Online Campus Facilitators

Chantelle

Bio

Chantelle Hudachek co-directed with her husband Ben one of the first Encounter School of Ministry Satellite Campuses: The Louisiana Campus. She now resides in Jacksonville, FL with Ben and their three beautiful children and is honored to facilitate classes for ESMO. She is madly in love with Jesus, has a deep hunger for revival and loves a good dance party.

Tara

Bio

Tara is excited to be back for a second year as an Online Facilitator for the Encounter School of Ministry Online. She is a worship leader, songwriter, and serves as a vocalist for Encounter Worship. She met Jesus as a teenager and has been involved in various ministries ever since with a desire to see all of God’s children convinced of their identity and ability to operate out of the inheritance we have through Jesus, in this life. She is married to Joe, the Senior Director of Encounter School of Ministry, and together they have three beautiful children.

Kevin

Bio

After a profound encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist, Kevin Bailey experienced a desire to share the love of Christ with everyone he meets. Changing majors, schools, and lifestyles, Kevin has been working in ministry and speaking for 10 years. A husband, father, and youth minister, he has seen firsthand what the culture has to offer and the power of a Church transformed. His passion is seeing people walk in their identity as sons and daughters through powerful encounters and rich prayer lives. Kevin currently serves as Director of Discipleship at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan.

Sam

Bio

Sam is an ESMO Year 1 Online Facilitator. He loves God and making God known to others in the Power of the Holy Spirit. When he is not facilitating, Sam can be found with his family and friends, imersing himself in the beauty of nature, pursuing his graduate studies for faith-based counseling, or working with a mental health group home.

Theresa

Bio

Theresa is passionate about watching God’s miracles and wonders by sharing God’s healing love and mercy to others in Prayer ministry. ESMO brought profound changes to her ministry and she now loves sharing that with others as an ESMO online facilitator. She has been actively involved in healing ministries for the last 16 year and has served as the Director of The Mercy of God Prayer Center in the Diocese of Austin, TX where she teaches classes, directs retreats and facilitates workshops on Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing as well as prayer ministry. She has a wonderful husband and three beautiful children.

Jay

Bio

Jay is the Director of Worship for Encounter Ministries and is facilitating class for the Encounter School of Ministry Online for the first time this year. Coming out of the Encounter School himself, Jay believes in teaching, equipping, and activating all Christians around the world into their spheres of influence. He currently lives in Lansing, Michigan, with a wonderful wife and 3 children.

Michelle

Bio

As a Beloved Daughter of the King, Michelle loves to facilitate ESMO classes and use her gifting of spiritual motherhood to guide, encourage and love the students the Lord brings to her. She graduated from ESMO in the first online class, May of 2022. ESMO has been an integral part of her healing journey and growth in her identity, the prophetic, physical healing and inner healing supernatural gifts. She is in awe each time God uses her to bring His healing to others. Michelle is blessed with her marriage to Mike and has two children, Brooke and Mark, who are in their late teens.

Carla

Bio

After graduating from ESMO in 2022 Carla and her husband William were both excited to share their incredibly transformative experience with others and became Facilitators. Carla’s first year facilitating was amazing, and with a fervent desire for MORE, she continues to faciltiate, expecting the Lord to do great things in and through each student. Carla loves the church and desires to see her come fully alive and fulfill her mission through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Fr. Walter

Bio

Father Walter is a priest for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He has been ordained for 20 years and has been actively involved with Encounter Ministries since attending his first Encounter conference in 2019. He has loved seeing the fruit that the ministry is bearing in the hearts of disciples all around the world. He is confident this work will continue to renew and revitalize the Heart of the Church for generations to come.

William

Bio

In addition to being an Online Facilitator, William Smiley is the co-director of the Edmonton Satellite Campus, alongside his wife, Carla. William is a very part time mental health therapist in private practice who knows that every problem has a simple solution – Jesus! Sometimes it just takes awhile to get to Him.

Cindy

Bio

Cindy Anderson has been in full time ministry for 20+ years and has found that nothing has impacted her life as much as the Encounter School of Ministry Online. She has been blessed to have been taught, equipped and activated as a graduate of ESMO and is excited to journey with others as an Online Facilitator.

Brenda

Bio

Brenda serves as an Online Facilitator. She is typically worshiping God like no one is looking and has spent most of my life outnumbered by the presence of amazing grace-filled men; Jesus, her husband and 4 sons.

