In 2013, Pam Frink realized a lifelong calling as she and her family embarked on a mission for three years to two African countries. While in Africa, Pam helped the women to become self-sustainable by marketing their handmade art. She equipped women by organizing health and hygiene seminars. Pam also taught and spoke on an African radio program that reached one million people weekly. Pam and her husband, Rory, also co-directed an orphanage of 290 children.
Pam’s experiences include Children’s Ministry Director, Women’s Director, Co-Pastoring and nonprofit founder. Pam is an Ordained Minister and has an AACC certificate in Christian Counseling. She is the mother of seven children and has enjoyed a marriage of 35 years to her husband, Rory.
Recently, Pam has house pastored at Mercy House where she oversaw the spiritual development and daily needs of the residents. Her role has expanded as she is the newly appointed Executive Director. The Frinks currently reside in Southlake, Texas.
After a combined 37 years as Social Workers in Southern California, Mark and Kim Eliff pulled up roots and moved to Texas to take on their new roles as House Pastors for Mercy House.
Kim began her career in social work in the mid-nineties for the County of Orange Social Services Agency where she put her natural nurturing skills to work supporting and strengthening her client’s self-sufficiency in individual and family functioning. She eventually moved on to Child Protective Services where she was able to exercise her true gift and calling helping others discover new ways to live and manage their lives. Most recently employed in the private sector as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Kim has been able to further put these gifts to work helping people overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives.
Mark began his career with the County of Orange Social Services Agency in 2000 as an Eligibility Worker where his administrative and leadership gifts helped him quickly move into supervision. In this capacity, Mark worked as a Training Specialist providing comprehensive policy and procedure training to both new and seasoned Eligibility Workers alike. An eventual transfer to Program Integrity found Mark in the role of Appeals Specialist representing the county in State Administrative Hearings responding to clients who filed a request for hearing based on actions taken by the county that affected their welfare benefits.
They both have used their calling to social work as Mission Team Leaders having led teams since 2012 to work at an orphanage in Uganda, Africa (where they met Pam and Rory). They were also Ministry Leaders for the Celebrate Recovery Program at their church in California since 2010 sponsoring, teaching, and leading groups through the twelve steps of recovery from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups into lives of abundance with Christ as their guide.
They have been married for 19 years and have 5 children and 7 grandchildren (so far).
While enjoying a stupendous and exhilarating career of thirty-plus years in the United States Government and Corporate America, Barbara Johnson was oblivious to recognizing she was on the Potter’s wheel being molded and shaped for that which was yet to come in her life. As a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), Barbara traveled abroad to many countries such as Geneva, Switzerland; Vienna, Austria; and Brussels, Germany. SLCMs (submarine-launched cruise missiles) and GLCMs (ground-launched cruise missiles) were not as intriguing to Barbara as experiencing the covert dynamics of political negotiations.
Barbara’s journey continued. She attended and graduated from Rhema Bible Training College. Her experience at Rhema heightened her hunger and thirst for God’s Presence in her life. For the first time, Barbara understood what she had deemed as not intriguing had a message from God. While each of the Cold War superpowers were claiming superiority in their strategic missiles development, Barbara became aware that she was no longer employed but deployed by God for His purpose. She had been endowed with power from on high — supernatural power — not limited to ground, air, or water, for each segment of her journey.
Barbara is a catalyst for change and a voice of hope to the nations. In her recent assignment as House Pastor at the Mercy Transition House, she translates hard-hitting spiritual insights into everyday language empowering the residents to activate purpose and maximize potential — spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, and socially. As a Minister of the Gospel and certified Texas Department of Criminal Justice volunteer, Barbara is committed to helping others by ministering in prisons, hosting prayer, and Bible Study meetings, etiquette and life skills workshops, and other events to empower women, men, teenagers, and families to develop in the love of God.
Barbara is blessed with one son.