USA Leadership Team
George and Linda Henson - Executive Directors
Pastors George & Linda Henson were married in 1976 after meeting in an alcohol recovery program. Although they have no children of their own, their family includes five children from prior marriages; Jackie, Linda, Jimmy, Christy and Shane and the Grandchildren. Linda was born in Burlington, Wa., and although George talks funny because he's from Oklahoma, they have always lived in the Sedro Woolley, Wa. area since being married. George and Linda have always been involved in helping men and women with alcohol and drug problems and have held various positions within the alcohol recovery program. George was instrumental in starting an Alcohol and Drug program for a local union and served four years on the Division of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Citizen's Advisory Council in Olympia, Wa.After working as an electrical apprentice for the first two years of their marriage, George went to work for the Shell Oil Refinery, which later became, Tesoro Refining, and retired as an Operations Supervisor in June, 2003 to work in the ministry full-time. George and Linda joined Central United Methodist Church in 1991, where they were involved in many aspects of ministry. George's "call" to serve the Lord full time was affirmed in Oct. 1997 and the pursuit of this call led them to Bethel Assembly of God in Sedro Woolley, Wa. in August of 1999. The Lord gave the vision for Harvest Vision Ministries to them while they were on a youth mission trip to San Luis, Mexico in August, 2000 and subsequent trips and the ministry began immediately. George received his pastoral license through Christian Life Center in Mt. Vernon, Wa.,in January 2002 in cooperation with Pastor Billy Farrar, Bethel Assembly of God, Sedro Woolley, Wa. George was ordained and Linda received her pastoral license from Christian Life Outreach Center in June, 2003 and they were commissioned through Bethel Assembly of God, Sedro Woolley, Wa. to Harvest Vision Ministries. Harvest Vision Ministries was incorporated as non-profit 501-C-3 ministry in June, 2002. George serves as the President & Executive Director of the ministry and Linda, as Vice-President, fulfills that role in his absence. George and Linda started Harvest Vision Church Fellowship in January 2014 where they now serve as ordained pastors.
Kylee Wilman - Over-all Admin Coord, Africa Liasion, Harvest Kids
Kylee Wilman was born in Sedro-Woolley and is the granddaughter of George and Linda Henson the founders of Harvest Vision Ministries. Kylee grew up going to church in Skagit Valley and was a member of the first team to San Luis in August 2000. Kylee has had the chance to watch Harvest Vision Ministries evolve and expand and has been on 30 mission trips to San Luis, Mexico and one trip to minister with the First Nations tribes in Alert Bay, BC. She has a daughter, Madilyn, who was born in June 2008 and has already enjoyed 6 trips to San Luis and a daughter, Hailey, who was born in June 2010 and has been on 2 of those trips with her mother and sister. Kylee has helped with designing the website, doing local presentations and fundraising, as well as leading and planning trips to San Luis. Kylee coordinated the funding for “Madilyn’s House” which will provide a home for 25 orphan or abandoned girls that sleep on the floor of the Canaan Foundation school in Mukono, Uganda. She traveled with her daughters, Madilyn (4),and Hailey (2) to Africa in June 2013 to get acquainted with her “sisters” there and encourage people to help with the project. In November 2013, Kylee represented Harvest Vision Ministries in Africa for the opening of Madilyn's House. Kylee is helping with over-all administrative and financial coordination and serves as liaison to Africa. Kylee and her daughters started the “Harvest Kids” that help meet the needs of vulnerable children in Central Africa. Kylee is on the board of directors and serves as secretary. Kylee and her husband, Blake, and the girls live in Granite Falls, Wa.
Ted Brockmann - Treasurer and Africa Liason
Ted is a long time friend and supporter of Harvest Vision Ministries and served on the board as the treasurer to help start the ministry in 2002. Ted has been involved in local outreach, especially to children and the homeless, individually and in support of other local church or para-ministry outreach efforts. He has also been involved in missions to Mexico and Alert Bay, BC with HVM. Ted rejoined the board of directors as treasurer in January 2014. Ted also serves as an elder (ordained pastor) with Harvest Vision Church Fellowship and hosts one of the house church fellowships at his home in Sedro Woolley, Wa.
Wayne and Rebecca Watne - FellowSHIP Ministries, Over-all Ministry Information
Wayne was born in Western Washington and has spent nearly all his life living and working there. Wayne accepted Christ at Vacation Bible School held at an elderly neighbor ladies house in the summer of 1969. He was raised and involved in youth group in an independent bible church in Port Angeles for most of his youth. After falling away for several years, he returned to Christ as he attended college in Oregon in 2001. Since that time Wayne has been involved in men’s ministries, small group teaching, and assisting with youth activities in the churches he has been involved with. After making some trips to Mexico with Harvest Vision Ministries, Wayne began coordinating the ministry in Chehalis Valley where he had moved to work. After living 3-years in the Chehalis Valley, Wayne moved back to Skagit Valley as a fisheries biologist with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Wayne spends a lot of time working with various tribes, state agencies, and timber companies in his career and is able to work with a diverse group of people tending toward science and evolution and has an unusual opportunity to share the creation story with scientists and others. There are several people who find it odd that a scientist can believe in Creation rather than evolution.
During Wayne’s schooling at Oregon State University he worked closely with Native American cultures and developed a huge love and respect for their culture. Since then God has placed a huge burden and a passion to work with indigenous cultures to share the Gospel with them. Wayne has recently been on a trip to Alert Bay, British Columbia and eagerly hopes to make regular visits to Vancouver Island Columbia to work with First Nations peoples. Wayne got married to his sweetie (Rebecca) from Courtenay, BC Canada on March 20, 2011. She is the grandmother of twin boys who are First Nations further increasing Wayne’s desire to work with Indigenous cultures in Washington and British Columbia.
Wayne and his wife made their first trip to Africa in February 2014 and although he continues to coordinate work with friends from Chehalis Valley and with local ministry in Skagit Valley, they now help coordinate the ministry in Central Africa as Africa liaisons and also work closely with the Harvest Kids. Wayne and Rebecca serve on the board of directors. Wayne also serves as an elder (ordained pastor) with Harvest Vision Church Fellowship and they hosts on of the house church fellowships at their home in Burlington, Wa.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matthew 28:18-20