves as the chief executive officer of the International House of Prayer. He was trained at a Baptist seminary and served as a pastor in Southeast Asia. With a passion for the gospel of the kingdom of God and the glory of Jesus Christ, Daniel teaches throughout the nations.

Daniel Lim

Director

Ruben Cervantes

At IHOPKC since 2007 serving as Worship Leader, Bible Teacher, and Director of the IHOPU Forerunner Music Academy. Ruben has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and is working on his Doctorate.

Ruben Cervantes

Associate Director

Georgina Pilz

Born and raised in Bath, England, Georgina has always had a heart to build Houses of Prayer, study the Word of God and raise a godly family. Together with her husband, Jakob, they help give leadership to IHOPKC. With a heart to see Europe burn with Revival and the beauty of Christ and His second proclaimed they endeavor to give theirs lives to make His name famous.

Georgina Pilz

Spokeswoman

Angela Cheng

Graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey and moved to IHOPKC to do the Onething Internship in 2017. After the internship, she found a home with the IHOPKC community in Kansas City and decided to stay.

Angela Cheng

Executive Assistant

Brian Beeson

Brian has a B.A. from Wheaton College in Ancient Languages and Bible/Theology and a M.A. in Teaching English at Lee University. When in his twenties, he spent time teaching English in China, where he received the Huang Shan Friendship Teaching Award, given for excellence in teaching to a foreign instructor in Anhui province.

Brian Beeson

FSG Team Leader

Nani Waide

Nani was born and raised in Venezuela, latina at heart. She finished her undergraduate at IHOPU Kansas City and works with her husband at the International House of Prayer. Nani has enjoyed making jewelry for fun since a young age.

Nani Waide

Multimedia Producer

Joel Sung

Bible teacher, translator, and engineer, Joel Sung (Ph.D., POSTECH) moved to Kansas City in 2013 from South Korea and teaches Computer Science at UMKC. He also has been translating Mike Bickle's notes into Korean over 10 years for noahministry.org and is setting up an online teaching environment for CBETS.

Joel Sung

Global Initiatives Coordinator

Jordan Vanderplate

Jordan is from Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City in 2003 to attend the Forerunner School of Prayer. He has a passion for photography and videography and was involved in IHOPKC's media for many years. He's been in been featured at the Philadelphia Flower Show and the LaCie Collective Project.

Jordan Vanderplate

Media Director

Matthew Grothe

Matthew grew up in Minnesota as the youngest in a family of six. Photography and videography always drew his eye and three years ago he decided to do everything he could and follow every opportunity. That led him to shooting wedding, private businesses and nature. He loves traveling, outdoors, and exploring new things.

Matt Grothe

Videographer/Editor

Kathi DeCanio

Kathi DeCanio, mother of two, has been with IHOPKC since 1989, praying 10 years for the start of IHOPKC. She served in Thailand 1999-2008 and established a house of prayer network in Bangkok. Kathi has an M.A. in Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Washington Bible College.

Kathi DeCanio

Director of Training

Elise Cervantes

Elise has the most fun job because she gives the sixth love language: Food! She loves watching people around a table build relationships and connectedness. She's been married to the love of her life, Ruben, and have two beautiful children, Eden and Levi, and another little bun in the oven to join the family this November, 2019.

Elise Cervantes

Event Coordinator

Stephany Jimenez

Part of IHOPKC since 2018. Originally from Ecuador. She came to visit Kansas City, and the Lord called her to stay where is now her home. Recently married to Adam, she also serves in the Prophetic Ministry and in an outreach ministry to children.

Stephany Jimenez

Events Coordinator Assistant

Heather Johnson

She has been married to her husband Dave for 24 years and has two children, Emily and Jacob. She has a B.A. from North Park University in Music. She owned and operated her own insurance agency in High Point, North Carolina. Dave is in the marketplace with the F.A.A. and together, they moved here as “empty nesters” looking to remain the rest of our days at the feet of Jesus (Ps 27:4).

Heather Johnson

FSG Administrator

Matthew Maresco

Matthew is a third culture kid who was born into the prayer movement and spent most of his childhood in Thailand. He is currently pursuing a Th.M. in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary while serving the Lord both in Kansas City and abroad. It's been his joy to serve in the proclamation of the gospel: the return of the King.

Matt Maresco

FSG Online Coordinator