About the Ministry

A safe haven for those in desperate need

Since 1923, Lighthouse Mission Ministries has provided shelter, meals, and compassionate services to men, women, and children of Whatcom County in need – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM) has grown to a four-building campus and now includes nine different overnight shelters, a drop-in center, an eye clinic, and a childcare center. As a Christian gospel ministry, LMM is completely supported by our generous local community (Tax ID 91-0659437).

The LMM Foundation also supports the Mission with expansion projects and large non-general fund purchases.

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  1. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  1. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return to power and glory.
  1. We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  1. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  1. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
  1. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Lighthouse Mission Ministries Staff

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Hans Erchinger-Davis – Executive Director




Rachel Tinnell – Development Director




Bridget Reeves – Program Director


360.733.5120 ext 110


Justin Reeves – Operations Manager


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Peter Hansen – Men’s Ministries Manager


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Mary McDonnell – Women’s Ministries Manager


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Aaron Speyer – Men’s New Life Chaplain


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Lighthouse Mission Ministries Board of Directors and Foundation Board


LMM Board of Directors

President: Gary Haveman
Vice President: David Cottingham
Treasurer: Joseph Wilson
Brent Hoekema
Brian Koning
Chad Honey

Cindy Louws
David Erickson
Judy Sturlaugson
Mike Johnson
Susan Ihlan

LMM Foundation Board

President: Del Bosman
David Cottingham
Gary Haveman
John Bosman
Ralph Lautenbach
Ron Starkenburg

Speaker or Tour Request

Request a Speaker

Several of our Mission staff are ready to share with your group, business, or church. Let us know if you’d like us to speak about the Mission or more homelessness in general. We can adjust to the time frame you need (from five minutes to an hour+). Staff have previously spoken at:

  • Clubs and Associations
  • Sunday School Classes
  • Church Services (Brief Announcement or Full Message)
  • School Classrooms

Or if you’d like to come to us, we have a conference room that can be reserved for up to 14 people. Or bring your group on a Mission tour (see below).

Speaker Request

Arrange a Tour

Fill this out or call (360) 733-5120 to let us know you’d like to come on a tour. Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome. Our four buildings are accessible and equipped with ramps and elevators. We welcome hearing from you and would love to show you around!

We’re always able to lead tours Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Special arrangements can be made for weekend or evening tours depending on staff availability.

Tour Request



Employment Opportunities

Agape Home Weekend Shelter Supervisor

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and LMM Employment Application through the appropriate link above.