MEET OUR STAFF
Pastor Wade Stine
Pastor Wade Stine is the Lead Pastor at kznaz. He began ministry in Casey in November of 2017. He came to us from Columbia First Nazarene in Columbia, MO. His family is originally from Decatur, IL. where they served in ministry for 11 years. He has served in several different ministry roles over the last 17 years. A few of them include, Youth Pastor, Pastor of Christian Education, and Lead Pastor. He attended Richland Community College where he pursued a horticulture degree, and still has a passion for it today. He was then called into ministry in 2003 and began his pastoral education through Northwest Nazarene University. He was ordained in the Nazarene Church in 2012. He is married to Paula and has 3 great kids. Tessa (20), Logan (17), and Ani (11). As a family they love to camp, road trip, ride roller coasters, and play pranks on each other. Pastor Wade de-stresses by camping with his family.
PASTORAL CARE MINISTER:
Pastor Les Wilhelm
Pastor Les Wilhelm is the Pastoral Care Minister at kznaz. He came to Casey in July of 1995 from the St. Louis area. He is originally from Bridgeton, Missouri. Over the years he has served the church as Minister of Music, Sunday School Superintendent, Missions President, and Church Planter in Oregon and Pastor of churches in Missouri and Illinois. He is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. He was ordained on the Illinois District in 1984. He is married to Susan, has three adult children, Bryan, Leanna and Robert and nine grandchildren. Besides his duties at kznaz, he owns and operates a small business. He enjoys traveling when time is available.
Pastor Robby Robinson, Jr. is the Pastor of Families at kznaz. He began his ministry in Casey in June of 2011. Pastor Robby has called Casey First his home church since his Freshman year in High School, in 2004. He has served as a Youth leader since 2011 and became Pastor of Families in 2018. He is currently attending Nazarene Bible College and finishing up his classes to become an Ordained Minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He is married to Erica and they have two children. Grayson (5) and Eliza (2). Some of their favorite things to do together are watching disney movies, playing board games, reading books and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.
PASTOR OF FAMILIES:
Pastor Robby Robinson Jr.
Pastor Jared Higginbotham is the Youth Pastor at KzNaz. He began his ministry in Casey in June of 2015. Pastor Jared grew up as a member of Casey First and accepted the call to ministry in early 2005 and became Youth Pastor in 2018. Jared is passionate about helping students and their families ignite a desire for an authentic and passionate relationship with Christ. He is currently a District Licensed Minister and is currently attending Nazarene Bible College and finishing up his classes to become an Ordained Minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Jared serves alongside of his wife of 7 years, Kayla. They have 3 children; Lucy Marie (5), Jolie Kay (3), Millie Jay (5 months). As a family we enjoy traveling, fishing, being around family, and cheering on the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs!
Pastor Jared Higginbotham
Kayla Robinson is the Office Administrator at kznaz. The church has been her home since she was in high school attending the Youth Group. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2011 with an Art Degree- concentrations in Graphic Design and Photography. She’s married to Jordan and they have two young daughters who keep them busy, Imogen Joy & Rosalie Hope. She enjoys being close to extended family, creating DIY home projects, organizing, landscaping, and basically anything that involves being in the beautiful outdoors.
1000 E US HWY 40
Casey, IL 62420
Church Office: 217-932-4522