5 Stones Building

Who We Are

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Co-laborers with Christ

5 Stones is a Catholic nonprofit that partners with mission-driven organizations to magnify their messages of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.

Having encountered the Lord in our own lives, we aspire to facilitate real and life-changing encounters with Jesus Christ for the people that our clients serve.

We give glory to God for the incredible fruitfulness of our clients and partners. Together, we accomplish so much each year:

Technology
We ship over 270,000 orders a year
Warehouse
We send nearly 3.8 million Catholic products to individuals, parishes, schools, bookstores, and distributors per year
Customer Service
We resolve nearly 184, 000 email support tickets per year
Customer Service
We respond to customers in less than 4 hours on average
Customer Service
We answer over 31,000 calls per year
Technology and Marketing
We’ve consulted on technology and communications for more than 50 different Catholic brands
Technology
We contribute software to more than 30 websites and apps each year
Technology, Marketing, and Design
We’ve helped to launch 14 new eCommerce websites (and we're likely building one now!)
Marketing and Design
We send email campaigns to over a million subscribers each year
Marketing and Design
We develop ad campaigns for 20 Catholic brands reaching tens of millions of Catholics each year

Key Moments of Our Story

Lighthouse Catholic Media
November 2015
Launched as a spinoff company from Lighthouse Catholic Media

Many of our employees made up the creative, distribution, and support teams that powered Lighthouse—the world’s largest distributor of Catholic audio presentations. We’ve proudly harnessed 10 years of passion, expertise, and infrastructure from our industry roots to serve our clients.

February 2016
Discerned our name

Our name “5 Stones” comes from the biblical narrative of David defeating the seemingly unassailable Goliath. Humbly we seek to be a tool in the hands of the many “Davids” that put their vision and talents at the service of the Church today.

We believe that all of our clients are engaged in their unique call to serve the Church and the world. Our brand is a constant reminder that nothing is possible without Jesus Christ and that those who serve him faithfully and fearlessly can do remarkable things.

Building Under Construction
June 2017
Broke ground on Sycamore Facility

We’re pleased to serve our clients from a beautiful, 90,000 square foot facility in Sycamore, Illinois. Originally offering over 1 million cubic feet of climate-controlled warehouse space, we've since expanded to now feature almost 3 million cubic feet in the distribution center. Our Midwest location is ideal for shipping coast-to-coast for our growing list of fulfillment clients. Stop by for a visit and see it for yourself!

Our Chapel
February 2018
Our Bishop Visits Our Chapel

Shortly after moving into our beautiful Sycamore office space, Bishop Malloy of the Rockford Diocese celebrated the first Mass in our chapel, where the Blessed Sacrament is present 24/7. We’re blessed to have Mass, Rosary, Adoration, and Divine Mercy Chaplet regularly available to all employees on-site. If you’re in the area, please join us in worshiping Our Lord!

Cedar House
February 2020
Launched our Catholic eCommerce Brand Cedar House

In the summer of 2020, we discerned a new expression of our mission to support Catholic apostolates and facilitate encounters with Jesus Christ. While most of our time is spent serving our clients through our five core services, we also wanted a way to promote smaller content creators and makers directly to a Catholic audience.

So we built Cedar House—a Catholic online store where shoppers can find unique, faithful products from amazing Catholic people. And we’re proud to directly connect our audience with our sellers' websites and social media accounts so that we can support them by selling their products and driving traffic to their brand.

And, yes, it's another reference to David—drawing inspiration from his desire to build a house of worship that is worthy of the glory of God.

For more information on why we do that work, visit CedarHouse.co.

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It is love that animates our work and drives us toward excellence. Love for God. Love for our coworkers. Love for our clients and their mission.

Mike Pacer

MIKE PACER
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President

Our Leadership Team

Mike Pacer
Mike Pacer
President

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Miles Foley
Miles Foley
General Manager and Director of Client Services

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Kevin Igielski
Kevin Igielski
Chief Financial Officer

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Our Leadership Team

Mike Pacer
Mike Pacer
President
Miles Foley
Miles Foley
General Manager and Director of Client Services
Kevin Igielski
Kevin Igielski
Chief Financial Officer
Colleen Beebe
Colleen Beebe
Director of Customer Service
Dcn. Greg Farrell
Dcn. Greg Farrell
Director of Fulfillment
Jacob Spizziri
Jacob Spizziri
Director of Technology
Elliot Foley
Elliot Foley
Director of Creative Services
Colleen Beebe
Colleen Beebe
Director of Customer Service

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Dcn. Greg Farrell
Dcn. Greg Farrell
Director of Fulfillment

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Elliot Foley
Elliot Foley
Director of Creative Services

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Jacob Spizziri
Jacob Spizziri
Director of Technology

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Let’s Build the Kingdom Together

Are you looking for a proven partner in fulfillment, customer service, marketing, design, or technology that shares your passion for Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church? We would love to discern together if we are the right fit for your organization. Reach out and start the conversation today!