Our Team

We have some incredible staff, seasoned instructors who are witnesses of God's love and power, and amazing worship leaders lined up and we are contacting more to serve and equip you. The following ones are confirmed. 

cheryl allen

Guest Instructor from Pasadena, CA: Prayer, Life in the Spirit, House of Prayer. Cheryl is the founder and executive director of Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP). She has a passion to see body of Christ fascinated with Jesus - pursuing intimacy with Him, confidently enjoying His voice and following Him wholeheartedly. At the center of PIHOP is a prayer room where day and night worship and prayer happens 20 hours a day/6 days a week. Over 50 churches are represented in the weekly worship and prayer teams. Weekly, PIHOP offers prophetic, inner healing and physical healing prayers for the body of Christ in LA and our mission community in the world. Equipping happens through intro classes, various internships, Supernatural School of Ministry, and yearly conferences.

 

Shawn Bolz

Guest Instructor from Glendale, CA: Life in the Spirit, Identity, Creativity. Shawn is an author, a TV host, spiritual adviser, producer, and minister in the prophetic movement. He is passionate about seeing individuals and groups learn how to be the most connected, best version of themselves through their relationship with God. His focus on having a genuine relationship with God, creativity through entertainment & social justice have brought him around the world to meet with churches, CEO’s, entertainers, and world leaders. He is an author of several books including best selling Translating God & Keys to Heaven’s Economy. Shawn Bolz is also the founding pastor of Expression58 Christian Ministries, a ministry focused on the entertainment industry and the poor in Los Angeles California where he lives with his wife, Cherie and their two daughters.

 

 

 

 

Cord Dorcey

Stone to Flesh Encounter Group leader and Instructor from Alhambra, CA: Discipleship. Cord is a Regional Administrator for in California. After years of being vegetarian and trying to save the world through good ecology, Cord came to an important realization: souls are being lost for eternity. Convicted by this reality he served as a missionary for 3 years with the National Evangelization Teams (NET Ministries) where he discovered his true passion- evangelization. He now serves as NET Ministries' Western Regional Coordinator in Alhambra, CA. Cord considers all Catholics "missionaries" and desires to equip God's people to share the saving love of Jesus wherever they go. Cord leads of our Encounter Groups.

Victoria Harris Gray

Guest Instructor from Dallas, TX: Holy Spirit, Parish revival (live video conference). Tori Harris is the primary instructor of the Holy Spirit 101 courses at the Arise Worship Ministry which she has founded and is presently serving as a council member for the National Service Committee. When not teaching Holy Spirit 101 she travels the country as a worship leader. She appeared at the Onething 2015 Catholic Ecumenical Track, leading worship and speaking. 

Johannes Hartl

Guest Instructor from Augsburg, Germany (live video conference): Building House Prayer, Ecumenism. Johannes Hartl has a burning heart to communicate God's fascination and beauty in an electrifying way. He has a doctorate in Catholic theology and has earned his degrees in German language and Literature studies, as well as philosophy. In 2005 together with his wife he founded the House of Prayer Augsburg. Since 2011 the House of Prayer has not ceased praying and worshipping God by day and night, 24/7. The events of the House of Prayer Augsburg are visited by the thousands. He is also the author of numerous books and an internationally beloved speaker at conferences, known for his way to connect spiritual depth with a sense of humor, intellect and practicability. Together with his wife Jutta and their four children, Johannes lives in Augsburg.

 

 

Mary Healy

Guest Instructor from Ann Arbor, MI: Healing (live video conference). Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. She appeared at Onething 2015 Catholic Ecumenical Track organized by the MajorChange. 

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marie hosdil 

MajorChange from Steubenville, OH: Intercessory Team, Spiritual Direction, Editor. Marie Hosdil entered the Catholic Church at age 25 after earlier formation in Lutheran and non-denominational charismatic circles. After teaching English in Osaka, Japan for two years, she worked for Dr. Scott Hahn while pursuing a Masters degree in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is involved in music ministry and ecumenical youth outreach with the Ohio Valley Youth Network, and in 2018 will be a definitively professed Secular Carmelite. She is the Intercessors Coordinator for MajorChange, and lives to love, sing, and pray, with her husband Erol and two children, in Steubenville, Ohio. Her blog is Naru Hordo

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Sarah Kaczmarek

Guest Instructor from Detroit, MI: Healing Beauty, Alpha training. Sarah Kaczmarek is the National Director for Youth Alpha. She holds a BA in English Literature, a MA in therapeutic counseling, and is currently completing a MA in Pastoral Studies in Evangelization. Prior to her post at Alpha she was the Director of Youth Ministry & Evangelization for 11 years at a church in Detroit, MI. She loves a good cup of coffee, foodie adventures, exploring the world, and passionately praying for the evangelization of the next generation.

