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Beverly Wilkes-Null

Pastor Bev was born in the coal fields of western Kentucky, in the small village of Hecla, where her grandfather was one of the founding members of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Bev became a United Methodist following her college years, while serving as High School Girls Basketball Coach in Hayti, MO. It was…


Simeon Bradshaw

Simeon is a 2016 graduate of Mckendree University with a Bachelor Degree in both Religious Studies and History. He is currently enrolled at Eden Seminary working on his Masters in Divinity.


Kathryn Comish

Kathryn Comish is a charter member of Highland Hope and a life-long Methodist.  She and her husband Brian moved to Highland early 1996 and have four children, three of which were baptized at Highland Hope.  Emily, Jordan and Johannah have all participated in youth group, Upward basketball/cheerleading and each been confirmed as members in the…

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Shawna Thole

My name is Shawna.  I have worked with children for over 20 years.  I graduated from Greenville College in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education.  I have been the Director for Kids in Christ School Age Program, and the Kids in Action Day Camp Program for over 4 years.  My…


CJ Winkler

CJ WInkler, a founding member of Highland Hope, has been in many service roles in the history of the church. She joined the staff as the Communications Coordinator in 2014 and has been a blessing to our efforts in keeping our congregation well informed.

Kristi AuBuchon

Kristi AuBuchon

Kristi grew up in Alabama and moved to Breese, IL in 2014.  She married Steve in 1998; since then, both have been involved in a ministry preparing engaged couples for marriage.  They have two teenage boys, Sam & Nick, whom they homeschooled until 2015.  The boys now attend parochial schools, and are both actively involved…


Ciara Coleman

Hello all! I am Ciara Coleman. I was raised in Highland, Illinois. I am 21 years old and currently enrolled at Southwestern Illinois College. I plan to transfer to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to pursue my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy getting my nails done, shopping, and hanging with friends/boyfriend in my free…