Steve Gallagher

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Steve Gallagher

Pastor Steve 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) in Denver, CO.

Kathy Gallagher

Co-Founder and Senior Administrator

Kathy Gallagher

Kathy, 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.

Ed Buch

Director of Counseling

Ed Buch

Pastor Ed oversees the organization’s counseling programs and is responsible for pastoring the staff and students at the ministry’s residential facility. Ed holds a Bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a Master’s degree in Religion from Evangelical Theological Seminary. Before coming to Pure Life Ministries, he worked as a counselor in a nationally known drug & alcohol addiction ministry for several years. He has served at the Ministry since 2005.

Nate Danser

Director of Ministry Outreach

Nate Danser

Nate holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. After college he worked both as a worship leader and also as a counselor at a residential treatment facility for juvenile sex offenders. He has served in our Media Department since he came on board in 2009.

Jordan Yoshimine

Assistant Director of Counseling

 
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Jordan is the Assistant Director of Counseling, working with students in the Residential Program and also with the counseling staff. He also serves as the ministry’s Events Coordinator, overseeing the Pure Life Ministries Annual Conference and other events. Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine. In the years before coming to Pure Life, he was involved in restaurant management: supervising, troubleshooting, training and development. He has been with the ministry since 2011.