Our Staff


Tim Nelson, Operations Manager

Tim Nelson is excited to be a part of what God is doing in Springfield and Central Illinois through WLUJ and Great News Media. He and his wife Beth are originally from the Danville, Illinois, and Terre Haute, Indiana, areas. They have two grown daughters. After 17 years with a radio ministry in Northern Minnesota, Tim and Beth enjoy living in Springfield and being closer to family. Tim serves as Operations Manager of WLUJ and would love to meet and visit with all who stop by the station!    tim@greatnewsmedia.org



Joyce Mancke, Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Joyce joined WLUJ Radio in 2015 as Office Manager. She brings with her many years of office work experience from serving as a Bank Officer for 15 years to managing an Insurance Agency for 20 years. She has also served as Secretary, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher in the church she attended and started a "Kings Kids" Youth program for the children. Joyce organized and is director of a Nursing Home/Seniors Ministry that started in 2005 and currently holds "Praise and Worship" services in 18 homes across Illinois and in 8 different cities. She also leads a weekly "Women" Bible Study group. "I am thrilled to be a part of WLUJ, Lifting Up Jesus." "I love the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind and have found that His Grace is sufficient for every need, both small and great and His love is everlasting". Joyce and her husband, Verlin, live in Pawnee. They have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, all who faithfully serve the Lord.  Joyce can be reached at Joyce@wluj.org