Founding Servant & Director

When God called Steve Trullinger into healing ministry in 1995, he was at that time an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Steve already knew that he would be trading his secure, tenured academic position for a faith-walk of adventure, trusting in the Lord’s design for the second half of his life. His twenty-five years as an educator and researcher helped prepare him to train healing and evangelistic mission teams and to help many to understand the synergisms of spiritual gifts in the ministries of healing and evangelism.

Late in 2000, Steve founded The Father’s Touch Ministries, based in California, and has helped to launch and direct many healing teams of volunteers in North America, as well as lead over 20 short term mission teams focused on healing and evangelism in East Africa. These teams have been blessed to lead several tens of thousands to Christ and bring the Father’s healing touch to many thousands of sick in hospitals, villages, slums, and Freedom Festival crowds. One of Steve’s favorite pastimes is to help his team members get “wrecked beyond recognition!”


Cari Channell

Administrator & Partner Coordinator

Cari was saved at six years old and discovered that God marked her life for a heavenly purpose. Cari’s love and compassion for healing the sick was stirred while leading a Father’s Touch Team in Southern CA. Having the privilege of leading a Sozo team as well, she witnessed many lives healed from the inside out. READ MORE

Christian Wetzel

Director of Video Production

Christian is passionate about expressing the beauty of God and the love of Jesus through design, media, film and the arts. For over two decades he has enjoyed working as a graphic designer. In the last few years he has been stepping more and more into learning the art of storytelling through film and video. Christian served on staff for six years with his church in Southern California as a graphic designer and video editor. He currently works as a contract and freelance graphic designer serving individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. READ MORE

Kathleen Sibert

Mercy in Action Director

Kathleen was born at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, on March 17, 1960. She grew up in a family where both parents served in the military, so that translated into living in 7 states and 3 foreign countries by the time she was 9 years old. She currently lives in Torrance, CA, with her husband of 39 years, Steve, and they have 6 children and 12 grandchildren and a million stories that are dear to them! She received her Administrator’s Training Certification from Accelerated Christian Education in 1988 and her Ministerial Licensing through Life Bible College in San Dimas, CA, in 1998. READ MORE

Lynda Artemov

Mercy Ministries Administrator

Lynda gave her life to Jesus at 22 years old. Four years later, she served as a missionary in Russia for almost two years. Living in the mission field marked her heart for life and she prays that one day she will return to living in the mission field again. READ MORE

Seth Waters

Director of Websites and Technology

Seth Waters serves as the Director of Websites and Technology for Fathers Touch Ministries. Seth and his family live in Bend, OR and have served in full-time ministry for nearly 20 years. As a previous church planter, Seth enjoys helping people take radical steps in living out the Revolutionary Love of Jesus. Seth is the founder of, serving small-medium sized churches and ministries around the world by creating compelling websites and creative tools. READ MORE