Conference Staff


Rev. Shana Johnson

Designated Conference Minister

Shana received her Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries from Greenville College. She was the first woman to enter the pastoral ministries program at Greenville College and received the Wilson King religion award upon graduation. After graduating from Greenville in 1993, Shana began her seminary training at Eden Theological Seminary where she earned her Master of Divinity degree in 1997. Shana has served UCC churches in southern Illinois, central Illinois, Missouri, and northern Illinois.

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Shirley Asmussen

Director of Outdoor Ministries

Shirley began as Director of Outdoor Ministries in 2009. She manages the DuBois Center summer camps and retreats, as well as Winter Weekend, Festival of Faith, and Confirmation Retreats for Illinois South Conference. She is a great proponent of camps with lots of hands-on experience.

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Lynnette Schuepbach

ISC Communication Coordinator

Lynnette began working with Illinois South Conference in 2008. She devotes her time to the Weekly Connection and other communications throughout southern Illinois. She is an author and illustrator of children's books and enjoys anything creative.

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Carol Lehr

DuBois Center Office Manager

Carol started working at DuBois Center in April, 2017.  Please help us welcome her to the ministry at DuBois Center.

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Christy Pursell

ISC Office Support Coordinator &
DuBois Center Registrar

Christy takes care of the registrations for all Illinois South Conference events and  DuBois Center camps as well as managing the office in Highland. She has a Masters in Social Work as well as being a mom of three young men.

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Shirley Bergmann

ISC Finance Coordinator

Shirley Bergmann came out of retirement to handle the financial aspects of Illinois South Conference. She has great knowledge of the history of the Conference and DuBois Center and has been a great addition to the Illinois South Conference Team.

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