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Staff

Chuck Kurfman

Pastor Chuck Kurfman was born in Beardstown, IL, and grew up in several small towns throughout central Illinois. He has wonderful memories of attending Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and youth group at local United Methodist Churches, as well as other churches in these small towns. He is a graduate of Virden Community High School…

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…

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 Rueter

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…