Our leaders & staff

A SOKE student can expect to learn from the following speakers, some in-person and others through the BSSM DVD Curriculum from Bethel Church in Redding, CA.

Darla Bowman | SOKE director

Darla is a 5-Fold Ministry Teacher and Director of SOKE. She is a wife and mother and has given her life to seeing others walk in their true, God-given identities. In 2011, her son, Chason Ford, attended Bethel School of Supernatural Ministries. It was during that year of watching her son be so transformed that she determined to bring this powerful, life-transforming message of Kingdom Identity to the Gulf Coast. Darla is a true Mother of the Faith and she and her husband, David, live “out loud” a lifestyle that is passionate for the MORE!

Shelly Rider l senior leader, teacher

Shelly is an executive pastor and prophet at Destiny Church International. She gave her life to the Lord at age 8 and has served Him passionately in the mountains of marketplace, education and church. Shelly lives and moves at the sound of God's voice, and continually partners with Holy Spirit as an intercessor. She believes our Good Father desires for our spirit, soul, body, finances, and relationships to be filled with wholeness and prosperity. As a visionary leader, she is committed to living this abundant life, providing discipleship, mentoring, and coaching for others to live the same.

Other Speakers TBA

There will also be other guest speakers–regional, national, and international.



Jared Huffmaster I senior leader, lead teacher

At the age of 16, God captured Jared's heart and set him on a path of seeking and finding Him. His heart's passion is to have the Word of God come alive in the hearts of his people. Jared believes as the people of God come alive in the word of God, they will become unified as one voice and purpose and God's kingdom will come. He currently lives in Bay Minette, AL with his wife Beth. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Mississippi State University and currently teaches middle school Spanish and Bible classes.

Ashleigh Rowell I SOKE administrator, teacher

Ashleigh fell in love with Jesus at a very young age.  Even before learning about a "secret place", she experienced that with her Father.  Growing up, Ashleigh knew that she had been given a heart for missions and had opportunities to take many mission trips.  Over the last several years, she had realized her love for teaching and bringing others into an encounter with a loving Father!  Ashleigh recently married the love of her life, Harley Rowell.  She serves both as the SOKE Administrator, Revival Group Leader and Teacher.

Chris Jones I tuition coordinator

Chris accepted Christ at age 7.  He is a natural giver, an encourager and loves to serve others.  His heart is for people to walk in freedom and know how much their Father loves them.  He is active in Kairos Prison Ministry and loves seeing people walk into freedom.  Chris has a BS in Marketing with a minor in Finance, from University of West Florida.  He is a SOKE graduate and is serving as our Tuition Coordinator.  

Mary Cate McDowell I lead teacher

Mary Cate grew up in church and gave Jesus a place to live in her heart at the age of 5. She was filled with the Holy Spirit at age 13, and since then, has been in the secret place growing in her relationship with God. After one year in college, She attended the Vineyard Meridian School of Supernatural Ministry in Idaho. It was there she realized she wanted to spend her life doing full-time ministry work. Mary Cate is a worshipper, a violinist and oversees the DCI Prayer Rooms. Her zeal and love for God has created a personal vision to see people walk in their calling as His Kingdom comes on the Earth just as it is in Heaven.

Kim Conway I SOKE TRIBE pastor, teacher

Kim has been in relationship with Jesus for much of her life but just recently began seeing God has her good, good Father.  As she began discovering the nature and beauty of God, she uncovered her own worth and potential.  Kim has been on a beautiful journey with the Lord, allowing Holy Spirit to lead and guide her into the abundant life!  She is a pastor and a kingdom expander.  Her heart is for others to know their Kingdom Identity and to live that out powerfully in the earth!  She serves as the SOKE Lead Revival Group Pastor, SOKE teacher and liaison between SOKE and our City!

Jhoan Tellez I SOKE media & outreach coordinator, teacher

Jhoan came into relationship with Jesus at the age of 12 years old in Bogota, Colombia.  In 2016, Jhoan traveled to the USA to attend SOKE BETA Session.  It was during this time that his life was radically transformed by learning about the love of our Father and his role as a son.  Jhoan also carries a heart for living out a culture of honor.  He went on to complete SOKE Year 1 and now serves as our media and outreach coordinator as well as teaches at SOKE. 

Chason Ford I worship administrator, teacher

Chason and his wife, Vanessa, recently relocated from California to Fairhope, Alabama.  Chason is a 3rd year BSSM graduate and has spent two years serving Jesus Culture Church in Sacramento.  He has had the honor to travel with worship artists such as Jesus Culture, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Chris Quilala, Derek Johnson, Kristene DiMarco and Andrew Ehrenzeller. Chason also teaches online music consulting classes and travels to teach at churches all around the world. His heart is to see people live a life of excellence on and off the stage, as well as obtaining the fullness of their confidence and identity in the Lord.

Rife Stewart | senior leader, teacher

Rife is the founder & senior leader of Destiny Church International. He, along with his wife Shay, planted Destiny in January 2007 with 8 people in their home.  He is an apostolic leader committed to expanding the kingdom through the 5-fold ministry.  Rife has a strong anointing as a Father of the Faith and is passionate about raising up sons and daughters of God.  Rife has served in ministry for the last 28 years.