Jonathan Rocke
Executive Director

(309) 676-6416 ext. 1003        jrocke@peoriarescue.org

Jon stepped into the role of Executive Director of Peoria Rescue Ministries on November 1, 2016.  Jon’s background includes a degree in Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages from Grace College and time spent in the family food business in Morton.

Jon married his wife, Jolene, 38 years ago and they are blessed with three married children and ten grandchildren.  Jon and Jolene are members of Grace Church in Morton, where they both have served in teaching and leadership roles over the years.  In addition, Jon has served locally as President of the Camp of Champions and We Care Boards.

Jon's prayer is that God will continue to be glorified by the ministry of PRM in the showing and telling of the compassion and good news of Jesus (Matthew 9:36-38).


Jerry Trecek
Director Emeritus

Lee Burnham
Peoria Rescue Mission Director

Tom Robertson
Victory Acres Director

Elaine Cone
Esther House Director

Julie Philyaw
Women's Pregnancy Center Director

Mike Krippel
Barnabas Center Director


Dan Wolf
Development Director

309-676-6416 ext. 1004


Angela Kauffman
Communications Manager

309-676-6416 ext. 1002

Sheila Robertson
Administrative Supervisor

309-676-6416 ext. 1009

Rod Repke
Thrift Store & Maintenance Manager



Peoria Rescue Ministries is comprised of a family of over 40 employees. For the contact information of a specific employee who is not listed, please call (309) 676-6416.


Board of Directors

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

Jeremiah Alwerdt
Tremont, IL
Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc.

Dr. Robert Benningfield
Peoria, IL
Owner, Benningfield Chiropractic

Randy Finley
Eureka, IL
Owner, Hohulin Fence Co.

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

Mike Murphy
Peoria, IL
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.

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

Robert Polley
Peoria, IL
Retired, Veterinarian

Donald Rice
Tremont, IL
Insurance Agent,
Country Companies

Danny Schell
Dunlap, IL
Retired, Pharmacist

Nick Verardo
Glasford, IL
Project Manager,
Williams Brothers Construction