ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
In January 2015, Justin and Cindy Butow moved to the small town of Albion, California, where they joined YWAM Mendocino Coast Missions Base, at The Lords Land. They have been married for 27 years, and have four children, Deverie Ellen (who went home to be with Jesus at 11 days old), Rachelle, 25, her husband Ezekiel 24, and Mal'aki, 23.
The Butow Family have been ministering to First Nations communities since August of 2008 and are excited to now be re-located, from the East Bay Area, to the Northwest Coast in the heart of Indian Country. They look forward to building and strengthening their relationships within the local Tribal Communities as well as "expanding their territory" to other indigenous people groups around the world who have suffered under religious and governmental oppression, and subsequent relocation from their home land. Over the past five years this has included ministering to Syrian refugees in Greece and Jordan.
Justin is an ordained minister who carries the Father's heart and is gifted in mentoring and discipleship as well as leading worship. One of his greatest passions is to see the church functioning in true community that is safe and welcoming for all, regardless of their personal struggles. He loves applying his 25+ years of experience in the trades to building, maintenance, and improvement projects at YWAM Mendocino, as well as taking advantage of his "tent making" skills to earn extra ministry income as needed. You can email Justin at
Cindy is an ordained minister and the founder of Singing Feather Ministries. She also travels throughout the United States teaching on the importance of understanding the role of Prophetic Intercession in biblical history, revivals of the past, and current events. Cindy feels a strong conviction to educate the body of Christ regarding the true history of California and our nation regarding Native Americans, and to stir hearts to partner with God in making the crooked things straight again through prayer, worship, and service. Cindy deeply desires to inspire the body of Christ to pursue an intimately personal relationship with God, full of encounter and revelatory insight into His heart, will, and purposes. You can email Cindy at
Together, Justin and Cindy graduated from their Discipleship Training School at the University of the Nations, in Kona, Hawaii in 2016. They are currently on the core team for California Awaken The Dawn and see this as a fulfillment to their calling as intercessors and worship leaders within the Prayer Movement. (They were both an integral part in the building and maintaining of East Bay Prayer Furnace in Dublin, Ca from 2000-2015).
Rachelle graduated from Fire and Fragrance Discipleship Training School with YWAM Ireland, in Rostrevor,
Northern Ireland, in 2013. She returned to Ireland to staff at the Rostrevor base for 2 years and has since rejoined her family at YWAM Mendocino where she is now on staff along with her parents. Rachelle carries a God given burden for Australian Aboriginals, the New Zealand Maori, and Polynesians. Rachelle is a gifted worship intercessor and feels the call of God on her life to be a life long missionary evangelist. She recently married the love of her life, Ezekiel Hall. They have both graduated from the School of Supernatural Missions and the Spirit and Truth Bible Seminar here at YWAM Mendocino. They are excited to see what wonderful adventures God has for the two of them as they continue in full time ministry. You can email Rachelle at and Ezekiel at
Mal'aki is happily living an independent life in the East Bay Area of San Francisco. He graduated from his Discipleship Training School at YWAM Colorado Springs in February 2017. He is dedicated to Jesus and feels passionate about seeing young people come into their true identity in God. Mal'aki has graduated from the School of Supernatural Missions at YWAM Mendocino and is now actively involved with The Fathers House in Concord, Ca. You can email Mal'aki at
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matt. 6:33
Singing Feather Ministries
30660 Navarro Ridge Road
Albion, Ca 95410