Danny Donato - Lead Pastor
Pastor Danny has been the Lead Pastor of Lighthouse since May, 2011. Passionate about preaching the Word of God, Danny takes great joy in helping people see the Scriptures come alive in their life and have those "get it" moments. When he isn't preaching, in a meeting, or having coffee with someone, Danny is busy chasing his 5 kids (Bryce, Jordan, Kendall, Brayden and Ava) around to all their activities.
The absolute love of his life is his best friend and bride, Angela. They have been married since July, 2000. When the whole family actually gets a night at home together, they enjoy firing up the grill and inviting people over for fellowship.
Although they live here in Cardinal Country, Danny still holds his allegiance to his hometown Reds. He is also a huge Ohio State fan and a reluctant Bengals Fan.
Danny believes that God is doing BIG things in the lives of people in Washington County and Southern Illinois. He also trusts that Lighthouse will have an opportunity to lead the way as they pursue the vision God has given them. If you would like to contact Danny you can reach him here.
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Amy Ralls -Ministry Assistant and Worship Leader
Amy has served as Ministry Assistant at Lighthouse since October 2010. Amy first came to Lighthouse when her family moved back to the area in 2008 after her husband spent 10 years in the Navy. Amy is married to Tyson, and they have two children, Briannah and Cody.
Amy joined the Lighthouse staff in 2010 as the Ministry Assistant, and loves being able to serve the church and work side by side with the people she loves most.
Worship Leader is a newer role for Amy. She has served in the band for almost 5 years, but 2 years ago followed God in the call to lead. You can reach Amy here.
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Lori Clouse - Community Care
Lori has been a LCC member and Hospitality/Community Care leader since 2016. She has worked at Nascote Industries as a C.I. Auditor since 1990. Married to Kevin, they have three boys; Jay, Jeff and Bradley. They are the proud grandparents of Sophia and Kali. Lori likes to have all kinds of friends in her life to keep things interesting.
Lori was born and raised in Louisville, KY until the age of 15 when she moved to Illinois where she finished highschool. Although moved to Illinois, she is still a fan of UK Wildcats! Go Big Blue!
Renewing her faith in her 50's, Lori continues to learn more and become a better follower of Christ. She has found Lighthouse to be a great place to worship and loves being part of this special team.
You can contact Lori here.
Marty Aussieker - Financial Secretary
Marty has been the Financial Secretary at Lighthouse since July 2015. She is a little obsessed with organization and enjoys the challenges that go with keeping the church books in order.
Marty has been married to David for 37 years, and they farm near rural Richview. They have 2 adult sons, Matthew who lives in St. Louis, and Michael and wife Lauren, who live on the family farm. When she's not busy driving the tractor, Marty will be outside gardening or hanging out with her dog. She also loves playing music and worshipping Jesus with her church family on Sunday mornings.
Marty loves to travel and experience God's creation first hand in the beautiful mountains and beaches that He created. She also loves viewing sunsets with her husband from their front porch. You can reach Marty here.
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Jeremiah Stovall - Student Ministry
Jeremiah is dedicated to seeing youth and adults grow in Christ. He loves discussing the Bible more than sports, hobbies, or mundane jargon. He finds structure and guidance in seeking after Christ's will.
Jeremiah has been married to Spring for 5 years. Jeremiah and Spring met in Haiti on mission growing to love each other's unique personality. Spring very much grounds Jeremiah in character as he is a very hyper, creative, random person.
As a youth leader, his passion in teaching youth and kids comes from God. Jeremiah pushes others to tell their stories about their lives and situations. He believes that it is very important to pray and disciple whoever is willing.
You can reach Jeremiah here.
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Spring Stovall - Hands of Mercy Ministry
Spring has served in the Hands of Mercy Ministry since 2015. Spring became a follower of Christ at a young age, igniting a passion for studying the Word and being actively engaged in furthering His Kingdom. Spring moved to Nashville, IL in 2003 to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.
Traveling, International Mission (Especially in Haiti), hiking, reading, and baking are some of Spring's favorite things to do. She loves singing along to the worship music of Rend Collective Experiment.
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Justin Elms - Greeter Team Leader
Justin has been attending Lighthouse since he moved to the area in 2009.
He loves that Lighthouse is intentional in welcoming any and all people without discrimination to what they look like or what they've done in the past. Every person that walks through our doors was fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and He loves them dearly. Because of His amazing love and grace, we are able to love others.
It is the goal and heart of the Greeter Team to genuinely make everyone feel welcomed and to experience the love and grace of Christ as we all worship God together. Hope to meet you soon!
You can reach Justin here.