All satellite campus leaders and instructors are graduates of the Encounter School of Ministry and strive to live out the ESM Core Values.
Kevin is a brother and a friend, who draws people into a deeper faith with his contagious enthusiasm and child-like anticipation. He has a tremendous passion for risk-taking growth and newness, convicted that—wherever we’ve been in our faith journey—“we are transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Rm 12:2), and we are being transformed “from glory to glory” (2 Cor 3:18).
In college, Kevin underwent personal formation through the St. John Society (SSJ) in the PNW, developing a heart for evangelism and the power of practical, biblical truths. After which, he spent 12 years leading and training others through the Alpha Course—facilitating encounters, healings, and developing leaders. Over 2020-2022, Kevin attended the Encounter School of Ministry Seattle Campus, where he discovered the “more” that God had made available through him and there discerned a call to expand and open the Portland Campus.
Kevin shares an active family life with his three children – Micah (8), Theodore (6), and Emilie (5), seeing Holy Spirit’s power uniquely alive through each of them—and his wife Rose, who has consistently shared a joint pursuit of ministering in healing and the power of prophetic encouragement.
Kevin has a heart for pursuing the lost, bringing people together, and exploring what “moves” a person. He’s a dynamic teacher and evangelist who will rarely miss an opportunity to impart the joy and freedom he’s received from the Father’s heart. It’s Kevin’s desire that—through this school—you might “know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:19) and continually press in for more!
Rose is native to Portland and has a zeal for seeing transformation and revival come to the PNW. Along with a devotion to Kevin and their three beautiful children, Rose is deeply passionate for sharing the Father’s heart, Christian unity, and healing the whole person. Rose came from a traditional Roman Catholic background but has also had powerful experiences in the Maronite tradition and non-denominational communities. Over the last decade, she’s accompanied Kevin in running Alpha courses and assisted in local women’s ministry and retreats. Through her own profound personal healing journey, Rose has a particular heart for inner healing and freedom, releasing God’s mercy, and activating others into their heavenly destiny through the “more” of the Holy Spirit!
Dcn. Scott Aikin
Deacon Scott Aikin has been a Permanent Deacon since 2007, married for 33 years to his wife Brenda, and has four young adult children. His family has lived in Vancouver, Washington since 1999. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology in 1992 and his Master’s degree in Natural Resources/Water Quality in 2000 from Humboldt State University in California. He has used that education in his full time career as the National Native American Programs Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working remotely in the Director’s Office in DC. He is an enrolled tribal member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation of Northeast Kansas and has more than a quarter century of experience helping the Federal Government carry out its trust responsibilities toward Tribes throughout the United States.
Janice was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest, and now calls Castle Rock, WA home with her husband Justin and their 6 children. Despite experiencing a typical “cradle Catholic” upbringing, it wasn’t until she became an adult that she had a piercing experience with the Holy Spirit. That encounter sparked a desire to seek a deeper understanding, healing, and intimacy with our Triune God. Through that intimacy she has experienced an abundant outpouring of love and mercy, and passionately desires to journey alongside others, assisting them to experience it for themselves.
Daniel Oberreuter is a contemporary Catholic musician who has traveled the world sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through retreats, parish missions, and concerts. He is also the lead singer of the Catholic rock band The Thirsting, and the founder of RosaryRevolution.com, AmericaAdore.com and AuthenticCatholic.com. Daniel is well known across the nation for his blending of music, and testimony as a Catholic evangelist, and parish mission leader. His own personal mission is to inspire souls to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ in the Eucharist through Mary.
Traci grew up cradle Catholic in Arizona. She was faithful through her early adult years and participated in Life Teen ministry throughout college. After falling from the faith for a time, Traci was rescued by a profound experience in surrendering to Jesus and receiving the heart of the Blessed Mother. She was nursed to life by the messages and testimony of Blessed Mother from Medjugorje as presented on MaryTv.tv. She made multiple pilgrimages to Medjugorje and other places with Mike Nolan of Shadow on the Water. She spends much time in prayer and study, and has attended numerous spiritual conferences—Unbound, Dr. Bob Schucht, Damian Stayne (Cor Et Lumen Christi), and Encounter Ministries. Traci is living the message of Jeremiah 29: 11-14 “I know well the plans I have for you says the Lord – plans for your welfare and not your woe….”
Traci completed the two year online Encounter School and helps with their online healing prayer sessions as she continues her journey as a life long pilgrim. She cannot wait to help you discover the greatness God has in store for you in your miraculous life. Amen!
Mary Branson is a cradle Catholic hailing from a small town in Washington State.
Her passion is that others can walk in peace, joy and freedom of the Lord that she
has found. Daily, she finds herself teaching about a lifestyle of forgiveness. Mary
is a graduate of Global Awakening School of Supernatural Ministry in Pennsylvania
and loves to be out ministering on the street. She is active with Powerhouse One
Ministry, praying for people who have experienced trauma. Mary’s professional
life has focused on teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, and she had
lived overseas for many years. She enjoys volunteering to teach priests and
Cost of Tuition
The tuition for the upcoming school year is $250 per quarter (with a discount if you pay by the year). Required books and Mission Trips cost extra.
Students enroll and pay tuition for one year at a time. Classes usually start mid-September and run through May. Official dates and class times vary per campus. Upon completion of the 2nd Year School of Ministry, students receive a graduation certificate.
Tuition includes Half Price Admission to the annual Encounter Conference (in-person or online ticket).
IIn total, textbooks for Year 1 will cost approximately $75 – $100 (not including shipping): Quarter 1: Supernatural Saints by Patrick Reis | Quarter 2: The Spiritual Gifts Handbook by Dr. Mary Healy & Dr. Randy Clark | Quarter 3: Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World by Dr. Mary Healy | Quarter 4: Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts | Deliverance Ministry by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission, Dr. Mary Healy
Students will receive a binder for the year that they are encouraged to bring each week and store their weekly student handouts, supplemental reading, and homework assignments. Some students opt to bring a laptop to take down notes, but many do not. We encourage you to purchase a journal on your own for class use. Once onsite students receive their badges, it is required that this is worn at each class and any ministry opportunities they participate in