The Leadership Team provides practical and spiritual service and oversight to the various areas of ministry at International House of Prayer Northwest.
While not the entirety of those leading people or serving in significant capacities at International House of Prayer Northwest, the Management Team gives operational leadership to the House of Prayer. Please feel free to contact members of the team with questions you may have regarding their areas of responsibility. We will do our best to answer your question or connect you with the person who can.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors provide fiscal and organizational oversight to the House of Prayer and meets quarterly.
Skeet Watabe | Board Member
During his brief time in the Seattle area, Skeet Watabe has served with the International House of Prayer Northwest family as a singer, musician, worship leader, and sound technician. He is currently an aerospace engineer working at Triumph Aerostructures in Dallas, Texas. Skeet has a Bachelor of Science from Duke University, a Master of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Masters of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University.
He was part of a local church leadership team for Crown Financial Ministries and was a missionary in China and Japan for several years. Skeet is married to Anne Watabe and has three boys, Brian, Matthew, and Steven, who are all serving the Lord. Anne is a gifted musician and stay-at-home mom. Brian is a Medical Assistant and is part of the leadership of a young adult ministry. Matthew is the Financial Director of a stock advertising company and a student at the University of Texas at Arlington. Steven enjoys playing the piano, dance, basketball, soccer, and reading.
Chase Donnally | Board Member
Chases’ main calling is to be a lover of Jesus, living out of a Psalm 17:15 reality; being fully satisfied when I see Jesus face to face. Chase has been walking with Jesus from a young age and turned his heart back to Jesus while in college at Pacific Lutheran University. He and his wife, Annie, have been married for 4 years and have one child, Olivia (1). Chase and his wife met at IHOP Kansas City while doing Fire in the Night. Our desire to see Jesus glorified and night and day prayer in the Northwest is happening and we see it as a privilege to be part of what the Lord is doing.
Chase is working in Federal Way as a Financial Analyst, and enjoys praying for financial blessing over IHOP Northwest as well as analyzing the financial statements.
Rand Malone, MD | Board Member
Dr. Rand Malone is an allergist and a 52 year old native of Thomasville, GA with 3 children (ages 16, 20 and 22) and a wife of 28 years. Rand and his family have been involved with the International House of Prayer since their first One Thing conference in Kansas City in 2001. The message that Christ desires relationship instead of religion and for us to be his Bride for eternity has been transforming for the whole family. Rand first got to know Gary Wiens in 1988 during his allergy training in Denver when he and Elizabeth attended Aurora Vineyard where Gary was pastor. Gary dedicated the Malone’s oldest 2 children. They reconnected with Gary while he was still with IHOP-KC and have considered him a spiritual father and friend for more than 20 years. Rand and his family are dedicated to praying for and supporting Gary and Marie Wiens and International House of Prayer Northwest as a center for intercessory prayer and teaching the Bridal Paradigm to the people in the Seattle area.
James Lee | Board Member
James’ passion is to fulfill the command of Deuteronomy 6:5 in his life, which is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength”. James has been walking with Jesus since accepting Him as his Lord and Savior at age 16 while attending a Young Life summer camp. As a young man, he cultivated his walk with the Lord through the help of Navigators, a campus ministry dedicated to raising-up disciples and equipping them.
He and his wife, Danielle, have been married for 18 years and have three children, Ryan (14), Karis (12) and Raina (9). James and his family have had opportunities to be part of some wonderful churches around the country including Burke Community Church in northern Virginia, New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hawaii, Tabernacle Church in Norfolk, Virginia, and Calvary Chapel of Monterey, California. In these fellowships, James served in varied capacities such as being a member of the deacon board, Sunday school teacher, worship service producer, and member of the praise and worship team.
James is an active duty naval officer working in Bremerton and residing in Gig Harbor.