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.
 
Mike and Pam Westberg – Harvest Vision Ministries Administrative Coordinator 
 

Mike was born in Oregon and raised in the town of Culver (population 302). The town council erased the “2” and made it a “1” off the chalkboard when he left to go in the Navy in 1966. After the Navy he moved to Salem, Oregon. All his work life was in the food industry rather it be working irrigation on the farm or supplying canned and frozen vegetables. Mike worked in the fields, the production facilities and finally managing an organic segment for General Mills. Now he is retired and keeping his little acres in Birdsview Washington thriving. Mike was first brought to understanding Jesus when he went to vacation bible school every year as a child. He felt in his heart that God was a part of his life. Mike attended the Dallas Mennonite Brethren Church when he moved to Salem. He accepted Jesus in his life and was baptized in 1972.

Pam was born in upstate New York to a nomadic family. They moved from New York to Colorado to California finally landing in Oregon in 1973. While not being raised in a church attending family, God was a respected member of her household growing up. Churches, “religion” and the teachings of the bible were not part of her upbringing. Without the guidance of Jesus, her life took many turns downward. When first surrounded by Christian friends, Pam marveled at the peace in their life. However, she is stubborn and had to live life her way. Pam moved to Salem, Oregon in 1986 with her two-year-old son after a divorce. God was working in Pam’s life. He made certain she had a roof over her head, food for her son and good affordable daycare so she could work. It was not until after Mike came into her life that she was able to come to Jesus.

Mike and Pam met in 1987 when she was working as the receptionist for a food processing company where Mike worked. Mike and Pam were married in 1991. Their son, Ryan, was seven by then. Ryan was interested in learning about church. One Easter Sunday the family went to West Salem Christian Church where they were greeted with the love of God and beautiful music. They started attending West Salem Christian Church in 1993. With the help of an amazing Pastor and the love of the fellowship, Pam accepted Jesus and was baptized in 1994. Mike and Pam worked with the children on Wednesday bible studies. They also produced plays for the congregation.

The careers Mike and Pam chose taught them many “wisdoms” that are beneficial to the ministry today. Pam helps with administrative tasks in the Harvest Vision Ministries office. Mike has been helpful with the Garden of Eden Farming project.

 
Wayne and Rebecca Watne – Africa Liaison & Fellowship Ministries

 

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 serves as the ministry liaison to central Africa and also work closely with the Harvest Kids. Wayne serves on the board of directors and also serves as an ordained pastor with Harvest Vision Church Fellowship. Wayne founded Fellowship Ministries a few years ago to use his passion for fishing to reach and teach children about Jesus.

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 

 

Blake & Kylee Walker – Snohomish County (WA) Liaisons to Harvest Vision Ministries
 

Kylee Wilman was born in Sedro-Woolley, WA 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 31 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 provides a home for 45 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 and her daughters started the “Harvest Kids” ministry in July 2013, after visiting Africa for the first time. The ministry helps meet the needs of vulnerable children in Central Africa. Kylee and her husband, Blake Walker, and their three children, Madilyn, Hailey and Clara, live in Granite Falls, WA. Together they own and operate Walker Motor Works car dealership in Marysville, WA that helps provide financial support to the over-all ministry. Kylee is on the Harvest Vision Board of Directors and serves as secretary helping with over-all administrative and financial coordination and ministry over-sight. Blake and Kylee serve as the Snohomish County Liaisons to Harvest Vision Ministries.

Dan & Bonnie Lenhart – Pierce County (WA) Liaisons to Harvest Vision Ministries
 

Dan was born in 1964 and was raised by Christian parents who faithfully served God through the ministry of First Christian Church of Kent. Dan accepted Christ and was born again at a young age of 8.

In 1980, when Dan was 16 years old, Dan started working part time at Kent First Christian Church. He still works at Kent FCC. Through prayer at 19 Dan met and married his beautiful wife Bonnie in 1987. They raised 4 sons Joshua 27, Nathan 25, Joel 23 and Noah 21 in the Bonney Lake, WA area. Bonnie and Dan attended south king county bible college right after marriage and developed a hunger to know God and his word. Dan became very interested in the prophecies regarding Jesus from the beginning of the word throughout the entire bible. Dan and Bonnie were also founding members of New Horizons Church in Bonney Lake in 1990. They helped serve with pastor Stan Florez his wife Rose and several others.

