Rev. Pam Kneer

 Executive Director

Rev. Pam Kneer is the Executive Director/Founder of Empowered Master’s Commission ~Women’s Edition~. She is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. She has been in young adult/youth ministry for over 3 decades and directing Master’s Commission for over 15 years. She has trained hundreds of young adults in ministry throughout that time. She and her husband, Chris, have 6 children and 14 grandchildren.

“My passion for Master’s Commission runs deep. Empowering young adults to secure their foundation in Christ, His Word, and His teachings is something I live for. 

In this new season, my heart and desire is to see women recognizing who they are. Walking confidently and securely in their calling. As a woman minister, I have the experience to pass down to future generations of women leaders. The young women who answer the call to EMC, will undoubtedly know that they can have it all: family, children, career, ministry, or anything that God has called them to; with grace and success, having Jesus at ‘The Hub’ of it all.” 

Katie Dunlap

Director of Admissions

Katie recently graduated from Empowered Master’s Commission in the spring of 2018. In 2013 she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida. Before attending Empowered Master’s Commission, Katie was working as a travel agent. This is where God opened the door for her to receive hands-on ministry and discipleship training through Empowered Master’s Commission.



Over the years God has truly shown me how to embrace Isaiah 55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” I’ve always enjoyed helping in any area I could; however, I was unclear on how to make that passion come to fruition and never considered going into ministry.Thankfully, God intervened and allowed me to go through Master’s Commission where I truly learned how to make my passion come to life on a day-to-day basis. I’m excited and honored to be able to walk along side students and help them embrace Isaiah 55:9 and take hold of the higher purpose God has for them.

Shelby Hardy

Director of Student Life

Shelby Hardy is an Empowered Master’s Commission graduate and is currently pursing her Bachelors in Biblical Counseling.  She married her husband Caleb in August of 2016 and lived in Washington D.C. where she was involved in the pioneer process of another Master's Commission, and worked as the Administrative Assistant for Evangelist Ron Rhoads.  Shelby and Caleb have recently moved back to Lake Wales, to be a part of Empowered Master’s Commission.  God has given her a heart to see lives changed through the process of discipleship.


God changed my life through Master’s Commission.  He took a young broken girl's heart and over three years of discipleship created in me a heart that desires to see lives changed and the Gospel shared.  God has truly awakened the passion in me to seek his face through prayer and worship.  I long to know the heart of the father and look forward to sharing that desire with other young people.  I long to see a generation tarry with the father, waiting for him to show up.  God desires to know us and encounter us, and its beautiful when we wait on him and let it happen. EMC creates the Isaiah 6:8 heart.  When the Lord cries out who will I send into the pulpit, into the missions field, or into the business world, Master’s student are prepared to answer the call, saying “Here I am. Send me!”  I am excited to continue to be apart of what God does in this next generation of Master’s students.

Corrie is a gifted worship leader with a gentle spirit and an anointing for Spirit-filled, Spirit-led worship. She and her husband Brandon recently relocated to Lake Wales to serve here at Empowered Master's Commission. Corrie is a licensed minister and Master's Commission graduate under Pastor Pam and is excited to serve in leadership.

"My heart’s desire is to worship God intimately and to help others understand He loves to spend time with them in those intimate moments. In Luke 10:38-42 Jesus teaches Martha that it is good to sit at His feet. In the busyness of ministry it is necessary to spend time with Jesus and to hear from Him. Worship is one of the ways we do this. He ministers to me in many other ways but I feel like I’ve heard from Him the most in times of worship when my heart is fully focused on Him. We need those moments. There are so many other things in my heart about worship but for a Master’s Commission team this is a big one! I desire to go to that intimate place with Him and to lead others there too."

Rev. Corrie Kneer 

Support Staff / Art & Music

Laurie Hayes

Support Staff 

Laurie graduated Empowered Master's Commission in the spring of 2019.  She was a student for three years, doing her internship in administration and discipleship. She received her Associates of General Ministry from West Coast Bible College and Seminary during her second year of Master's. She has a heart and passion for other's to have the life changing experience she had here at Empowered.

"As a student Masters Commission has not always been easy for me, but it showed me that I am very capable to do anything I want. I’ve seen so many people give up on other people and not give them chances, but I believe in giving people chances. I love watching people transform to a new person and being able to grow.  In the last three year Masters Commission changed me is so many  ways. Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strengthen” . When I came into Master's I thought I could not do any of it but with his strength I can. I believe in people and letting them know no matter what people say about, you can do it."