The Pastoral Council of Our Lady of Light Family has four candidates for open positions.  We need to fill two positions with Incarnation parishioners to provide balanced representation for both campuses.  Incarnation parishioners are asked to read the submitted bios and select up to two candidates.  Voting for Pastoral Council for 2023 has closed.  Thank you to all who participated.  



Paul LeSaint

I have been at Incarnation for 20 years.
I want to be on Parish Council to help with the keeping of traditions and processes as we combine our two great campuses into one family parish.
I am married to Jo Anne for 38 years.
We have 4 children and 7 going on 8 grandchildren.
I have been retired from the USAF since 2005 and currently work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Kettering Washington TWP.
I have been involved with the Scout Troop 530 for 20 years and work in that capacity to support many ministries at Incarnation including Christmas Kindness.
I am also a member of Council 10215 Knights of Columbus.


Jill Shal

My husband Dave have been members of Incarnation Parish for 26 years. We have four children, Jen, Laura, Rachel and Jacob, all of whom attended Incarnation school and graduated from Alter High School.  Jen and her husband, Dan, have a daughter, Keeley, who is a delight to us all!
I have actively participated in various roles and ministries. My involvement as a Girl Scout leader, lunchroom volunteer, homeroom parent, and for mission, field, and service trips at Incarnation School allowed me to connect with families, students and chaperoned educators, fostering a strong sense of support within our faith community.
As a part of the MOMS group, New Life Healing Ministry, and Bible Study, I witnessed the profound impact of shared spiritual journeys, healings, and the power of fellowship.  These experiences have deepened my understanding of the diverse needs and perspectives within our community, emphasizing the importance of embracing and serving all who call Our Lady of Light Family of Parishes their spiritual home.
My involvement in the wider community has further enriched my perspective and honed my leadership skills. Serving as a Wright State University Computer Science & Engineering Industry Advisory Board Member, YWCA Executive Board Member, Air Force Marathon Volunteer, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize First Reader have provided opportunities to work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives toward a common goal.  These experiences have reinforced my belief in the strength of collective effort and highlighted how organizations can serve a variety of important needs – all of which I am eager to bring to the Pastoral Council.
I earned my degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Professionally, I work in the defense industry as an Executive Vice President, responsible for client engagement, service delivery, and radiation sales.  It has been a privilege to support critical missions for the Air Force, Space Force, and VA customers. My leadership approach emphasizes collaboration, team engagement, mission focus, and capability growth. I believe these skills, along with my passion for our faith, will enable me to make meaningful contributions to the Pastoral Council.
It has been an incredible blessing to be a part of the vibrant faith community of Incarnation. I wholeheartedly believe that the Catholic church plays a critical role in the wider community, offering solace, guidance, and support to all who seek it. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to be considered for the Pastoral Council and have a genuine desire to serve Our Lady of Light Family of Parishes.

Anthony Palazotto

  • I am a retired Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. I was a faculty member at AFIT for 47 years retiring at the end of 2022.
  • I have been a member of Incarnation for 47 years starting in August 1975
  • I have eight children all of which graduated from Alter H.S, five of them graduated from Incarnation.
  • I have a PhD, MS and BS in Engineering from NYU
  • I would like to be on the Parish Council since there is a need for someone that has the appreciation of the history related to Incarnation. I have seen the parish school grow and am very proud of the educational recognition it has obtained. I am excited about all the possibilities that have been planned and feel that I would like to be a major part of making the decisions for the success of these plans.
  • I am a member off the 1000 Sunday mass reception committee.

Christine Winters

I am a widow of 7 years.  I was married to my husband Ron for 30-plus years.  He blessed me with a beautiful step family of 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren who are a source of great joy.
A parishioner of Incarnation for more than 20 years, I’ve been active in a number of ministries:

  • St. Vincent de Paul, supporting neighbors in need and informing parishioners how their donations are helping
  • Our Family’s daily Rosary Ministry
  • The 7 Sisters Apostolate in support of our Priests
  • The Parish Engagement team, organizing the 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Event & the 2022 Labor Day Reception for our parish family
  • Member of the Cursillo movement, focused on drawing others to Christ

Since the advent of Beacons of Light, I’ve felt called to play a larger role in our church family, realizing the challenges and opportunities of bringing two parishes together are many.
I have a B.S. in Communications from Ohio University.  I’d like nothing more than to lend the senior perspective and my 45 years of experience in Marketing Communications and Public Relations to help Our Lady of Light Family make a smooth transition and realize the vision of Beacons of Light.