Meet the Yoder family
Lavern grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland working on their family farm. He loved to sing and got involved in any music project that was within his reach. Lavern went to CA in 2003 to teach at a small Christian Day School in Sacramento. After teaching for five years, he worked for Choice Books, a Christian book distributing company. During this time, he developed a love for the city and urban evangelism. While serving as a school board member he met Rosanna who was teaching at the school. Rosanna was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Lavern and Rosanna were married in 2011 and moved into an apartment in Sacramento. They have been blessed with two children, Eric and Kendra. The Yoders knew they wanted to be involved in the lives of their neighbors and to be a light in their corner of the world. They began by inviting the children in the apartment next to them over for a game and a snack. The story of what happened next is still being written and it has the name Streetlight Christian Ministries.