About Us


The John 17:23 Network is being championed by Barnabas Ministries, Inc. Through our groups, pastors from different denominations come together in the kind of unity that Jesus prayed for in John 17:23.

We provide the encouragement, training, and tools needed to foster the creation of John 17:23 groups around the world, as God leads and directs. Our prayer is that every pastor, everywhere would have the opportunity to participate in a John 17:23 group.

Meet Our Staff

Meet the Barnabas Ministries staff that are behind all the wonderful things happening with John 17:23 pastoral support groups!

Sean Bowen, Executive Director
Sean Bowen
Executive Director
IT guy- turned ordained pastor- turned Executive Director of Barnabas Ministries.  Sean can often be found in a coffee shop with a cup of something warm and delicious or out in nature as he ponders the promises of God!
Rob Woods
Rob Woods
Global Group Development Director
Rob’s energy and passion for connecting pastors together is contagious. If you are interested in joining an existing John 17:23 group or starting a new one in your area, then he’s your guy.
Steve Misarski
New England Team Leader
Steve has a vision for New England. Having done ministry in four out of the six states, he is excited about what God is going to do through pastors in groups to reach the lost here.
Dave Whisman
Global Training & Development Director
Dave is passionate about continuous improvement, which often leads him to challenge and coach others on how to “fix what bugs them.” Dave develops tools that help grow and strengthen John 17:23 groups. 
Amanda Bellisario, Ministry Administrator
Amanda Bellisario
Ministry Administrator
Amanda is the glue that holds everything together behind the scenes.  If you need help, ministry information or tickets to our annual dinner, she’ll help you out!
Elizabeth Cartier
Lead Intercessor
Elizabeth has a heart to intercede on behalf of pastors. Along with her team, each week she lifts up confidential prayer needs from pastors around the globe.
Our Board of Directors

Get to know the amazing group of men & women who serve on the Barnabas Ministries Board of Directors.

Dick Germaine
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
    Dan Brausch
    Board Chair
    VP & GM, Global
    Partners, Converse
      Edwin E. Hastings
      Board Vice-Chair
      Managing Director and President,
      OHO Interactive
        Rev. Clyde D. Talley
        Senior Pastor, Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church; President & CEO, Yes We Care, Inc.


          Karen Cooprider
            Lew Flagg
            The Milford Group