Synergy Staff

Dr. Mike Harrison | President Of Palm Desert Campus

Dr. Mike Harrison, with his wife Stephanie Harrison, have been in ministry for more than 34 years. They have planted numerous churches and bible schools. Mike has acted as church planting coach for several new churches and has been a consultant for Christian educational institutions. Mike is a 1980 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern California Christian College for his accomplishments in church planting, Christian education, and leadership training. The Harrisons have held leadership seminars, marriage conferences, and bible teaching classes abroad. Mike is an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University teaching public speaking classes at both the masters and doctoral levels. Mike and Stephanie have recently planted a new church called Church212° in Palm Desert, CA. They have been married since 1975; they have four children and seven grandchildren.

Chris Harrison | President Of Cullman Campus

Pastor Chris was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1977. He knew from the early age of five that there was a calling upon his life with a passion to reach people for Christ. Chris graduated from Agape Bible Institute in 1995 and entered full-time ministry shortly thereafter. Chris has served in several different capacities including; worship leader, Christian Education Director, Evangelism Director, Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor of the Rock Christian Center in Sylacauga, Alabama. Chris and Heather were married in 1996 and have three daughters, Anna, Natalie and Melody. Their lives have been filled with many miracles and God has transformed them into the people they are today. God uses their testimony of miraculous restoration to bring a message of hope to marriages everywhere. Chris is the Lead Pastor of Church212º in Cullman, Alabama as well as being the Executive Director for Agape Ministries, a church planting and missions organization based in Indio, California, President of Synergy School of Ministry, Cullman Campus, and Missions Mobilization Director for Harvest Churches International.

Shana Howard | Director of Admissions of Palm Desert Campus

Shana has been passionately serving in ministry for the past eight years. She has a real desire to see people connected with Jesus, each other and the Word of God so they can live the life God intended. Her ministry has ranged from creating small group DVD series, assisting in the publication of two Christian books, collaborating on a team for a Christian TV show and co-hosting a local radio show. Shana is the Small Group Pastor at Church212º Palm Desert and Director of Admissions for Synergy University School of Ministry, Palm Desert Campus. She is an exciting speaker and a passionate Bible teacher. Shana has a B.S. in Communications from Cal Poly, Pomona and a School of Ministry degree from Synergy University. Shana has one son, Evan. Together, they are serving God joyfully.