Deacon Spencer Lewerenz

Guest Instructor from Camarillo, CA: Film and Culture, Storytelling.  Deacon Spencer  is in his last year of priestly formation at the St. John's Seminary. Before entering seminary he was a Communications Director at Act One, Script Reader at Amazon Studios, Production Editor at Washington Times Opinion, Parish Administrator at St. Victor Church West Hollywood

Anthony Lilles

Guest Instructor from Camarillo, CA: Prayer, Discernment, Spirituality. Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. has served the Church and assisted in the formation of clergy since 1994, and now serves in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Academic Dean of St. John’s Seminary, associate professor of theology and Academic Advisor of Juan Diego House. The son of a California farmer, married with young adult children, he holds a BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville with both the ecclesiastical licentiate and doctorate in spiritual theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum). He was a founding faculty member of Saint John Vianney Seminary in Denver where he also served as academic dean, department chair, director of liturgy and coordinator of spiritual formation for the permanent deacon program. He has published Fire from AboveHidden Mountain Secret Garden, Discerning Hearts (2012) and co-authored two other books. He blogs at www.beginningtopray.com and Spiritual Direction.

Teah Major

MajorChange Artist from Wroclaw, Poland. Teah is a 19 year old MajorChange artist from afar (Stone to Flesh logo designer). Growing up in Eastern Europe, Middle East and USA she gained a unique set of skills and experiences in dance, spiritual leadership, praise and worship, and visual arts. She currently studies European Cultures in the University of Wroclaw, Poland (where Edith Stein studied) sharing her time between studying, ministering in a youth group and praise and worship bands, teaching English and designing for Stone to Flesh SHOP

Keith and Iwona Major

MajorChange from Azusa, CA: Directors, Instructors, Pastoral Care, Creative & Media, Development, Marketing and Stone to Flesh Encounter Groups leaders. 

Jon Martin

Guest Instructor from Duarte, CA: Music & Outreach, Innovation, urban vibe. San Gabriel Valley native, Jon Martin, has been an independent worship leader and innovative music song writer throughout the LA and OC counties for five years. He first got involved with youth ministry and worship when he got a strong call from God to pursue a life in Him. His approach to worship is modern and compelling. He is the current leader of the Resound LA movement; its purpose is to help people of all walks of life encounter the love and power of God through modern worship and the arts.

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Katherine and MAtt Meeks

Guest Instructors from Pasadena, CA: Communication, Lifestyle. Matt Meeks grew up in Denver, CO and is the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is a senior marketing executive with a background in media, creative, digital, communications, analytics and mission focused organizational design which is strengthened by his global perspective and passion for creative thought, human expression and technology. Meeks has advised Hollywood studios, game developers and publishers, celebrity talent, nation states and technology start-ups from an enterprise, brand, product and campaign standpoint with an exemplary track record recruiting, training and managing driven teams that achieve success and positively impact the bottom-line.

Bishop David G. O'Connell

Ecclesiastical Advisor: Auxiliary Bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, San Gabriel Pastoral region. He received a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University College Dublin in 1975, a Bachelor of Divinity from Maynooth College in 1977 and a Masters of Spirituality from Mount St. Mary's College in 1987. Since his ordination to the priesthood, he’s served as Associate Pastor at St. Raymond in Downey, St. Maria Goretti in Long Beach, and St. Hillary in Pico Rivera, and then as Pastor of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Ascension Catholic Church, St. Eugene and St. Michael Parishes. He also served as a member of the Priest Pension Board, and currently serves on the Together in Mission Board as well as the Archdiocesan Finance Council, and continues to be a long-time member of the Council of Priests. He is a Knight of Peter Claver. He was and is involved deeply in working on behalf of immigrants and the most vulnerable. His community work in the area infiltrated by gangs and poverty as well as involvement with Charismatic renewal efforts puts Bishop O'Connell at the forefront of leadership in the areas of new evangelization. 

