Rev. Craig Williams – Executive Director

I joined South Side Mission in 2003 and was later ordained as a minister in 2009.  Personally and professionally, I am devoted to helping those who need it most in housing projects, dangerous neighborhoods, and the toughest schools on Peoria’s south side.

My wife and I approach ministry as a team, and act together to make an impact-particularly on the youth in our community.  I am a proud husband, father and grandfather, and continue to make my family a top priority in my life, surpassed only by my dedication to God.


Our Leadership Team

Paul Mulholland – Associate Director of Ministries

Pastor Frank Winfrey – Site Pastor and Church Relations

Pastor Linda Butler – Supervisor of New Promise Center

Gigi Gibson – Supervisor of Children and Youth Department

Pastor Bessie Rush – Supervisor of Benevolence Center

Chef Chris Franzoni – Supervisor of Culinary Services

Steve Suttor – Supervisor of Facilities

Mark Bowden – Supervisor of Transportation

Mandi Chester – Thrift Store Manager – War Memorial Drive

Julie York-Petrone – Thrift Store Manager – Morton

Jody Summers – Thrift Store Manager – Sterling Avenue