Staff

Joe Sclafani
Joe Sclafani
Lead Pastor/Executive Director

Joe & Trish founded City Light Ministries in 1992. They have three grown children; Kyle (wife Lindsay), Ethan, and Zachary. They also have three grandchildren; Kamryn, Brady, and Joseph. When asked about his favorite trait of City Light, Joe responds: “I like that City Light picks up where the church leaves off. CLM is down in the trenches, meeting those marginalized by society, yet seeking hope in Jesus Christ.”

 

Ricky Rivera
Ricky Rivera
Director of G1 Student Ministry

Ricky grew up in the City of Reading so he understands urban youth. Ricky and his wife Laly have three children; Alexander, Elijah and Ayanna. When asked about his call to ministry, Ricky had this to say, “I enjoy working with teens because I remember what it was like growing up in the environment our kids are growing up in and not having a positive influence in my life. God kept me through that time and has prepared me for this calling to give back.”

 

Amanda Aparicio
Amanda Aparicio
After-School Pastor

Amanda grew up the oldest child of a poor, single parent home which has prepared her to work with our under-resourced children. She and her husband Alex have two children; Jose and Joshua. When asked what she likes about the After-school Program she replied, “I love that the ASP provides an environment where we can pour Jesus into our kids.It’s a place where they can feel special, loved and that their lives truly matter.”

 

Sunny Surita
James “Sunny” Surita
Director of Operations, Homeless Ministry

Having been born and raised in New York City then living more than half of his life in Reading, Sunny has a unique urban perspective. Sunny has four grown children; James, Jay, Jackie and LaKreshia. A former Drill Instructor in the Marine Corps, Sunny is truly a motivator. When asked what he likes best about City Light he said,” I’ve been homeless, I know what it is like. But there is a difference between homeless and hopeless. Here at CLM our guys find hope.”

 

Glenn Davis
Glenn Davis
Pastor Liaison to Spring Valley Church

Glenn, Pastor of Student Ministries at our parent church Spring Valley Church of God, lends CLM nearly 20 years of pastoral insight and guidance and is our link to SV. He and his wife Melissa have two children; Mercedes and Emma.While Glenn’s role is to maintain good communication between SV and CLM he recognizes a more important role; “It is my passion to make sure that our shared vision of ‘living a God-first life’ is kept as our main focus.”

 

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