Meet Our Directors

Lisa Locke, Co-Founder & Chief Visionary & Bill Locke, Co-Founder & President

Lisa's God-given passion to serve the needs of impoverished individuals in third world countries became a clear catalyst for launching Impact 5:16. Lisa has a wealth of mission experience, serving in Uganda, Haiti, Mexico and India, where she has developed a passion for God's people around the world, as well as a love and respect for different cultures. And through her work as a stay at home mother and counselor, she is both energized and honored to walk with others in deep emotional trenches where only the Holy Spirit can work and change lives. Lisa, along with her husband Bill, have four adult children and plan to never retire, but instead to nurture and grow Impact 5:16 together for the glory of God and the benefit of future generations. Living their lives together face to face in friendship and side by side in missions is a wonderful gift. Lisa holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.ED. in Christian Counseling with an emphasis on Cross Cultural Counseling.

Bill brings 25+ years of business and spiritual leadership to Impact 5:16. His career has included positions in marketing, sales, and management at companies of various sizes and in various industries. Perhaps most importantly, Bill has a heart for missions. He has participated in several international and U.S. based mission trips starting in 2001, and has seen first-hand the impact we can make by serving those less fortunate and showing God’s love to everyone. With the simple goal to “love God, love people,” Bill helped start a company-wide mission program at his current employer. Over the past three years, more than 80 employees at the company have participated in short-term mission trips where lives have been changed for God’s kingdom. Bill is married to Lisa and they have four adult children. Together, they plan on building Impact 5:16 for future generations.

Sherri Lytle, Treasurer

Sherri graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. For the past 23 years, she has worked in the nonprofit sector as an accountant, senior accountant, and controller. Her positions have been in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health, and addiction recovery services. Sherri’s current position is at Talbot House in Cincinnati, Ohio. Talbert House is a large mental/behavioral health and addiction recovery agency. Mission work is a core value for Sherri because of her Christian faith. As a believer in Christ, she is compelled to help those who are in great need, and this is part of Impact 5:16’s mission. Sherri and Lisa met on a trip to India where they were working with young girls rescued from sexual slavery.

Chris Klotz, Director

Chris graduated from the University of California Irvine where he was a student athlete. After college, Chris moved to Charlotte, NC to play professional soccer with the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club. Chris helped create and teach the Missionary Athletes International sports ministry curriculum to men and women’s soccer teams and led numerous mission trips around the world. Chris lived in Africa working with Serving in Missions (SIM), Sports Friends and Missionary Athletes International where he created and implemented curriculum for developing and training coaches in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Ethiopia. In 2012, Chris moved to Nashville, TN, to coach the women’s soccer team at Lipscomb University. While coaching, Chris earned his MA in Christian Practice from Lipscomb University. Today, Chris serves as the director of spiritual formation within the athletic department as well as the trip coordinator for athletic missions at Lipscomb University. In his role as athletic mission coordinator, Chris has led multiple mission trips to El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Dominican Republic, Charlotte, and Nashville. Chris is married to Lacey and they have one daughter.

Lacey Klotz, Director

Lacey grew up in Seattle, WA and holds a BA from Lipscomb University with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. She was a four-year student-athlete as part of the women’s track and cross country program. Lacey served as the vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and was a key leader in the spiritual formation program. After college, Lacey served as the PR and Marketing Manager for Wortman Works, a prestigious public relations company working primarily in the music industry. Throughout this experience, she worked with various clients in Country and Christian music to generate press releases, conduct tour press, establish relationships with media to promote clients and helped to plan, coordinate and execute events and award shows. Lacey accepted a job as the public relations specialist at Lipscomb University where she worked to develop relationships with media throughout the country to promote university news, events, and assist in strategic communication and crisis communication. Lacey has a wealth of mission experience, serving in Haiti, and leading several trips to Uganda, Charlotte, and Nashville. She is married to Chris and they have one daughter.