Staff Leadership

Pastor Mark Schoenhals,, 309-397-6428

Pastor Mark came to us after completing a year of volunteer mission service in Costa Rica with his wife Emily. Mark has a passion for church growth, Biblical literacy, service and mission, youth ministry, and worship. His theme verse is Matthew 11:28 - 30: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 

Director of Worship Ministries, Jay Nelson. Jay received his bachelors in Church Music from Lee University in 2017 and came to us from Atlanta, GA. He is passionate about spiritual and truthful worship along with using music to unify and support a healthy and encouraging body of believers., 205-441-4140

Youth Minister, Breanna Eissens. Breanna has extensive experience in camping ministry and brings this experiential approach to Bible learning to Living Waters! Breanna also has a theater background and loves working with kids of all ages., 563-613-2102.

David Lee,, 309-422-6841. David is our building manager and lead custodian. David owned his own heating and cooling company in the past.

Lay Leadership


Elders set the overall direction of the church's ministry and keep the church responsible to its mission. 

Marty Behrends, Ann Caudill, Ken Herz, Paul Sivaswamy, Brenda Calmer, and Mark Schoenhals, serve as the Elder board of Living Waters. 


Deacons oversee the ministries of Living Waters and give support to those who are serving in program and leadership roles. Each Deacon is responsible for the ministries falling under one of the 5 Purposes of the Church +1. (We add one more purpose to the standard five - Stewardship).

Worship - Ranae Barnstable

Evangelism - Linda Showers

Community - Christina Miller

Service - Jeanne Setterlund

Discipleship - Laurie Doolittle

Stewardship - Dee Kortemeier