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Board of Directors

Danny Stites, Chairman

Danny has been with Living Alternatives since 2007, joining the board in 2016. Danny brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of work in every area of the banking sector. He is currently a Mortgage Lender at Midland States Bank in Champaign. Danny and his wife Lauren, are the proud parents of four children, and worship together at Winsor Road Christian Church in Champaign, IL. 


Philip Cooper

Phil Cooper is the founder of Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning, located in Morton, Illinois. He has spent more than 25 years in multiple areas of the finance industry, including 16 years running his own practice. He has passed the Series 63 and 65 securities exams. Phil holds a bachelor's degree in Biblical studies, as well as an associate degree in electronic engineering. He has a strong passion for Bible prophecy and traveling to Israel with his wife, Kelly. Phil and Kelly have been married for 27 years and have three children, Carrie, Katie and Mac, and one son-in-law, Kendall Stahl.



Rev. Kim Ernst



Todd Haynes

Todd returned to the Board in 2019 after previously serving from 2008 to 2014. He has served as a banking attorney for State Farm since 1996. Todd's wife, Laurie, is the Director of Deeper Still of Central, IL and is a volunteer nurse at our Bloomington-Normal location. They are members of East White Oak Bible Church, where Todd has served on the elder/deacon board. They also attend Living Stone Communities in Bloomington. Todd and Laurie have two adult children, a son-in-law and one grandson.

Bob Goetting, Treasurer

Bob joined the board at the beginning of 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge from his years working as a corporate and public accountant.  He recently became the Chief Financial Officer at A&R Mechanical Contractors Inc. in Champaign, IL.  Bob and his wife, Sally, are the proud parents of four adopted children, and worship together at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands, IL.


Ruth Hild, Secretary

Ruth joined the board in 2017 after retiring from Rachel House Pregnancy Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Prior to working at Rachel House, Ruth worked 37 years for Stonecroft Ministries serving in many administrative positions, including COO. Ruth returned to Pekin, Illinois when she retired in 2016 to be near family. She attends Pekin First Nazarene Church.

David Bangs


Sherry Sherwood, CEO

Sherry has worked for Living Alternatives since 2004 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2009. The mother of three daughters, Sherry and her husband, Scott, are members of First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin, IL.