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Board & Staff

Our Capacity to Serve

For over 25 years, Lighthouse Christian Services has served individuals from all walks of life through biblically-based counseling.  Our Mission is to provide pathway out of darkness and bring hope to troubled lives through life-changing mental health services that are Professional, Biblical, Affordable and Comprehensive! Our counseling division consists of a staff of licensed professional counselors, as well as Master's level counselor trainees. Future capacity building plans include 1) establishing group therapy programs 2) seminars tailored to meet the specialized needs of professional counselors and ministry professionals alike, 3) seeking new partnerships for collaboration and 4) creating a more effective means of outcomes evaluation. 
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Our Board and Staff
Governing Board


 John V. Matthews, Chairman
Field Support Engineer, Remote Technical Support,
HCL Technologies. 




 Kenneth E. Rogers, D. Min, Vice Chair
Associate Pastor of The Lord Jesus Christ's Church

(Retired) Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

  Advisory Board

 Karen Susenna, Executive Secretary 
Procurement Specialist, Nokia

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Rev. Charles Leister
New Beginning Ministries

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Cheryl J. Smith
President and CEO
The Collaboration Station

William Dodson
Executive Director:
Dayspring Christian Community
Development Corporation

Robert Ostrander
President and CEO
Centerpoint Life Planning, Inc.

Philip W. Gerth, Esq.

Millie McCarty graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Christian Education from Defiance College. She went on to earn a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from The Ohio State University, and founded Lighthouse Christian Counseling in 1981.


Carolyn I. Jones, Executive Director
Carolyn brings extensive knowledge and expertise to Lighthouse due to her 15+ years working in the non-profit world. Prior to her arrival as Executive Director of Lighthouse in 2002, she provided leadership to large projects on behalf of Campus Crusade for Christ International (1999 - 2002); served as Associate Director for Program Growth and Development with OIC International in Philadelphia, PA (1993 - 1998); and served as a post-graduate IFESH Fellow with AFRICARE in  Niger, West, Africa (1991 - 1992).  Carolyn's educational background includes an in M.A. in French and International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA); a B.A. in French from Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK);  and Diplomes Superieurs from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris, France).

Steven Johnston, MA, PCC-S,
Director of Counseling 
Steve has been a clinical counselor for over fifteen years, with special training in the areas of Pastoral Counseling, Gerontology; Behavioral Addictions Treatment; Suicide Prevention; Domestic Violence; Child Sexual Abuse; and Marital counseling. He received a B.A. in Bible from Mt. Vernon Bible College, Mt. Vernon, OH, in 1984, and an M.A. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH in 1988. He completed the LPCC program through Ashland Theological Seminary in 1997.

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Larry Castle, Finance Manager
Larry Castle is the owner and President of Practice Management Solutions, the largest privately owned practice management/billing firm to specialize only in behavioral health care management. The company's four employees work with over 80 individual private and/or group practices in the Greater Columbus area and have over 25 years of combined experience in the industry.




     Janaya Jackson, Master Level Counselor Trainee

     Janaya is currently working on her Master of Clinical degree at Capella University. 


Cindy Johnson, MA, MS, LPC

Cindy has been a part-time, licensed professional counselor at Lighthouse for several years.  Prior to obtaining an M.A. in Counseling from Regent University, she earned an M.S. in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy from the PA College of Optometry. Her pre-counseling work history includes helping disabled adults increase their level of independence and quality of life. Cindy is also an army veteran. Her areas of focus include Women's Issues, Marriage, Parenting, Assertiveness Issues, Abuse, Adjustment to Disability, and Life Coaching.


Latasha Williams, Counselor Trainee

Latasha is working toward her Master of Clinical Counseling from Liberty University. 

Contact Us

Lighthouse Christian Services, Inc.
2085 Mecca Road
PO Box 248447
Columbus, OH 43224
PH: (614) 337-1986
EMAIL: counseling@lighthousepathway.org

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