Board of Directors
Litte Stram Auto
Don and his wife live in Churchtown, PA and are the parents of nine children. They are members of Weaverland Mennonite Church. Don is the owner of Little Stream Auto Rentals LLC. He serves as a Board member at the Ephrata National Bank, and is a Board member and secretary for C.A.R.E, a non-profit organization for relief efforts. He is proud to be a part of Lighthouse and enjoys working with the other Board members and staff to help Lighthouse move into the future. In addition to being the Chairperson of the Lighthouse Vocational Services Board of Directors, Don is the Chairperson of the Lighthouse Auction Committee, and also serves on the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Lighthouse Vocational Properties Board, and has served on the LVS Board since 2001.
Board Vice Chair
CH Sauder Trucking LLC
Clifford and his wife, Anna Mae, live in East Earl, PA, and are blessed with three children. They are members of the Weaverland Mennonite Church in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference, where they are youth advisors and where Cliff enjoys leading discussion in various Sunday School classes. Cliff and his brother have a trucking business which specializes in hauling cabinets and furniture. He has travelled on mission trips to Africa and Romania, to help build relationships and bring encouragement to churches there. Something Cliff appreciates about Lighthouse is working with the staff and other members of the Board at a place where people believe that God values every person, and that each person has purpose. Clifford serves on the Executive Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2010.
Extended Family Care
Grace and her husband, Eugene, have four children. They attend Calvary Church of Lancaster, where she participates in a Buddy Program in which she spends one-on-one time with children who have special needs. She works as a nurse and has a heart that desires to follow the Lord’s leading. Grace truly appreciates the mission of Lighthouse and feels humbled to be able to serve on the Board. She acknowledges that the Board is the business end of Lighthouse, and that it would not be possible for Lighthouse to thrive without the support of all the employees, parents & volunteers that complete the team to make Lighthouse a success. She praises God that Lighthouse has so many willing servants to help fulfill this area of ministry for our Lord. Grace serves as Board Secretary and also serves on the Executive Committee and as Vice-Chairperson of the Quality Assurance Committee. She has served on the LVS Board since 2010.
Ashley and his wife live in East Earl, PA with their three children. His family attends Mount Spring Church at the Welsh Mountain Home. He works as an Enrolled Agent (tax professional) at Gehman Accounting in New Holland. He was paralyzed on Feb 7, 2004 in the Black Hills of South Dakota from a skiing accident. Ashley is glad to be a part of Lighthouse, an organization which he sees as providing the resources to mitigate and sometimes overcome the cognitive and/or physical challenges of the participants that they serve. He looks forward to helping Lighthouse to prosper as they provide these valuable services. Ashley serves on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, the Lighthouse Vocational Properties Board, and the Lighthouse Vision Fund Board, and has served on the LVS Board since 2009.
Lighthouse Vocational Services
Kirt is the CEO of Lighthouse Vocational Services since 2015 and has 25 years of experience in corporate management, turn-around, and employee motivation. He served as the Vice President of two of the four largest truck rental companies in the United States. At Rollins Systems, he was in charge of a budget of $550 million along with 20,000 trucks, tractors and trailers. He trained and motivated over 1000 emerging leaders in leadership development, attitude, and organizational management. Kirt has also owned three separate businesses, including one which performed medical exams for life insurance companies, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Garden Spot Distributers
John and his wife, Ruth, live at Garden Spot Village Retirement Home in New Holland, PA, and attend the Community Church there. John has been serving on the Lighthouse Board for many years but is always eager to learn more. He has thoroughly enjoyed learning about the best way to run organizations like Lighthouse from all the other Board members throughout the years. He is a businessman and owns Garden Spot Distributors. He loves flying airplanes, and offers his plane and services to Angel Flight and Patient Airlift Services for transporting patients all around the Northeast part of USA. His greatest joy in life is serving others. John serves on the Finance Committee and the Nominating Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 1977.
Sunset Valley Metalcraft
Chris and his wife, Rachel, live in Leola, PA, and are part of the Old Order Amish Church. They have seven children. Chris owns Sunset Valley Metalcraft, a metal fabricating shop in Bird-in-Hand, PA. He first became involved with Lighthouse when he was asked to join the Board. He feels very inspired in his work with the Board, as he appreciates the value of the services that Lighthouse provides, and he is glad to help out where he can. He assists on the Lighthouse Auction Committee by driving a route to collect goods for the sale, and pitching in wherever needed. Christian also serves on the Property Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2010.
