training instructors

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  • Rock Hobbs

    Pastor/HHN Prayer minister/Instructor

    See Founder.

  • Jan Cusimano

    Pastor/Director of TM Operations/HHN Certified Prayer Minister/Instructor

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  • Nancy Moore

    School Administrator/RTF Certified Prayer minister & Instructor

    Nancy grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on a dairy farm. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Minor in Psychology. At UAB, Nancy earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. God has blessed her with two wonderful sons, Joshua and Matthew. She has served through the years in Ministries including: Elijah House; Birmingham Prayer Furnace; Children’s Ministry at Camp CFO; Altar, Prayer, and Children’s Ministries at her church. She is the TM School Administrator and is also certified as a Restoring the Foundations TFM Prayer Minister. She has enjoyed working as a Pediatric Physical Therapist helping those with physical challenges. Her true passion is seeing God heal broken hearts, set captives free and bring beauty from the ashes!

  • Amy Clemmons

    Licensed Counselor/instructor/rtf certified prayer minister

    Amy is a counselor and teacher with Transformation Ministries. She earned her Bachelor's degree from UAB in Biology, Masters of Arts in Counseling and Educational Specialist in Counseling all from UAB. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in 1998. Since then she has gained extensive experience working with women, children, teens, and families. She has worked closely with the Department of Human Resources, Child Advocacy Centers, and District Attorney's offices as she served foster care clients and victims of domestic violence and abuse. Amy and her husband, Scott, have been married for 19 years and have five children. They are members of Church of the Highlands. 

  • Patti Wells

    Pastor/HHN Certified prayer minister/ counselor/ instructor

    Patti loves being involved in ministering hope and healing to those who need Father God’s touch.  Her passion is to see lives transformed by His grace and set free to walk in their God given identity!  Patti worked in Real Estate as a Property Manager for 15 years following her divorce.  During that time she also attended Birmingham Theological Seminary (BTS), completing her Certificate in Biblical Counseling in 1998.  She was heavily involved in counseling at a large Birmingham church while working full time in Real Estate.  Patti later changed to a 15 year career working with individuals diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness at JBS Mental Health Authority.  She is a certified graduate of Transformation Ministries’ School of Ministry as well as an ordained minister through TM.  She is a Healing House Network minister with Restoring The Foundations Ministry, certified in both Issue Focused and Thorough Format Ministry.  Patti is married to Bob and they have a daughter and son between them along with three grandchildren.  She and Bob are members of Church of the Highlands.

  • Michelle Bounds

    RTF certified prayer minister/instructor

    Born in Mississippi, and graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Owned and managed 13 finance offices throughout the states of Tennessee and Alabama for 17 years. During those years, I worked heavily in the ministry of my church, teaching, mentoring young adults, and being used in ministry of deliverance. My heart’s desire is to see the hurting healed, to see the captives set free, and to share the love of our wonderful Lord. I am a graduate from the TM School of Ministry and a part of the Prophetic Deliverance team. 

  • Lucy Hughes

    Life coach/rtf certified prayer minister/ instructor

    Lucy holds a BS in Biology from Florida Southern College. She assisted her husband, Paul, on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 25 years serving on colleges and in overseas missions. She now serves with the Birmingham Prayer Furnace as Women’s Ministry Director/ Trainer. President of Progress Partners, Lucy is a Life Coach certified with the International Coaching Federation and Personality Insights. She is certified as a Restoring the Foundations IFM prayer minister. Lucy and Paul have been married 35 years, have raised three sons, two who are married, one with two grandchildren. The whole clan attends Canvas Church where their oldest son is the associate pastor. 

  • cori ray


    Cori Ray is an Associate Licensed Counselor. She obtained her B.S. in Social Work and M.A. in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She counsels children, adolescents and adults full time at Trinity Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama. Her experience includes work with Trauma Recovery, Grief Counseling, At Risk Youth, and Suicide Prevention. Cori partners with another counselor to teach suicide prevention to High School students in the local area. With twenty two years' experience working in the medical community and as a former breast cancer patient herself, Cori understands the strain that illness puts on individuals and families. Cori was invited and accepted the opportunity to join the UAB Courage Foundation. This organization provides counseling to patients who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She enjoys sharing her testimony of faith and healing with churches and women's groups.

  • liz sherrell

    founder of hope's door/counselor/instructor /prayer minister

    Liz is founder of Hope's Door, a ministry of faith-based resources for women fleeing domestic violence and abuse. She is the author of "Do You See This Woman," and continues to write and develop training programs for her ministry. Liz has over 28 years experience helping women, children, and youth while an administrator with King's Home, formerly King's Ranch and Hannah Homes. She is currently a part-time counselor and consultant with them as Operations Emeritus. Liz was the recipient of the Ireland-White Philanthropy award at the 24th King's Home Banquet in 2015 for her years of service to King's Home. She is an ordained minister with Zoe Chapel Church in Jacksonville, Fl., holds a Master's and Specialist in Christian Counseling from Zoe University and is a Licensed Christian Counselor. She is grandmother to fourteen and great-grandmother to one. She and her husband make their home in Westover, Al. 

  • michelle sylestine

    co-founder of hope's door/instructor/ prayer minister

    Michelle is co-founder of Hope's Door and owner of Clean/Green. She attended World Evangelism Bible College in Louisiana and is an ordained minister with Joan Hunter Ministries. She is an instructor in Elijah House and Freedom, and is IFM certified. She also holds a certificate from Perspectives of World Missions as well as from John Paul Jackson's school of Dreams and Visions. Michelle seeks to carry out her life verse, Isaiah 61:1 by bringing healing to women who suffer abuse and violence in relationships. She is also an avid homeschool mom. She and her husband, Jason live in Chelsea, Al and are parents to four children and one grandchild.

  • Jeff and Sherri Freidlander

    Rabbi/Instructors/Prayer Ministers

    Jeff and Sherri's journey together began at the University of Georgia. They met and dated through college and were married a month after graduation. They each received a BS in Hospitality Management in 1990. After graduation they dedicated the first year of their marriage to a leadership program called Master's Commission in Phoenix, AZ. Both have a Christian Worker's License. Jeff is a Messianic Rabbi.