CJ and her husband, Mark, are founding members of Highland Hope. They raised two children in the village that is Hope:
Lucas Winkler, who is working with our church start pastor, Troy Benitone, as Creative Arts Director for Community of Faith Church in Marion, IL, and Caitlin Winkler McDaniel, who is working for the St. Louis Art Museum.
In the early years, CJ was employed by Hope as financial assistant. She returned to Hope in the position of Communications Coordinator in 2014. As changes were made in staffing, she has now become the Media Specialist, handling many different aspects of visual presentation, information dissemination and social media.
She also volunteers with Student Ministries and has served in many different roles since 1995 when Highland Hope began.