Serving People, Inspiring Righteousness, Imparting Truth

About Us

Serving People, Inspiring Righteousness, Imparting Truth

Our Mission

The SPIRIT School of Ministry is designed to develop and equip men and women who will walk in the fullness of the life of Jesus. These true disciples will operate in Christ-like character and service, demonstrating and ushering in the Kingdom of God wherever they go.

Our Church

We believe God works in the earth through His beloved vessel, the local Church. We believe that the Universal Church is practically expressed through the local church, comprised of believers who endeavor to manifest the life of Jesus Christ as they walk together in faith. The SPIRIT School of Ministry operates under the covering and authority of Word of Life Fellowship in Mi Wuk Village, California.  SPIRIT School of Ministry exists to help facilitate the mandate of the church to mature the saints, to equip believers for the work of the ministry, and to build the church into the fullness of the image of Christ.

Our Core Values

1. We desire that all we do be rooted in authentic relationship, first with God and then with people. 1 Corinthians 13

2. We desire to equip men and women in The Truth, both in knowledge and experience. John 8:32

3. We desire to impact others through servant leadership. Mattew. 20:26

4. We desire to inspire others to follow Christ through the example of godly lifestyle. 1 Corinthians 11:1

5. We desire to walk closely with people as they personally work out their faith and discipleship. Galations 6:2

Leadership Team

Pastor Bob Wilk
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Pat McDonald

Saved in 1972, Pastor Pat has been walking in a steadfast and committed relationship with the Lord and his church ever since. He loves to worship, and above all else, he desires to see God honored and made great in the eyes of people. He has a deep passion for the Word of God, and has given his life to studying, understanding, and applying scriptural truths. Pastor Pat teaches the Word in a way that makes both fundamental and deep scriptural concepts accessible to anyone, and has traveled the world teaching truth and imparting his passion for the Word into those that hear him. Pastor Pat recognizes the value of not only understanding spiritual truths, but also having the wisdom to know how to walk those truths out in a real and practical way that glorifies God. He loves to stay physically active, and can often be found riding his bike, chopping wood, or landscaping his yard.

Pat McDonald

Senior Pastor, Instructor

About Pat
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Paster Pat McDonald

Saved in 1972, Pastor Pat has been walking in a steadfast and committed relationship with the Lord and his church ever since. He loves to worship, and above all else, he desires to see God honored and made great in the eyes of people. He has a deep passion for the Word of God, and has given his life to studying, understanding, and applying scriptural truths. Pastor Pat teaches the Word in a way that makes both fundamental and deep scriptural concepts accessible to anyone, and has traveled the world teaching truth and imparting his passion for the Word into those that hear him. Pastor Pat recognizes the value of not only understanding spiritual truths, but also having the wisdom to know how to walk those truths out in a real and practical way that glorifies God. He loves to stay physically active, and can often be found riding his bike, chopping wood, or landscaping his yard.
Pastor Bob Wilk
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Bob Wilk

As the Director of the School of Ministry, Pastor Bob desires to bring men and women into a deep, intimate, and mature relationship with Jesus. He is passionate about seeing people set free to walk in their true identity, and he considers it his personal reward when he sees people live in victory. Delivered as a young man from a destructive lifestyle, Pastor Bob lives each day knowing that there was a price paid for him that he can never repay, except to live fully for Christ, devoted to His cause. Pastor Bob operates in a strong prophetic anointing that carries into whatever he does, from teaching and preaching, to counseling, administration, and leadership, as well as coaching sports and youth in the community. A father to many, he is passionate about authentic relationship, and desires to the see the church truly understand how to be friends that are closer than brothers.

Bob Wilk

Pastor, Director, Instructor

About Bob
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Pastor Bob Wilk

As the Director of the School of Ministry, Pastor Bob desires to bring men and women into a deep, intimate, and mature relationship with Jesus. He is passionate about seeing people set free to walk in their true identity, and he considers it his personal reward when he sees people live in victory. Delivered as a young man from a destructive lifestyle, Pastor Bob lives each day knowing that there was a price paid for him that he can never repay, except to live fully for Christ, devoted to His cause. Pastor Bob operates in a strong prophetic anointing that carries into whatever he does, from teaching and preaching, to counseling, administration, and leadership, as well as coaching sports and youth in the community. A father to many, he is passionate about authentic relationship, and desires to the see the church truly understand how to be friends that are closer than brothers.

