Meet the Team

In 2009, a small group of Freedom Session grads sensed God wanted to expand Freedom Session across North America and beyond. Freedom Session International (serving Canada) was birthed and later Freedom Session USA. Both share the same three-fold purpose:

  • Inspire, train and equip churches in North America and beyond to offer effective, healing-discipleship ministries.
  • Create and/or distribute Freedom Session materials into recovery homes, prisons, church plants with limited resources and/or ministry training schools.
  • Translate and distribute Freedom Session materials into other languages / cultures in North America and around the world.

We’d like you to meet our team.

Please also consider supporting our ministry with a one time generous gift or monthly support.  



We are looking for an energetic, passionate and creative Marketing Specialist to join our expanding team.  If you have (or are) taking Freedom Session and have a desire for others to experience the life Jesus died to offer us…we may be looking for you!   For more info, check out our Marketing Specialist Job Description


Executive Directors:
Ken & Bonnie Dyck

Ken and Bonnie are the authors and face of Freedom Session International, providing visionary leadership to the Canadian, USA and Spanish Freedom Session teams.

With 35 years in active pastoral ministry, Ken is a sought out preacher / speaker for leadership conferences, men’s events and anything related to healing-discipleship (FS). In his “off time,” Ken enjoys motorcycles, hunting and boating…especially with the family.

Bonnie partners with Ken in every aspect of Freedom Session – travel, team development, leadership decisions and primary content editor of materials and social media. (Our best ideas come from Bonnie.)

During her “spare time” Bonnie is working towards developing a new prayer approach for loved ones not following the Lord. She enjoys meaningful conversations, passionate prayer and a growing relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Ken and Bonnie love traveling and serving together, spending time with their three amazing and married children as well as their four, soon to be five grandchildren.

Book Ken to speak in your church or ministry.

FREEDOM SESSION INTERNATIONAL OFFICE or email one of our team members direct.

FS Administrator:
Karol Pape

Karol began her ministry with Freedom Session by directing a local FS expression in her local church in 2016.  In 2020, she retired early from a management role at a local university to focus on serving others. 

She now serves as the administrative contact for Freedom Session International and doubles as our Small Groups Specialist, helping start FS small groups (with our updated 2022 teaching videos) across North America.  Karol’s monthly (and FREE) “How to Host a FS Small Group” webinars will get you off on the right track.  We start FS small groups somewhere in the world every week, even in our slowest months.  It’s easier than you think.

Karol is married to Rodger and they have two young adult sons. She enjoys traveling and spending time in her garden. 

email Karol  

FS small group webinars Inquire for more information.


USA Directors:
Chris & Crystal Pettit

Chris and Crystal first registered for Freedom Session during a low point in their life and marriage back in 2012. God met them profoundly and they immediately began serving as FS Facilitators and then FS Directors in their local church.  

They joined our team in 2015 and in 2018, established Freedom Session USA where they have served as USA National Directors.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, God led Chris and Crystal to begin a live worship movement out of their home that has grown into a growing and permanent church community called Church in the Woods.

In summer of 2023, it became apparent that their first responsibility and best efforts are needed in their pastoral ministry so will be stepping out of their official FS USA capacity at the end of 2023.need to be

Chris and Crystal have two amazing daughters – Ceci and Julia and enjoy family vacations and swimming parties with friends. Chris is also an anointed worship leader.

email Chris & Crystal

Conociendo Libertad:
Latin America Directors

Abner and Jessica were serving in a large urban church in Vancouver Canada where they were introduced to Freedom Session in 2017.  In 2018 Jessica approached us with a proposal to raise up a Spanish translation team to make FS accessible to the Spanish community.  Three years and many hours of prayer, translation and hard work later, Conociendo Libertad (Knowing Freedom) was launched.

Abner and Jessica are the Spanish hosts of the Spanish FS videos and workbooks and in summer of 2023, moved to Mexico to serve as part time discipleship pastors in a vibrant church and part time Conociendo Libertad Latin America Directors.

Abner and Jessica have two children: Jaden and Caleb and when they are not serving their family or others, they enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new places and having friends over for authentic Mexican food.


Lianna Nevraumont

Lianna Nevraumont (and her husband Pat) were part of a core church planting team with Ken & Bonnie from 1997 – 1999. They reconnected in 2020 and, when the FSIM Treasurer role came open, Lianna volunteered.

Lianna brings administrative skills. a deep passion for prayer and a servant’s heart.

She understands confidentiality and the importance of bookkeeping integrity.  If you are looking for your year end FS income tax receipt or any other FS accounting issue, email Lianna


Digital Strategist:
Isaac Wiebe

Isaac is one of those guys who is given a 20,000 foot digital or technical challenge and mulls it over while riding his motorcycle…until the solution is clear.

Isaac works full time in his local church and joined our team during the Covid-19 crisis to help us find solutions to the new normal.  One of his top priorities is to minimize any hindrances or barriers to others finding freedom and healing through Jesus.

Graphic Design:
Nicole Martens

Nicole is responsible to reflect the heart of Freedom Session in our printed, digital and online materials.  Ken & Bonnie met Nicole while Ken served on the pastoral staff where Nicole continues to work full time.

Nicole took Freedom Session as a participant in 2020 and has sort of evolved into a FSIM team member “on call” with us. She is an expert in creative graphic design and editing. She has a servant’s heart and is always up for a challenge.

Come Work with us?

Does this sound like you?

  • graduate of FS and passionate about helping others find freedom and healing
  • Understand marketing from a Christian perspective and experience in the field
  • solid grasp on social media, CRM (Salesforce), website design / maintenance and marketing software.
  • reliable, energetic and up for a challenge.  teachable / team player
  • growing believer with a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit
  • optional but an big asset:
    • experience with basic video editing software and capture.
    • competence with inDesign and other Adobe programs
    • experience with Shopify and Print on Demand publishing

We are actively seeking a high capacity 1/2 to full time Marketing Production Specialist to join our team. If this sounds like you, we need to talk. email cover letter and resume

Compensation according to competence and experience.





Board Member / Director:
Bob Gole

Bob and his wife, Brenda, directed Freedom Session in their home church for 10 years before moving into semi-retirement.  They joined our team in 2017 and helped launch multiple Freedom Session ministries in Western Canada. In 2020, Bob more fully retired but continues his role on the FSIM Board of Directors.

Board Member / Director: Gordon Cleasby

Gord is a founding Director of Freedom Session International and brings a long-time business / media experience to the team.  He has personally experienced Freedom Session and is committed to encouraging and supporting its expansion in North America and around the world.

Mailing Addresses:

in Canada:

Freedom Session International

#33038, 11198 – 84 Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 8E6
CRA Charity#: 82866 8699 RR0001

in United States:

Freedom Session USA

3480 Stikes Drive SE.
Lacey, WA 98503  USA
Charity EIN: 83-1809349

Our Statement of Faith:

Is available upon request via email.