In 2013 his son Nate was invited by Evan Green and his girlfriend Hannah’s family to go on mission to San Luis, Mexico. This mission trip changed the life of his son so much that Dan had to go over Christmas 2014 to see what God was doing through Harvest Vision Ministries. Dan met Ted and the Lord confirmed this ministry to share the good news of Jesus to all. Since then Dan has gone to Mexico twice and Africa twice to love and support those who serve on the front lines of ministry in sometimes very difficult conditions. He is currently raising funds for another mission to Africa in May 2019 and his youngest son Noah will be making his first mission to Africa. Noah has been to Mexico and met the amazing people there Miguel, Olivia, Itzel, Yvonne and the others who serve through Harvest Vision Ministries in that area.

Dan has been working for Boeing IT since 1986 and they raised their family in Bonney Lake, WA where they still have their home today.

Dan and Bonnie started serving as the Pierce County, WA Liaisons for Harvest Vision Ministries in 2018 and are excited to share with others in the area what God is doing through the ministry
John Seaman – Harvest Vision Fellowship Curlew

 

Born in California in 1967 to Jim and Terri Seaman we set off to Washington state in 1968 for job opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. I was raised in the small town of Colville in northeastern Washington. Although my parents weren’t Christians, our tiny community was, and everyone had Christian values whether they believed in God or not. My parents divorced when I was just 8 years old, which started me down a rough path of rebellious behavior. When I was sixteen, I found myself in juvenile detention where I met the Lord for the first time. I still remember the date, August 22, 1983. I had no mentoring once I left jail and I wandered in the wilderness until I was forty-four years old.

I had been in and out of several “Churches” throughout my adulthood, seeking the truth and trying to find my path. There was little discipleship, if any, to help me develop my relationship with Christ. At the age of 35 I started teaching Sunday school at a large Baptist Church in Lynnwood Washington. I also attended their bible college in hopes of learning as much as I could about God. I still had no idea what it meant to have the Holy Spirit in me, so I was empty, yet still seeking God. I had this true, deep, and wanting desire to get that moment back that I had with Jesus in 1983. I knew that wasn’t fake and there was something more to life and Jesus was the answer.

My world fell apart just a few years later when my wife left me. All I knew was my family, and the love I had for her was the best thing I had experienced other than that moment with Jesus. My depression and pain spiraled me into drugs, alcohol, and a life of hopelessness. I stopped caring whether I lived or died and started to live accordingly. I became a very bad and dangerous man. No one from the churches I attended ever called me or reached out to me until it was far too late. I was at my rock bottom. Homeless, addicted to several drugs and slowly killing myself day by day. All I had was a few clothes and an old bible I had found in an abandoned house in the mountains. 

Then one late, rainy night I got a call that changed everything. It was my son calling to tell me my pregnant daughter’s car had been hit by a drunk driver. I was absolutely devastated. I immediately realized how selfish I had been living, and I cried out to God in that moment. I got another call just a few hours later that my daughter was put on life support to save the baby she was carrying, (he didn’t make it) and I knew I had to find my way 3,000 miles to be with them. A total stranger paid for my flight to Dallas, and I went the very next day. I had just been given a diagnosis of a terminal illness just days before and was supposed to see a specialist, but I didn’t care, I had to be with my son and daughter. For 391 days I watched my daughter struggle to live. I did the only thing I knew I could because this was the most helpless and hopeless time in my life, I read my Bible and prayed. Jesus and I became friends again. He started to grow within me, even as I continued to fail Him. I watched miracle after miracle with my daughter and within myself. I started to understand the Holy Spirit, and how important it was to receive Christ within me.

Just before my daughter passed away from her injuries, I got a call that my stepson, JJ, had passed away from a drug overdose. Again, I was devastated. I couldn’t leave my daughter to be there for his funeral, or to be by his mother’s side. Once again, I felt hopeless and helpless, but this time I had the Lord in me to give me the strength I needed to deal with this pain. Soon after my daughter passed away, I found my way to a farm in Sedro Woolley, Washington that took in strays like myself. A wonderful pastor friend and his wife helped me get back on my feet and showed me how to be selfless towards others. I was on fire for the Lord for the first time in my life. I knew at that moment that helping others through their darkness was what God had planned for me. I knew that the tragedy, pain, loss and suffering in my life were my college education for Christ. He was using the pain, the heartaches, all the loss and suffering to make me who He wanted me to be.

