Our Staff

Our Staff

David Wise

David Wise

Interim Pastor

Office Hours:  Usually 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Or by appointment.

You can also talk to Pastor David on Sundays or send him a message.

About Pastor David

I am originally from Florida and have lived in Iowa since 1983. I have been married to Karen for 30+ years and we have raised five children. I hold a Master of Divinity degree from St Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. I served United Methodist churches as a pastor for 12 years.

I enjoy reading, watching a little TV, and playing board and word games like Quiddler, Five Second Rule, trivia and such. I also love college sports. Growing up in Florida I still love and support the University of Florida Gators. I occasionally get the opportunity to travel and watch the Gators play. I’ve been very fortunate to watch Gator teams win three of our most recent national championships.

I also love the ocean. I grew up near the Atlantic and it is fascinating and relaxing to sit and watch the waves as they crash into the shore.

Andrea Hawkins-Kamper

Andrea Hawkins-Kamper

Faith Formation Director

You can reach Andrea by email:   send her a message.

About Andrea

I use she/her pronouns, and am originally from the Louisville, Kentucky area by way of Phoenix, Arizona, but have called northern Illinois home for the better part of two decades. My spouse, Wren (they/them), and I currently live in Rock Island with our two cats. Both of our children live their own lives, and we are blessed to visit with them often.

I received my Master of Divinity from Meadville-Lombard Theological School in 2020; and elected to continue my studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where I am pursuing a Doctor of Ministry on Public Theology. I am currently a candidate for the ordained Unitarian Universalist ministry.

I am a poet, author, musician, and visual artist- all talents that weave their way through my ministry. I look forward to working with you all on this sacred journey.

Christine Kullander

Christine Kullander

Congregational Administrator

Office Hours:

Tuesday, 8:30-2:30
Wednesday, 8:30-2:30
Thursday, 8:30-2:30
Friday, 8:30-10:30

You can reach Christine by email: send her a message.

About Christine

Christine has previous experience working in a church office.  In the past she has worked with volunteers, coordinated projects, and managed facility rental and website content maintenance and optimization.

She is a life long Linn County resident and today relishes the condo life she and her husband have in Marion.  Christine enjoys traveling–domestic and international, her flower garden, watching/attending baseball games, reading, baking, and spending time with her family and, of course, “her” dogs.

Jackie Wedeking

Jackie Wedeking

Digital Media Specialist

About Jackie

Jackie Wedeking graduated from Wartburg College with a Political Science and Communications degree. After working in TV broadcast as a photographer and producer for seven years, she took her communication skills into the nonprofit section. For six-plus years, she’s worked for various nonprofits.

Jackie lives in Marion with her family. She and her husband joined Peoples Church in 2017 when they were looking for a welcoming congregation to raise their two young children in. Jackie enjoys homeschooling, going for walks in the woods, and gardening.