Leif Hetland is founder and president of Global Mission Awareness. He ministers globally bringing an impartation of God’s love, healing, and apostolic authority through a paradigm of kingdom family. A forerunner in modern-day missions, Leif has brought the gospel into the most spiritually dark areas of the world. Over one million souls have been saved through his ministry. He has written numerous books, including his best-sellers Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes, Healing the Orphan Spirit and Giant Slayers. Leif and his wife Jennifer reside just outside Atlanta, GA where they continue to touch countless lives through their ministry.
In the process of obtaining a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum physics, Putty Putman ran headlong into the power and reality of the Holy Spirit during a supernatural encounter in China. Following the leading of Jesus to sell everything he had to purchase the peril of great price, Putty terminated a successful career in physics to pursue learning, leading and training others to move in the power of the Holy Spirit. Putty is on the Senior Leadership Team of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois and co-leads the preaching team, as well as overseeing the School of Kingdom Ministry, a supernatural training and discipleship school hosted by local churches across the country and around the world. A gifted communicator and passionate equipper, Putty loves to see people grow in the conviction of who they are in Christ and be released to live a naturally supernatural lifestyle empowered by the Holy Spirit. Putty lives in Champaign, IL with his wife Brittany and three children.
After being miraculously healed of infertility, Dianne and her husband Happy left their successful careers and began The Vineyard Church of Central IL. Together, they have led for over 35 years, seeking to share Jesus’ love and the Holy Spirit’s power—here, near and far away. They ‘survived’ raising five children, 4 sons and a daughter, who have now given them 5 wonderful in-laws and 16 beautiful grandchildren. Dianne serves on the VUSA Executive Board and leads the Women in Leadership Network as well as the Spiritual Renewal Team. Whether it’s sipping a strong Starbucks, praying for a sick friend, watching a good football game, preaching a message, mentoring a college student, or just playing with the kids, Di is still learning to know, love and follow Jesus.
At an early age, Clay was immersed in timeless teachings about God through his mother – a powerful woman of God. However, as a teenager he turned to a life of sin. It wasn’t until the age of 30 that Clay would go all-in for God.
Rita is one of the most gifted worship leaders to arise over the last fifteen years. She believes that the joy of being a worship leader is to make those listening, jealous for what has been found in Christ. Making Christ famous through the art, act and physical sound of our worship is Rita’s anthem and her deepest desire is to see this arise in the body of Christ. Her motto is; “To make the Lord famous in whatever I do with my worship and relationship with Him”. Born out of that deep desire and to see women free through the tools of the Word, Worship and Prayer, she started her own women’s conference in 2000 called ‘Fragrant Oil’ it was an incredible season of 7 years watching God use worship powerfully to transform lives across the globe.
In 2008 she began a worship school called DIVE. (Deep – Innovative – Vertical – Expression) The School trains and encourages upcoming worship leaders all over the world with weeklong intensive one-on-one courses. Staying true to her calling, Rita continues to write new songs and leads worship at churches, conferences and events around the country. Rita released her first book in 2013, Finding Eve.
What 3 words best describe songwriter/worship leader Carolyn Yoder? Passionate, energetic, powerful. When Carolyn leads groups of people in worship, they encounter the dynamic presence of the living God. Carolyn has been involved in music ministry from a very young age and currently serves as an Assistant Campus Pastor along with her husband Chad at our Sullivan Campus.
After encountering Jesus and being set free from several addictions, Daniel’s heartbeat is to help other people experience the power and freedom that Jesus brings. A passionate worship leader that powerfully brings people into the presence of the Lord, Daniel moves strongly in the prophetic and has a heart for evangelism. He is a gifted songwriter and fosters a songwriting culture that helps people encounter Jesus. Husband to a beautiful wife, Katie, and father to three world-changing sons, they have dedicated their life and family to see God’s Kingdom released on the earth.