In 2014 I parted ways with the farm and found a wonderful relationship with Pastor George and Linda Henson and Harvest Vision Ministries. People who fit my path with Christ. Genuinely loving and selfless servants of Christ who give everything to win the souls of God’s lost sheep. I knew from the beginning that they would help me develop and grow the ministry that God called me into, and so they did. Their discipleship and knowledge, along with their personal walk with Christ helped me excel for Christ and my path was set. I now had the tools, the knowledge, and the calling to help others find their path from hopelessness to hope. 

One day God showed me a vision to take the ministry to the mountains, and so I did. I loaded up what little I had and just drove. I found myself in a tiny town in the mountains only an hour away from where I grew up. God showed me a property there and made a way for me to purchase it for the ministry. Soon after I was healed from my terminal illness. Although our ministry struggles, we’re debt free, but still in the process of planning and building a refuge for God’s lost and suffering sheep to come and find hope. 

Our goal is to help others suffering from addiction, loss of loved ones, feelings of hopelessness and those wandering in the desert, seeking their place with the Lord. Our vision is clear, and our path is before us. John became an ordained pastor with Harvest Vision Church Fellowship in September 2015 and works with Pastor Mike Dellinger, who was ordained in August 2019, at the Eagle Cliff Community Church in Curlew.

Love and hope are our mission.

May God continue to help us grow and may He make a way for us to be the light in the darkness.

Thank you,

Pastor John D Seaman

Noe & Nancy Lara – Central America Liaisons to Harvest Vision Ministries
 

Noe Lara was born into a Christian family in El Salvador in 1964. Although he was only able to attend school for six months in his youth, he did make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was 16-17 years old. During that time, he was on the streets in El Salvador and Sergio, a Christian man, took him into his family and business for two years, sharing the love of Jesus and teaching him the trade of making shoes. After two years, Noe became restless and drifted away. He served two years in the army in 1985-86 before coming to the USA in 1989. He began working in the fields and later worked on a fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, Alaska; built manufactured homes in eastern Washington; milked cows and worked as a roofer in Bellingham, Washington before starting work at the shipyards in Bellingham, where he worked for 14 years. In 2012, he became acquainted with Nancy who was born in Honduras and was studying in El Salvador. In 2013, he traveled and met Nancy and they were married. Nancy came to the USA with Noe where they were able to purchase their home in Burlington in 2014. Noe works as a contractor and Nancy as a caregiver and is also continuing her studies. Although Nancy was raised in the Catholic faith, she became a Christian after moving to the states and Noe and Nancy attended different church families in Skagit Valley.

Noe became acquainted with George when a mutual friend, Pastor Lee Johnson, that attended Calvary Baptist with Noe and Nancy in Burlington invited him to attend a weekly men’s breakfast in January 2019. Noe expressed an interest in Harvest Vision Ministries and shared their personal vision and burden to reach the people in El Salvador and Honduras with the gospel. George shared how Harvest Vision Ministries has been led to work in other nations by being led to the person that God has given an apostolic calling to reach that nation or a region in that nation. After much prayer and searching, Noe traveled to El Salvador in June 2019 and spent much of that time with Sergio, the man that God had used to mentor him as a teenager. After returning to Washington, the ministry began to meet and pray with other Skagit Valley residents that had family in El Salvador, Honduras and the southern states in Mexico. We were joined by Olivia, who is co-director of Harvest Vision Ministries in Mexico, in July 2019. In February 2000, a meeting was held with these brothers and sisters in Burlington, Washington.

Miguel & Olivia, who serve as the directors of Harvest Vision Ministries in Mexico, traveled to Michoacan in south Mexico to meet with the coordinator that began serving there in October 2017 before traveling to join George and Noe in El Salvador. George and Noe flew directly to El Salvador, where they joined with Pastor Sergio and met with families in different parts of the country and to confirm Sergio & Gloria Lopez as the Harvest Vision Ministries Coordinator for El Salvador. Noe and Nancy serve as the Harvest Vision Ministries Liaisons to Central America and will be working closely with Miguel and Olivia as we expand our relationships with families in Skagit Valley that have family in Central America as well as the southern states of Mexico. We are praying that the Holy Spirit will quickly lead us to those that He has called to over-see their respective states or nations so we can witness the expanding of His Kingdom.

“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