Rev. Rita Rathburn was born in Ludington, Michigan, married for 20 years, a mother of 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. In 1985 Rita moved to the Traverse City area as a single mom, and pursued a career in real estate. Soon after, the journey began of laying her life down for God's plans. Ordained through Church Builders International, Rita played a part in bringing unity to the body of Christ by Co-founding the Pastors Prayer Network in her city, helping promote unity between ministers and leaders, and bringing people into local participation with Transformation Michigan. By God's leading and with signs and wonders following, she continued pursuing prayer for the sick and saw many miracles and healings throughout the city.
In 2009, Rita and Arlene Yoder founded Women of Influence For Christ, a ministry to equip women to fulfill their purpose in God. Rita became part of the team at Grand Traverse House of Prayer, where she has served as director of the healing ministry, teaching believers to step into the Mark 16 commission. She has also developed the Isaiah 61 healing ministry which brings miracle healings, both physically, and in the hearts and souls of believers. Rita believes in following the Holy Spirit as she takes God's Word and truth to the world, bringing restoration and healing to His people. Her vision is to see the remnant church arise with God's love throughout the world. Rita has founded a ministry called Kingdom Visions Ministries International. KVMI is a trans-denominational ministry restoring and activating believers to fulfill the will of God on Earth as it is in Heaven.