Jesus, Founder of Life Relaunch

Vision & Mission

VISION: A community of Warriors engaged and equipped under the authority of Jesus; advancing His Kingdom by bringing restoration and healing through the Gospel.

MISSION: Restoring men’s hearts, renewing their minds and commissioning them as warriors to love Jesus and advance His Kingdom.

Core Values

Scripture-Centered & Guided by the Holy Spirit.
Transparent Relationships.
Operating in the Authority of Jesus.
Pursuing Integrity Before a Holy God.

We Believe

To Read Our Statement of Faith, click HERE.

Jesus’ Mission

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,  and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”
–Isaiah 61:1

Our Leader Warrior King Jesus

“The Lord is a Warrior; the Lord is His Name” Exodus 3:15

Warrior Team Leaders

“Now there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Mel Goebel

Strategic Vision & Development

Mel served with Prison Fellowship for 20 years in various leadership positions. He and his wife, Annie, founded and led Daughters of Destiny, a national organization reaching 30,000 women a year in county jails and prisons throughout the United States. Daughters of Destiny was acquired by Prison Fellowship in 2017.

Mel has 40 years of experience working with men struggling with addictions. Over 150,000 copies of his book, The Unseen Presence, have been distributed

Mel has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He and Annie live in Estero, Florida.

Mike Halbert

Stewardship & Strategic Operations

Mike completed his undergraduate education in pharmacy at the University of Nebraska-Medical Center, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky.

For more than 37 years he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in higher education and research.

The father of 2 sons, Mike has served as youth soccer coach, coordinator for missions and homeless programs, as a facilitator and mentor for men in life restoration programs, including small group accountability programs for with Celebrate Recovery and other Christ-centered programs.

Today, Mike serves as a Life Relaunch Facilitator based in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Ray Jensen

Training Curriculum & Resources

Ray spent his career as a business operations administrator and chief contracting officer in higher education. He served at two private universities in Pennsylvania before working for 30 years at Arizona State University. He also has served on governing boards for national professional associations, several churches, public and private school boards and community service organizations.

Ray has been a frequent speaker, trainer and teacher for professional associations, churches and men’s ministries. His focus has typically been on leadership and character development based upon principles and truth in God’s word.

Ray and his wife, Mona, live in Naples, Florida.

Jim Proos

LRE Events & Connectivity

James (Jim) Proos grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Jim owned 6 independent retail pharmacies in Michigan. He sold them and retired to do kingdom work.

Jim conducted Bible studies at the local jail for ten years and served as the County Jail Chaplain for 12 years. He began a mentor program and operated three halfway houses for men who were released from jail or prison. Jim is an Elder at Cornerstone church in Brighton, MI. and teaches adult Sunday school.

He has been married to Sue for 42 years. They have raised six children and have 10 grandchildren.

Rick Barone

LRE Events & Connectivity

Rick graduated from Colgate University and then entered the automobile business. He is currently working in the financial services industry.

Rick served as chairman of the deacon board at Church of the Savior in Wayne PA. before becoming a full time Floridian. He has led numerous Bible studies and small groups and is a regular Sunday school teacher at Covenant Church in Naples, Florida where he has served as an Elder since 2004.

Rick has been involved in numerous evangelistic outreach events. He and his team conduct a monthly Life Relaunch Experience at a rehab facility in Florida.

John Neff

LRE Events & Connectivity

John grew up in Harrisonburg, Va. and graduated with a B.S. in Construction Management from Virginia Tech in 1974. He started as Project Manager for Nielsen Builders, Inc. and was later elected President & CEO, serving 1974-2008.

John served as Mayor of Harrisonburg from 1992-1996. He has pastored two churches in Virginia from 2004-2016.

Since 2016, John has continued to serve Jesus and His Kingdom work in Honduras, working with the generationally poor. He is now walking with his Life Relaunch Team to bring healing and transformation to men in prison and men in their local community in Virginia.