Shelly Edwards, Executive Director

Shelly Edwards is a lifelong resident of Henderson County. Shelly was formerly an elementary school teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy and also worked for FAC Marketing, where she was an account manager and social media consultant. She is a member of Faith Bible Church in Oquawka where she is active in women's ministries. Shelly has 3 grown daughters: Rachel, Emily and Maddie and a new granddaughter, Abigail.  Shelly lives in Oquawka with her husband Matt and their dog Lola.  She can be contacted at  

Sherri Lant,  AmeriCorps VISTA

Sherri Lant grew up in the Raritan area. and worked at Kone Korner in Stronghurst for nine years. She lives in Media with her two dogs, Shyanne and Bear.  You contact Sherri at We are excited to have Sherri as a part of our team!

Jennifer Salyers, AmeriCorps VISTA

Jennifer was raised in Beardstown and Pekin, IL. Previously, Jennifer was a tax preparer for H&R Block. She lives in Stronghurst with her children Becca, Bryce and Brooklynn, and her husband Daniel. FOCC is happy to welcome Jen as our Career Coordinator!

Jay Wetterling, AmeriCorps VISTA

Jay grew up in Oquawka and was a former site manager at Insight Partnership Group. He currently lives in Gladstone with his son Brixton and is a vocalist with Manhattan Blockade. Jay will be FOCC's Community Garden & Outreach Coordinator. Welcome, Jay!

Board of Directors

NAME                                        HOMETOWN           CAREER AFFILIATION

Chair Danielle Covert                Biggsville, IL            B-County Insurance Agent

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

Director Miranda Gullberg      Stronghurst, IL        Speech Pathologist

Director Dan Potts                     Biggsville, IL            Crop Insurance Specialist

Director Jacki Woodward         Media, IL                  Retired Teacher

Director Jim Miller                    Oquawka, IL            GE Electrical Designer

Director Madeline Leath           Oquawka, IL            Volunteer Ministry


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