Meet Our Team

Michael Ragon

Co-founder, Executive Director, Primary Core Team Member

Mike is a co-founder of Peter's Shadow. From Canton, OH, Mike has been involved in charismatic prayer groups, Cursillo, and has been a lector and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and a daily Mass attendee for 40 years. Mike says his goal is to see Catholics become "alive" in their faith. All healing is evangelistic and all evangelization is healing. Jesus healed while He was on earth, He still heals today. Mike wants to see people, especially Catholics, free in Christ.

MaryBeth Garvin

Co-founder, Administrator, Primary Core Team Member

Mary Beth resides in Cuyahoga Falls and has been a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary for 20+ years. She is the mom to 6 amazing sons, 3 beautiful daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren. After having an intimate encounter with the Lord on Pentecost in 2011, she was called to co-found Peter's Shadow in Feb of 2016 at which time the Lord told her in prayer to "Be docile and allow Me to lead." Since then, she has pledged to be radically available and radically obedient to all the Lord calls her to. Mary Beth is always in awe of how the Lord uses this ministry. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve the Lord in this way and bring healing to this broken world.

Rose Harkins

Primary Core Team Member, UnBound coordinator

Rose is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Rose, along with her daughter, is the happy owner of The Gourmet Popper in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. She co-leads the Unbound ministry and heads up the parish-based healing ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

John Smith

Primary Core Team Member, UnBound Coordinator

John and his wife have been blessed with over 50 years of marriage, two grown sons and their families, and especially enjoy their time with the grandchildren. John has enjoyed many other wonderful blessings and experiences in his life, service, work career, travel, and the Love of his family and friends. Active in the church for years, but recently has been moved by the Holy Spirit and decided to ask for more. More was granted when he was introduced to healing prayer and the power and love of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. He shares, “ We are all called to His Light, not only to be filled by it but to be instruments to shine His Light on everyone we meet, pray for and pray over.” “ Let there be light, in us and thru us.”John co-leads the Unbound ministry.

Patty Gonzalez

Primary Core Team Member; Director, Encounter School, Akron Campus

Patty Gonzalez is a lifelong member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She has 2 sons and a daughter-in-law. Patty recently became a grandmother to Isabel Amelia Gonzalez. Patty retired after a long and fulfilling teaching career. Her devotion to the Blessed Mother has led her to her relationship with God and a love for the healing ministry. Her goal each day is to "be an instrument in God's hands" to do His will. Patty is the School Director for the Encounter School of Ministry

Fr. Joshua Trefney

Clergy Assistant to Leadership; Chaplain for Encounter School, Akron Campus

Fr. Joshua Trefney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18, 2019. He has been assigned as Parochial Vicar of St Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton, OH.
Fr. Joshua, having focused on the nature of healing and healing prayer in his thesis work hopes to use his knowledge and experience to draw others into deeper unity with the Trinity.
Fr. Joshua has been appointed by Bishop Malesic to the post of Chaplain for the Encounter School of Ministry.