PRMI is governed by a Board of Directors, which confirms ministry vision and monitors finances. It offers accountability and spiritual oversight to PRMI’s ministry.
Qualifications for membership on the Board are: being called by Jesus Christ and anointed with the Holy Spirit to provide spiritual oversight of this ministry, and membership in the Dunamis Fellowship International.
The Board of Directors has the primary responsibility for determining the mission and vision of the organization, setting strategic direction, and ensuring the ministry meets its legal and financial responsibilities. It is not a management board, involved in the daily operations of the ministry.
All board members maintain an individual membership in the Dunamis Fellowship International, and serve a three-year term, without compensation.
Board members must:
- Adhere to the PRMI Statement of Faith
- Be informed on issues and agenda items in advance of all meetings
- Contribute skills, knowledge and experience when appropriate
- Participate in organizational decision making
- Assume leadership roles in all board activities, including fund raising
- Professionally represent the organization to the public and private industry
- Continue to educate themselves about the needs of the organization
The Current Board of Directors
This list is current as of January 2020.
Executive Director of PRMI
In 1991 I started the Dunamis Project – a series of six intensive equipping events that focus on helping men and women to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in ministry.
That first Dunamis Project was in Lake George, New York. Dunamis is now the core teaching content for PRMI as we mobilize volunteers around the world to help believers cooperate with the Holy Spirit.…
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.
President, Board of Directors
In 1993 my good Presbyterian convinced me to go to an event called “The Power of Prayer.” That sounded safe enough for this good Anglican girl to risk going. The first evening I experienced worship as I never had before. By the time I went home five days later, my life was transformed by the inner working of the Holy Spirit. I had met the person of Jesus face to face, experienced the glory of God, and been filled with the Holy Spirit.
Prior to coming to the event all I knew of the Holy Spirit could be summed up in the lines of Nicene Creed referencing Him. During our 8 hour drive home, my friend and I talked, trying to figure out what had happened to us! Through the ministry of PRMI and the Dunamis series, God has done a deep work in me, bringing healing and wholeness, enabling me to embrace a call to ordained ministry, run a youth camp, and pastor one church while planting another. I am truly experiencing the abundant life Jesus promises.
Learning to understand the voice of the Holy Spirit and the guidance He offers opened up an entirely new chapter in prayers and serving God effectively. Learning to rely on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit freed me from simply “trying harder” to ministry that advanced the Kingdom and glorified the Father.
And the Lord used the Dunamis Project—the biblical training and the sensitive mentoring—to bring this to pass.
Words cannot express my gratitude. And I can’t help but think that eternity will be different as a result.
I first encountered PRMI/Dunamis teaching in the UK in 2001. The comprehensive Dunamis Project teaching on all aspects of the Person, work, empowerment and gifts of the Holy Spirit gave me an excellent framework for understanding what I was struggling to relate to experientially.
It changed my walk with Jesus and understanding of who I am in Him. The Christian life can be a difficult road to walk at times but I truly believe that walk can be more victorious if we are introduced to the ‘full’ Trinitarian Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. PRMI facilitates this!!
My understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit has grown largely through PRMI’s Dunamis courses and fellowship.
The Holy Spirit’s presence, His guidance, and His empowerment have been the inspiration, enabler, and protector for our “Great Adventure” to obey Jesus’ Great Commission and advance God’s Kingdom among unreached peoples in Central Asia.
Serving on the PRMI Board provides me an opportunity to give back to this wonderful organization that is being used mightily by our Lord.
In the late 1990’s, searching to know more about the Christian walk, God provided the PRMI teaching at a Dunamis Project to connect my head to my heart.
Set free from striving in my own strength, I now depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance in ministry. I have a deep passion for people to know and experience the love of Jesus through inner healing prayer, and for people to be equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve in the local church.
My Biblical worldview has expanded, Jesus has filled me joy and God has done immeasurable more than I can imagine, for which I am very grateful.
The Dunamis Ministry marries Biblical truth with practical experience in a safe, gentle atmosphere. I so appreciate that Dunamis leadership teams consistently model the Kingdom principle of dependence: on the Holy Spirit and on one another. God has used this ministry to grow my trust in the Holy Spirit’s leading, ground me in Biblical truth, and increase my love for and desire to partner with His people.
Over fifty years ago a bunch of lovely Christians enabled me to give my
heart to Jesus and I found myself blessed with fantastic teachers and mentors in the faith.
About 20 years ago my wife Lynne and I encountered Dunamis and attended a UK track. This was life changing! Systematic teaching, hands-on empowering experiences of the Holy Spirit and genuine community. The call to serve in Dunamis/PRMI is stronger than ever.
I was encouraged to become involved in various levels of church
leadership which has continued to the present where I am a serving church elder.
“PRMI is a bright light in the midst of a dark world. Their teaching on the work of the Holy Spirit and their dependence upon God’s guidance through Him in everything they do makes a God follower like me want to lean in, listen, participate and support His work.”
PRMI has given me a systematic teaching on the work of the Holy Spirit that encourages me to cooperate with Him daily and in every area of my life.
My parents taught me about the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the importance of cooperating with Him. PRMI has given me a tool to use in teaching and training others in a complete, organized and practical manner. They have provided the right-hand / left-hand relationship of strong Biblical teaching and practical personal experience. How awesomely they work together as I cooperate with the Holy Spirit and co-labor with the Son in the work of Father to advance the Kingdom of God.
Since 1993 PRMI has kept me growing in “dance steps” with the Holy Spirit. A life-changing concept I learned is to ask “How can the Holy Spirit use me?” rather than “How can I use the Holy Spirit?”
As I listen and submit to Him, I’m open to opportunities to use a variety of spiritual gifts to advance His Kingdom on this earth, right now.
The biblical truths practiced through Dunamis invite me to step out beyond my comfort zone and also understand “prayer” as an action word. Seeing people set free through healing prayer or receive the power Christ offers is invigorating!
Dancing with the Holy Spirit transformed my lifestyle and my career in nonprofit leadership, training and fund development. Thanks to God for the loving encouragement of PRMI and the equipping to share these gifts with others.
Rich has led worship for PRMI events since 2006 and has taught in various capacities for PRMI since 2009. As a teacher, Rich has a passion for helping people come to a clear, Biblical and practical understanding of the empowering and transforming work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives.
As a worship leader, Rich has a passion for leading people in authentic worship in the context of a genuine encounter with the Living God.
Doug McMurry has been a Presbyterian pastor since 1982. Baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1972, he remembers well the Presbyterian Charismatic Communion that gave birth to PRMI in the 1980’s. He remembers, too, the first few years of Brad Long’s tenure as Executive Director beginning in 1990 when Brad and Doug initiated work on The Dunamis Project. The hope was to move beyond holding inspirational celebrations for large groups of charismatics, to teaching and training Reformed people how to walk in the power of the Spirit–discipling people in “how to do it.”