Vikki Luna is the founder and CEO of The Light-House Recovery Program.
Since 2007, the faith-based program has served women recovering from drug and
alcohol abuse. The Light-House strongly depends on the support of our surrounding communities for recovery services. To train women in workplace skills and help the organization financially, in 2015 Vikki created two businesses, Light-WEAR,
an apparel line, and Cornerstone Coffee Company.
Criminology is Vikki's field of study. She worked in the juvenile
institution and substance abuse services, where her vision for The
Light-House was born. Vikki's passion is to help hurting women discover who
they are and whose they are in Christ. Over eighty percent of the women who
go through the program are successful in their recovery and go on to live
rich, meaningful lives. Vikki empowers women to be all they can be to help
strengthen the next generation.
Vikki serves on the advisory committee for Center for Community
Transformation at Fresno Pacific University. She is a member of Hispanic
Foundation, Polka Dot, and Fresno Women's Network. She Co-Hosted Angels of
the Light Podcast and posts Vikki's 2 Minute Tip every week on Facebook and YouTube.
Vikki was born and raised in Fresno, California where she lives with her
husband, Manuel of 27 years; together they have two children. She was gifted three
additional children and four grandchildren. She has been a member of
Cornerstone church for 26 years, an inner city and diverse church in
downtown Fresno where she credits most of her life training. She serves as
the first female Deacon in her congregation.
Chairman/ Board Member
Rev. Larry J. Arce has lived all his life in Fresno County. He attended Humphrey’s College of Law. He trained at the U.S. Army War College and is a graduate of Special Forces (Green Beret) School.
In 1979 he was ordained and served for twenty years as the associate pastor for Cornerstone Assembly of God Church. He also served as a volunteer chaplain performing ministry services on a monthly basis for the California Department of Corrections.
In January of 1998 Rev. Arce became the CEO of the Fresno Rescue Mission after having retired from the Fresno County Probation Department where he served for 18 years.
Rev. Arce has served on the California Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Homelessness and Poverty. Also on the Board of Directors of the (AGRM) Association of Gospel Rescue Mission. He also served as the Chaplain for the AGRM Board of Directors and has been the past president of the Pacific District of the AGRM. He was the first chairman of the Fresno Continuum of Care. He continues to serve as a consultant and adviser to Rescue Missions in California.
He has been married to wife Shirley for 41 years and has three grown children. The joy of his life is his grandson Cameron Arce Patterson.
Vice-President/ Board Member
Martha Kistler is the Founder of Honor Our Military Veterans (HOMV) and serves as a Lighthouse board member as well as on the board of Christian Businesswomen's Connection (CBWC)
and has been a speaker for the AARP.
She is a Financial Planner and owner of Total Financial Management where she only recommends quality solutions which meet our client's individual goals and objectives. She is very actively involved in politics.
Secretary/ Board Member
Trish dedicated her life to Christ over 15 years ago, and has served in ministry in various capacities. She has worked in the area of children’s, youth, young adult, married couples, women’s, service coordination, street outreach to women, homeless and Spanish ministry.
Trish believes that a husband and wife should serve in ministry together so she has served along with her husband for the past 15 years. Trish currently serves as Bethels church women’s ministry leader and she and her husband currently lead a marriage bible study. In the professional realm, Trish has worked for over 17 years in local politics serving the Fresno area.
Rebecca A. Nunez
Treasurer/ Board Member
Ms. Nunes graduated from California State University of Fresno in 1984. She worked for an International Accounting Firm before she opened her own practice in 2001.
She also serves on other Boards within the Central Valley as well as being
a member on the finance committee of her local church.
Since 2011, Ms. Nunes has served on the Board of DIRECTORS of The Light-House RECOVERY Program, Inc. Having grown up in Fresno, she is committed to the betterment of the Fresno area. By dedicating her time, expertise and skill set, to those working to become healthy and productive role models,
she believes it makes a better community for us all.
Director/ Board Member
Sandy is married, has four children and 2 grandchildren. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has her own private practice, as well as,
employed by the Federal Aftercare Program for Turning Point.
She is dedicated to helping people in their struggles. She believes her purpose is to serve God’s people and to be an instrument in helping them.
Director/ Board Member
Tracy is a Realtor who has been serving her community in their residential real estate needs since 2012. Prior to that, she was the right hand to a local commercial developer running the office and running the leasing department for 18 years.
She started her career as a legal secretary for a large, local law firm.
Tracy’s niece is an alumnus of The Light-House, giving her a unique perspective on the many benefits and blessings the Light-House provides. Tracy has seen first-hand what the Lord can do in the lives of these women.
Tracy also served as a Director for the Women’s Council of Realtors for three years,
and as a founding member/director.
Director/ Board Member
Edmund was born in Redwood City, California, and grew up in the City of Milpitas in the Bay Area. Edmund’s mother and father are both from the Central Valley, growing up in Visalia and Delano, respectively. He attended UC Berkeley and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1986. Edmund earned his l
aw degree at the University Arizona, College of Law, in 1991.
Edmund worked as a prosecutor in Visalia and Madera for over 19 years, trying 80 criminal jury trials to Verdict, including 12 murder trials, two of which were death penalty cases. Edmund currently is in private practice in the areas of
criminal defense, family law, and representing parents and
children in juvenile dependency court.
Edmund has three children; Lauren, 22, an English Major who is attending the University of Washington in Seattle; Michael, 20, who is a Drum Majors for the Bulldog Marching Band, and is attending Fresno State on a music scholarship; and Jason, 17, who is the drum line section leader as a high school senior for
Clovis West High School Marching Band.