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Sister Chris Edwards, S.F.P.

President & Director
Sister Christine Edwards a Franciscan Sister of the Poor is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1962 and has been involved in the Charismatic Renewal since 1969. She is Co-Founder and Director of Lighthouse Community and serves as President of Lighthouse Renewal Center.

Better known as Sr. Chris, she also serves as Chairperson of the Regional Service Team for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington, KY since 1996. She has also served on the Council of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for 9 years.

Fr. Richard Dressman

Spiritual Director

Is a native of Cincinnati. He has been a member of Lighthouse Community since 1981, serves as a Board Member of Lighthouse Renewal Center and as chaplain of Lighthouse Community.

Father Rick is the pastor of St. Aloysius on the Ohio Parish and St. Simon Parish. He also serves as liaison for the southern region of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati between Archbishop Schnurr and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

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Jerry Imsicke

Treasurer and Secretary

Jerry has been a member of Lighthouse Community since February 1975 and serves as Treasurer and Board Member of Lighthouse Renewal Center. He also serves as a Pastoral Team Member of Lighthouse Community and frequently gives teachings and leads meetings.

Jerry resides in Western Hills with his wife Judy and has three grown children, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He retired in 2008 after spending 50 years in the broadcasting industry.

Tom Johansing

Vice President

Tom has been involved with the Lighthouse Renewal Center since 2009. Tom became a member in November of 2011. He is the Director of Music Ministry, Spearheads the committee in search for a new home for Lighthouse Renewal Center, Member of the Pastoral Team of Lighthouse and is on the Board of Directors.

Tom resides in White Oak and is a member of St. Ignatius Parish in Monfort Heights. Tom has been married to Janet, also a member of Lighthouse, for 30 years and has 3 grown children and 1 grandchild on the way. Tom is still working as a real estate agent and has served our community as a Realtor for over 27 years.

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Rose Wolterman

Administrative Assistant

Rose has been a member of Lighthouse Community since the early 1990’s. She is the overseer for the Encountering Christ’s Love Program ministry, and the Personal Testimonies ministry. She is also part of the Community’s Pastoral Team.

Rose recently retired from the University of Cincinnati, and her assignment as Administrative Assistant to Sr. Christine Edwards began in June, 2015. Rose has three grown children and lives with her husband, Tom, in Harrison, Ohio.

Brother Joe Spehar, S.M.
Feb. 21, 1927 - Sept 10, 2012

Our Heavenly Intercessor

Brother Joe, former President and co-director was a Marianist Brother, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, taught high school in Cleveland, Ohio, Dayton, Ohio, Hollywood, Florida (principal) and Covington, Kentucky. He was co-founder and co-Director of Lighthouse Community and served as President of Lighthouse Renewal Center. Brother Joe was in the Charismatic Renewal since 1969. He served as a member of the first National Advisor Committee.

Bro. Joe served 68 years as a Marianist

"We find inspiration in Mary's words to the servants at Cana: 'Do whatever He tells you.'
Marianist Rule of Life

Bro. Joseph Spehar, S.M.