Pastor Harlan has been involved in various forms of Christian Ministry for over 30 years. Harlan began his career in ministry as founder and Executive Director of Central Oregon Youth for Christ, and a Church Planter for a new congregation in LaPine Oregon. He has also served as a Senior Pastor for churches in Bend Oregon, Decatur Illinois, Aurora Colorado and Twisp Washington. During the middle years of his career, he was an Associate Pastor and Executive Pastor for a large church of 1500 in Wenatchee Washington. From start up churches with 12 in attendance to leading larger churches with 28 full-time staff and 1500 in attendance, Harlan has developed a pastoral ministry that focuses on developing younger leaders, bringing out the best in God’s people, and teaching people the practical steps of Spirit Filled living.
Harlan and Linda are the parents of six adult children and grandparents of 6. In addition to speaking at conferences and providing marriage counseling, they also enjoy the great outdoors. Harlan and Linda both attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky where they met and fell in love. Harlan double majored in both Psychology as well as New Testament Studies, and he later entered the M Div. program at Asbury Theological Seminary. Harlan is also a founding member of the American Association of Christian Counselor’s, and a trainer for Prepare/Enrich and the DiSC Personality Assessment instrument.
Linda is a certified life coach and enjoys counseling and speaking at conferences.