Pastor Bob Wilk
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Liz Jones

Under the covering of her parents, Liz grew up knowing the Lord, and cannot remember a time without Him in her life. At the age of 15, she responded to the call of God on her life and committed herself to Him and His work in a serious way, and has never regretted it. Her greatest desire is to know the depths of who God is, and to bring others into the secret places with Him. She is passionate about breaking off religious mindsets that keep people and churches captive, and is one who is commissioned to break through limitations in order to prepare the way for others. Operating in a strong prophetic anointing, she loves to teach, disciple, and empower people, and receives so much joy from seeing them grow and mature into their true identity. She believes that true discipleship and genuine relationship involve sharing life together, whether laughing and sharing stories over a good meal, spending a day at the lake, or simply hanging out with friends and family.

Liz Jones

Assistant Director, Instructor

About Liz
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Liz Jones

Under the covering of her parents, Liz grew up knowing the Lord, and cannot remember a time without Him in her life. At the age of 15, she responded to the call of God on her life and committed herself to Him and His work in a serious way, and has never regretted it. Her greatest desire is to know the depths of who God is, and to bring others into the secret places with Him. She is passionate about breaking off religious mindsets that keep people and churches captive, and is one who is commissioned to break through limitations in order to prepare the way for others. Operating in a strong prophetic anointing, she loves to teach, disciple, and empower people, and receives so much joy from seeing them grow and mature into their true identity. She believes that true discipleship and genuine relationship involve sharing life together, whether laughing and sharing stories over a good meal, spending a day at the lake, or simply hanging out with friends and family.
Pastor David Lien
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Pastor David Lien

Pastor David loves beautifully crafted stories, whether in a good movie or great book, but especially loves the greatest story of all, the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Having given his life to Christ as a child, he rededicated his life to Jesus as a young man, and now gives his life to helping others see and experience the glory of God. Operating in a strong evangelistic anointing, Pastor David is a preacher and teacher whose heart longs for people to come to the Lord, and to return to the Lord. He wants to see people live in a way where they are able to be their true selves, and to be free from the comparison and competition that rob so many people of joy and fulfillment. His life has been transformed completely by the love of God, and he desires to display that transforming power to give others faith for their own transformation.

 

David Lien

Pastor, CrossWalk Director

About David
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Pastor David Lien

Pastor David loves beautifully crafted stories, whether in a good movie or great book, but especially loves the greatest story of all, the story of redemption through Jesus Christ. Having given his life to Christ as a child, he rededicated his life to Jesus as a young man, and now gives his life to helping others see and experience the glory of God. Operating in a strong evangelistic anointing, Pastor David is a preacher and teacher whose heart longs for people to come to the Lord, and to return to the Lord. He wants to see people live in a way where they are able to be their true selves, and to be free from the comparison and competition that rob so many people of joy and fulfillment. His life has been transformed completely by the love of God, and he desires to display that transforming power to give others faith for their own transformation.

Pastor Shelly Foley
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Pastor Shelly Foley

Pastor Shelly comes from a rich heritage of Christian faith, yet at the age of 18 she had a life-altering encounter with the Lord that set her on her own path of deep relationship with the Lord. As a result, she is passionate about bringing people to their own personal encounters with Him, whether through worship, preaching, teaching, serving, or any other means, knowing that it’s the powerful, unchanging love of God that truly transforms lives. In times when people are looking for signs and wonders, she recognizes that a transformed life is often the greatest miracle of all. Her passion to see people live in freedom, righteousness, joy, hope, and love compels her to stretch and push through barriers and obstacles, and to reach into culture and society to bring connection and Kingdom principles. She finds joy in her family, and loves to travel, shop, and see what adventures God has in store!

Shelly Foley

Pastor, Instructor

About Shelly
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Pastor Shelly Foley

Pastor Shelly comes from a rich heritage of Christian faith, yet at the age of 18 she had a life-altering encounter with the Lord that set her on her own path of deep relationship with the Lord. As a result, she is passionate about bringing people to their own personal encounters with Him, whether through worship, preaching, teaching, serving, or any other means, knowing that it’s the powerful, unchanging love of God that truly transforms lives. In times when people are looking for signs and wonders, she recognizes that a transformed life is often the greatest miracle of all. Her passion to see people live in freedom, righteousness, joy, hope, and love compels her to stretch and push through barriers and obstacles, and to reach into culture and society to bring connection and Kingdom principles. She finds joy in her family, and loves to travel, shop, and see what adventures God has in store!
Joshua Milbourn
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Joshua Milbourn

Josh grew up in a Christian household, but made his personal decision to walk with the Lord at the age of 14. He recognizes that commitment to God is not a one-time decision, but a daily choice to be made as a response to the faithfulness and unfailing love of a Savior. Passionate about the generations, Josh and his wife Amber serve children and youth both in the church and the community, as well as leading other key ministries for all ages in the church. Josh recognizes Christians are challenged with making time for authentic relationship with God, and making time for authentic relationship with each other, and he makes it a priority to spend time with his wife and family, and to do whatever God asks him to do to help people grow in their relationships.

