Who We Are
Desert Streams Healing Ministries is a Christian ministry established in the early part of 2005 by Harry and Myrna Lynn Lindenberg. It is not affiliated with a particular church or denomination, but desires to serve people and churches from all streams of the Church, and also people who are not affiliated with the Church at all.
Desert Streams has a staff team and a number of volunteer ministers. It also has a board of directors who oversee the ministry.
Harry and Myrna Lynn Lindenberg (directors)
Harry studied Mechanical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta for seven years and worked full–time as an engineer for almost five years. In 1990 he responded to an invitation to step into full–time, vocational ministry with The Navigators of Canada. In 1991 he married Myrna Lynn, who completed a B.Sc. in Education at the University of Alberta earlier that year. She went on to teach school for the next four years. From 1990 to 2002, Harry (helped by Myrna Lynn) led the campus ministry of The Navigators at the University of Alberta, investing in students through evangelism, mentoring and leadership training activities. In 1999 the Lindenbergs began taking healing-related training under Ellel Ministries, an international healing ministry founded in England in 1986 (www.ellelministries.org).
The Lindenbergs have a heart to see God’s healing touch come to those who need and want it. They desire Desert Streams to be of help to the people of Edmonton and surrounding area, and beyond.
Outside of ministry, Harry enjoys biking, playing hockey and watching the Edmonton Oilers play. Myrna Lynn enjoys making and eating good food, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and being with children.
Brittany’s introduction to healing ministry came in 2008, after her second year studying Psychology, when she went to England for Ellel Ministries’ 9-week Flagship school. While there, God healed her of migraines (through forgiveness) and from depression (through replacing a lie with His truth). Since she entered into Psychology to help people, it made sense to become more involved in this type of healing ministry, which helps people experience true freedom! From that point forward, she followed God’s leading through various seasons, including more training with Ellel Ministries (NETS, beginning in 2012), and volunteering with them.
In 2018, God opened the door for her to work with Desert Streams! In her work with them, she has utilized her gifts in worship and ministry leading, teaching and administration.
Outside of work, depending on the season, Brittany enjoys spending time with friends kayaking, skiing, playing soccer, baking, making cards via encaustic art, and serving with her church.
Hannah studied at Prairie College, and received a Diploma in Ministry there. Later, she graduated from Kings University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
She was first introduced to Desert Streams in 2020. After completing all four LiFE School Courses, she joined the staff team as a Ministry Coordinator in November 2021. Hannah loves to see people impacted by Jesus’ love and healing. She is excited to see more and more people have life to the fullest extent, and have freedom and healing from the enemy’s work in their lives!
Hannah and her husband Stephen have been married since 2016. They have a dog named Indy. She and her husband love to learn and explore the outdoors together!
David is an accomplished operations manager with over 20 years experience in finance and accounting with a Bachelor’s degree in business from MacEwan University. Experience includes running an international branch office of a multinational NGO in the middle east with YWAM, business management executive of an Alberta school board, Secretary Treasurer of the Alberta Home School Association, over ten years of senior financial analytics, budgeting, and operations management. David is a father of two and has been married to Carol for 28 years. In his spare time, he is an Alberta Soccer Association district referee, a bass player, and an avid fan of Formula One racing.
All personal prayer ministry given by Desert Streams is given by a team of 2–3 members of the Desert Streams ministry community. No ministry is given one–on–one. The ministers do not operate as professionals who have been trained in the areas of medicine, counseling or psychology. Rather, they operate as lay–based followers of Jesus Christ who have obtained training through Desert Streams, or similar organizations, and who serve as ministers on a voluntary basis.