Sarah

Bio

Sarah serves as the Director of Pastoral Ministry at Encounter Ministries. She has served in ministry for the last 15 years and has a desire to see all of God’s children walk in wholeness and holiness. She is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conferences and a co-creator of Kindred Collective. She has loved serving as a youth minister in a parish and as the Associate Director of Alpha Catholic before joining Encounter Ministries. She holds an MA in Counseling and is currently completing a certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Taylor

Bio

Taylor lives in Flint, MI with his wife Valentina and two young boys, David and JoJo. After being healed from a debilitating back injury at the Encounter Conference, Taylor and his wife were radically transformed as Main Campus students. He has worked in college and young adult for many years, and returns for his third year of facilitating.

Abbie

Bio

Born and raised in Minnesota, Abbie has called Cincinnati Ohio home since 2017. She first joined Encounter Ministries as a student in 2019, in the Cincinnati Campus, and has stayed involved in a variety of ways since then. Abbie love adventures, and in her experience, life with Christ is the best one!

Donna

Bio

Donna is an Online Facilitator and Co-Director of ESM Brisbane campus, alongside her husband, Martin. Together, they are blessed with seven children and are owners of a family restaurant. Their faith journey has been supernaturally blessed with miracles, healings and providence from the accompaniment and intercession in particular of St Therese of Lisieux, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Joseph and Pope St John Paul II. Donna and her husband share a call on their lives for igniting the Asia-Pacific in the love of Christ and His Church. Donna is the Australian Lead for ‘Alpha in the Catholic Context – Australia’.

Martin

Bio

Martin is an Online Facilitator and Co-Director of ESM Brisbane campus, alongside his wife, Donna. They are blessed with seven children and are owners of a family restaurant. Their faith journey has been supernaturally blessed with miracles, healings and providence from the accompaniment and intercession in particular of St Therese of Lisieux, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Joseph and Pope St John Paul II. Martin and his wife share a call on their lives for igniting the Asia-Pacific in the love of Christ and His Church. Martin has an international business career and holds a bachelor degree and a Masters in Business Administration.

Margaret

Bio

Margaret Friel is from Co. Donegal in Ireland. She is a mother to two wonderful daughters and works as a Parish Secretary. She serves as a Catechist and is also involved in healing and inner healing ministry within her Diocese. Her heart is to see the Church become the light it is meant to be in the world, and in particular, to see the fire of faith fanned into flame in Ireland once more.

Alexandra

Bio

Alexandra is an Online Facilitator for the German campus. Her great longing for more of God and His holy, transformative presence led her to seek out more of God and His supernatural activity in a variety of places. Some of the most particularly formative experiences were YWAMs Discipleship Training School, as well as Bethel’s Supernatural School of Ministry and Global Awakening. Since then, she has been reaching out for healings, signs and wonders in her life and can’t wait to see them as a normal part in her beloved Catholic Church. Her great passion is to see men and women recognize and respond to their God-given beauty, royal dignity and vocation. Alexandra holds a doctorate in education, is a spiritual director and coach.

Steven

Bio

Steven was brought back to the Catholic faith through a revival at his local parish when he was 14 years old. He saw the pews filled with people as the love of God was demonstrated through the power of the Holy Spirit, and this is what brought Steven to Encounter. His heart is to bring revival to the Church. Steven is married to his beautiful wife who is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Mercedes

Bio

Mercedes serves as an Online Facilitator for the Spanish campus Her journey with Encounter began when she realized the transformative, supernatural work Jesus was doing in her life. Recognizing the need for such renewal within the church, she asked her spiritual director, ‘How will God heal the spiritual brokenness of His people?’ to which he replied, ‘God is already doing it; He is raising up schools like Encounter Ministries that help you renew your mind and connect with the supernatural reality of God.’ A few months later, she enrolled as an Encounter student and has participated in two of their conferences. She is passionate about leading others to intimacy with the Father and witnessing the breakthroughs of inner healing and freedom that come through such an encounter with Abba.

Susana

Bio

Susana is an Online Facilitator for the Spanish campus. Her home is in Chile where she is married to her wonderful husband. Together, they have seven children. She enrolled in ESMO back in 2019 and her heart has been deeply touched and filled with joy to witness that the Church is alive and full of God’s love and power in many different parts of the world and is going for MORE! She is also very blessed to serve in the Encounter Inner Healing Ministry since December 2021.