CH Sauder Trucking LLC
Steve was born and raised in New Holland, PA and lives there today with his wife Elizabeth. They have nine children and seven grandchildren. They are part of the Old Order Amish Church. Steve runs the Mascot Machine Shop and the Iron Art and Design Welding Shop from their home. He has been involved at Lighthouse since 1999 because of community connections, and his brother, Levi, currently participates in the program. Steve is also active in the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA, and he also serves on the Board for the Parochial Medical Center in New Holland, PA. He feels happy and privileged to be a member of the Lighthouse Board. Steve serves on the Nominating Committee and the Property Committee, and also has much involvement with the Lighthouse Auction Committee. He has served on the LVS Board since 2011.
Dale and his wife Brenda have been married for 29 years and have two daughters and two sons. They live in Denver, PA and belong to the Weaverland Conference and attend Meadow Valley Church. Dale works at Brickerville Electric in Lititz as a purchasing agent and scheduler, as well as doing some estimating and project managing. Brenda has the full time job of keeping the home fires burning. Ryan, their eldest son, has been working 4 days a week at Lighthouse since 2007. As a Board member, Dale hopes to be able to help keep Lighthouse’s great program running smoothly for years to come, that it may continue to provide for those in need. Dale serves on the Fundraising Committee and the Nominating Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2015.
Lancaster General Hospital
Liz and her husband Kevin live in Lancaster, PA and have two young children. She grew up in New Holland, PA and graduated from Garden Spot High School. Liz and her husband are actively involved with and attend Calvary Church in Lancaster. Liz has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is currently in school for a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She worked in Child Welfare for about 4 years prior to moving into her current role at Lancaster General Hospital as a Case Manager. Liz was connected with Lighthouse through other board members and her desire to make a difference in the community and advocate for needs and resources for families and individuals with disabilities. Liz serves as the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2012.
Landis and his wife Esther live in Ephrata, PA and are the parents of nine children. They attend Conestoga Mennonite Church of the Groffdale Conference. Landis is the managing partner of Zimmerman Oliver-Cletrac, a company that provides parts and service for the Oliver and Cletrac wheel and crawler tractors, and has been in business since 1987. The Zimmermans’ connection with The Lighthouse began when their son, Timothy, started working in the program in late 2006. Landis chose to accept the Lighthouse Board position because he feels that Timothy has been helped greatly during the last 10 years that he has been in the program. As a parent and a businessman, Landis hopes to play a small part in helping Lighthouse continue to provide a great level of service to their clients. Landis serves on the Quality Assurance Committee and the Finance Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2016.
Paul and his wife, Arlene, live in Lititz, PA and are members of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church. They have six married children and thirty grandchildren. Paul is an employee in the family business, Paul B. Zimmerman, Inc. He is currently Board Vice-Chair at Fairmont Homes, a Board member at Ephrata National Bank, and also a Board member for Palm Ministries, an organization which shares the gospel and assists palm oil farmers in Ghana. Paul’s hobbies include travel and artistic blacksmithing. Paul serves on the Finance Committee and the Property Committee and has served on the LVS Board since 2001.
Larry and his wife, Elva, live in New Holland, PA, and recently began attending Petra Church. God has blessed them with two wonderful daughters and two awesome sons-in-law. In 2017 they were blessed with two grandsons. Larry served as the New Holland Fire Chief for 22 years. He recently retired from this role but continues to serve as a mentor and in administrative roles with the fire department. Larry and Elva own Keystone Quality Motors along with multiple other businesses in New Holland and both work there in various roles. Larry enjoys hunting and spending time at the family cabin. Larry appreciates the mission of Lighthouse and began his first term on the LVS Board in 2018.
Adam and his wife, Megan, live in New Holland with their daughter and attend Worship Center in Leola, PA. As a CPA with Acuity Advisors and CPA’s, Adam assists farming operations and agri-businesses with understanding their accounting and complying with tax laws. Adam hopes to play a part in helping Lighthouse continue its mission into the future. He joined the LVS Board in 2018 and serves on the Finance Committee and the Property Committee.