Janet Bales CEO/ Founding Officer

Janet is a graduate of Moody Bible College with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies.  Her gifts are in the arts, she is a classically trained musician with a passion for excellence.  Janet has 35 years of experience serving in full-time ministry in the Creative Arts with an administrative bent.

Her unique experience in ministry has wired her to adapt, equip, support and encourage those serving in ministry.  She supports the sending agencies in their global training conferences. 

Her team provides ancillary support to the missionary's conferences as well personal visits when requested.  She has been intentional in understanding the specific needs of member care for missionaries and their families. Knowing the pitfalls in ministry has given Janet an insight in healthy emotional service for the leader.  She has an appreciation for the challenges the minister and their family will endure.  

Mike Powers

Michael's experience in youth ministry has spanned over 33 years.  He served as the Junior High School Superintendent in a large growing church in Beloit, Wisconsin in the mid 80's and 90's.  He then accepted a full time position as the youth minister at a local church in Janesville and has served there since 2001.   

Michael is an award winning author and continues to write a blog with a staggering worldwide subscriber list.


He has served Tychicus Ministries as a lead youth minister for various conferences. His passion for the youth is evident in everything he does.

Shelley Johnson

Shelley comes to Tychicus with a long history of teaching in a large Christian school.  While still teaching her heart began to beat for missions.  She began to cast vision with her students on the importance of serving others.  She started a project that has flourished every year taking the class to serve the inner city needs of the impoverished in Miami. 


Shelley has served our conference teams as a youth minister and has served our board.  She is a business owner serving her local community and we now welcome her as Tychicus staff.

Cindy Mobley

Cindy joined the team in 2016.  Her years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping along with a passion to serve with excellence has given Tychicus the ability to expand with a sturdy foundation.  She has changed the dynamic in our systems and procedures for future growth.


Our Board of Directors

Tychicus Ministries, Inc. is a governed by a board.  The directors oversee the foundational statements and governance policies of the ministry, leaving operations to the CEO and ministry team. Our board is comprised of educators, ministers, businessmen and women and missionary trainers.  Read More