Gilbert

Bio

Gilbert is an Online Facilitator, graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry and an instructor at the Encounter School of Ministry New Jersey Campus. He holds a Master’s in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary in NY and enjoys everything from music, eating, and getting humbled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Him and his lovely wife, Franshel Rodriguez, have been married for 8 years and live in Brooklyn, NY.

Gwendal

Bio

Gwendal is a passionate social entrepreneur and family man. Converted and gradually transformed by the Lord, he opened up to the power of the Spirit when he met Encounter. Since then, his mission has been to develop the school in France.

Maxime

Bio

Maxime lives in Nantes, France. Jesus transformed his life at the age of 14, when he received the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the end of his confirmation retreat. Since then, he’s been searching for the heart of God, especially for those who don’t know him and don’t know that there’s so much more to their lives! As he went to preach the gospel regularly on the street, he realized that he needed much more than simple apologetics to bring people to Jesus. He attended ESMO with the first online class, in English, between 2020 and 2022. He works in IT, and in addition to his role as a Facilitator, he now oversees the work of translating Encounter’s video teachings in various languages (currently German, French and Spanish).

Megan

Bio

Megan is an elementary school teacher, daughter, aunt, friend, Godmother and disciple of Jesus. She is a 2020 graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry and has been greatly impacted by ESM. Megan is growing in the conviction that Jesus is good in all seasons and that His desire for the whole world to know the love of the Father is for each and every one of us, here and now. Her prayer for all her brothers and sisters in Christ is that they receive the identity of the “little one” as they come to know the Father’s good pleasure in giving them His Kingdom (Luke 12:32).

Xandi

Bio

Alexandra lives in Vienna with her husband and serves the Catholic church in Austria within the Loretto Community. She has come to know Encounter Ministries since 2021 and is excited about the depth of the teaching and the immediate equipping of believers. Her heart burns for serving the Body of Christ, praying for people, seeing the Holy Spirit enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in the power and authority of God’s children.

Chantelle

Bio

Chantelle Hudachek co-directed with her husband Ben one of the first Encounter School of Ministry Satellite Campuses: The Louisiana Campus. She now resides in Jacksonville, FL with Ben and their three beautiful children and is honored to facilitate classes for ESMO. She is madly in love with Jesus, has a deep hunger for revival and loves a good dance party.

Kevin

Bio

After a profound encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist, Kevin Bailey experienced a desire to share the love of Christ with everyone he meets. Changing majors, schools, and lifestyles, Kevin has been working in ministry and speaking for 10 years. A husband, father, and youth minister, he has seen firsthand what the culture has to offer and the power of a Church transformed. His passion is seeing people walk in their identity as sons and daughters through powerful encounters and rich prayer lives. Kevin currently serves as Director of Discipleship at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan.

Theresa

Bio

Theresa is passionate about watching God’s miracles and wonders by sharing God’s healing love and mercy to others in Prayer ministry. ESMO brought profound changes to her ministry and she now loves sharing that with others as an ESMO online facilitator. She has been actively involved in healing ministries for the last 16 year and has served as the Director of The Mercy of God Prayer Center in the Diocese of Austin, TX where she teaches classes, directs retreats and facilitates workshops on Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing as well as prayer ministry. She has a wonderful husband and three beautiful children.

Michelle

Bio

As a Beloved Daughter of the King, Michelle loves to facilitate ESMO classes and use her gifting of spiritual motherhood to guide, encourage and love the students the Lord brings to her. She graduated from ESMO in the first online class, May of 2022. ESMO has been an integral part of her healing journey and growth in her identity, the prophetic, physical healing and inner healing supernatural gifts. She is in awe each time God uses her to bring His healing to others. Michelle is blessed with her marriage to Mike and has two children, Brooke and Mark, who are in their late teens.

Fr. Walter

Bio

Father Walter is a priest for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He has been ordained for 20 years and has been actively involved with Encounter Ministries since attending his first Encounter conference in 2019. He has loved seeing the fruit that the ministry is bearing in the hearts of disciples all around the world. He is confident this work will continue to renew and revitalize the Heart of the Church for generations to come.

