Why We Do What We Do

Peoria Rescue Ministries is more than a mission.

VIEW OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

Why We Do What We Do

Peoria Rescue Ministries is more than a mission.

VIEW OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

Why We Do What We Do

Peoria Rescue Ministries is more than a mission.

VIEW OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

Peoria Rescue Ministries is a gospel-centered ministry of mercy that creates pathways out of poverty through Jesus for our neighbors in need. Peoria Rescue Ministries has been serving the poor and those in need since 1955. Through our five areas of ministry, we provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, pregnancy & parenting services, and recovery programs to the people of Central Illinois.

Our Foundation

The Glory of God

  • Revealed in the Word of God
  • Celebrating Jesus, the Son of God
  • Empowered by the Spirit of God
  • In service to the Church of God

Why We exist - Our Vision

To see the kingdom of Jesus Christ grow through human flourishing.

How do you see yourself in that vision?

What We do - Our mission

Creating pathways out of poverty through Jesus

How is God working in you to contribute to this mission?

How we behave - Our values

As a team we will passionately be:

  • Gospel-centered: Informed and animated by the good news of a loving God, who pursues, saves, keeps, renews and enables us by His grace, through Jesus Christ alone
  • God-dependent: A people marked by Humility, Prayer and Hope for God to work within and through us
  • Call-motivated: This is more than a job – sharing in the mission of Jesus to bring good news to the poor and set the captives free

As an organization we will be:

  • Kingdom-focused: For God's glory everywhere
  • Community-minded: Looking beyond our own ministry to our community at large
  • Partnership-oriented: Seeking to work together to accomplish more

How we succeed - strategic anchors

Cultivate Relationships

  • Growing relationships with strategic partners that support our mission

Provide Compassionate Crisis Care

  • As a gateway to the path out of poverty we welcome our neighbors in need

Collaborate Toward Transformation

  • Through relational support and education we collaborate to create pathways out of poverty through Jesus

Ministry areas / who we serve

Residential

  • Men's and Women's Crisis Care
  • Men's and Women's Renewal Communities
  • Men's and Women's Transitional Communities

Community

  • Family Life - Pregnancy and Parenting Empowerment
  • Biblical Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families

Leadership

Jonathon Rocke

Executive Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1003
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Dan Wolf

Development Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1004
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Kathy Schoenbein

Business Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1008
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Curt Meiss

Director of Counseling Services

(309) 688-9282 ext. 1004
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Sheila Robertson

Administrative Supervisor

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1009
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Areas of Ministry

Lee Burnham

Men's Ministries Senior Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1005
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Julie Philyaw

Women's & Family Ministries Senior Director

(309) 688-0202 ext. 1204
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Board of Directors

Peoria Rescue Ministries extends sincere thanks to the Godly men and women who comprise our Board of Directors.

Jeremiah Alwerdt
Tremont, IL
Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc.



David McFee
Pekin, IL
Retired, Business Manager at Peoria Rescue Ministries



Randy Finley
Eureka, IL
Owner, Hohulin Fence Co.

Mike Murphy
Peoria, IL
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.


Dr. Ben Pflederer
Morton, IL
Assistant Professor/Physician, U of I


Bruce Mehl
Peoria, IL
Senior VP of HR, OSF


Julie Roth
Morton, IL
Bethany Baptist


Brent Foster
Peoria, IL
Chaplain, Unity Point Health



Danny Schell
Dunlap, IL
Retired, Pharmacist



Nick Verardo
Glasford, IL
Project Manager,
Williams Brothers Construction

Peoria Rescue Ministries is a gospel-centered ministry of mercy that creates pathways out of poverty through Jesus for our neighbors in need. Peoria Rescue Ministries has been serving the poor and those in need since 1955. Through our five areas of ministry, we provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, pregnancy & parenting services, and recovery programs to the people of Central Illinois.

Our Foundation

The Glory of God

  • Revealed in the Word of God
  • Celebrating Jesus, the Son of God
  • Empowered by the Spirit of God
  • In service to the Church of God

Why We exist - Our Vision

To see the kingdom of Jesus Christ grow through human flourishing.

How do you see yourself in that vision?

What We do - Our mission

Creating pathways out of poverty through Jesus

How is God working in you to contribute to this mission?

