Bob Palmeter, president of nonprofit Sound In Spirit, and his wife Donna were both born and raised in southeast Iowa. Both came to know the Lord in the mid 80s, and have been fully devoted to Christ and His calling for them to serve in radio and children's ministry. Bob has managed Christian radio stations in the Midwest.
Sound in Spirit and the Palmeters have experienced the miraculous hand of God with every step taken to launch LIFT FM, Ottumwa's first Christian radio station, and in its opportunities to also broadcast to Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Fairfield, Iowa along with Quincy, Illinois. A huge vision with little money are not a recipe for success - unless God gets involved! And He has mightily! Those at LIFT FM are trusting God for ongoing funds, and know they will see the faithfulness of God's people to appreciate and financially support God's work thru this local missions effort.
Bob brings you the weekday "Morning Lift" and also manages LIFT FM. Bob has been in radio over 45 years and is a native of Fort Madison, Iowa, having previously worked at several radio stations in the Midwest. Like Bob says, "Attempt something so big that, unless God intervenes, it's bound to fail!"
Bob's Life Verse: Philippians 2:13 "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
Donna was born in Keokuk, Iowa and raised in the Argyle area, and hosts our Saturday morning "Kidz Lift" program! She has a heart to lift up families to have a closer walk with Jesus. Donna has been ministering God's Word for over 35 years. She is a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed her Biblical studies through Nazarene Bible College. Donna is an ordained minister and serves in several capacities for the Salvation Army in Lee County, Iowa. And somehow she finds time to also volunteer at LIFT FM!
Donna's Life Verse: 1 John 3:18 "Let us not love with words or speech, but with action and in truth."
Elisabeth was born in Ohio, but moved numerous times throughout her formative years. After accepting Jesus, He used her experiences with other cultures, diverse populations, and various social classes for HIS glory, creating many opportunities for her to be HIS hands and feet. She earned a Bachelors Degree with a minor in Psychology, but feels that Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do,” is so very true. God began her training to walk alongside others long before her first college course. Her journey, before coming to LIFT FM, had her working with foster youth, independent living programs, and teaching life skills to homeless young adults. This journey took her on short term missions trips to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and all over the U.S. It was on one of the U.S. missions trips that God forever changed her life. She met her incredible husband, Alan, and remarkable bonus children. They continue to serve together at Amazing Grace Bible Church in Kahoka, MO and on missions trips as God leads.
Elisabeth's Life Verse: II Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Sarah was born in Streator, IL and raised in Dallas City, IL. She is the youngest of 6 siblings, wife of John Whitaker and mother of three children: Asa, Ezra and Rhema. Former jobs include waitressing, receptionist for an orthopaedic doctor, and daycare cook. Of all of her life experiences, none has compared with being a mother. This is what she has to say about herself; Sarah Whitaker - a cleaned up version of who she once was, still in the polishing process. A woman desiring to shine ever brighter for Jesus. A servant of the living God (Daniel 6:20) Accepted as a member of the chosen people, royal priesthood and holy nation that she may declare the praises of Him who called her out of darkness into His wonderful light. (I Peter 2:9)