Cindy

Bio

Cindy Anderson has been in full time ministry for 20+ years and has found that nothing has impacted her life as much as the Encounter School of Ministry Online. She has been blessed to have been taught, equipped and activated as a graduate of ESMO and is excited to journey with others as an Online Facilitator.

Sarah

Bio

Sarah serves as the Director of Pastoral Ministry at Encounter Ministries. She has served in ministry for the last 15 years and has a desire to see all of God’s children walk in wholeness and holiness. She is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conferences and a co-creator of Kindred Collective. She has loved serving as a youth minister in a parish and as the Associate Director of Alpha Catholic before joining Encounter Ministries. She holds an MA in Counseling and is currently completing a certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Abbie

Bio

Born and raised in Minnesota, Abbie has called Cincinnati Ohio home since 2017. She first joined Encounter Ministries as a student in 2019, in the Cincinnati Campus, and has stayed involved in a variety of ways since then. Abbie love adventures, and in her experience, life with Christ is the best one!

Martin

Bio

Martin is an Online Facilitator and Co-Director of ESM Brisbane campus, alongside his wife, Donna. They are blessed with seven children and are owners of a family restaurant. Their faith journey has been supernaturally blessed with miracles, healings and providence from the accompaniment and intercession in particular of St Therese of Lisieux, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Joseph and Pope St John Paul II. Martin and his wife share a call on their lives for igniting the Asia-Pacific in the love of Christ and His Church. Martin has an international business career and holds a bachelor degree and a Masters in Business Administration.

Alexandra

Bio

Alexandra is an Online Facilitator for the German campus. Her great longing for more of God and His holy, transformative presence led her to seek out more of God and His supernatural activity in a variety of places. Some of the most particularly formative experiences were YWAMs Discipleship Training School, as well as Bethel’s Supernatural School of Ministry and Global Awakening. Since then, she has been reaching out for healings, signs and wonders in her life and can’t wait to see them as a normal part in her beloved Catholic Church. Her great passion is to see men and women recognize and respond to their God-given beauty, royal dignity and vocation. Alexandra holds a doctorate in education, is a spiritual director and coach.

Mercedes

Bio

Mercedes serves as an Online Facilitator for the Spanish campus Her journey with Encounter began when she realized the transformative, supernatural work Jesus was doing in her life. Recognizing the need for such renewal within the church, she asked her spiritual director, ‘How will God heal the spiritual brokenness of His people?’ to which he replied, ‘God is already doing it; He is raising up schools like Encounter Ministries that help you renew your mind and connect with the supernatural reality of God.’ A few months later, she enrolled as an Encounter student and has participated in two of their conferences. She is passionate about leading others to intimacy with the Father and witnessing the breakthroughs of inner healing and freedom that come through such an encounter with Abba.

Gilbert

Bio

Gilbert is an Online Facilitator, graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry and an instructor at the Encounter School of Ministry New Jersey Campus. He holds a Master’s in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary in NY and enjoys everything from music, eating, and getting humbled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Him and his lovely wife, Franshel Rodriguez, have been married for 8 years and live in Brooklyn, NY.

Maxime

Bio

Maxime lives in Nantes, France. Jesus transformed his life at the age of 14, when he received the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the end of his confirmation retreat. Since then, he’s been searching for the heart of God, especially for those who don’t know him and don’t know that there’s so much more to their lives! As he went to preach the gospel regularly on the street, he realized that he needed much more than simple apologetics to bring people to Jesus. He attended ESMO with the first online class, in English, between 2020 and 2022. He works in IT, and in addition to his role as a Facilitator, he now oversees the work of translating Encounter’s video teachings in various languages (currently German, French and Spanish).

Xandi

Bio

Alexandra lives in Vienna with her husband and serves the Catholic church in Austria within the Loretto Community. She has come to know Encounter Ministries since 2021 and is excited about the depth of the teaching and the immediate equipping of believers. Her heart burns for serving the Body of Christ, praying for people, seeing the Holy Spirit enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in the power and authority of God’s children.

Tara

Bio

Tara is excited to be back for a second year as an Online Facilitator for the Encounter School of Ministry Online. She is a worship leader, songwriter, and serves as a vocalist for Encounter Worship. She met Jesus as a teenager and has been involved in various ministries ever since with a desire to see all of God’s children convinced of their identity and ability to operate out of the inheritance we have through Jesus, in this life. She is married to Joe, the Senior Director of Encounter School of Ministry, and together they have three beautiful children.

