Board Members


Ilene Blanche

Ilene Blanche is founder and director of the International House of Prayer Rochester. She pastored Rivers of Living Water Christian Center in Lake City, Minnesota. She is a producer of The Message of Love television program, and authors the "Christian Chatroom" column in the Lake City Graphic. She is the current prayer coordinator for the Rochester Christian Women's Club. She is a mother and grandmother.



LaVonne is a ministry leader of intercessory prayer at Destiny Church in Rochester. She is also a member of TEAMRochester, a mother, grandmother, and a retired teacher.

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Michael hendricks

Michael is a Mechanical Engineer working in the construction sector. He is leader in a home church and has a heart to see people walking in deeper intimacy with Jesus. He is a newly-wed, having just married his beautiful bride, Tina, on April 3, 2016. 





Mary Ann grew up knowing about Jesus and even trusting Him in her day to day life.  However, it wasn’t until she was thirty-one years old that she finally understood she must believe that He died and rose from the dead and confess this truth out of her mouth in order to have a relationship with Jesus her savior and God her Father.  

She is a stay at home wife and mother who has had the honor and privilege to be called to home school their four children. She is ordained as a pastor and has a ministry in teaching and the prophetic.


jodi green

Jodi lives with her husband and has two grown daughters.  She currently works at Mayo Clinic as a Radiographer. Her two favorite things are praying with others and extravagantly worshipping Her King!

She is a Bible study group leader at work.  Has taught various Sunday School classes and organized many women church events.


Honorary Board Members

Dale Depeel

Dale is a pastor at Soul Harbor church in Rochester. He is the executive director of the Rochester Outreach Center, as well as involved in Fish and Loaves Food Ministry. Dale is also a father and grandfather who adores his family.


Pamela Gardas

Pam Gardas has served on the board at River of Living Waters and has worked and served with Ilene Blanche for several years. She loves to spend time sitting before the Lord and hearing His voice. Pam plays guitar mostly in Harp and Bowl style worship/prayer and enjoys singing the psalms. She lives in Hager City, Wisconsin