Executive Director

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Lucinda Nelson

 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 3 adult children and one beloved grandson.  She is a NETA certified fitness instructor and a UMC certified lay speaker. 

Healing Prayer

 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.  Over 250 people have now taken healing prayer level 1; some becoming healing prayer ministers.  For 6 years she coordinated the healing prayer ministry at Calvary offering private healing prayer appointments, deliverance sessions, healing prayer classes and a weekly healing service. 

Celebrate Recovery

 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. The program launched at Calvary UMC in 2012. 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. 

Listen Love Pray Foundation

 Lucinda has witnessed countless changed lives as people encounter the light and love of Jesus. She seeks to learn and grow in both spiritual and community-based settings, completing the Recovery Coach Academy at Frederick County Health Department in 2017 and leading various bible studies and Christ centered programs throughout the year.  It is her hope and prayer that Listen Love Pray Foundation will continue to work in recovery centers, churches, and the community so that people can experience healing, restoration, and the fullness of life that God offers.  

Meet Our Board of Directors

Ken Nelson

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 Ken serves as 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, Masters in Business Administration and is a graduate student at Christian Leadership University. 

Dennis Yocum

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 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 Armacost

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 Maureen serves as Listen Love Pray  Foundation’s Secretary, 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 has served on the leadership team of Celebrate  Recovery at Calvary United Methodist Church for the past several years,  and has attended Calvary for more than 15 years. 

Ted Winfield

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 Ted serves as the Treasurer for Listen Love Pray Foundation.  He is a Celebrate Recovery leader at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, MD. Ted attended the Christian Healing Ministries Ignite conference in June 2017. He has been a retail manager at department stores, auto repair shops, auto dealerships, and tire stores, since obtaining a business management degree from Towson State University in 1987. He has also served on the finance committee at Calvary Church for the last six years. Ted enjoys playing golf, gardening, and travel.  

Carol Pennington

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 Carol, a member of Listen Love Pray Foundation's Board of Directors, has lived in Mount Airy, Maryland for more than 40 years, where she and her husband, Frank, raised five children. After spending more than 30 years in the self-storage industry, she currently mentors young business owners both in and outside of the storage industry. Carol is a member of the Board of Directors of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida, and is an active member of Church 3.0 in Westminster, Maryland. She is a part of several area healing prayer ministries and often teaches on various topics of healing in local churches and around the country. 

Kristin Nelson

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 Kristin is a Listen Love Pray Board Member.  She holds her master’s degree in counseling from McDaniel College and is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Kristin enjoys her work as a counselor and community development coordinator for individuals with disabilities.  She has a passion for helping others and is excited to connect recovering addicts and recovery workers with services that promote hope and healing.