Pastor Steve West

Pastor Steve and his wife, Marie, were both born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  They came to Lighthouse Fellowship to serve as Interim Pastor in 2015.  They had no intention of staying, as they were told that was not an option.   The church unanimously invited them to stay, and they accepted the invitation.  They have been married since 1975 and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

Pastor Steve is a graduate of North Central University, with a degree in Pastoral Studies. He is ordained with the Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God and serves as the District Chaplain in the Twin Cities hospitals.


Marie is a licensed minister with the Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God

and serves as Missions Advisor and is the Missions Trip Coordinator for the

District Women’s Ministry Department.

More about Pastor Steve 

  • Founding pastor of Amazing Grace Assembly of God in St Paul
  • Author of children’s book – Nobody’s King
  • Owns (or is owned by) a labradoodle named: Dude
  • Graduate of Missouri Auction School
  • 1968 Minnesota Junior State Horseshoe Pitching Champion

20 year veteran of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival where he is  “Benjamin the Reformer”

Mitchal Dahlke,  Youth Pastor

Mitchal started as intern youth pastor at Lighthouse Fellowship in May 2014.  Previous to being an intern youth pastor he went to Heartland Masters Commission. He spent two years there where he learned what it truly meant to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. He traveled the northern midwest states, also to different churches (to perform skits, sermons, and serve), he helped plan events, and played bass on the worship team. Mitchal married Alison in 2014.  He loves hanging out with youth and has a great passion for youth. Basketball, gaga ball, volleyball, nuke ’em, risk, football, and soccer are just a few of his favorite sports to play. So, if you are looking for a new hang out spot or want to play some sports, his door is always open.

More about Mitchal

Mitchal came to Christ when he was 14 years old and hasn’t stopped serving the Lord since. He played on the worship team in his home youth group, helped out with the food shelf, organized events for his church, and was an active student leader his junior and senior year of high school. He has been on three missions trips (Africa, Laos, and Venezula). Mitchal plans to be a youth pastor for his career.

Sue Carlson, Church Secretary

Sue became Secretary at Lighthouse in April of 2014 after spending the previous 20 years working from home and homeschooling her children.

Sue married her husband,  John, September 30, 1989 and they have 6 children.  Alex works at Target in media design.  Austin is pursuing a career in theology at North Central University.  Quinn  is attending St. Cloud Tech to become a chef.  Bree loves animals and playing the trombone and ukulele.  Blayne and Brenner love computer games, fishing, and metal detecting.

Sue grew up in a Christian home and has become passionately in love with Christ more each day as He continues to show Himself faithful.  Sue attends New Life Church in Princeton with her family.