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Doug Swink

Position at Lighthouse

Lead Pastor

What I love about Lighthouse

Our greatest asset - the people!!

Family

Yes!!

Hobbies

Eating (I love food!! I love trying different kinds of food!! I love trying local “hole in the wall” restaurants that serve authentic local fare when I visit different cities)…traveling (I’ve been blessed to travel around the United States and the world – I’ve been to Egypt, Ukraine, South Africa, and South Dakota!)…running (not so much a hobby as it helps me with my first one – eating!)

Interesting Fact

As a teenager I got into two accidents in 5 days in San Diego...not a great week! I also played baseball in high school and college.

- Know God. Show God -

Jon Wheeler

Position at Lighthouse

Building Supervisor

 

More info coming soon!

Bruce Howell

Position at Lighthouse

I am the Assistant to the Pastor

What I love about Lighthouse

I like the many wonderful friends that I have made at Lighthouse

Family

I have the best family possible--wonderful wife, 2 amazing sons and 2 outstanding granddaughters

Hobbies

I love to write, sing, and take long walks

Interesting Fact

Pastoral ministry is a 2nd career for me--extremely fulfilling and rewarding; first was as an engineering specialist

Mike Kemple

Position at Lighthouse

I have the role of outreach through chaplaincy

What I love about Lighthouse

I love the people of Lighthouse, our journey through dysfunction and pain to salvation and joy. It's some kind of authentic community.

Family

Our family is really blended, not a mistake but part of God's redeeming plan. We're kind of a "crooked tree" - 5 daughters, 3 sons plus a few additional unofficial members, 14 grandchildren, a Nana and a Papa - we share a lot of love in the Kemple family.

Hobbies

Sports have faded, but I really like to think and talk with friends as well as serve in our community.

Interesting Fact

I lived in 9 cities in 4 states before I graduated from high school in Indiana in the mid 70's.

Elaine Wheeler

Position at Lighthouse

Ministry Assistant

What I love about Lighthouse

Lighthouse is my family! I love that God continues to work in us, transform us and use us to love our community.

Family

I have been married to Jon for 22 years and have two sons, Ryan (student at Indiana Wesleyan University) and Dillon (student at Portage Central High School).

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, scrapbooking and HGTV

Interesting Fact

My ministry passion is serving at the Kalamazoo County Jail and supporting the chaplains in their ministry there.

Next Generation Pastor

 

We are a thriving and growing family of faith. We know God and show God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through connecting people to God, Community and Purpose. This vision is taking hold, reflected in LCC's steady growth over the past two years.

 

To accommodate this growth and take the church to the next level, LCC is in search of a Next Generations Pastor (NGP).

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Lighthouse Community Church

4321 South 11th Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

269-353-7021