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Staff

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…

Julie Steinbruegge

Julie is a charter member at Highland Hope. She and her husband Chuck have raised two children in the church, Marc and Karli, and have been called to adopt and raise another child, Ruthie Ann. Julie began her faith journey right here at Highland Hope in 1996. God revealed Himself to her through women’s prayer…

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 in 1996 and have four children, Emily, Jordan, Johannah and Timothy. Kathryn began serving on the church staff in 1997 when the congregation met in the Elementary Auditorium (before it was air conditioned)…

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 since 2012.  My husband Paul…

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.

CHRISTOPHER FOGG

As a truck driver for nearly fifteen years, Christopher has seen pretty much all that this great nation has to offer. He came to realize that the most beautiful place he could be was right at home. Christopher does everything he can to ensure that folks coming to Highland Hope truly feel the presence of…

Ciara Coleman

Ciara was born in Creve Coeur, Missouri and raised in Highland, Illinois. Ciara and her soon to be husband Bryn reside in Breese, Illinois. She is a Greenville University Alumni. Her parents introduced her to Highland Hope church where she still attends to this day. She has had the pleasure of working with children of…