About Lincoln Community Center

Our values explicitly state the beliefs, principles, and values that Lincoln Community Center wishes to model for the children, adults, staff, community, and Board of Directors. The descriptors represent the living history of LCC.

Front view of Lincoln Community Center building in summer

Our Facility

Our historic building blends the amenities we’ve always offered to Troy, like a pool, playground, basketball courts, and classrooms, with modern spaces to accommodate today’s members. In 2021, the Center opened a 21,803 sq.ft. expansion. The addition includes a high school regulation gym, lobby/reception area, program and activities rooms, weight room with locker rooms, storage space, staff offices, conference room, and a concession area.

Core Values

Safe Haven

Educating, informing, and uplifting the Troy Community for over 150 years, the Lincoln Community Center’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are committed to providing a safe haven for youth and adults alike who wish to participate in the many programs the Center has to offer. LCC will maintain a safe, non-threatening, and friendly environment for all.


LCC staff and volunteers often provide formal and informal mentoring support. By modeling compassion and understanding and by teaching personal growth, self-esteem, social responsibility, and goal-setting strategies, youth and adults are given the opportunity in which to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.


Lincoln Community Center’s vision and mission offer educational, recreational, and mentoring opportunities for all ethnicities and age groups in the Troy community.


LCC’s Board of Directors acknowledges a responsibility to ensure that the programs and activities at the Center are available to anyone regardless of income or ability to pay fees.

Community Collaboration

Lincoln Community Center is a vital piece of the Troy community – contributing to the quality of life of its citizens. Duties will include collaboration with area schools, the City of Troy, non-profit organizations, the business community, and other interested citizens and groups to ensure the center’s future success.

Our Staff

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Shane Carter

Executive Director

Shane Carter has served as Executive Director of the Lincoln Community Center since 2011. Shane has made a tremendous impact over the years, beginning with generating more than $96,000 in grant monies for the Center in 2013. The facility currently oversees 100+ programs year-round and has several newly established business collaborations. Shane’s energy and zest for creating a community where everyone can thrive is a perfect fit as he gives back to those who can benefit from his experiences. He currently resides in Troy with his wife, Rachel, and daughters, Stella and Sutton. Shane was a standout student-athlete at both Troy High School and at the University of Wisconsin, where he accepted a football scholarship to play for the Badgers. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in only three and a half years. Along with playing football, Shane has always had a passion for coaching. Shane was previously head football coach at Northwestern High School in Springfield and has coached many other teams over the years. Shane has earned many awards, including Omega Psi Phi 2012 Citizen of The Year and was named the A. Robert Davies MD Memorial Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 2014. This award is traditionally given to recognize the achievements of young men under the age of 40 who live in the Troy area who have distinguished themselves through civic, work, and community contributions (Shane was 26 at the time). Shane was also recognized by Dayton International Peace Museum in the 1st Annual Peace Heroes Walk in 2015. He is a graduate of Leadership Troy and has worked on numerous community events, including LCC’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Bash, and Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. He remains involved with other groups such as the Troy Museum of History, Troy Rotary Club, Mayor's Concert Committee, and Troy High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Shane has proven to be an amazing asset to the Center and the community is thankful to have him as the director.

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Marcus Couch

Operational Manager

Marcus was born in Dayton and raised in Troy. He graduated from Troy High School in 2005 and then attended Hocking College in the fall of 2005. Marcus has been coming to the LCC since he was in 5th grade, and he is now a part of the administrative staff. He is the head football coach at Troy Junior High School, and he has also coached Troy Junior basketball, and football at Northwestern High School. Marcus’s favorite thing about the LCC is working with the youth to provide a positive outlook on society.

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Katie Minesinger

Youth Development and Food Pantry Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in Troy and graduated from Troy High School in 2017. She graduated from Wittenberg University in May of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is now in her first year of graduate school at Xavier University working on her master's in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. Katie began to volunteer at LCC in 2017 and became an employee in 2019. She hopes to impact the lives of those here at the Center and be a positive role model for the people around her: "The Center holds a special place in my heart and I'm thankful every day for the opportunity to work with amazing people in a great environment."

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Maggie Sink

Donor & Volunteer and Food Pantry Coordinator

Maggie grew up in Virginia and moved to Covington in 2010 when she married her husband. She has an associate degree in social services from Virginia Western Community College. Maggie first came to the LCC in 2013 as a volunteer in the after-school program, where she helped for several years before starting as a part-time employee. She says, "The LCC has always felt like home to me and I’m proud to be a part of this community."

Jen Thompson 

Business Manager 

Cathy Willis 

Front Desk Assistant 

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Ruth Scott

After-School Enrichment Coordinator

Ruth grew up in Coshocton County and moved to Troy when her husband retired from the U.S. Navy in 1996. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1972 and Muskingum College in 1976 with a bachelor’s in history and certified in elementary education. She taught children in Florida, Oregon, and Newfoundland through 1982 when the first of her five children was born. She has taught preschool for over six years with Smart Start Preschool at The Rec. As the Program Director for Troy Lunch Club for 10 years, Ruth enjoyed planning enrichment programs for the students during the summers. At Lincoln Community Center, she uses her experience with enrichment and academic skill-building to help develop the wonderful potential each child must grow and glow.

Mark Scott

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Kane Feltner

After-School Support Staff

Kane graduated from Troy High School in 2016 and is now a music teacher at Dayton Public Schools.

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Jasmyn Maingi

After-School Support Staff

Kiera Thomas

After-School Support Staff

Kayla Stockslager

After-School Support Staff

Emma Taylor

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Julio Herrera

Health, Wellness, Safety, and Compliance Coordinator

Originally from Columbia, Julio now resides in Troy with his wife and son. He has a degree in Sports Science and has coached track and field before relocating. Julio enjoys working with youth in the community and says it has brought him more joy in life.

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Robin Lucas

Night Shift Supervisor

Robin is a native Trojan who has been coming to the Lincoln Center for 45 years and has been on the staff for 28 years. He has become good friends with a lot of people who have come through the LCC doors. He has watched kids become adults, and for this he feels forever blessed.

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Harold Hughes

Support Staff

Harold is a Troy native who has never desired to live anywhere else. During early adulthood, he jumped around from job to job until he found his calling at the Lincoln Community Center. Harold has been an integral part of the Center for the last 31 years. He comes to work with the same attitude every day – to be both the best mentor and father figure that he can be.

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Denny Wannemacher

IT Support

Denny was born and raised in Delphos, Ohio. He graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s in history and English. He also attended the University of Cincinnati for accounting and business administration, as well as Edison State Community College for computer classes. He has computer certifications in A+, Network+, and Microsoft Office. Denny has been repairing and building computers for 25 years.

Cathy Willis

Front Desk Assistant

Shirley Jameson

Night Shift Supervisor

Board of Directors

Karen Boone, President
Ken Willis, Vice President
Barb Lurie, Secretary
Ted Zimmerman, Treasurer

Bart Denlinger, Member
Jordan Emerick, Member
Nevin Fessler, Member

Matt Frey, Member
Sue Knight, Member
Matt Levorchick, Member

Earl Reives, Member
Jeremy Hughes, Member

Ben Ayers, Member