Board of Directors

Carl GinderChairman of the Board

Carl Ginder started working with LightShine Ministries in 2009. Carl’s specific area of leadership is in Administration and Finances. Before he retired Carl worked for 30 years in administration in two different retirement communities. He enjoys helping to make vision into reality. He understands that it is important to have a board structure allows each member to focus on their strength and unite as one strong team. After leading work teams into new areas for several years, Carl now sees his task as developing new leaders to continue the mission.

Tom DenlingerVice Chairman

Tom is the co-founder of LightShine Ministries and initiated the original vision for our work in Alaska. Tom, his wife, Ruth and first son made their first trip to serve in Alaska in 1995. Tom personally led teams almost every year since then. Tom now oversees the working of the ministry, sets goals for LightShine as the Ministry Director and enjoys casting vision for further growth. His specific area of leadership is in Public Relations. This requires him to keep in contact with all our ministry partners in Alaska and loves to meet with new connections and hear the vision that God has given them. Tom is our website and graphic designer as well as a photographer and videographer.  He also accepts opportunities to speak, give PowerPoint reports and cast vision for missions in local churches everywhere.

Jeff ZimmermanTreasurer

Jeff is the co-founder of LightShine Ministries.  He has worked with finances, legal issues, ministry development, staff oversight and administration from the start of the ministry.  Before LightShine he worked with overseas mission teams and in youth ministry.  He enjoys helping people connect their gifts into what God is calling them to do and assisting them in accomplishing God’s plans and projects.  Jeff’s specific area of leadership is in Administration and Finances.

Nancy BrownSecretary

Nancy Brown has been with LightShine Ministries since 2013.  In 2015 she was asked to join the board of LSM and give insight to marketing the ministry and assist with event planning.  Nancy has worked at Oregon Dairy for the past 29 years where she is the marketing manager, special events coordinator and a member of the leadership team.

Mel Miller

Mel Miller took his first missions trip with LightShine Ministries in 2008 and has been serving the ministry ever since.  Mel has been serving on the board of Directors and most recently has been given oversight of LightShine Facilities, vehicles, tools and equipment.  Mel enjoys using the talents God has gifted with him to serve others and seeing new people discover the joy of serving in short term missions.

Steve Hoey

Steve is the Director of Team Leader Development for LightShine Ministries.  He is responsible for appointing, training and oversight of all of LightShine’s Team Leaders. Steve and his wife,Renee, have been involved with ministry in Alaska since 2009 and specifically with LightShine since 2011. Their current area of ministry in Alaska is the Village of Gulkana in the Copper River Valley.

Steve graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a BS in Bible and Ministry Leadership. He also attended graduate school at Southern Adventist University studying Outdoor Education. Steve was a Chaplain in Rescue Missions both in Pennsylvania and Washington DC for a total of ten years as well as the Director of Camp Bennett in Brookeville, MD for seven of those years. It was at the camp that his passion for outdoor ministry really took root as he developed a wilderness based leadership program for both teens and adults.  He also was the Executive Pastor at Christ Fellowship Assembly of God in Olney, MD during that time.

Currently, Steve is the owner of Shock & Awe Electric. He and his wife have been married for 29 years and reside in Lancaster, PA.  They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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