Director of PRMI and Head of Staff,
Director of the Dunamis Fellowship International,
Vice President & Dean of Faculty Dunamis Institute
In 1991 I came to my first PRMI event: the very first Dunamis Project which was offered in Lake George, NY.
It was at Lake George Dunamis Project, where I was baptized with the Holy Spirit and a whole new adventure in walking with the Lord began, where I learned how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit, a journey that continues to the present day.
Growing up overseas gave me a love for people, travel and a sensitivity to living cross culturally. My father was an engineer with Exxon and his work took the family to England, Japan, Holland and Belgium. My parents were committed Christians and wherever we lived, we found a church and the church and faith community became the center of our lives. My parents embodied the faith for me and demonstrated the love and grace of God.
I had a hunger for the Word from an early age. This led me to major in Religion and Biblical Studies at Wellesley College, where I received a BA with honors in 1978.
After working in the business world for 4 years, I heard the Lord calling me to ordained ministry. I attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating with a MDiv degree in 1986.
I was ordained by the PCUSA in 1986 and served as in interim pastor for 2 years, followed by 15 years as a chaplain in various hospitals, nursing homes and hospice programs.
I loved the work of a chaplain and continued my studies to become a certified ACPE supervisor, which allowed me to engage in training others in pastoral care.
I became active with PRMI as a volunteer track director, teacher and Board member, from 1994-2002.
In 2002 I was called to join the staff of PRMI as the Pastor of the newly founded Dunamis Fellowship International (DFI).
Over the past 15 years I have served as the Director of the DFI and Dean of Faculty for the Dunamis Institute. I continue to be active teaching and training up other teachers and leaders for our worldwide ministry . I especially enjoy teaching and directing our healing and deliverance ministry courses.
In 2015 the Board called me to the position of Director and Head of Staff for PRMI. In this role I oversee the operations and staff of the ministry.
My husband, Steve Strickler is a teaching elder in the EPC and the liaison for PRMI to the EPC. After serving a Hungarian Reformed congregation in NJ for 17 years, Steve took the position of Director of Church Relations with the Presbyterian Lay Committee in Lenoir, NC. He then served for 7 years as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at a Lutheran Church in Lenoir.
We have one child, David, who is an ordained minister in the PCUSA.
(in addition to editing many of the PRMI Dunamis materials)
- Let Jesus Heal Your Hidden Wounds: Cooperating with the Holy Spirit in Healing and Deliverance Ministry – Brad Long and Cindy Strickler. 2001 Chosen Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan (English, Chinese and Korean)
- Growing The Church In The Power Of The Holy Spirit: Seven Principles Of Dynamic Cooperation – Brad Long, Cindy Strickler and Paul Stokes, 2010 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan