Leadership Staff

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Cara McMorris

Cara McMorris joined Hope’s staff in 2016 and will graduate in 2019 from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity degree. Her spouse, Dave, and their 6 children live in Normal, where Dave is a middle school teacher. Their family has served in ministry together both locally and internationally, having spent a year in…

Jordan Anderson

Jordan became the Director of Worship in the summer of 2018. He recently married his wife, Chrissy, who is a speech language pathologist in the Peoria and Bloomington/Normal area. They’ve been a part of Hope Church and its partner ministry, ISU Wesley Foundation, since 2013.

Julie Higgins

Julie Higgins joined Hope Church staff as the Director of Operations in 2018. Julie is excited to be working for the faith community born out of her college ministry, Merge. Julie, her husband Sean, and their two young boys moved to the Bloomington-Normal area in 2018 where Julie continues to teach beginning band and her…