Chris Woodard – Executive Pastor of Operations
Chris oversees the church finances, human resources, and general administration of the office here at LifePoint. Chris loves spending time working closely with the staff and elders, and seeing the people of LifePoint grow in generosity. Chris was ordained into pastoral ministry at LifePoint in 2012 and has seven years of experience managing finances for both non-profit and for-profit organizations, with four of those years being here at LifePoint.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Chris married his wife Debbie over 20 years ago and they have three children (Savannah, Cameron and Sierra). Chris and his family continue to spend time on the mission field, having served in many countries around the world.
Jayson Bennett – Creative Arts Pastor
Jay works to provide direction and oversight to our creative, production and communication ministries at LifePoint. Those ministries include worship, tech and media. Jay especially enjoys leading people to encounter God through music during our Sunday services. Jay has a B.A. in Communication Studies from California Baptist University (CBU) and over 15 years of ministry experience as a Worship Arts Pastor prior to joining LifePoint in 2015.
As a Southern California resident for most of his life, Jay spent many of his early years traveling the United States with his military family. Jay and Danielle were married in 2008 and have since added JJ, Maddie and Nolan to their family. Jay loves working hard, but he loves to play even harder. He enjoys adventures with the kids, hanging out, building projects (aka – playing with power tools), card games, or finding a really good restaurant with Danielle.
Danny McManus – Student Ministries Pastor
Danny’s goal is to help change the lives of students so that they can see Jesus in a way they have never experienced before and to allow their faith to become real and their own. His goal for students is that they make a relationship with Jesus, and being a part of the church, an integral part of their lives. He works closely with parents and volunteers to accomplish this goal and provide leadership to 6th-12th grade students here at LifePoint.
Danny has been serving in full-time student ministry since 2013. He has a huge heart for students and desires to see them rise up as this generation to change the world for Jesus. Danny is originally from Phoenix, AZ and is married to Arie who Danny will unapologetically tell you is his better half. Danny and Arie have a daughter, Grace. Danny enjoys all things outdoors-hunting, fishing, hiking, sports, especially ultimate frisbee and frisbee golf. He worked as a computer technician for five years and is a self-proclaimed “nerd.” He also worked as a paramedic for six years before being called to full-time ministry.
Joe Mally – Children’s Ministry Pastor
Joe serves as the Children’s Ministry Pastor at LifePoint. In his role, he partners with parents and the LifePoint Kids team members to work with kids 5th grade and under at LifePoint. Joe loves being able to come alongside children and their families and help them grow in their relationship with Christ.
Joe joined the staff in June 2015. Before moving to Quincy Joe got his B.A. in Bible & Children’s Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, and worked for a church in Chicago. In his free time, Joe enjoys a good cup of coffee, card games with friends, working out, spending time with his wife (Emilee), substitute teaching, and he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Kourtney Price – Small Groups (LifeGroups) Coordinator
Kourtney oversees LifePoint’s small group ministry, LifeGroups. Along with LifeGroups, Kourtney partners with Danette in overseeing the Hospitality ministry, which includes Sunday morning first impression, greeters, and cafe hosts. She received her B.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College and M.A. in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary. Kourtney is passionate about connecting people together around the gospel of Jesus.
Together, Kourtney and her husband, Derek, have led and been a part of small groups for ten years. Kourtney and Derek have a daughter, Verity. While Kourtney was born in South Carolina, she has spent the majority of her life in Quincy. For fun, Kourtney loves to run, read, cook, and drink lots of coffee.
Danette Rabe – Office Administrator
Danette and her husband, Eric, live on his family’s farm in Mendon. They have two wonderful daughters, Shannon and Claire. As a family, they enjoy playing ping pong, card games, and going on summer vacations. Danette also enjoys running, walking, playing piano, and baking cookies.
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Joe has been attending LifePoint since 2009. He is a newly elected elder as of the summer of 2017, and he also is part of the worship team. Joe is originally from and still residing in the small village of Liberty, IL. After graduation, Joe enlisted and served in the Marine Corps. He spent most of his service in Kaneohe Bay, HI. After returning to Liberty from the service, Joe attended JWCC for a short time and then became employed in the rural water business. Joe is currently the manager of the Clayton-Camp Point Water Commission. Joe and his wife Stacey have been married for 16 years and are the parents of Jude, Leila, and one waiting in heaven for us, Cooper J.
Justin has been part of the LifePoint family for 5 years. Justin grew up in Carthage, Illinois, and after high school attended Culver-Stockton College, where he earned his B.S. in Biology. After college, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a year before moving to Quincy to pursue a career in the fire service. Justin has been a firefighter/paramedic for the Quincy Fire Dept. for 13 years. He and his wife, Deanna have been married for nearly 15 years, and have four children: Lily, Caleigh, Abigail, and Isaac.
Mark has been attending LifePoint Church for 8 years now. He became an elder in the summer of 2013. Mark is originally from Carthage, IL, but has lived in Quincy since August of 2009. Mark and his wife Nancy have been married for 5 years and have a daughter named Claire. Mark is employed as the Chaplin with Horizons Social Services, where he’s been for 8 years. After High School, Mark joined the Illinois Army National Guard as an infantryman and was in the National Guard for 6 years, being deployed to Afghanistan for 1 of those years.
Mark Vander Ley
Mark and his family have been attending LifePoint since they moved to Quincy in January of 2011. He is involved with LifePoint Kids as a Steward, serves on the hospitality team, and is an apprentice life group leader. Mark has worked as a direct care staff in a residential treatment center, a director of Youth Ministry, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. In 2017, he opened his own private practice providing individual, family, and couples counseling. He is also an adjunct faculty teaching Master’s level counseling courses at Adams State University. Mark and his wife Alison have four children Hutson, Harrison, Isaac, and Anna.
Steve has been attending LifePoint Church since 2008 and became an elder in 2016. Steve was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where after graduating from high school joined the United States Army where he served for nine years. He married his wife Amy in 1994 shortly after completing his last tour of duty and went on to Philadelphia University where he received a degree in Health Science and Physician Assistant Studies. He has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 1999 and has been practicing in Quincy in the Department of Urology at Quincy Medical Group since 2004. Steve and Amy have five children, Joshua, Hannah, Harrison, Fiker, and Biruk.
Tim is one of the founders of LifePoint, and is currently serving a second tenure as an elder. Tim and his wife Wendy also assist in leading a LifeGroup. Tim is a Quincy, IL native. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, earning a degree in Business Administration. After a six-year career with General Electric, Tim returned to Quincy to join his father in the family business. Presently, Tim is the President of Dale Koontz – Builder, an entity he owns along with his brother Scott Koontz. He is also one of the owners of Koontz Properties, a rental property owner and management company. Tim and Wendy have two daughters, Megan, who works for Pwc in Chicago, and Madelyn, a student at Taylor University.
Tom has been attending LifePoint since the spring of 2010 and became an elder in the summer of 2013. Tom is a Quincy native and attended Quincy Notre Dame High School. After graduating from QND, he attended Drake University and lived in Des Moines, IA, Milwaukee, WI, and St. Louis, MO before returning to Quincy in 1995. Tom is currently the President & CEO of Broadcast Electronics, a leading radio equipment manufacturer and software provider. Tom is married to Amy, a pharmacist at Blessing Hospital. They have 7 children (Abby, Emily, Hannah, Clare, Mia, Ava, and Libby).