My wife, Rachel and I joined Light of Christ shortly after we moved to Delano in 2011. Rachel and I have two daughters, Cora (10) and Ailsa (8). We have loved our time attending Light of Christ because of the friendly and welcoming people, the great music and ministry and most importantly the mission statement that we openly accept all of God's children in our ministry. Over the years I have been involved in many different aspects of the church including teaching Sunday School, helping with VBS, and serving on the property committee for 6 years. I accepted the opportunity to serve on the church council in hopes that I can help to evolve and expand the reach that Light of Christ can have on the community and beyond.
My husband Steve and I joined Light of Christ as a young couple when we moved to Delano in 1995 and immediately felt at home. Since then, LOC has been a constant blessing in our lives as we raised our three boys, Sam (22), Adam (20), and Will (18) from baptism to confirmation to adulthood and watched them grow in faith as part of the LOC community along the way. As a semi-retired, soon-to-be empty nester, I look forward to the opportunity to give back to Light of Christ and supporting the LOC faith community as it has supported me and my family throughout the last 25+ years.
My husband Ken and I joined Light of Christ when we moved to Delano in 2012 and were looking for a church home to raise our family. Our children, Ellie (16) and Danny (13) have been a part of the LOC youth programs since pre-k. We have been blessed with a loving group of church members who have supported our family’s spiritual faith journey. Returning from a work assignment on the east coast from 2018 to 2021, we are thrilled to be back in Delano and the LOC community. I look forward to serving on the church council to get reacclimated in the LOC faith community and do what I can to nourish our welcoming and accepting environment where we can all learn and grow together.
Tim Current, treasurer
My family moved to Delano 22 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the community. Rhonda, my wife and I have become rooted here, though our 2 adult daughters’ lives have taken them to other communities. We have enjoyed seeing the growth of Delano, Light of Christ, and its expanding mission. Recently retired, I have more time and am pleased to be part of the council and look forward to contributing to our ongoing mission.
Steven Dickey, president
Steven and his wife Heather moved to Delano in 2014. They have 2 sons Austin (5) and Logan (3). He grew up in southeast Iowa in a small town named Lone Tree. After graduation from college in 2007, he moved to Minnesota to work as an accountant for Carlson Companies and eventually moved to their Radisson Hotels division where he works today as a Director of Revenue Strategy. In his spare time Steven enjoys spending time outdoors (even in winter), road trips with his family, running, golfing and is still loyal to all Iowa Hawkeye sports.
Derek Horeis, vice president
My wife, Katie and I both grew up in Delano and are happy to be raising our 2 children, Grant (15) and Grace (12) here as well. I have enjoyed being a member of Light of Christ for the last 18 years. The LOC faith community has been involved in the most important aspects of my life...my marriage, children's baptisms, first communions and soon to be confirmations. I look forward to working with my council peers and congregation to give back to this community that has given me so much.
Our family moved to Delano in 2001, and joined LOC shortly thereafter. My wife Mel and I have 3 children, Anika (24), Jack (23) and Gunnar (19). We have enjoyed the welcoming culture here, and all of the opportunities to participate in various programs at church. It has been a joy to watch the growth of this community and of Light of Christ. I’m looking forward to serving the church, and helping to maintain the welcoming environment for all.
Lisa Spencer, secretary
Our family joined Light of Christ in 2001 after the birth of our second child and the September 11 attacks on our country. I found comfort in the messages of the Pastor and have always felt welcome in this faith community. Over the years I have been involved in teaching Sunday School, leading Confirmation and volunteering during worship services. My husband, Brad, also volunteers on soundboard during worship services. Our children, Derek (21) and Jordan (19), have graduated from high school and are both attending college. I am excited to be serving on the Church Council and continuing to serve Light of Christ in a new capacity.
My family moved to Delano in 2009. We joined Light of Christ a few years later and have truly enjoyed the community of people and the connection to others it brings. Our daughters Ava & Mya enjoy the youth programming, and Jeremiah and I have enjoyed being involved in the church in several ways over the last few years. I am looking forward to serving on the Council to continue to give back to this tight community and to help deliver on the priorities to help us continue to grow.