Meet the staff and board of IRM:
Dennis Fuqua, IRM Director
Originally from Gig Harbor, Washington, Dennis received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Divinity degrees from Multnomah University. He served as a pastor of Peninsula Christian Fellowship in Gig Harbor for 25 years. Dennis began working as the director of IRM in February 2000. His leadership activities include facilitating summits, equipping others, and developing and maintaining relationship connections with the network of people in IRM. He has written multiple articles and three books available at www.lppress.net. Dennis and his wife, Marilyn, have 4 grown children and 10 grandkids.
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Steve lives in the greater Seattle area. As an IRM representative, he networks with the pastors in Washington in various streams of prayer. He actively visits pastors’ prayer groups, works alongside other prayer ministries in the area, and facilitates Prayer Summits. Steve and his wife Johnnie have 2 children.
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Currently residing in Bellingham WA, Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Bible at Multnomah, Masters in Christian Studies at Regent College, and Doctorate in Discipleship at Talbot School of Theology. He served as associate pastor of Bible and Prayer at Christ the King Community Church for 9 years, and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Light of the World Prayer Center since 2008. His leadership activities include building day and night prayer in Bellingham, equipping prayer coordinators in local churches and hosting pastors’ Prayer Summits. Jason and his wife Kristie have 3 children.
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Daryl ministers with her husband Jason, who is a pastor and an Air Force chaplain. Together they minister through counseling and teaching adults in the civilian and military communities. She is passionate about leading women in Bible study, and has written several Bible studies. Her Bible studies have been taught within the military community of Protestant Women of the Chapel (USAF), and in her home study group. She has been involved with IRM since 1993, first attending Prayer Summits, then facilitating women’s and coed Prayer Summits. Jason and Daryl have 3 children.
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Jody is the Women’s Representative for IRM and the director of Abide Ministries. She also works with her husband, Dan, in The Summit Fellowships, a network of house churches in Portland, Oregon. For many years she has worked as a counselor and teacher to women, as well as a director and consultant for women’s ministries. God has equipped her with discernment and a passion for Himself that has been used in a variety of summit contexts. As more communities have expressed a desire for coed summits, Jody has played a key role in that arena, often facilitating with her husband. They have 3 children.
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Glen began attending Prayer Summits in Spokane, Washington in 1996. In 1999 he was invited to begin facilitating summits in Spokane and elsewhere. He has been a pastor in the United Kingdom, Canada, Washington state, and is now the pastor of a church in Pasadena, CA. Since his heart is for unity among churches, Glen was a founding member of Mission Spokane which brought together over 200 congregations for prayer, community events and ministry to the community. He is married to his wife, Connie, and they have 2 adult sons.
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For over 40 years Dick pastored churches in Illinois and California while traveling in ministry to Haiti, England, Australia, South America, and Eastern Europe. The focus of his teaching ministry has been on the kingdom of God and learning to minister in the life and power of the Holy Spirit. For 10 years he served as part of the Servant Leader Team of the Pastors’ Prayer Fellowship in Sonoma County, California. Dick and Karen have 6 children and 17 grandchildren who by the grace of God, all are following the Lord.
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Melanie Kruse, IRM Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper
Melanie lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband and 2 daughters. She graduated from Multnomah University and is the wife of a worship pastor. Melanie has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with others, specifically in the form of deep and authentic relationships. She loves being used by God in many ministries including being the administrative assistant and bookkeeper at IRM where her attention to detail and organizational skills are highlighted.
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