Church Staff

We’re Hope Church’s staff and we’re so pleased that you’ve visited our page; we hope it will lead you to visit our church and people in the near future.  It’s our pleasure to serve the body of Hope, helping families grow in faith, discipleship, and hope in Jesus Christ.  Please let us know how we can better serve you!

Josh Schatzle – Lead Pastor

Hi, and welcome to Hope Church!  My wife Jessi and I are really enjoying being at Hope Church in Carbondale, and are excited about how God is moving in our church and community.  We have two children who are thriving in the Southern Illinois terrain and enjoying so many kids at Hope!  I studied for seminary in Portland, OR, and have ministered in the church since 2004.  There’s no place else we’d rather be.  The Gospel is the stuff of life, the hope for all people everywhere; and we love seeing people come alive in Christ.  Please do come join us on our journey in Him!

Andrew Staff – Worship Leader

Andrew grew up here in Carbondale and after returning home from college in 2003 began attending Hope. He and his wife Amber have been here ever since.  They have two children Rosie(5) and William(2).  Andrew’s passions are helping people gain a better understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and music, which is good since that’s what he does at Hope as Worship Leader and as an Elder.  You can see him about town playing with his band the Swamp Tigers.

Cindy Myers – Secretary

Paula Clendenen – Children’s Ministry Director and Financial Administrator