Dale & Kathy Gilmore

Dale and Kathy are founders of the Minnesota House of Prayer. Dale has served churches as pastor in Minnesota for 33 years. Kathy's work background includes reporting for a local newspaper, working as an agent for several travel agencies, teaching in preschool settings, and working as an administrative assistant at a publisher for early childhood education. Since Dale & Kathy left their last parish in 2004, they have worked to encourage the establishment of houses of prayer around the state. Dale, with Kathy's support, has begun and led statewide and citywide prayer groups throughout his ministry.  Dale's passion is for people to have a vision of God’s past work in Minnesota coupled with what God desires to do now in our state. Kathy's passion is to see God’s healing and restoration in our state. Together they bring a heart to see God release a new move of worship and prayer in MN.


Dale & Kathy have been married for 47 years and they make their home in South St. Paul.  They have two grown sons, living in Africa and Arizona, and 5 grandchildren, from age 4 to 18.

Brian & Linda Holmes

Brian & Linda are the directors of the Becker International House of Prayer located in Becker, MN.  They have been serving in ministry and the arts for twenty years.  The Holmes' have a heart to see the arts released from a place of prayer and worship and own the companies White Horse Productions and White Horse Press, a feature film company and publishing company respectively. They are in process of releasing their first feature film, Lights Out, in theaters.  You can find more information at www.lightsoutthemovie.com.


Brian & Linda have been married for 30 years and make their home in Becker, MN.  They have two grown children and three grandchildren from the ages of 2 to 9.

Alissa Holmes

Alissa Holmes serves as the Director of Intercession at the Becker International House of Prayer, and leads worship at the Becker International House of Prayer in Becker, MN and the Justice House of Prayer in Brooklyn Center, MN.  Alissa is a musician, a writer and an artist.  She believes deeply in creativity in the House of Prayer and its application in everything from the way we worship to the way we fund raise.  Alissa currently oversees the Regional watches for the Minnesota House of Prayer as well as traveling around the state with the team.

Max and his wife Steffaney have been part of the leadership team of the Potter’s House of Prayer since December of 2013. They believe whole-heartedly that prayer is the primary calling of every believer and should be the principal activity of the local church.


Max was first marked with the calling to pray in late 2007 and has had a number of dramatic prophetic encounters since then. These clear prophetic words act as stones that simply lay upon the foundational teachings of the Scriptures that call all believers to live lives of prayer and worship. Max met his wife Steffaney while both attended school at Minnesota State University in Mankato. While they were dating Stef spent 4 months in Mozambique, Africa at the Iris School of Missions under Rolland and Heidi Baker. During her time their the Holy Spirit marker her heart for the broken and marginalized while also calling her to the place of prayer as the primary mode to release justice in the earth.


Max and Stef’s dream is to establish a prayer culture in the city of Mankato that brings about regional transformation in every realm of culture and society. From that place of breakthrough they desire to go and establish Houses of Prayer among unreached people groups that will ultimately help usher in the return of Christ as the nations join together in prayer and worship.

Max & Steffaney Thomas


P.O. Box 13751 St. Paul, MN  55113