Our Team
Dave Jane

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

Justin Kilpatrick

Justin Killpatrick

Creative Pastor

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.

Whitney Klinke

Whitney Klinke

Connections 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.

Whitney Klinke

Josie Wudtke

K-5 Director

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.

Ashley Mahoney

Ashley Mahony

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.

Laura Brown

Shelby Yocum

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 Jake. Kids Anna and Nora.

Fun fact: I’ve become a bit of a plant mom. Whether it be indoor plants or outdoor gardening, I really love plants!

Laura Brown

Luke Moore

Youth Pastor

What this means: I work with Connect Youth (6-12th  grade) leading the Sunday Night Youth service and helping to lead our amazing team of volunteers.

Family: Parents Liz and Dirk Moore, Sister Rachel

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Management Team

Dave Jane

Dave Jane

Brad Mahony

Brad Mahony


Chris Kellenberger

Justin Pflederer

Justin Pflederer