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

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Connections Pastor

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.

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, but never white. Never ever white.

Whitney Klinke

Whitney Klinke

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.

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

Nicki 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 Kyle. Kids Chloe and Cason.

Fun fact: I can probably still do a backflip.

Laura Brown

Josie Wudtke

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.

Ashley Mahoney

Lauryn Eddy

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. 

Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Office Admin

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.

Management Team

Dave Jane

Dave Jane

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Brad Mahony

Brad Mahony

Chris

Chris Kellenberger

Justin Pflederer

Justin Pflederer

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