Illini Life has a team of dedicated, full-time staff. Each member of our staff has raised a support team through Reliant Mission. Reliant's mission is to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by mobilizing and resourcing missionaries in their local churches for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Reliant makes the work of I-Life happen.

We firmly believe the work of the Church is the responsibility of each believer; the staff simply facilitate the ministry we all do as a part of Illini Life. If you'd like to give to Reliant on behalf of one of our staff, please click their individual photo in the list below.

  • Nick used to work as a network engineer for the University before joining the staff team. He's been on the staff for a while now, and on campus even longer. His roles include pastoring, teaching, IT management, and discipling young leaders. Nick loves to run, bike, and swim – usually all in a row, for insane amounts of time.

  • Rylee studied History and Secondary Education at the U of I. She interned with us as a student and joined staff in 2022 after graduating. Her roles include discipling students, coaching a small group, anchoring outreach events like our Free Coffee Tent, and running our social media. She loves reading, crocheting, and talking about Jesus over coffee.

  • Michael graduated with a degree in financial planning from the U of I. He interned for two years while earning his degree before coming on staff full-time. He runs workshops on today's hot topics, manages finances for the church, and disciples students as they learn to walk with Christ in all they do. He loves people, fellowship, baking, and board games.

  • Peter studied Music Education at Kent State University and has been a part of the Collegiate Church Network since his undergrad. He is on the worship team and disciples young men. Peter and Suzanne are happy newlyweds. He loves playing his saxophone (or any other instrument he can get his hands on), disc golf, & tacos.

  • Suzanne has a degree in Integrative Biology from the U of I. After graduating, she completed a summer internship with us, and from there she joined the staff team. Her roles include discipling young women and caring for the tiny humans in the church. Suzanne is the happy wife of Peter, and she enjoys DIY/crafting, reading, and the outdoors.

  • David Ross  INTERN

    David is a graduate student in communication and media whose vocational journey has integrated teaching and encouraging others with a heart for ministry for most of his adult life. He directs the musical worship ministry and Sunday Crews, and can reliably be found within 50 feet of any gathering that includes coffee. David loves movies, games, golf, and philosophical discussions about whatever device you’re reading this on.

  • Alan Hable Staff In Sabbatical

    Alan has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the U of I, worked in industry for a while, and has been on staff since 2010. He is our Small Group Director, Sunday service Director, and has a variety of roles. 

    He’s married to Ashley and together they have 3 kids. He loves to talk about photography, sports (Go Pack Go!), and what makes people tick.

  • Ashley Hable STAFF in Sabbatical

    Ashley graduated from U of I and taught middle school English for 7 years. She is married to Alan, a mama of 3, and has been a longtime leader in Illini Life. She is passionate about mentoring and discipling student leaders, women's ministry, and energizing groups. Ashley enjoys home decor and organization, and quoting The Office