Our Staff


Dr.Robert Hamilton


Dr. Hamilton is owner of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica,CA.  His love for medicine extends beyond pediatrics as he orchestrated the first mission trip in 1998.


Harrison Sommer

Assistant Pastor/Board Member

Pastor Harrison works as a full time judge for the city of  Beverly Hills and has been a part of several mission trips throughout Africa.


Dr.Lawrence Czer

Board Member

Dr. Czer is currently head of cardiac transplant at Cedars Sinai Hospital.  He has joined us on 17 mission trips and served on our Board since 2001.


Christa Cardenas,PA

Board Member

Christa Cardenas is a nurse practitioner practicing in both Los Angeles County and Oxnard, CA. Her first Lighthouse Medical Mission trip was to Sierra Leone in 2007, when she was seventeen years old. She knew for certain, after that trip, that she wanted to enter the medical field. Her goal after that trip was to return to Africa as a health-care professional. Since then, Christa has gone on medical missions to Africa, Central America, and South America as a student, registered nurse, and nurse practitioner.


Cheryl Tormey

Senior Administrator 

"I am a California native and zealous USC fan!  I came to the Lighthouse Church on the invitation of a friend in 1982 and my life hasn't been the same since. There I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior; met my husband of 35 years, Bill, and where we raised our son Michael. I also got involved in Lighthouse Medical Missions by helping the team to prepare all the necessary paperwork for travel, visas and other required documentation. I also manage the mission's finances and with fundraising. It's been a joy. 


Every time I see the team leave for their next mission, I have such a sense of satisfaction.

I enjoy meeting needs, meeting good people, many of which are now my friends, as we minister to bodies and souls, together, for Jesus."


Dalphina Basile

Medical Supply Coordinator

Dal worked a POP as a nurse and has attended many of our medical mission trips.  She is the lead purchaser ofmedications and supplies, packs and inventories all of our supplies

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Joe Peterson


Joe is an architect doing project management and owner’s representation in the Los Angeles area.

"I’ve had the privilege of visiting West Africa five times. I’ve had the privilege of helping with acquiring land and constructing Churches and Schools in the Sierra Leone cities of Kenema, Makeni, Lunsar and Waterloo. These facilities will help the Africans educate their children and preach Jesus for years to come."