Our Staff

  • John Mueller

    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 Small 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 a daughter (Annaliese) and son (Zachariah).

  • Jennifer Temple

    Office Manager

    Jennifer always has a smile and a servant’s heart ready to help our pastors, staff, and volunteers more effectively minister to the church and community. Jennifer and her husband, Shannon, have four daughters and a son.

  • 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.

  • Jared Bignell

    Church Planting

    Jared served SonLight from 2008 to 2015, and is now planting a church in Reading, MI, called The Remedy. Jared has incredible creative gifts manifested initially as the youth pastor and most recently as the associate pastor, in development of various media at SonLight. Jared is an accomplished preacher, leader, and vision caster. During his time at SonLight, he led the trustee team, managed staff, and participated on the Elder board. Jared is passionate about fulfilling the mission and vision of SonLight and bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Reading and its surrounding areas. He and his wife Randi have three children; David, Aaron, and Corban.

Our Elders

  • Brad Gardner

    Brad has been managing property since 1985. He and his wife (Carol) have been married for 30 years and have six children. At Sonlight he is passionate about encouraging others, and helping others fight the good fight. His family started going to SonLight Community Church in 1995. Since coming to SonLight Brad has served on the Elder team two different times. He enjoys backpacking, running swimming and traveling to new places

  • Neal Frantz

    Neal is a high school math teacher and girls basketball coach in Fremont. Neal teaches boys in Kidzone and brings his coaches heart to his roles as a shepherd of the flock at SonLight Community Church. He has a daughter serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic as she explores Medical Missions as a career and has a son in medical school. His wife, Connie serves in Kidzone and is a women’s ministry leader.

  • John McCoy

    John has his own IT Services firm since 2003. He and his wife (Tammi) have been married since 1996, and have three children (Ryan, Dawson, and Micah). John’s passions include Student Ministry (helping students connect in a meaningful way with their faith in Jesus), Missions (working with others in helpful ways while trying to not create dependance), Giving (sharing God’s blessings) and Leadership (Leading while trying to model Christ-like values). His family started attending SonLight Community Church in 1998. He enjoys working on and driving cars, is a great cook and loves to travel with his family.

  • Mark Sherbondy

    Mark has spent most of his life working in education. He taught math and science for 17 years. During that time he coached and officiated wrestling for 15 years. He was an assistant principal at Snider High School and Southside High School. Since 2007 he has been the Principal at Fremont High School. His greatest passions are following Jesus everyday, his family and being a principal. He and his wife (Cheryl) have been married since 1987 and have three children (Sherylyn, Benjamin, and Joshua). They started attending SonLight in 2000. He enjoys skiing in its many forms, and being at the lake or beach.

  • John Mueller

    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 Small 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 a daughter (Annaliese) and son (Zachariah).

Our Deacons

  • Dustin Minard

    Guest Services

    Dustin has been working in sales for a few years. He and his wife Katie have been married for 4 years and are foster parents. They started attending SonLight Community Church in 2012. Dustin’s passion is to help high school and college age students. At Sonlight he serves by helping first impressions ministries. He enjoys working out, golf and spending time with family.

  • Mike Graham

    Facilities and Administration

    Mike has been coming to SonLight for about one and half years. His work experience included hospital administration and human resources. His greatest passion in life is serving the needs of other people and the church. His wife of 43 years' name is Patti (but you can call her Ernie). He has two children, Ben and Cara; and four grandchildren, Mary, Greta, Ella, and Jack. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, off-road Jeeping, and running. He is currently serving on the Deacon board in the areas of facility maintenance and administration.

  • Ryan Howe

    Facilities and Events

    Ryan has been with SonLight for 7 years and has served in various capacities. He has been a working in concrete construction for 26 years. He has been married to Diane for twenty two years, they have a daughter and a son. When he is not serving as a deacon Ryan likes to hunt, go on mission trips, and be involved in church activities. As a deacon Ryan helps with facilities, this means help with the church facilities as well as helping people in the community get help with their houses.

  • Micah Liby

    Facilities and Finance

  • Bill Robinson

    Care and Finance

    Bill has been with SonLight for 5 years and has served in various capacities. His wife (Jennifer) and him own, manage and maintain Coldwater Lake Campgrounds & Coldwater Lake Storage, and WJR Properties Apartments in Wauseon and Napoleon, Ohio. He is married to Jennifer and they have been married almost fifteen years, and they have three girls and one boy. When he is not serving as a Deacon he likes spending time with family, boating and motorcycles. Bill’s passion is to help people struggling in their marriages, helping people that are struggling because they have been through a divorce, helping people that are struggling with their finances. He likes to help people develop a strategy of financial plan to get out of debt. He is serving as a Deacon over Care and Finance. He likes to serve by mentoring, encouraging, and discipling people.

  • Josh Maggart

    Outdoor Facilities

    Josh has been coming to SonLight since May of 2012. He is the Territory Manager for National Oil And Gas, as well as a medicare broker and insurance salesperson with Croxton and Roe in Angola. His passions are watching his family grow in Christ and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of God’s creation; which include hunting and fishing with his three boys, Wyatt 10, Ty 8, and Connor 6. Josh’s wife’s name is Becky. They were first married on Oct 25, 1998. And although they were divorced in March of 2010, God in his amazing grace brought their lives back together and they were reunited in marriage on July 27, 2014! GOD IS SO GOOD!! He is currently serving as deacon of outdoor facilities. He helped to head up a community garden for SonLight two years ago with a lot of success. He has a great vision of how God can use the property to further His Kingdom. Josh’s goal is to take the immense potential of this land and with God’s direction, to turn it into exactly what God wants it to be.

  • Dru Egli

    Facilities

    Dru has been working in Agricultural sales for a number of years. He and his wife (Laura) have been married for 10 years and have three children (Evelyn, Jaren and Oliver). They started attending SonLight Community Church in 2014. Dru’s passion is his family and agriculture. At SonLight he loves to serve others. Dru is a hunter and a fisherman. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his family.