Sam

Bio

Sam is an ESMO Year 1 Online Facilitator. He loves God and making God known to others in the Power of the Holy Spirit. When he is not facilitating, Sam can be found with his family and friends, imersing himself in the beauty of nature, pursuing his graduate studies for faith-based counseling, or working with a mental health group home.

Jay

Bio

Jay is the Director of Worship for Encounter Ministries and is facilitating class for the Encounter School of Ministry Online for the first time this year. Coming out of the Encounter School himself, Jay believes in teaching, equipping, and activating all Christians around the world into their spheres of influence. He currently lives in Lansing, Michigan, with a wonderful wife and 3 children.

Carla

Bio

After graduating from ESMO in 2022 Carla and her husband William were both excited to share their incredibly transformative experience with others and became Facilitators. Carla’s first year facilitating was amazing, and with a fervent desire for MORE, she continues to faciltiate, expecting the Lord to do great things in and through each student. Carla loves the church and desires to see her come fully alive and fulfill her mission through the power of the Holy Spirit!

William

Bio

In addition to being an Online Facilitator, William Smiley is the co-director of the Edmonton Satellite Campus, alongside his wife, Carla. William is a very part time mental health therapist in private practice who knows that every problem has a simple solution – Jesus! Sometimes it just takes awhile to get to Him.

Brenda

Bio

Brenda serves as an Online Facilitator. She is typically worshiping God like no one is looking and has spent most of my life outnumbered by the presence of amazing grace-filled men; Jesus, her husband and 4 sons.

Taylor

Bio

Taylor lives in Flint, MI with his wife Valentina and two young boys, David and JoJo. After being healed from a debilitating back injury at the Encounter Conference, Taylor and his wife were radically transformed as Main Campus students. He has worked in college and young adult for many years, and returns for his third year of facilitating.

Donna

Bio

Donna is an Online Facilitator and Co-Director of ESM Brisbane campus, alongside her husband, Martin. Together, they are blessed with seven children and are owners of a family restaurant. Their faith journey has been supernaturally blessed with miracles, healings and providence from the accompaniment and intercession in particular of St Therese of Lisieux, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Joseph and Pope St John Paul II. Donna and her husband share a call on their lives for igniting the Asia-Pacific in the love of Christ and His Church. Donna is the Australian Lead for ‘Alpha in the Catholic Context – Australia’.

Margaret

Bio

Margaret Friel is from Co. Donegal in Ireland. She is a mother to two wonderful daughters and works as a Parish Secretary. She serves as a Catechist and is also involved in healing and inner healing ministry within her Diocese. Her heart is to see the Church become the light it is meant to be in the world, and in particular, to see the fire of faith fanned into flame in Ireland once more.

Steven

Bio

Steven was brought back to the Catholic faith through a revival at his local parish when he was 14 years old. He saw the pews filled with people as the love of God was demonstrated through the power of the Holy Spirit, and this is what brought Steven to Encounter. His heart is to bring revival to the Church. Steven is married to his beautiful wife who is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Susana

Bio

Susana is an Online Facilitator for the Spanish campus. Her home is in Chile where she is married to her wonderful husband. Together, they have seven children. She enrolled in ESMO back in 2019 and her heart has been deeply touched and filled with joy to witness that the Church is alive and full of God’s love and power in many different parts of the world and is going for MORE! She is also very blessed to serve in the Encounter Inner Healing Ministry since December 2021.

Gwendal

Bio

Gwendal is a passionate social entrepreneur and family man. Converted and gradually transformed by the Lord, he opened up to the power of the Spirit when he met Encounter. Since then, his mission has been to develop the school in France.

Megan

Bio

Megan is an elementary school teacher, daughter, aunt, friend, Godmother and disciple of Jesus. She is a 2020 graduate of the Encounter School of Ministry and has been greatly impacted by ESM. Megan is growing in the conviction that Jesus is good in all seasons and that His desire for the whole world to know the love of the Father is for each and every one of us, here and now. Her prayer for all her brothers and sisters in Christ is that they receive the identity of the “little one” as they come to know the Father’s good pleasure in giving them His Kingdom (Luke 12:32).