Synergy Staff

Dr. Mike Harrison | President Of Palm Desert Campus

Dr. Mike Harrison, with his wife Stephanie Harrison, has been in ministry for more than 40 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, Oklahoma. 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. In 2008 Mike and Stephanie planted Church 212 in La Quinta, California. They have been married 42 years; they have four children and eight 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.

Carolyn Wilkerson | Director of Admissions

I’m a graduate from Synergy School of Ministry 2019.  I had no idea when I started my journey in this school that I would become the Director of Administration.  It is a great honor and privilege to join the staff at Synergy School of Ministry.

I was born in Michigan and moved to southern California when I was 10 years old.   

My career of 28 years comes from the telephone industry.  I was blessed to have been born at the right time to become one of the first women to hold an Engineering position in GTE now known as Verizon. 

I met my husband Robert there and had a wonderful life and was fortunate to retire at an early age. I have been involved throughout my life entertaining both on stage and off. We did a lot of traveling both in the United States and abroad.  We played a lot of golf and enjoyed the art of hospitality. 

I have one daughter, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.     

I have been walking with our Lord since childhood and make it a daily priority to read the Word and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I currently serve in my local church, in Women’s Ministry, the Pastor’s Luncheon along with the Security/Safety Team.

I welcome you to Synergy School of Ministry and look forward to your growth in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.


Carolyn Wilkerson

Director of Administration – Synergy School of Ministry