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.
Youth and Creative Pastor
What this means: I lead our youth ministry (grades 6-12) in weekly services along with a team of youth ministry volunteers. I also lead worship and organize all our creative efforts at Connect Church and lead our production and tech teams.
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.
Connect Kids Director
What this means: I oversee our ministry to kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. I partner with their parents and other leaders to teach them to make wise choices and that they can trust in God no matter what.
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.
What this means: I keep the office in order and help with administrative duties. I’m the one you will connect with for special events.
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.