Pastor Lee Saalfeld

Ecuador National Director

After high school, Lee joined the Navy. Following three tours in Vietnam as a Hospital Corpsman, he returned to the U. S. and continued his service in the naval reserves, retiring after 28 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Lee graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 with a B. S. degree in pre-medical studies. After years in hospital administration, he founded an insurance marketing business, retiring in 2011. Lauren’s ministerial focus is on teaching, evangelizing and sharing God’s healing love. She received a Bachelor of Ministry Degree in Christian counseling and is now finishing the thesis for her masters degree. She has been equipping believers through pastoring, counseling and missions for over a decade. They both dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ in August, 1997, and completed their Bible school training in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lauren and Lee were ordained in 2005, then founded Knowing Him Ministry, a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit corporation. This is a project-driven ministry with over 95% of donations used directly in ministry projects. They have ministered many times in Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, the San Blas Islands, Honduras and the United States. The KHM international headquarters is in Cuenca, Ecuador. Lee and Lauren are the Senior Pastors of Misión Palabra de Vida Church in Cuenca. The national organization has 8 churches, with Lauren having served as the past president. For over 4 years Lee’s ministry focus has been in the Amazon jungle region of E. Ecuador. They have planted 7 Bible schools in Ecuador. Their passion is to encourage and train pastors, teachers and leaders for the equipping of the Body of Christ. For additional ministry information you may visit