We are a bunch of like-minded, beloved-son/warriors working to advance the treasure of the gospel and help set other men free from what holds them back from a deeper relationship with the Father. We are not experts. We are all on a journey of discovery, with Jesus, our Captain, leading the way.  There are a lot of other people behind the scenes helping to advance the Kingdom through GTD.


Kevin Miles, Founder


Kevin is passionate about helping men discover freedom of who they are in Christ, and walking alongside them to strengthen their walk with God in all the areas of a man’s life. He is especially interested in helping fathers intentionally guide and initiate their sons into true manhood, and wrote Passage to Manhood in 2009 to help with that. He has led men at a local church and in early 2006 stepped outside the church walls to start Go the Distance Ministries. Prior to Go the Distance, Kevin worked for four years in the marketing department for Zondervan and ten years with Family Christian Stores in various leadership capacities. Kevin loves the outdoors, adventure, and spending time with his wife Lori and two kids, Hannah and Turner.

Kevin has been through Wild at Heart Boot Camps, Advanced, Gary Barkalow’s Calling Retreats and Intensive, Hearts Alive & Free, Michael Thompson’s Zoweh Boot Camps.

Jerry Lind

Jerry is an active leader with Hearts Alive & Free, a regional men’s Wild at Heart boot camp, and very involved with the leadership of GTD. Jerry loves seeing God set a man free to grow as a son of the King, even as he continues to grow himself. He is a corporate pilot. Jerry and Linda have one adult son.

Bill Marvin

Bill assists in presenting at Go the Distance retreats and Passage to Manhood workshops. Bill has a passion for helping fathers intentionally guide their sons into an authentic and true manhood. Bill loves to fly model RC airplanes and spend time with his wife Betsy and his teenage son and daughter.

Rich Mate

Rich has four sons and is married to Bonny. Rich has the unique vantage point of raising four sons and has been instrumental in helping give vision to Passage to Manhood. He, along with his son Jake, present at our Passage to Manhood workshops.

Ron Krommendyk

Ron is a seasoned backpacking veteran and prayer warrior. He has been leading men for several years and is one of our guides for GTD’s Outdoor Adventure trips. He and his wife Nancy have three adult daughters.

Neal Armstrong

Neal has a passion to connect old world history to our current, spiritual context.  Neal loves the outdoors, hunting, and tanning hides following the Native American tradition.  One of the things Neal is really good at is helping others understand the Larger Story that God is telling, and how we fit into that.  Above all, Neal loves his wife Jackie.