Steve Gallagher - Founder and Chairman of the Board
Steve Gallagher is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Pure Life Ministries. He is a prolific writer, having authored 12 books, including the best-selling At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry. He is also a regularly featured columnist in both print and web media. Steve holds an Associates of Arts degree from Sacramento City College and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral ministry from Master’s International School of Divinity. He is also a certified Biblical Counselor through the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

 

Kathy Gallagher - Co-Founder and Board Director
Kathy Gallagher, along with her husband Steve, co-founded Pure Life Ministries in 1986. She also serves as a Board Director for Pure Life Ministries. Prior to entering into full-time ministry work, she was a manager in an insurance corporation. Her years of experience counseling the wives of sexual addicts enabled her to write, When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart. Most recently she collaborated with her husband Steve to co-author Create in Me a Pure Heart for struggling women.

 

Jeff Colón - President and Board Director
Jeff Colón is the President and Board Director of Pure Life Ministries and is a minister of the Assemblies of God. He is also a certified biblical counselor through the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) as well as a book and article author including From Ashes to Beauty, the Ministry’s signature book on marriage restoration. Jeff holds an MDiv and BA in Biblical Counseling from Master’s International School of Divinity. He has been with the Ministry since January 1994.

 

Rose Colón - Director of Women’s Counseling
Rose Colón is the Director of Women’s Counseling at Pure Life Ministries, a position she has held since 1996. A certified biblical counselor, she also serves as mentor to female counselors-in-training for Pure Life Ministries. Originally from New York City, Rose has a Masters of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Master’s International School of Divinity and holds certification from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

 

Mike Johnston - Director of Media Relations
Mike Johnston serves as Director of Media Relations. He coordinates media relationships for the Ministry and production of audio/video content including the "Purity for Life" radio broadcast and Pure Life Radio. In 1989, Mike founded Kerusso Ministries and spent the next 14 years presenting a Christian perspective on homosexuality as it relates both to ministry and public policy. He has been with the Ministry since 2003.

 

Bradley Furges - Director of Men's Counseling
Brad Furges is the Director of Men’s Counseling at Pure Life Ministries. Brad holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA in Biblical Counseling from Master’s International School of Divinity. Brad has served the Ministry as a counselor since 1998 until becoming the director in 2009.

 

Tom Blangiardo - Director of Ministry Outreach, and Board Director
Tom Blangiardo serves as the Director of Ministry Outreach and Board Director of Pure Life Ministries. Tom holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University. He has over 30 years of executive, financial and marketing management experience in a variety of settings and industries. Tom first served PLM starting in 2004 as the Ministry’s Business Manager.


Ed Buch - Administrative Manager
Ed Buch is Administrative Manager of Pure Life Ministries and is responsible for accounting, human resources, customer service and technology. Ed previously worked as a counselor in a nationally known drug & alcohol addiction ministry, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a Masters degree in Religion from Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has served at the Ministry since 2005.