The staff and leadership here at Lighthouse is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email us or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@lcfministries.org



    Derek and Michelle have been the Senior Pastors here at Lighthouse since January 2015. Prior to that, they were the Associate Pastors here for 14 years.

    Derek has a unique and captivating way of communicating the scriptures using stories, humor and practical application. Michelle has an incredible way of hosting the presence of God as she cultivates the worship culture at Lighthouse. 

    Together, the cry of their heart is that people would experience and live in the freedom that only comes from God. They also have a tremendous passion to see people walking in all that God purposes and desires for them. 

    They have three beautiful children, Abby, Maryn, and Evan and reside in Wolcott, NY. 


    Bob and Gail are passionate about seeing people set free to live out the fullness of their destinies, ministering freedom and healing to the whole man. They are both ordained through Elim Fellowship and serve as both elders and assistant pastors here at Lighthouse. They lead the healing, deliverance, and prayer ministries. Their teaching ministry is hands-on, practical, and very effective. 

    Bob works full time in the market place managing a distribution center and store network. They have one adult daughter and reside in Red Creek, NY.

  • NIC & BRI RUGGIO - YOUTH pastors

    Bri and Nic have been involved with youth ministry since 2013. They were hired as staff at Lighthouse in September of 2016. Their hearts are to see the youth here at LCF actively seek out a deeper relationship with Christ and be confident in sharing His love with their world. 

    They have been married since October of 2014 and currently reside in North Rose, NY. In addition to leading our youth group, Nic is a CrossFit Coach in Syracuse and Bri teaches as well as coaches within the North Rose-Wolcott School District. Their hobbies include any form of adventure, the outdoors, travel, seeing movies, and staying active. 

    They are passionate for God and hope to ignite the same fire in our youth!


    Becky has been the Children's Director since 2014. Not only does she lead her team of volunteers well, but she lights up when she's around the kids. She brings a wealth of creativity and passion to this position and her heart is to see kids' hearts and minds changed and impacted by the love of Jesus. 

    She and her husband, Jamie, have four beautiful daughters and have been members here at Lighthouse since 2006.