Peace Light .org

A web site dedicated to facilitating the distribution of the Peace Light from Bethlehem throughout the North American continent

Coordinator Profiles

Below are profiles of some of the Peace Light Coordinators. If you are a Coordinator and would like to share a little information about who you are and why you are interested in the peace light, please send us an e-mail at peacelight@peacelight.org

Daniel Carpenter
District Executive for the Potawatomi District in LeSalle Council. He has been a professional Scouter for 10 years and a volunteer Scouter for 29.
Karla Christian
Karla Christian has been a Scouting volunteer since 2002, serving at the unit, citywide, district, council, national, and international levels. She first saw the International Peace Light in December of 2015 and is the Coordinator for the Huntsville, Texas area. She can be reached at scoutmomchristian@gmail.com
Jeff Decker
Jeff Decker has been an active in scouting for the past 10 years as both a Cub Scout leader and Boy Scout leader. He was also active in scouting as a youth and earned his Eagle Rank in 1977. Jeff is currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 302 in Danville, Indiana. He has two sons who are active in Troop 302. Jeff accepted the Peace Light so that the community could have a powerful symbol of the birth of Christ.
Alisha Guin
Is a Cub Scout leader with Pack 444 Covina as well as a Girl Scout Leader of Troop 4174 West Covina. She attended the Peace Lighting in Orange County last year with her Pack/Den and Girl Scout Troop. She was so moved by it and so happy to share it with others last year that she would love to spread that sharing among all of my brother and sister scouts locally. Alisha is the Coordinator for the BSA San Gabriel Valley Council.
John Hahn
ASM Troop 15 Glen Rock. 2011 is my first Peace Light year. My goal is to bring the Peace Light to all 21 NJ counties. I encourage every scout unit to become involved in this wonderful movement.  Sharing the Peace Light From Bethlehem brings real meaning to this Christmas season.
Jim Kennedy
Scout Executive, Juniata Valley Council, Pennsylvania
  Carey Kenyon - Ducharme
Is the Massabesic Senior District Executive and has taken responsibility for distributing the Peace Light in New Hampshire. She can be contacted at carey.kenyonducharme@scouting.org or 603-854-4224
  Steve Klosky
Scouting adult volunteer since 2007. Currently ASM Troop 1548. Peacelight participant since 2012, bringing the Peace Light to Northern Virginia. He can be contacted at sklosky@gmail.com
Roger Knuteson
Scouter since 1992, from West Lakeland Minnesota.  Two Eagle Scout sons. Chartered Partner Representative from Bethlehem Lutheran Church to Bayport Troop 113.
Luke
Is an Eagle Scout in Troop 113. He visited the Grotto of the Nativity during the summer of 2014. He will be coordinating the Peace Light distribution at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bayport
Orlando 'Lonny' Mo
 On Dec. 20, 2012 I was asked to join a group of Scouters in Southbury, CT. During this meeting I received the Peace Light for the first time and I was asked to bring the Peace Light to Sandy Hook, CT. You see I am also a Conn. State Trooper and I was a first responder to the Sandy Hook School Shooting tragedy. The Peace Light was taken to the front entrance of the school and after a few minute of prayer I took the Peace Light to the Methodist Church, Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, CT where it remained for about a week. I picker up the Peace Light and shared it at the Congregational Church in Torrington, CT and at the Christ Church Episcopal in Sharon, CT before placing it on the front porch of my home where it remain until late January In December of 2013 I repeated the process receiving the Peace Light in Southbury, CT and taking it to the Sandy Hook School. This year I plan to go to JFK on December 11th to receive the light directly and I will have it at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2014 the two year anniversary of the event. I have been also appointed a State Trooper Family Liaison for the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy a position I still hold today. In addition to my professional job I volunteer to the Boy Scout of America as the Council Commissioner at the Connecticut River Council. Our Council office is located in East Hartford, CT. As the Council Commissioner I am one of the key three that run the council.
If you would like to receive the Peace Light please contact Lonny at (C) 860-309-5689 (H) 860-618-0058
Gretchen Osgood
Gretchen is a Scouter in Northville, Michigan, assisting her son, a Star Scout with troop 755, in his quest to spread the Peace Light flame and its message throughout the state. Please contact them at peacelightmichigan@gmail.com if you would like to help.
Eugene Palka
Born in the Ukraine and became a Scout after World War II. Emigrated to the US in 1947. Three generations of his family are currently involved in PLAST (Ukranian) Scouting
  Beata Pawlikowska
I am Beata Pawlikowska, a scoutmaster in the Polish Scouting Organization (ZHP). I have been active in scouts for 30 years and am currently the vice-president of the Polish Girls Guides in the US. I am a third generation scout. My grandfather was a scout in one of the first troops in Poland. Both of my parents joined scouts after WWII. Now my daughter is active in scouts. Last year our organization held a national jamboree in Elbert, CO. The name of the jamboree, Spark of Peace, was inspired by the Peace Light. 
Joe Reding
Lifelong Scout and Scouter from Bayport Minnesota. Eagle, Silver Beaver and Wood Badge. Currently Advisor for Crew 113 and Treasurer for Troop 113.
First saw a Peace Light carrier at the Icelandic National Jamboree in 2008. When Roger Knuteson discovered that the Peace Light came to New York, he volunteered to help Roger bring it back to Minnesota.
  Amy Spessard
Scouter for over 12 years in the National Capital Area Council. The Peace Light is a wonderful opportunity for our local Scouts to connect with the international scouting and with the message of peace that comes with the light. She can be contacted at Amy.Spessard@stjohn-frederick.org
Alan Strohmaier A 1962 Eagle Scout from the Southeast Iowa Council, I have been active in Scouting since I was a Cub Scout in the Pack where my father was Cub Master.  In 1966 I received my Order of the Arrow Vigil designation following being called out in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in 1962.  I served as Cub Master and Assistant Scoutmaster for my son’s pack and troop and witnessed him receive his Eagle Scout Award in 1996.  I received my Silver Beaver in February of 1999 and have been the Mid Iowa Council’s Jamboree chairman for 2010 and again for the upcoming 2013 Jamboree.  I attended the 1964 Jamboree as a youth, the 1993 Jamboree as an assistant scoutmaster and 2001 and 2005 as a member of the Arena Show Staff.  It is an honor to coordinate the Peace Light coming to Central Iowa and to show by example of the Twelfth Point of the Scout Law.
Jason Wolf
Scout Executive for the Greater Western Reserve Council.