Mike and Becky Poulos
The Lord directed Mike into Christian camping as a result of a work related injury in 1986. God brought him to a place where he was able to use all his previous work experiences in service to Him.
In 1987, Mike joined the staff at Fort Wilderness as Head Wrangler in their horsemanship program. Over eight years, his responsibilities broadened to include leading worship and planning programs. The Lord also gave him a partner in ministry – he met and married his wife, Becky.
In 1995, the Lord led them to another ministry in central Wisconsin, Forest Springs. Here his responsibilities expanded to include overseeing food service, stores, first aid, adventure ministries, and outdoor education. Over time, he also became responsible for overseeing the summer counselors and hiring seasonal staff.
The vision for Harvest Home Farm was developed out of these years of ministry experience and a desire to serve and encourage families through a farm environment with the ministry of the Gospel.
Mike and Becky have been married for over 25 years and have four children.
Jim and Joelle Kurczodyna
Missionary Staff Candidates
In the summer of 2017, we were introduced to a couple who were sensing that God was leading them to ministry and farming.
Jim says that they were beyond enthused to learn of Harvest Home Farm the summer of 2017. "Our initial visit to the farm left us with a sense of calling and connection both to Mike and Becky and the farm. While God kept the farm on our minds and hearts, we spent the last year taking an in-depth class for beginning farmers, selling our own produce at a farm stand, and deepening ourselves spiritually through ministry and church involvement. When God put Harvest Home Farm back on our hearts the fall of 2018, we felt strongly affirmed in this calling and that now was the time. We eagerly await partnering with Mike and Becky at the farm to join the work of gathering lost sheep to the fold through nourishing the surrounding community - both spiritually and physically."
In January 2019, the board extended and invitation to join us as the Ministry/Farm Associate. They have since moved to this area and are currently raising their personal financial support. We are hoping that they will be ready to join us by the end of this fall (if not sooner!).
Jim and Joelle have two children - Eloise and Abram