Our Staff
Rhonda Gowen
Director of Music Ministry - Joined Fall 1998

Rhonda is the Organist and Keyboard Musician at House of Prayer. She is also an active clarinetist and a piano teacher at the University of Mary. When it comes to free time, she likes to make bread for her husband Dennis and their three children. They are grown now so they eat more! Rhonda gets a kick out of the faithful members of Chancel Choir who know what service to the Body of Christ is and dish it with a smile.

Phobe Frye
Director of Children's Ministry - Joined January 2022

Phobe Frye is the director of the Leap Ahead Preschool housed at the House of Prayer. She enjoys getting to know the kids and their families through her position with HOP, and she is most excited about helping the families and kids learn and grow in their faith. 

Tracie Emineth
Senior High Youth Coordinator - Joined Fall 2013

Tracie is originally from Center, ND.  She attended college at MSUM-Moorhead and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Tracie and her husband Roger have been married for 25 years and they have two grown children, Kaylee and Bryce.  For over 20 years Tracie worked as a store manager for Pier 1 Imports and is currently a Customer Service Representative for Vallen Distribution. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake, and reading a good book.


Tracie has been involved with House of Prayer for many years including being the Sunday School Coordinator, a Confirmation Group Guide, and currently the Senior High Youth Coordinator.  She loves the energy of the kids and strives to make Sr. High Youth a fun and comfortable place to talk about the events and stressors of being a teenager in today’s crazy world and how God can be a part of that journey.

VeraLyn Weber
Administrative Assistant - Joined Spring 2014

Vera grew up in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School.  She has worked in various office settings throughout her career.  Since joining the House of Prayer staff, she feels like she has found her calling.  What she enjoys most about her time with the church is the people she has met and the new “family” she has gained. Vera is mom to three kids and grandma to four grandsons who she calls her “babies”!  She keeps busy attending their sporting events throughout the year.  Vera is the voice that normally greets you when you call our church, and quite likely the first to say “hello” when you stop by for a visit during the week.