Merrie is a licensed ordained minister of the gospel and the leading apostle of Brazos Covenant Ministries and the Brazos Strategic Network. The Brazos Network is an alliance of leaders, intercessors and prophets called to pray and impact the region in various areas of influence. Brazos Covenant Ministries is a local gathering and Apostolic Center with a calling to align and train disciples in order to advance the Kingdom. In 2007 she was apostolically commissioned by International Breakthrough Ministries, Apostle Barbara Wentroble and Apostle Jim Hodges. In 2014 Glory of Zion commissioned Merrie commissioned an apostle to the nation.
She and Eddie Cardin have been married for 44 years and have two girls and five grand-children. Eddie is a marketplace leader and elder. It is their joy to serve the Lord and honor one another. Merrie’s heart is to see revival come to nations and to the church. For that purpose she travels, teaches and ministers in various capacities both nationally and internationally. With a passion to see the church in every sphere experience the joy and power of the Father’s voice she teaches schools of prophetic ministry and disciples people called to ministry. She speaks the word of the Lord that heals from the root and restores.
When asked what sustains her heart Merrie answers, “I have seen a move of God on the horizon that will not allow me to be passive. I must go to the nations and to His church and call our people to a brokenness, a trust and a humility that allows us to be entrusted with the fullness of Father’s heart until we are running across the land with His Spirit.”