About the Ministry

A safe haven for those in desperate human need

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

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Ron Buchinski, Lighthouse Mission has grown since August 2005 to a four-building campus now housing three new buildings, 12 different shelters and three clinics. The Lighthouse Mission Ministries Foundation has been established, and as a Christian gospel ministry LMM receives no government or United Way funds.


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Ron  Buchinski- Executive Director

Planning, implementing, and supervising inner-city programming full time since 1987, Ron Buchinski has been Executive Director of Lighthouse Ministries in Bellingham since August 2004. Ron is a seven-year Army active-duty Vietnam-era veteran, drafted in 1972. From 1973 to 1987, Ron served on church staffs as an administrator, youth pastor and pastor, including managing the Staff Chapel at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1977-78. He is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian Bible College (BA), served as Executive Director in Lincoln, Nebraska for 10 years at the People’s City Mission and as Administrative Vice-President of the People’s City Mission Foundation. Ron also served as Community Services Director at the Rescue Mission of Utica, NY for eight years. He started a Drop-In Center there, as well as in Rome, NY, and also set up a Representative Payee program for disability recipients. Ron is grateful to his wonderful wife of 39 years, Pat, for her support and assistance during their ministry together. They have three grown, married daughters and eight grandchildren. Ron can be reached at rbuchinski@thelighthousemission.org.


WebHansBWHeadshotHans Erchinger-Davis – Associate Executive Director

Davis was born in Bellingham, WA, studied business at Western Washington University, and theology at Regent College, Vancouver. He has worked internationally in the tech industry and is an award winning filmmaker. He presently works as Associate Executive Director for Lighthouse Mission Ministries. He is married with a daughter and son.



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Bridget Reeves – Women’s Ministries Manager

Bridget Reeves was born in Seattle and spent most of her growing up years in Issaquah, WA. She then spent two years studying public speaking and ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University before transferring to Western Washington University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Bridget is married and serves as the Women’s Ministries Manager at the Lighthouse Mission Ministries.