Global Local Chapter Directors

California, San Diego- Bill and Michelle Winder

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Bill & Michelle Winder, both native Californians, live in Carlsbad, a beautiful town in north coastal San Diego.  At a God-appointed meeting in Hollywood in 2010, Michelle met Karen Covell. Karen was hosting a meeting for children in ‘The Industry’ and Michelle had been invited up to lead worship. After a short conversation in which Karen explained the vision of Hollywood Prayer Network, she asked Michelle to pray about starting a Chapter in San Diego.

Here is the rest of the story, directly from Michelle:
I immediately declined as my time was already consumed with ministry and Real Estate. Karen continued to ask every few months until one day, while driving on the I-5 I realized it might be God asking- so, as was often my mo, I ‘made a deal’ with God. If He would provide a partner to help, I would do it ‘temporarily’ until someone with a passion for Hollywood stepped up. 12 minutes later I walked into my home and my husband Bill, a true prayer-warrior, said, “Would you start an HPN Chapter if I were to partner with you?” I laughed at how God always calls my bluff.  I agreed and Bill & I began an adventure that we’re still enjoying today, 12 years later! We rally an amazing team of prayer warriors “outside the camp” as God leads. Please pray about joining us!




New Mexico, Las Cruces – Tessa Kennedy

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Tessa Valadez Kennedy was born and raised in the Southwest and lives in Las Cruces, NM working at the university. She has always had a heart for storytelling, especially through film, and has often been compelled to pray for those in the entertainment industry. New Mexico’s recent partnerships with film industry leaders have led Tessa to a greater desire to draw in, and lean into, a community of believers within the entertainment industry in New Mexico, and strengthen the weary hands that hang down.




Tennessee, Dollywood – Gorman Woodfin

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Gorman’s varied production career started as an Associate Producer on two national award shows: The Dove Awards (Nashville) and the A.C.E. Awards (American Cable Excellence Awards, Las Vegas). He hosted his own shopping show on America’s Shopping Channel on Cox Cable for two years. For about 25 years, he was a producer, writer and talent for CBN television. For 14 of those years he was a Celebrity Correspondent for CBN. Some of his interviews included Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Morgan Freeman, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Jackson and many more.





Mexico, Nuevo León, Guadalupe – Ana Escalante

By Global Local Chapter Directors
We’re thrilled to finally launch an HPN Mexico chapter! Ana Escalante grew up acting quite a bit in her hometown Monterrey, but stopped altogether when she began college to focus on her business degree. She had a promising career in marketing and brand management working for a huge FMCG company until the end of 2022 when she felt God calling her to return to her love of acting and film. She recently spent 3 months in LA and is set to begin her MFA in acting in CalArts in the fall of 2023. She is very excited about what God will do in this new season of life and through her in the industry.
As a firm believer with strong involvement in her local church in the kids, worship and small group ministries, she is convinced that God has called us to use our talents for His glory, to shine His light wherever we are at, and to love people (Romans 11:36, Colossians 3:17, Matthew 5:16, John 13:34).
Her chapter’s goal is to serve as a local contact and to bring anyone with a passion for the industry together in prayer so that we may be the hands and feet of Jesus in everything we do and wherever we may be (Mexico, Hollywood or the ends of the earth).

Germany, Iserlohn – Moe Quiring

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Moe is a Musician/Composer and Producer who found his love for music at a young age. He started out with cello lessons at the age of nine, adding guitar and piano over the following years. He works as a composer for a variety of image, short and feature films and commercials besides his own projects.







Sweden, Lidköping – Andreas & Frida Edström

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Frida and Andreas Edstrom are married business partners. They were born and raised in Sweden and currently parents to four amazing kids. Andreas is a musician who early found his calling in ministering one-on-one backstage in the music industry. Frida has had a heart for Hollywood since she was 7 years old. Not knowing then that God would use her intercessory heart for specific people in the industry in her adult life. For years, God has put His burdened heart in theirs, enabling them to pray boldly for individuals in the industry. In 2019 Frida received a vision from the Lord; Looking down from Griffith Observatory, she saw the streets of Hollywood and something looking like the Northern Lights being poured out and spreading thru Hollywood. When she woke up from the vision, she instantly knew it was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This added to the belief that great revival is about to hit Hollywood, affecting the whole world.





United Kingdom, Yorkshire – Alan Shires

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Alan Shires is an Actor, Presenter and Voiceover Artist. He has a massive passion for getting Jesus back into the center of Hollywood. Alan is also passionate about helping other performers recognise they do not need to compromise their morals to book work. Instead, Alan promotes that by staying true to one’s Christ-centered beliefs, performers are then better aligned with God and in turn can be catapulted forward in their careers.

California, Redding – Kate English

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Kate grew up convinced she would be a full time missionary to India, but in the last 10 years God has been shifting her heart to Hollywood. With a passion for community and creativity her favorite thing is to connect like-minded people who can partner with, and encourage, each other. Kate moved to Redding in 2009 to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and then spent time on staff at Bethel Church, as well as working for local production companies, and most recently working for the Upstate California Film Commission. As a costume designer and writer she feels called to build a bridge between Redding and LA to create connections and spiritual support for artists both locally, and in Hollywood.

Memphis, TN – Justin and Ariel Harrison

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Justin and Ariel are Memphis natives that have been married for seven years. They currently (Aug 2022) have one child and a passion for marriage and family. They are a director/writer duo that loves to create film projects. They have a fire for the things of God and a desire to glorify God through film and media. Malia Wofford passed the baton for the Memphis chapter to them in July of 2022.

They desire to build a community in the Memphis Chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network. The vision for that community is to, above all, pray together for Hollywood as well as network and work together to produce God-glorying projects!




Oklahoma, Oklahoma City – Spencer Folmar

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Spencer Folmar is a producer, director, and writer. He has been making independent feature films for over 15 years. Folmar specializes in film financing, marketing, and distribution. His 2017 theatrical debut “Generational Sins” made worldwide news with his new Hard Faith™ genre. His films and entrepreneurial endeavors have been featured in Variety, New York Times, New York Post, Newsweek, LA Times, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, and more. Spencer has written & directed 4 feature films and produced 8 feature films. Spencer’s life motto in art is “Telling Stories That Liberate”.