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Thank you for your support, from the Spiritual Roads, Inc. Board of Directors

Chris Lytle, Executive Director

Chris is the founder and visionary of Spiritual Roads. He began his spiritual journey in 2004. He has a heart for the hurting and life experiences that drive him to reach out, offer, and provide new tools and coping mechanisms to the local community of individuals in need. “Our mission at Spiritual Roads is to come alongside and help people recover and heal.Together we will grow spiritually, emotionally and become productive members of our local community.”


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-Certified Addiction Specialist CADC-CAS

More than 18 years of experience in the AOD (Alcohol & Other Drug) field and over 10,000 hours of addiction counseling experience.

Substance Abuse Counselor/Group Facilitator - Maynords Recovery Center Sonora, CA

Peer Support Advocate - Turning Point Community Programs Modesto, CA

Ministry Leader - Celebrate Recovery - Sierra Bible Church. Sonora, CA

Past Celebrate Recovery State Representative Tuolumne/Calavares Counties

Past Assimilation Coach Celebrate Recovery – Sierra Bible Church Sonora, CA

Past Encourager Coach Celebrate Recovery – Shelter Cove Community Church Modesto, CA


Executive Director - organization administrative and program management duties

one-on-one counseling and group sessions with people that struggle with addictions and unhealthy behaviors - both in the community and in jails and prisons

Create and provide curriculum, direction and coaching for staff.

E. Samuel Wheeler, CPA, Treasurer

Sam has had a heart for other programs which have a mission of supporting:

Youth development, providing good moral standards and the deployment of each child’s full

potential, as they are guided and supported by good role models, and helping them to

interpret their experiences in an uplifting way

Maturing individuals, to help them understand themselves better as they seek to understand

their special purpose in their life—and then becoming a cheerleader for their efforts

The welfare of our community, both on a business and personal level


Certified Public Accountant – Active, Managing Partner of Wheeler & Egger CPAs, LLP

(formerly E. Samuel Wheeler, CPA)

Past-President, Treasurer and Director of United Way of Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties,

a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Past-President and Director of the Sonora 49er Rotary Club, a non-profit

501(c)(4) organization

Past Youth Exchange Chair and current Member of the Youth Exchange Committee,

Rotary District 5220 Treasurer and Director of Rotary’s North American Youth Exchange Network,

a non- profit 501(c)(3) organization

Member of the Board, Sonora Regional Medical Center Foundation,

a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Director and Audit Committee Chair of Mother Lode Bank, Sonora, CA, a local community bank

Past-Member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin Select Real Estate Income Fund and Franklin Advantage Real Estate Income Fund, both public company


Serve as Spiritual Roads Board Treasure Prepare (and advise regarding) accounting reports; IRS and other required filings.

James Comazzi, M.D. F.A.C.C., Director


Foundation President and Trustee – Charitable foundation management skills

Physician – Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases

Business Owner/Manager

Special interests:

Addiction medicine with personal involvement due to loved ones

Behavioral disorders predisposing to mental illness and addictions

Runs programs for mental and physical health through fitness and diet

Proponent of Spiritual recovery through spiritual training


Provide ministry and volunteer work

Mary Hackler, Director

Mary Hackler, Director

Tuolumne County resident for 33+ years

Retired K-20 school counselor and vocational rehabilitation counselor at Sonora High

School, BOFG, Jamestown schools.


Batchelor of Science, UCLB

Masters of Science - School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Facilitated YES Campus Council groups at Curtis Creek, Sonora High School, Tioga,

Tenaya, Jamestown schools

Case Manager

Facilitated Friday Night Live events

Helped develop Jamestown Family Resource Center

Chair of Republican Headquarters

Board member for Project Feed Our Kids

Currently serve on and hold leadership positions with Tuolumne County Republican Women

and Celebrate Recovery


Provide ministry and volunteer work

Howard White, PMP, Secretary

Howard is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a career in software development and large system technical project management. Howard provides business counseling through SCORE and SBDC (Small Business Development Center) - two not-for-profit SBA (Small Business Administration) organizations helping launch and grow small businesses and non-profit organizations in Tuolumne County and surrounding areas.


Howard is active with Celebrate Recovery and the worship team at Sierra Bible Church

Past Advisory Board member for Shepherd’s Gate, a non-profit organization providing a safe

haven and support for women & children who are homeless due to abusive relationships or addictions

Past Advisory Board member at Valley Christian Church, Concord, CA

Past Volunteer IT Professional for non-profit organizations at CompuMentor

Past Executive Officer for Nikos Projects, a non-profit organization benefiting victims of head-

trauma and short-term respite care for primary caregivers of head-injury survivors

Past Youth Sponsor for Amor Ministries, building homes for impoverished families


Serve as Spiritual Roads Board Secretary and in any way needed

Provide ministry, recovery worship, website development, and other volunteer work

Rickey Woodall, Founding Past Vice President


Rickey has a heart for people, young and old, whose lives are being destroyed by the bondage of drugs, alcohol &/or other addictions. She has participated in recovery programs personally, both for her own understanding of addiction, and to learn how to offer better support for her own family members, entrapped by it. She has also taken classes in conflict resolution, been on the local crisis pregnancy board, and served as a lay counselor.


Serve as Spiritual Roads Board Vice-Chair and in any way needed 

Pastor Mark Levering, Founding / Past President and Chairman

Mark shares a personal concern and a lifetime of experience in helping meet the needs of those with “hurts, habits, and hang-ups” that are proving destructive to their effective Christian living.


Mark founded and served as Senior Pastor of Sierra Bible Church, Sonora, CA for 40 years before his retirement in June, 2013.

He has worked with various ministry and non-profit organizations to encourage Christian outreach and discipleship.

He also serves on the Board of ROR (Russian Orphan Rescue), a non-profit reaching out to the needs of orphans in Russia through nationals who provide ministry to children in the orphanages and oversight of several transition homes when they graduate while finding their place in the adult world.

Duties: (until April 2016)

Serve as Spiritual Roads Board Chairman, provide ministry and volunteer work

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