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 pastoral support 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.
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!
Leah Curtis, Accountant

Leah Curtis


Leah keeps our finances in order, helping us to be good stewards of the financial contributions you make to Barnabas Ministries.

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 of the Board
Ed Baker
Retired, CEO
Arch Wireless
Dr. Rev. Elisa Renae Ashley
Founder and Executive Director, Journey Partner Ministries
Michael Barberio
Cambridge Innovations
Dan Brausch
VP & GM, Global
Partners, Converse
Mike Dionne
President and Co-Founder,
RTB Relay, Inc.
Lew Flagg
The Milford Group
Edwin E. Hastings
Managing Director and President,
OHO Interactive
Kathleen MacDonald
Rev. Clyde D. Talley
Senior Pastor, Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church; President & CEO, Yes We Care, Inc.