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HNI Leadership Teams

The HarvestNet International Apostolic Council provides executive leadership to the network. They provide a high level of financial accountability and appoint an Advisory Council, which is a larger representative group of HarvestNet leaders who assist them in leading the international movement.
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Apostolic Council

Dr. Barry and Cheryl Wissler

Dr. Barry and Cheryl Wissler

Dr. Barry Wissler is the founding President of HarvestNet International, a network of churches, ministries and businesses partnering for the harvest. Having pastored Ephrata Community Church for 37 years, Barry passed leadership to a successor and now focuses on training emerging leaders and building organizational teams. HNI serves churches in Europe, Asia, North and South America and operates the HarvestNet School of Supernatural Ministry and Gateway House of Prayer a regional center for 24/7 prayer.

Kevin and Stephanie Eshleman

Kevin and Stephanie Eshleman

Kevin Eshleman is the senior pastor of Ephrata Community Church. He has previously served as a public school campus minister with the Lancaster Youth Network of Churches and Lancaster Youth for Christ, and he has pastored in the Brethren in Christ Church. He is currently serving on the HarvestNet International Apostolic Council, the Ephrata/Akron Ministerium, and the Cocalico School District Board. Kevin has a master’s diploma from the Wagner Leadership Institute and a Master of Divinity in World Christianity at Evangelical Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children: Hannah and Daniel.

Wayne and Janice Kaufman

Wayne and Janice Kaufman

Wayne Kaufman is President of Gates of Praise Ministries. He currently serves on the HarvestNet International Apostolic Council and attends Ephrata Community Church. He is a clear prophetic voice with a pastor’s heart towards the body of Christ. He carries a burden for the end time harvest and the health of the church. He calls the body to live in victory with Kingdom power and to fulfill the great commission. A significant portion of his time is spent traveling nationally and internationally equipping leadership and the body to do the work of the ministry. He is married to Jan and has three grown sons and three grand children.

Dr. Rodney and Karen Woods

Dr. Rodney and Karen Woods

Dr. Rodney Woods and his wife, Karen, serve the City Temple in London, where Rod is the senior minister and Karen serves as director of worship, hospitality and children’s ministry. City Temple is an historic resource church in the City of London that has a Kingdom focused, polycultural congregation. Rod and Karen’s vision is to serve as catalysts for renewal throughout the Body of Christ and to help equip future generations to fulfill the Great Commission as a spiritual father and mother. Rod has a Doctor of Ministry in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He has served churches in Missouri and London.

JC and Maria Alzamora

JC and Maria Alzamora

JC Alzamora was converted over 30 years ago as a Venezuelan international college student in the United States. Since that time, he has functioned in various leadership roles in local churches and ministries in the USA, Latin America, and Europe. JC has a passion to see the reality of the Kingdom of God manifest on Earth as it is in Heaven and to see the Church unite and become the fullness of what God intended her to be. He travels around the world strengthening, equipping and launching ministries through the manifestation of the Presence of God with signs, wonders, miracles, prophetic words and apostolic counsel. He has been married to his wife, Maria, for over 25 years and has a son named Nicolas.

Jimmy and Lydia Nimon

Jimmy and Lydia Nimon

Jimmy Nimon is the founding and lead pastor of Lifeway Church. Jimmy, along with his wife, Lydia, have a passion to reach the lost with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, equip God’s people, develop leaders, and plant life-giving churches. Previous to establishing Lifeway Church, Jimmy founded and led the Gateway House of Prayer, a 24/7 worship and prayer center that is committed to honoring Jesus Christ and praying for transformation the Lancaster County region.During his time leading Gateway House of Prayer, Jimmy was gripped with the need to make disciples with practical training methods. He has created three discipleship programs, multiple training classes, and helped develop the Kingdom Ministry School. Jimmy and Lydia have five children, two grand-children, and reside in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Advisory Council

Luke and Julie Weaver

Luke and Julie Weaver

Luke Weaver was raised in Lancaster County in an amazing Christian family. He had a burning heart for missions, which lead him into Youth With A Mission in Colorado after high school. That heart continued to grow as Luke travelled to many nations and saw the need for the gospel message everywhere. Luke met his wife, Julie, in Colorado and got married in 2002. They have both served in various mission and ministry positions since that time. In 2009, they moved to Pennsylvania based on a direct word from the Lord and joined HarvestNet as a member of Gateway House of Prayer. Luke served on staff as assistant director for several years and then was asked to direct Gateway in May of 2013 after the former director announced his transition to another ministry. Luke and Julie are excited about all the Lord is doing through HarvestNet and Gateway House of Prayer and feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve with them. They have five children and live in Ephrata, PA.

Dr. Peter and Lesley Light

Dr. Peter and Lesley Light

Dr. Peter Light has been involved in developing apostolic teams with others during the new church movement in the UK in the 1970’s. As part of a team from a large resource church in Southampton, he helped in the planting of several churches in the south of England. His Fathering and Apostolic ministry opened up opportunities to travel widely in Asia where he was able to encourage the establishing of networks in Nepal, India and Malaysia. He continues to minister there in a fathering role. He has been happily married to Lesley for 44 years; they have 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.

Jake and Anna Kail

Jake and Anna Kail

Jake Kail was called to ministry in college after a life-changing encounter with God. He is passionate for the Presence of God and to see His kingdom come and His will be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” Jake is the author of three books, including Restoring the Ministry of Jesus. He speaks at churches, retreats, conferences, and other events. Jake lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife and kids, and he serves as the lead pastor of Threshold Church.

Floyd and Kim Zook

Floyd and Kim Zook

Floyd Zook is owner and president of Zook Interiors, LLC, which is a metal stud drywall company that he founded in 1991 and currently employs 43 people. Before starting his business, Floyd graduated from Ecola Bible School, spent several years in the short-term missions, and was employed by Discipleship Ministries as a training director. Floyd has a passion for effective leadership and to see the Kingdom of God integrated into the market place.