Joshua Milbourn

Instructor

About Josh
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Joshua Milbourn

Josh grew up in a Christian household, but made his personal decision to walk with the Lord at the age of 14. He recognizes that commitment to God is not a one-time decision, but a daily choice to be made as a response to the faithfulness and unfailing love of a Savior. Passionate about the generations, Josh and his wife Amber serve children and youth both in the church and the community, as well as leading other key ministries for all ages in the church. Josh recognizes Christians are challenged with making time for authentic relationship with God, and making time for authentic relationship with each other, and he makes it a priority to spend time with his wife and family, and to do whatever God asks him to do to help people grow in their relationships.

Katurah Wilk
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Keturah Wilk

As an Instructor for the Spirit School of Ministry, Keturah is passionate about seeing people become who God created them to be. In her own life, she discovered the power of studying and living the Word of God, and brings not only inspiration, but also practical application and experience as she teaches. Through authentic and meaningful relationships, she desires to help people really take hold of how they can achieve God’s purpose for their lives, and is committed to walking that out with them. As a wife, and as a mother of four, she understands that life can be busy, but also recognizes the importance of taking time to be with God, with family, with friends, and with brothers and sisters. Keturah brings her sense of humor into everything she does, and is one of the most genuine people you will ever know.

Keturah Wilk

Instructor

About Keturah
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Keturah Wilk

As an Instructor for the Spirit School of Ministry, Keturah is passionate about seeing people become who God created them to be. In her own life, she discovered the power of studying and living the Word of God, and brings not only inspiration, but also practical application and experience as she teaches. Through authentic and meaningful relationships, she desires to help people really take hold of how they can achieve God’s purpose for their lives, and is committed to walking that out with them. As a wife, and as a mother of four, she understands that life can be busy, but also recognizes the importance of taking time to be with God, with family, with friends, and with brothers and sisters. Keturah brings her sense of humor into everything she does, and is one of the most genuine people you will ever know.

Dawn Lien
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Dawn Lien

Dawn believes that serving God and serving others can not only be fulfilling, but also really fun! Always the adventurer, Dawn is never content with some else’s view of life, but pushes to discover who God really is and what life with Him can really be. She loves to explore the outdoors and travel, and is always up for a little friendly competition. Educated as a nurse, Dawn served for several years as a missionary in both Madagascar and Mozambique, where various experiences and encounters provided a unique perspective on God, people, and life that carries into everything she does. She desires to show people that walking with God doesn’t mean that you have it all together or even have all the answers – that life can sometime be broken, messy and imperfect – but that is where the grace and beauty of God is often displayed best.

Dawn Lien

CrossWalk Director

About Dawn
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Dawn Lien

Dawn believes that serving God and serving others can not only be fulfilling, but also really fun! Always the adventurer, Dawn is never content with some else’s view of life, but pushes to discover who God really is and what life with Him can really be. She loves to explore the outdoors and travel, and is always up for a little friendly competition. Educated as a nurse, Dawn served for several years as a missionary in both Madagascar and Mozambique, where various experiences and encounters provided a unique perspective on God, people, and life that carries into everything she does. She desires to show people that walking with God doesn’t mean that you have it all together or even have all the answers – that life can sometime be broken, messy and imperfect – but that is where the grace and beauty of God is often displayed best.

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

I truly love all class on Submission to the Lord it is so important. When you feel or think you can’t do something… putting that aside and doing it for the Lord because of respect and love for the Lord that really registered in my heart thank you it was wonderful.

Virginia Ziblay

Mi Wuk Village, CA

Spirit led instruction… It is awesome that so many are engaged and given the opportunity to flourish in their gifts. The protocols are effective in that there is freedom and order. Oh, and I love you guys!

Greg Davies

Lake Tahoe, CA