Our Staff

  • John Mueller

    Lead Pastor

    Born and raised in California, John graduated with a BA in Psychology from Cal State University Stanislaus, and an M.Div in Pastoral Studies from Grace Theological Seminary. John joined SonLight in 2012 in order to strengthen our discipleship efforts. John has brought dynamic energy to our team, strengthening our Men’s and Women’s ministries, and Life Groups. John has spearheaded the development of our Deacon ministry, initiated discipleship programs, and developed intern programs for worship and youth ministry. John is an active, energetic, and passionate man sold out to the call to reach the lost and make disciples. He and his wife Heidi have two daughters (Annaliese, and Jocelyn) and a son (Zachariah).

  • Kori Tuckerman

    Children's Minister

    Kori was raised in NW Ohio.  She has a degree in Elementary Education and taught public school for 13 years before moving to Angola. Kori and her husband Doug have been a part of SonLight since joining the church plant team from Archbold, OH in 1991. Kori has led our ministry to infants through 5th graders for many years. KidZone has impacted numerous children and young parents in our area, introducing many children to the Lord for the first time, and welcoming many parents with open arms back into the church. Kori excels in building and maintaining the large teams of volunteers that keep this team running smoothly. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and a real blessing to our ministries. Kori and Doug have three adopted children, Levi, Lydia, and DeeDee.

  • Denille Conklin

    Children's Ministry Assistant

    Denille and her husband Melvin have been a part of the church from its earliest days. They have two beautiful daughters. Denille is a part time assistant for Kori in KidZone. She focuses on the infants and younger children. Like Kori, Denille has a wonderful servants heart that has been a treasured asset to our ministry to children.

  • Megan Barge

    Communications Director

    Megan was raised right here in Angola, IN. She attended Grace College and graduated with a BS in Web Design & Development and Information Systems. Megan started attending SonLight in 2009, actively involved in youth group. In 2016 Megan interned at SonLight and in 2017 she became the Communications Director. Megan strives to strengthen the relationship between the church body and the community. 

  • Sheila Banks

    Ministry Administrative Assistant

    Sheila was born & raised in Michigan. After high school, she attended college in Tulsa, OK, studying Organizational/Interpersonal Communication. In 1997, she moved to Steuben County & married Ben Banks. They have three daughters, Lauren, Lana & Lexi. Sheila & her family have been attending SonLight since 2013. Sheila is passionate about her family, being in nature and reading. She also has a heart to see people grow in their relationships with Christ & with others.

  • Jake Kinsey

    Interim Worship Leader

    I grew up in Southern Illinois. I am a football coach at Trine University. I am married to Alyshia Kinsey and we have four children (Eva, Brody, Claire, and Wyatt).

Our Elders


  • Brad Gardner

    Elder Emeritus

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  • Neal Frantz

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  • John McCoy

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  • John Mueller

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Our Deacons


  • Dustin Minard

    Guest Services

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  • Ryan Howe

    Facilities and Events

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  • Micah Liby

    Facilities and Finance

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  • Bill Robinson

    Care and Finance

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  • John Maggart

    Outdoor Facilities

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  • Dru Egli

    Facilities

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