We are proud of our staff!
First, they are all graduates of our programs. They have been where you are and they have been healed! Second, none of Mountain Ministry’s staff have ever been paid a salary. Their treasure is in heaven! They lay down their lives for those they serve. If you feel led to donate directly to our staff support, visit our donations page here.
Michael and Desirée Bayles graduated from Mountain Ministries in 2013. The couple married about a year later and now have a son named Judah. Michael served as Assistant Director to the men’s program for several years while Desirée helped serve at the women’s program in Rainier, Oregon. Since 2017, they have served as the Women’s Program Directors. The building and property have had many improvements under their direction and miracles happen consistently during their time here. Their heart and love for the women and children are known and appreciated by all.
Alejandra Vazquez serves as assistant director to the women’s program, supporting Mike and Desirée Bayles. Alejandra graduated in 2016. In addition to her assistant director duties, Alejandra teaches at the ministry’s home school. Her many talents have been a blessing. Alejandra continues to be a great testimony and encouragement to those who participate in the program. She has overcome much and is loved by all.
Kelly Otton has been the Men’s Director since 2007. He graduated the program in 2005 along with his son Dakota. His wife Jami also graduated the program in 2008. They were married that same year and now have 4 beautiful children. Several challenges have arisen in the ministry during their many years of faithful service. Through the Otton family, God has proven His faithfulness time and time again.
Josh and Kadie Haggan are Assistant Director’s of the men’s program. Additionally, they serve as Intake Coordinators for both the men and women’s programs. This power-couple came into the program as a married couple and graduated together in 2015. Their second beautiful daughter was born after their graduation. Josh and Kadie continue to give hope to all who come into the ministry. Their dedication and love for God is evident through the way they serve others.
Derek and Samantha Becker direct Mountain Ministry’s men’s graduate transition house. This program is called The Vine. Derek graduated the men’s program in 2013. Samantha supported and moved up to ministry leadership while her husband was in the program. They have been overseeing The Vine since 2015. Their testimony gives hope to many other married couples struggling with addiction. They continue to be a light to everyone they come across.
Gary and Fay Miller serve as Executive Directors and are the Founders of Mountain Ministries. The ministry started in their home over 50 years ago. Now it has developed into both women’s and men’s programs. The obedience to God in their lives has influenced countless men, women, and children, helping them know God and saving them from the destruction of addiction. Their love for everyone is reflected in the family that has been created through God here at the Ministry. Years of faith, love and longsuffering have been a true mark of their ministry, continuing through the staff that are called to serve here.
Michelle Harty is our administrator and heads up the ministry’s home school co-op; Mountain Academy. She graduated in 2007 and has since filled many positions, helping to oversee every part of the ministry. Without the help of Michelle and the rest of the staff, this ministry could not operate.