Scott Guhl was raised by Christian parents to know, love, and follow Jesus. Knowing God had called him to a life of ministry, Scott spent four years at the University of Minnesota, Morris, fully involved in Christian discipleship on campus, earning a degree in Psychology.
He felt increasingly burdened by the need and the call to help people know and follow Jesus. He received his Masters in Divinity from AFLTS. The best thing that has happened to Scott after receiving Christ is marrying Krissy and working together to raise six God-fearing children.
Cindy has been a member of St. Paul's her whole life. She currently resides in Gifford with her husband Larry and son Matthew.
Cindy has been with the preschool since it's beginning in 2005. In 2015, she took over as Director/Head Teacher.
Cindy loves working in her yard and gardens, spending time with family and friends and can be seen at all times of the day walking around town.
Scott Jeakins has been at St. Paul's since 2018. He grew up in Gifford and now lives in Rantoul with his wife Natasha. He graduated from Parkland College and the Moody Bible Institute.
His favorite hobbies are spending quality time with his wife, family, and friends, running, reading, and watching documentaries. God saved him in 2010 and his greatest passion is sharing the good news of the joy and peace Jesus brings to thirsty hearts. His areas of focus at St. Paul's are 1) young adult ministry, 2) family ministry, and 3) small groups.
Jennifer has been a member of St. Paul's for 14 years. She grew up in Royal, IL and and has strong ties to the area. She was a Prairieview STAR from Flatville and after graduating high school from SJO in 1998, she attended Parkland Collage, acquiring her associates degree in Art & Design. After that she went on to further her design education at Illinois State University. Over the years Jennifer has worn many hats & experienced many things, but her favorite thing in the world has been being a mother to her three beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with them while attending their various sporting activities and social events. Jennifer considers her girls and her mother Beverly, four of her best friends and is so thankful for their love and encouragement. All five of them reside in Cissna Park.
Jennifer has a strong love and passion for serving others in the name of Christ. Her faith is something she clings tightly to and is grateful she can share with others. Jennifer is honored to serve as Secretary to the congregation of St. Paul's Church. She believes the role of secretary is not just one of answering phones and working in the office, but is a ministry filled with love and compassion; sharing the love of Jesus with others!