Leadership & Staff

The team that serves & supports our church

Our Pastors

Jamey & Kelly Bridges

Lead Pastors

Jamey & Kelly Bridges are lead pastors at Life Community Church. They spent 15 years in youth ministry prior to starting LCC in 2011.  Jamey is also the head coach for Columbia Girls Soccer and assistant coach for Columbia Boys Soccer at CHS. Kelly leads the Life Women’s ministry as well as church design & operations. She also serves as an Associate Director of Royal Family Kids Camp Columbia. Jamey and Kelly live in Columbia, IL with their four children, Jake, Karson, Libby, and Lylah.

To get in touch with Pastor Jamey, you can email him at jamey@lifeillinois.org.

Shaun & Shelly Williamson

Associate Pastors

Shaun & Shelly Williamson are Associate Pastors at Life Community Church. Shaun & Shelly joined our team in the summer of 2015 in response to the quick growth we were experiencing and continue to experience as a church. The Williamsons have been in ministry for 15+ years and have a passion to see discipleship take place at LCC. Pastor Shaun oversees and organizes all of our Life Groups. The Williamsons currently live in Columbia, Illinois, with their two children, Nathaniel and Natalie.

Get in touch with Pastor Shaun at shaun@lifeillinois.org.

Jeff & Jodi Miller

Children’s Pastors

Jeff & Jodi are the children’s pastors at Life Community Church. Jeff & Jodi joined our team in early 2014, and are passionate about seeing children fall in love with God and learn about who He is. Every lesson, craft, and event is full of this passion. Jeff & Jodi live in Columbia with their two children, Hudson and Addison.

Get in touch with Jeff or Jodi at jodi@lifeillinois.org.

Support Staff

Kayce Eilerman

Worship Director

Kayce graduated from North Central University and has been involved in music & worship since she was young. She joined the LCC staff in August 2017 as worship leader. Kayce and her husband, Hayden, and daughter, Sage, live in Columbia, Illinois.

Get in touch with Kayce at kayce@lifeillinois.org.

Nichole Schweppe

Finance Director

Nichole has been with Life Community Church since it started in 2011. She has been serving on staff since 2014. She and her husband Jim, who is on the Church Board, currently live in Fenton, Missouri. They have two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Get in touch with Nichole at nichole@lifeillinois.org.

Mary Geers

Hospitality Director

Mary and her husband Derek have attended Life Community Church since it began in 2011. She signed on to organize hospitality in 2016.  Derek and Mary currently live in Imperial, Missouri with their children Sam and Mackenzie.

Dustin Davis

Graphic Design

Dustin attended Life Community Church from 2016 until 2018, when he and his family moved away from the area. Thanks to the power of technology, Dustin still serves the church remotely as graphic designer. He currently lives in Texas with his wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Addie.

Andrew Thompson

Youth Director

Andrew joined the Life Community team in March of 2019. He runs the 7th through 12th grade Life Youth program and is vocal assistant on the worship team. Andrew works at Columbia Middle School as their 6th grade social studies teacher, and coaches 8th grade and varsity baseball for the school. Andrew lives in Columbia, Illinois, where he has been a resident for over 22 years.


Get in touch with Andrew: andrew@lifeillinois.org

Board Members & Church Advisors


Jim Schweppe

Board Member

Kevin & Jessica Andrews

Board Members

Roger & Anita Johnson

Board Members

Pastor Dobie Weasel

Church Advisor

Senior Pastor at Life Church – Omaha, NE

Jeff Deyo

Church Advisor

Founder of Worship City Ministries
Professor at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

Mike Ploen

Church Advisor

Pastoral/Church Consultant