Dave & Kasey Jane
In 1994, Dave Jane moved to central Illinois from England to pioneer a missions program. His plans to return to England after a few years changed when he met Kasey, who grew up in Washington. They were married, and for over 25 years they have been working in churches together across Illinois. They have three children, Benn, Will and Emma.
In 2013 they felt like God was leading them to plant a church in their hometown of Washington. Their love for the community, and their desire to see their unchurched neighbors and friends discover Jesus was the inspiration behind this big step.
Meet the team
What this means: I oversee Connect Groups, volunteer teams, and operations along with some administrative responsibilities. I also teach occasionally and have opportunity to connect people with people and also to our mission.
Family: Wife Jess. Kids: Macy, Nolan, Evan, Avery, and Ruby. Dog Lucy and cat Pumpkin.
Fun fact: I once spontaneously took a picture of Alec Baldwin as he was walking out of a building in NYC. He was not happy and looked very much like he wanted to punch me in the face.
What this means: I oversee all creative and production efforts at Connect. I lead our team of creative staff and volunteers to make sure we present the message as clearly and creatively as possible.
Family: Wife Caitlyn. Kids Rhoen and Luna.
Fun fact: I love black socks. Nothing fancy, just comfortable black socks. Every once in a while I will wear a colorful pair, but never white. Never ever white.
Next Gen Pastor
What this means: I oversee our ministry to babies all the way up through college. I work to raise up volunteers, leaders, and staff to serve with those age groups and to ensure that there is alignment and purpose across the board.
Family: Husband Jeff. Kids Reese and Finn. Dog Baya.
Fun fact: I am a serious homebody who drinks hot tea all day long, even in the summer, and I love to decorate and rearrange my house whenever I possibly can.
Connect Kids Pre-K Director
What this means: I oversee ministry to our babies and pre-schoolers as well as their families. I also have a great team of volunteers who I have the privilege of leading as we serve these kids together.
Family: Husband Brad. Kids Reese, Luke, and Faith. Dog Olive.
Fun fact: I was in a lot of radio commercials as a kid.
Connect Center Director
What this means: I manage the usage of the Connect Center. We rent to outside groups and have several inside groups that use the building throughout the week. I manage the calendar, facilitate the rentals, and oversee the maintenance and cleaning schedules.
Family: Husband Kyle. Kids Chloe and Cason.
Fun fact: I can probably still do a backflip.
Connect Kids Resident
What this means: I work with Connect Kids (kindergarten through 5th grade) leading the Sunday morning kids service and helping to lead our amazing team of volunteers.
Family: Parents Bill and Rhonda. Brothers Issac and Caleb. Dogs Izzy Mae and Roscoe Rae.
Fun fact: I am an alumni of Washington High School and current dance coach for the Washington Pantherettes.
Creative & Social Media
What this means: I work with our Creative Pastor to communicate our message via social media. I also design graphics for series and promotional events.
Family: Parents Kim and Kevin Orr and Greg Eddy. Sisters Mackenzie, Kellyn, and Mady. Brothers Keaton and Jackson.
Fun fact: I am the youngest of six kids.
What this means: I keep the office in order and help with administrative duties.
Family: Husband Steve. Three grown sons each married. Six grandchildren.
Fun fact: I took American Sign Language while in Bible College and had the privilege of serving our hard of hearing students through interpreting parts of our main services.