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. Over 300 people have now taken healing prayer level 1; some becoming healing prayer ministers. 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 Tuesday night LLP has a healing prayer service – moving onto the Zoom platform during the COVID 19 pandemic. Healing prayer teams hold private prayer and deliverance appointments, totaling close to 1000 sessions in the last 3 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 94 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 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.
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 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 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 serves as the Treasurer for Listen Love Pray Foundation. He is a leader for the LLP team that serves local recovery centers for men. He has served in many capacities at several church’s over the years. He is currently a member at Damascus Road Community Church. Ted attended the Christian Healing Ministries Ignite Conference in June 2017 and has completed Healing Prayer classes levels 1-4 with LLP. He has been a retail manager since obtaining a business management degree from Towson State University in 1987. Ted enjoys playing golf, gardening, and travel.
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 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.
Tandi 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.