St. John United Church of Christ, New Athens IL



Julie Daab

Julie Daab

Julie Daab is married to Jeff; they have two children, Hanna and Levi. Julie teaches the third grade in the New Athens school district.

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Paul Bickel

Paul Bickel

St. John is fortunate to have several people on call to play our pipe organ for traditional worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Of that group, Paul Bickel, with twenty years experience playing at St. John’s, has the most musical seniority. Paul is also...

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Melinda Milligan

Melinda Milligan

Melinda Milligan began serving as Director of New Beginnings Daycare in April, 2006. She brought with her over twenty years of experience working in the child care field. As director of New Beginnings, Melinda oversees a staff of approximately...

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Cindy Vogler

Cindy Vogler

Cindy Vogler, along with her husband David, served as Sunday School superintendent for nearly twenty years. When St. John’s created the position of Director of Christian Education, Cindy made the transition from volunteer to paid staff. Cindy...

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Tom Drake

Tom Drake

Tom Drake was hired as the St. John custodian in 2002. He’s responsible for the everyday cleaning and maintenance tasks, a tough job in a place that sees as much traffic as St. John’s does during the week. Tom is married to Amy (the church hand...

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Debbie Scherle

Debbie Scherle

Deb has worked in the church office since 1986. She’s the voice you’ll probably hear answering the phone—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! At St. John’s, Deb keeps the office (and almost everything else) running. Her “job description” would...

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Bob Koch

Bob Koch

Dr. Robert Koch, the pastor at St. John’s, was born in Columbia, Illinois and educated in the public school system there. After graduating in 1974, he attended McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois, where he received his Bachelor’s degree...

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