Contact Us


Contact us

Our offices are located at 3085 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 19247, Springfield, IL 62794-9247.

Our general phone number is (217) 786-2600. Contact staff directly by phone at (217) 391-3 and the person's extension or by fax at (217) 391-5 and the person's extension unless otherwise noted. Example: (217) 391-3108 to telephone Nate Adams or (217) 391-5108 to send him a fax.

All e-mail addresses are the person's first and last name (no spaces)  Example:

For questions about our website, e-mail Questions regarding the church position opening and resume databases should be directed to

Churches seeking to affiliate with IBSA should e-mail for more information.

Office of the Executive Director
Executive Director: Nate Adams, ext. 108
Administrative Director: Jerry Day, (217) 836-7664
Executive Administrative Assistant: Sandy Barnard, ext. 107

Baptist Foundation of Illinois
Executive Director: Doug Morrow, ext. 102
Ministry Assistant: SheilaOdle, ext. 116

Business Services Team
Associate Executive Director: Melissa Phillips, ext. 104
Director, Information Systems: Drew Heironimus, ext. 112
Accountant: Emily Monahan, ext. 106
Bookkeeper: Kendra Jackson, ext. 111
Information Specialist: Carole Doom, ext. 113
Manager, Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp: Philip Hall, (618) 336-5272
Manager, Streator Baptist Camp: NIck Candler, (815) 672-0084

Church Strengthening Team
Associate Executive Director: Pat Pajak, ext. 129
Director, Church Health Development Ministries: Sylvan Knobloch, ext. 133
Director, Education and Leadership Development Ministries: Vacant, ext. 130
Director, Evangelism, Discipleship, Student and Family Ministries: Tim Sadler, ext. 131
Director, Worship and Church Music Ministries: Steve Hamrick, ext. 132
Strategist, Collegiate Evangelism, Chase Abner, ext. 135
Ministry Assistant, Church Strengthening Team: Vacant, ext. 127
Ministry Assistant, Church Strengthening Team: Debbie Muller, ext. 126
Ministry Assistant, Church Strengthening Team: Cathy Waters, ext. 124

Church Planting Team
Associate Executive Director: Van Kicklighter, ext. 141
Director, Church Planting (Southern Region): Charles Campbell, ext. 139
Director, Church Planting (CMBA, East Central, Fox Valley, Lake County and Three Rivers Associations): Dennis Conner,
Strategist African American Church Planting: Edward Jones, (708) 821-0318
Director, Church Planting (Northwest associations): John Mattingly, (815) 631-3896 
Strategist, Church Planting (Gateway and Metro East Associations): Eddie Pullen, (618) 751-0695
Strategist, Church Planting (Fox Valley and Lake County Associations and Hispanic church planting): Jorge Melendez, (630) 710-3106
Ministry Assistant, Church Planting AED and Collegiate Ministries: Esther Eggley, ext. 140
Ministry Assistant, Church Planting Ministries: Rachel Carter, ext. 101

Communications Team
Associate Executive Director: Eric Reed, ext. 109
Director, Communication Ministries: Lisa Sergent, ext. 119
Managing Editor, Illinois Baptist: Meredith Flynn, ext. 110
Graphic Artist: Kris Kell, ext. 115
Illinois Baptist:

Missions Team
Associate Executive Director: Mark Emerson, ext. 136
Director, Specialized Missions Mobilization: Rex Alexander, ext. 134
Director, Missions Awareness: CarmenHalsey, ext. 143
Missions Coordinator: Bob Elmore, (217) 370-2294
Ministry Assistant, Missions Team: Linda Darden, ext. 137
Ministry Assistant, Missions Team: Barb Troeger, ext. 138

Zone Consultants
Zone 2 - Fox Valley, Lake County: Joe Oliver, (224) 806-0431
Zone 4 - North Central, Sinnissippi, Quad Cities: Brian McWethy, (815) 901-2767

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