Kevin Warner

Lead Pastor
 
 
Kevin Warner grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL. He accepted Christ at a young age and developed a love for the Word of God. However, it was not until he was in junior high that he truly put his faith in Christ for salvation. In high school, he was involved in his church and youth ministry, leading Bible studies, playing music, and even preaching. Later, he felt a calling to full-time ministry and attended Valparaiso University to study Theology and Greek.
 
During college, Kevin met Adrianne at an Evangelical Free Church. Together, they led the junior high ministry at their church. After graduating, they got married and moved to Colorado, where Adrianne became a nurse, and Kevin continued his studies at Denver Seminary.
 
After seminary, Kevin spent six years at Compass Evangelical Free Church in Columbia, MO, ministering to students, families, parents, and men, as well as preaching. In May 2015, he became the Adult Ministries Pastor at Lighthouse Community Church, where he was responsible for overseeing Life Groups, discipleship classes, men’s and women’s ministry, assimilation, and missions. Then, in June 2016, he also became the Interim Lead Pastor.
 
Kevin is passionate about missions, discipleship, and preaching the Word of God. He enjoys reading, gardening, playing music, ultimate frisbee, and cheering for the Chicago Bears in his free time. Kevin and Adrianne have three children: Mitchell, Phoebe, and James.
 
“My heart is for Lighthouse. I am excited to see how God will display his faithfulness and mission through our church,” says Kevin.
 
 
 
 

 

Joshua Rietgraf

Worship & Youth Pastor

 
 

Joshua has been on staff as a director at Lighthouse since June of 2017 and now serves as the Worship & Youth Pastor.

 

For worship, his main job is to lead musical worship on Sunday mornings and to create an environment where people can freely participate in worship. He schedules volunteers for leading on stage and in the tech booth and he plans Sunday morning services. His heart is that those who come would feel that every Sunday morning is an opportunity to engage with God and grow deeper in their walk with the Lord.

 

For Middle School & High School ministry, Joshua loves helping students to know the Bible and become fully committed Jesus followers.

 

Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife Shelby, reading, board games, going to concerts, hanging out with friends, playing Nintendo, collecting vinyl records, writing worship songs and listening to music.

 
 
 
 
Amy DuBois
Children’s Ministry Director
 
Amy is the part-time Children’s Ministry Director who enjoys planning Sunday and Wednesday programs for children from PK-5th grade. Her programs teach the gospel in a personal and individual way that children can understand and apply to their daily lives. She also plans exciting events for children and their families throughout the year. Her favorite event is Vacation Bible School, where she sees children excited and engaged in lessons and activities. She loves to hear how children live out their faith at home and school. Amy is also planning family discipleship events, mom’s groups, and outreach events to build a strong community of moms supporting each other.
 
Amy grew up attending and participating in events at her church. In middle school, she went on her first mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where she held VBS for a couple of villages. From that moment on, she fell in love with missions and serving children. She went to the Dominican Republic every year over spring break and spent one summer as a missionary intern. She went to Iowa State University and got her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She taught preschool special education for seven years before staying home with her children. While at home, she was involved with a MOPS group and Bible Study Fellowship. She has been a children’s leader with Bible Study Fellowship for the past two years, which has helped grow and disciple her as a wife and mom of young children. She has a heart for moms and their children and hopes to build a strong community at Lighthouse where moms can love and support each other.
 
When she isn’t leading children’s activities at church or Bible Study Fellowship, she is most likely spending time with her family. Amy and her husband Marc have two children, Marc Jr. and Ava. They enjoy taking their children to activities or spending time at home playing games, being outside with their children and family dog, Buddy. Amy also enjoys reading, baking, and traveling whenever she has free time.
 
 
 
Darla Helt 
Finance Administrator
 
 
Darla took on the role of Finance Administrator in April 2024, working part-time to manage the church’s finances while also offering administrative assistance to the staff. She’s been a part of the Lighthouse community since May 2023, drawn in by the light of God shining through the children’s ministry. In her free time, Darla enjoys reading, taking walks, listening to podcasts, and trying her hand at various craft projects.
 
 

 

Ron & Don Sones

Custodians

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Elders