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16207 177th Ave SE Monroe, WA 98272

Board of Directors


Executive Director

Linda M. Paz

Prayer Coordinator

Rev. Lou Brown

Board of Directors Details

  • Henri Fischer ~ President
    Chaplain MCC Correction Complex, Retired Army Chaplain
  • John Thaler-Sanborn ~ Vice-President
    Executive Director, New Life Prison Ministry
  • George Prudhon
    Lead Driver/Warehouse, King County Library System
  • Pablo Theodoro
    Episcopal Chaplain-Retired, MCC Correctional Complex
  • Michael Jacobson
    Owners: E.Comm Solutions
  • Lou Brown  – Matthew House Prayer Coordinator
    Chaplain, New Life Center Everett

Honorary Board Members

  • In Memory of  Ina Mae Harmsen 
    Harmsen and Associates (2002 -2022)
  • George Taylor
    Bank of America
    Vice President, Global Treasury Service

Advisory Board

Paul Brethen, MA.MFT

Paul has published 3 books, has been the Administrative Director of Matrix Institute on Addiction in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is Licensed by CA as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist and a Certified Addiction Specialist by the American Academy of Health Care Provider, a guest lecturer and trainer.


Dr. Bill Curnow Ph.D.

President of L.I.F.E. Coaching International and Grand Rapids representative of the National Christian Counselor’s Association and President of L.I.F.E. Coaching International, and the state supervisor for the NCCA, as well as has pastored for many years, a guest lecturer and trainer.


Dr. Nancy Murphy, M.A.B.S.

Northwest Family Life, Seattle, WA. Executive Director Northwest Family Life. Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, DSHS Approved Supervisor of Domestic Violence Treatment Program, a guest lecturer and trainer.


Richard L. Sessions

Attorney at Law, Mercer Island, WA. Rick has faithfully supported and Worked on the Board of Matthew House at one time and now is serving in an advisory capacity.


Neil Watkins

Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce Monroe, WA. After retirement as a CEO from the corporate world, Neil served on the Snohomish County Economic Development Council (EDC). He is on the Board of Commissioners at Valley General Hospital, as well as, Housing Hope and the Sky Valley Food Bank. Watkins brings to the board over 20 years of senior management, leadership, financial analysis and budgeting.


David Ross

Executive Director Pneuma Springs/YWAM, Monroe, WA. David E. Ross is a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor who together with his wife, Ellen, have more than fifty years of missionary experience and founded Youth With A Mission Korea and the Antioch Institute for International Ministries in Monroe, Washington. Their Multi-cultural ministry includes teaching and writing, mentoring long-term missionaries, mobilizing and training Koreans living outside Korea in the diaspora, and working for reconciliation between North and South Korea for the sake of world evangelization.