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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.

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

CJ Ward

Position at Lighthouse

Student Ministries Pastor - I oversee students from 5th-12th grade

What I love about Lighthouse

I love that this is a place where we equip people to change their communities. We don't settle for good programs or good preaching, we live in a way that brings the gospel every where we go.

Family

I am married to my best friend, Jen and we recently had our first child, Josiah. He’s the cutest kid ever. On top of that we have 2 dogs and 1 tiny cat.

Hobbies

I love anything outside. I  spend as much time as I can camping, backpacking, and fly fishing. I also do a little rock climbing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. I play a little music and I occasionally enjoy a good book.

Interesting Fact

I survived a dust storm in the desert of Utah by hiding in a cave... Okay, the cave was in a park in a town... and the dust storm lasted like 15 minutes, but it still counts right?

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.

Staff

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.

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Lighthouse Community Church

4321 South 11th Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

269-353-7021