Our Staff

Rev. Irene Lewis-Wimbley


Irene was called to Peoria's southside by Pekin First churdch of the nazarene and has launched Southside Community Center. Irene is a 2011 graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a BA in Pastoral Studies, and has  11 years of experience in the social work field. Irene went into full-time ministry in 2016.  Irene graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Master's degree in Pastoral Leadership and was ordained in the spring of 2018.

Austin Smith

Assistant Director

Austin was called to Peoria's southside in May of 2018. Austin grew up in central Illinois and attended Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. Austin has his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University, with a minor in Non-Profit Managment.