Lucinda has had a life long passion for helping people. As a teenager, she was a nurse's aide in nursing homes. At the University of Delaware, she earned a BS and MS in Nursing and became a rehab specialist, coordinating the care of people with catastrophic injuries. When the family moved to Maryland, Lucinda worked for 22 years at Calvary UMC in Mt Airy as the staff person for Healing prayer, Celebrate Recovery, Adult Education and the Fitness program. She developed innovative programs such as What Weighs You Down and Helping Families Heal for families and friends with loved ones in addiction. Lucinda lives on a small farm with her husband. They have three adult children and three beloved grandchildren. She is a NETA certified fitness instructor and a UMC certified lay speaker.
In 2011 Lucinda and her husband Ken attended a Christian Healing Ministries conference. While in a healing prayer session she experienced the personal presence of Jesus in a way like never before. Lucinda discovered that Jesus still heals and delivers people today. With a small group of friends, she began to take/teach classes in healing prayer, using materials from Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. Before launching the Foundation, Lucinda coordinated the healing prayer ministry at Calvary offering private healing prayer appointments, deliverance sessions, healing prayer classes and a weekly healing service
In 2011 Lucinda began the training for leadership in a 12 step Christ centered recovery program called Celebrate Recovery. This internationally known ministry, originating from Saddleback Church, helps people find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits. Lucinda ran the newcomers class, trained new leaders and led step-study groups. She has found personal freedom by working the 12 steps and has given her testimony many times.
Lucinda and Ken Nelson launched Listen Love Pray Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit, on May 4, 2017. The team has grown to 6 staff, 34 trained and experienced healing prayer ministers and over 50 volunteers. Every 1st Tuesday night LLP has a healing prayer service at a local church. All other Tuesdays, LLP offers the healing service on Zoom so that folks across the country can participate. Healing prayer teams hold private prayer and deliverance appointments, totaling close to 1250 sessions in the last 4 years. The Foundation also teaches numerous classes on healing prayer and other Christ-centered topics. Their work in recovery reaches men and women living in Rescue Missions and sober living homes. We offer 191 training and inspirational videos to a worldwide audience on our You Tube channel. Every day, we witness the majesty of Jesus as He moves into hurting lives with compassion, love, and healing. All glory to God.
Ken serves as Vice President of Listen Love Pray Foundation. He experienced a spiritual awakening at a Christian Healing Ministries conference in June 2011 and received training from CHM that he loves to share with others. Ken also attended Global Awakening's school of Supernatural Ministry and has attended a variety of conferences on healing and deliverance. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.
Ken is a licensed, ordained minister through the National Association of Christian Ministers.
Dennis was ordained in 1973. He served as one of Calvary United Methodist Church's pastors for 26 years and retired in 2012. He also served 21 years as a military chaplain in the Air National Guard. A graduate of Grove City College, BS Electrical Engineering, he worked as an engineer before being drafted into the US Army. Later he earned an M Div at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and a D Min at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. In retirement he is an enthusiastic volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry.
Maureen serves as Listen Love Pray Foundation's President, and has lived in the Mount Airy/New Market communities for more than 15 years. Maureen has her master's from Johns Hopkins University, and has worked as an Information Technology professional since earning her undergraduate degree from Boston College. Maureen served as a member of the leadership team of Celebrate Recovery at Calvary United Methodist Church for several years, and now makes Damascus Road Community Church her church home.
Ted is the Men's Recovery Ministry Coordinator and also serves as treasurer for Listen Love Pray. He is a member at Damascus Road Community Church where he helps to lead the Rooted program and a small group. Ted retired recently and is enjoying serving God, gardening, golfing, and helping to take care of his grandson.
Kristin is a Listen Love Pray Board Member. She holds her master’s degree in counseling from McDaniel College and holds licensure as a clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Kristin enjoys her work as a Director of Agency Initiatives for a company who serves individuals with disabilities. She believes in the power of the Holy Spirit and has personally experienced the healing love of Jesus. She wants everyone to experience the life changing freedom found in Jesus Christ.
Tandi serves as Secretary for Listen Love Pray Foundation. She grew up in Texas and has lived in Woodbine, Maryland for more than 20 years, with her husband, Mike and daughter Leila.
She is the Director of Marketing for one of NMHC’s top 50 Largest U.S. Residential Investment and Property Management firms.
An active member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, Maryland, she serves on the Prayer Team and is passionate about prayer and helping people discover the love, healing and deliverance ministry of Jesus. Tandi often teaches on various topics of prayer for her church and LLP.
Bruce is a Listen Love Pray Board member. Bruce and wife, Debbie reside in Terra Alta, WV. Former residents of Mt. Airy, MD for 30 years, they attended Calvary UMC with their four children. Bruce learned about Healing Prayer at CUMC and served for over 15 years as a Youth Ministry volunteer. He has been an LLP prayer minister and recovery team member since the Foundation’s inception. Bruce holds a BS degree in Zoology from NCSU, a Masters degree in Environmental Science, and an MBA. For 42 years he worked for the State of Maryland in the environmental field, focusing on Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration strategies and programs. He retired in 2022, and now works part time for Garrett County. Bruce has participated in multiple mission trips in eastern Kentucky though the Christian Appalachian Project. He has a heart for serving the Lord and helping others in need.