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:

Warehouse
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!

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.

Warehouse Automation
SPRING 2022
Increased Fulfillment Efficiency with New Automation

We already had more than two million cubic feet of climate-controlled space and a dedicated, hardworking staff. Then we revolutionized how it all worked by introducing new technologies that have greatly maximized our efficiency.

The result—we’re now shipping almost 4 million items per year and preparing orders 15 times faster than we were before! And we’re the go-to logistics provider for more than 40 Catholic apostolates that are either in a new season of growth or were dissatisfied with their previous third-party providers.

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
President

I feel blessed to work in a company that supports my Catholic faith, as well as allows me to support the Catholic faith by serving other Catholic businesses.

Juli Smith

JULI SMITH
Customer Service

I have the world’s best colleagues! Every day I am inspired and edified by the talent, humility, and joy that exudes from my teammates. And it’s a huge blessing to be united with them in our shared desire to glorify God and to become saints.

Elliot Foley

ELLIOT FOLEY
Director of Creative Services

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
Elliot Foley
Elliot Foley
Director of Creative Services
Jacob Spizziri
Jacob Spizziri
Director of Technology
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!