Jenni Joseph, Executive Director
Jenni Joseph, the Executive Director of Lightside,is very passionate about sharing God’s Good News of Salvation throughout His earth. She believes it is imperative to have outlets and activities that are fun, enriching and family oriented that have the potential to open up a wide range of dialogue about God and His Word.
As a Christian, her central focus is to continue implementing Lightside’s core values and beliefs by way of high-quality, biblically authentic Christian entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages and the entire family. For over 5 years at Lightside, Jenni has been and continues to be instrumental in bridging the desires of our community and families into our faith-based products by way of design, quality assurance, biblical veracity and product creativity.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brent Dusing is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Lightside Games. The company is the outgrowth of his passion for quality, biblically authentic entertainment.
Before founding Lightside, Brent was the co-founder and CEO of Cellfire, the nation’s leading mobile coupon company used today at grocers like Safeway and Kroger. He started Cellfire with Preston Tollinger at the age of 26. Prior to Cellfire, Brent was a venture capitalist and also spent a year working with refugees and the homeless in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been featured on CNN.com, FoxNews.com, ABC News, and Fox Nightly News, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other news media. Most recently, Brent has been featured in the book Finding God In Silicon Valley authored by Skip Vaccerello.
Brent has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
Charles Hudson is the founder and organizer of the Virtual Goods Summit and Social Gaming Summit, two of the leading conferences in the free-to-play games space. He is also a partner with SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed-stage investors in Internet and mobile startups.
Charles was the vice president of business development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. Prior to Serious Business, he worked for Gaia Online and Google and spent several years at In-Q-Tel, the strategic venture capital group for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he focused on identifying investment opportunities.
Charles holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelors in economics and Spanish from Stanford University.
Reverend Samuel Rodriguez has been an Assemblies of God ordained minister since the age of 23. An award-winning writer and prominent speaker, Samuel is committed to the presentation of the gospel while addressing issues such as poverty, AIDS, human trafficking, and social justice. He is the senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and currently serves on various boards of leading evangelical organizations in the United States.
Samuel earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University, and he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational management and behavior.
Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following his graduation from the London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church. In 1983 he became the senior pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. He has written several books and is heard daily on the radio program “Truth For Life.” He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1975 and have three grown children.
Pastor Chris Hayward serves as the president of Cleansing Stream Ministries (CSM), a ministry dedicated to equipping local churches for biblically balanced, sound, and effective deliverance ministry. Before CSM, Chris was in pastoral ministry for 18 years, during which he founded and pastored Christian Fellowship Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He resides in Castaic, California, with his wife, Karen. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Timothy Dalrymple is the founder and CEO of Polymath Innovations, a company that assists organizations doing morally significant work with digital creative services. He seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering. He worked part time in chaplaincy for three years in a maximum security prison and has ministered in congregations in the United States and overseas. He was a managing editor of Patheos.com.
After majoring in philosophy and religious studies at Stanford University, Timothy obtained a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctor of philosophy in religion from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He has also studied at Oxford and two universities in China, won multiple fellowships and prizes for his essays and teaching, and published in several international commentaries on Kierkegaard.