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brian and Tiffany Pickett

Staff from Santa Ana, CA. Brian and Tiffany have been a part of the charismatic renewal in the church for over 10 years. They’ve witnessed God’s love for His people and healing power in many places in the U.S. as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Mexico. Brian currently manages a family business and is completing his Master’s degree in Catechetics and Evangelization. Tiffany stays at home raising their 4 young boys - who are their favorite miracles yet! A few of their favorite pastimes in this season of life include: walking with the family to breakfast, working on home projects, and family room dance parties. Tiffany leads an Encounter Group, Brian is one of our worship leaders and they oversee the development of our ministry teams

Fr. Charles Ramirez

Pastor of the Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Claremont, CA where his desire is that the parish would be a haven of “spiritual rest” for those most in need of renewal. He was raised in Azusa, CA,  graduated from Cal Poly University. He pastored several parishes in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. His career before priesthood was that of a TV news reporter from Palm Springs to Sacramento. He is the eldest of five children and I has a twin sister, Cindy. He supports and participates in an Inland Valley Revival Network of pastors from various Christian churches working together to bring renewal to the area. Fr. Charles conducts Masses for healing regularly. 

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Michael Ramirez

Staff from Diamond Bar, CA. Michael Ramirez is a young adult leader in the San Gabriel Valley who has been given the heart of a shepherd and has been sent by the Holy Spirit to care for the young people of Los Angeles. He is currently on the San Gabriel Young Adults Regional Pastoral Council and on the regional Discipleship 21 Team. For the last three years he is the Young Adult Minister at St. Denis parish in Diamond Bar and the servant leader for “Oceans of Mercy”, local  young adults initiative. Michael strives to walk in the prophetic Spirit of Christ Crucified, Risen and Glorified. Together with the San Gabriel Region Young Adult Leader Committee, he diligently works toward the revival of young adult ministry in the life of the Church. He serves Stone to Flesh as  a leader of an Encounter Group, Community Outreach to the poor and as an Operations Developer. 

Patrick Reis

Guest Instructor from Columbus, OH: Supernatural ministry, Revival, Discipleship (live video conference). Patrick is the Coordinator of Encounter Ministries, a host of Encounter Radio, and Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Patrick Church in Columbus, OH. He has a passion and drive to see Catholics empowered to walk in the power and love of the Holy Spirit and speaks at conferences around the country. He was recently featured in “Fearless” a documentary on the Holy Spirit and Evangelization.

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Justin Rizzo

Guest Instructor from Kansas City, MO: Praise and Worship, House of Prayer (live video conference). Justin Rizzo was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He began leading worship at his local church when he was just 12 years old. In January 2004, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri for an internship at the International House of Prayer. The lifestyle of worship and prayer immediately resonated in Justin's heart and since that time, he has been involved in full-time worship ministry. He teaches Worship Arts at the IHOPU. As a prolific songwriter, Justin greatly enjoys the opportunity to create alongside so many talented singers, musicians, and writers. He has released five albums and been featured on multiple compilation projects along with writing and producing two full-length musicals. In addition, he travels extensively to lead worship and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Justin currently lives in Kansas City with his wife, Naomi, and their daughter. He was featured at the Catholic Ecumenical Tracks during Onething 2015 and Onething 2016. 

 

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lorraine sobretodo

Stone to Flesh Staff from Walnut, CA. Lorraine is a young adult leader who serves with various parishes in the San Gabriel Region including St. Denis Light of Life Ministry and St. Paul the Apostle Young Adult Ministry. As the vocalist and guitarist of His Resound, she currently leads worship for various youth and young adult events. Working as a high school teacher, she enjoys seeing others rise to their highest potential. This quality derives from her mission in ministry, which is to bring individuals to a place where they can experience life lived in the fullness of their identity in Christ. Lorraine leads worship and an Encounter Group at Stone to Flesh. Her commitment and dedication to excellency in ministry allow students to be immersed in a focused atmosphere of God’s presence.

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Sean Tobin

Guest Instructor from Glendora, CA: Healing, Holy Spirit. Sean is a psychotherapist, holding two masters degrees and finishing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University. His dissertation is on "Exorcism, Deliverance, and Psychotherapy", and he personally integrates dynamic therapy with a rich catholic-charismatic anthropology. Once identifying as atheist, Sean was baptized in the Holy Spirit and went to Franciscan University of Steubenville to study Philosophy. He spent two years in religious life before discerning a call to married life, and is now a husband and father of two. He has worked in several mental health settings and served a broad demographic. He currently is a psychological assistant at Aim For Breakthrough, a psychological corporation, and is a singer-songwriter in his spare time. He hopes to help others connect with God in more meaningful and tangible ways, using his training to understand the complementarity of psychological health and spiritual maturity. He is especially interested in the development of God-image, and partnering with the Holy Spirit to transform psychological barriers, to experience more of God.