Shelly Edwards, Executive Director

Shelly Edwards is a lifelong resident of Henderson County where she graduated from Union High School.  Shelly was formerly an elementary school teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Monmouth, IL.  She has also worked for F.A.C. Marketing in Burlington, Iowa, where she managed client accounts, social media accounts, and wrote newsletters and ad copy for newspaper and radio.  She is a member of Faith Bible Church in Oquawka where she chairs the annual ladies retreat, teaches Sunday school and is an AWANA leader among various other activities.  Shelly has 3 grown daughters: Rachel and Emily live in Lincoln, NE and Maddie lives in Oquawka.  Shelly lives in Oquawka with her husband Matt and their golden retriever Lola.  She can be contacted at  

Board of Directors

NAME                                        HOMETOWN           CAREER AFFILIATION

Chair Danielle Covert                 Biggsville, IL             B-County Insurance Agent

Secretary Kellsy Scott                 Media, IL                  Preschool Teacher

Clerk Alicia Pence                      Stronghurst, IL         Donor Rltn. Consult. MVRBC            

Director Debbie Gillam              Media, IL                  Retired Teacher

Director Bill Kent                       Media, IL                  Retired Railroader

Director Miranda Gullberg       Stronghurst, IL         Speech Pathologist

Director Dan Potts                     Biggsville, IL             Crop Insurance Specialist

Director Jacki Woodward       Media, IL                    Retired Teacher


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