How we behave - Our values

As a team we will passionately be:

  • Gospel-centered: Informed and animated by the good news of a loving God, who pursues, saves, keeps, renews and enables us by His grace, through Jesus Christ alone
  • God-dependent: A people marked by Humility, Prayer and Hope for God to work within and through us
  • Call-motivated: This is more than a job – sharing in the mission of Jesus to bring good news to the poor and set the captives free

As an organization we will be:

  • Kingdom-focused: For God's glory everywhere
  • Community-minded: Looking beyond our own ministry to our community at large
  • Partnership-oriented: Seeking to work together to accomplish more

How we succeed - strategic anchors

Cultivate Relationships

  • Growing relationships with strategic partners that support our mission

Provide Compassionate Crisis Care

  • As a gateway to the path out of poverty we welcome our neighbors in need

Collaborate Toward Transformation

  • Through relational support and education we collaborate to create pathways out of poverty through Jesus

Ministry areas / who we serve

Residential

  • Men's and Women's Crisis Care
  • Men's and Women's Renewal Communities
  • Men's and Women's Transitional Communities

Community

  • Family Life - Pregnancy and Parenting Empowerment
  • Biblical Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families

Leadership

Jonathon Rocke

Executive Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1003
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Wolf

Development Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1004
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathy Schoenbein

Business Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1008
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Curt Meiss

Director of Counseling Services

(309) 688-9282 ext. 1004
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sheila Robertson

Administrative Supervisor

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1009
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Areas of Ministry

Lee Burnham

Men's Ministries Senior Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1005
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julie Philyaw

Women's & Family Ministries Senior Director

(309) 688-0202 ext. 1204
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board of Directors

Peoria Rescue Ministries extends sincere thanks to the Godly men and women who comprise our Board of Directors.

Jeremiah Alwerdt
Tremont, IL
Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc.



David McFee
Pekin, IL
Retired, Business Manager at Peoria Rescue Ministries



Randy Finley
Eureka, IL
Owner, Hohulin Fence Co.

Mike Murphy
Peoria, IL
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.


Dr. Ben Pflederer
Morton, IL
Assistant Professor/Physician, U of I


Bruce Mehl
Peoria, IL
Senior VP of HR, OSF


Julie Roth
Morton, IL
Bethany Baptist


Brent Foster
Peoria, IL
Chaplain, Unity Point Health



Danny Schell
Dunlap, IL
Retired, Pharmacist



Nick Verardo
Glasford, IL
Project Manager,
Williams Brothers Construction

Peoria Rescue Ministries is a gospel-centered ministry of mercy that creates pathways out of poverty through Jesus for our neighbors in need. Peoria Rescue Ministries has been serving the poor and those in need since 1955. Through our five areas of ministry, we provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, pregnancy & parenting services, and renewal programs to the people of Central Illinois.

Our Foundation

The Glory of God

  • Revealed in the Word of God
  • Celebrating Jesus, the Son of God
  • Empowered by the Spirit of God
  • In service to the Church of God

Why We exist - Our Vision

To see the kingdom of Jesus Christ grow through human flourishing.

How do you see yourself in that vision?

What We do - Our mission

Creating pathways out of poverty through Jesus

How is God working in you to contribute to this mission?

How we behave - Our values

As a team we will passionately be:

  • Gospel-centered: Informed and animated by the good news of a loving God, who pursues, saves, keeps, renews and enables us by His grace, through Jesus Christ alone
  • God-dependent: A people marked by Humility, Prayer and Hope for God to work within and through us
  • Call-motivated: This is more than a job – sharing in the mission of Jesus to bring good news to the poor and set the captives free

As an organization we will be:

  • Kingdom-focused: For God's glory everywhere
  • Community-minded: Looking beyond our own ministry to our community at large
  • Partnership-oriented: Seeking to work together to accomplish more

How we succeed - strategic anchors

Cultivate Relationships

  • Growing relationships with strategic partners that support our mission

Provide Compassionate Crisis Care

  • As a gateway to the path out of poverty we welcome our neighbors in need

Collaborate Toward Transformation

  • Through relational support and education we collaborate to create pathways out of poverty through Jesus

Ministry areas / who we serve

Residential

  • Men's and Women's Crisis Care
  • Men's and Women's Renewal Communities
  • Men's and Women's Transitional Communities

Community

  • Family Life - Pregnancy and Parenting Empowerment
  • Biblical Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families

Leadership

Jonathan Rocke

Executive Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1003
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Wolf

Development Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1004
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathy Schoenbein

Business Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1008
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Curt Meiss

Director of Counseling Services

(309) 688-9282 ext. 1004
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sheila Robertson

Administrative Supervisor

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1009
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Areas of Ministry

Lee Burnham

Men's Ministries Senior Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1005
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julie Philyaw

Women's & Family Ministries Senior Director

(309) 688-0202 ext. 1204
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Board of Directors

Peoria Rescue Ministries extends sincere thanks to the Godly men and women who comprise our Board of Directors.

Jeremiah Alwerdt
Tremont, IL
Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc.



David McFee
Pekin, IL
Retired, Business Manager at Peoria Rescue Ministries



Randy Finley
Eureka, IL
Owner, Hohulin Fence Co.

Mike Murphy
Peoria, IL
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.


Dr. Ben Pflederer
Morton, IL
Assistant Professor/Physician, U of I


Bruce Mehl
Peoria, IL
Senior VP of HR, OSF


Julie Roth
Morton, IL
Bethany Baptist


Brent Foster
Peoria, IL
Chaplain, Unity Point Health



Danny Schell
Dunlap, IL
Retired, Pharmacist



Nick Verardo
Glasford, IL
Project Manager,
Williams Brothers Construction