Connection Pointe Christian Church

Staff

Leadership
Adults and Community
  • Denise McCleese, Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Denise McCleese

    Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Loyal. Dedicated. Loves people and golf.  Used to want to be in the FBI

    317.852.2255 ext. 307
  • Matt Curts, Adult Groups Director

    Matt Curts

    Adult Groups Director

    Analytical. Visionary. Husband. Father of Four. Brownsburg native. Loves sweater vests. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 240
  • Monica Shelton, Lay Ministry Specialist & Assistant to Denise McCleese

    Monica Shelton

    Lay Ministry Specialist & Assistant to Denise McCleese

    Organized. Wife. Mother. Has degree in Recreation & Sports Management, never played a sport. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 326
  • Drew Hildenbrand, Care Pastor

    Drew Hildenbrand

    Care Pastor

    Hilary's lesser half. Father of five. Book worm. Former Great Lakes Region lifeguard champion.

    852.2255 ext. 254
  • Kayla  McCoy, Small Group Outreach

    Kayla McCoy

    Small Group Outreach
Care
  • Beth Hopkins, Care Ministry Director

    Beth Hopkins

    Care Ministry Director

    Cheerleader of life. Can’t live without lipstick. Crashed a wedding in Vietnam.

    317.852.2255 ext. 332
  • Jim Littlejohn, Care Minister

    Jim Littlejohn

    Care Minister

    Curious. Addicted to hope. Husband to Marianne.  Fished on the Amazon River.

    317.852.2255 ext. 242
  • Danielle Robinson, Care Ministry Coordinator

    Danielle Robinson

    Care Ministry Coordinator

    Advocate. USMC Mom. Co-founder: Hero Family Outreach for Military/First Responder families.

    317.852.2255 ext. 263
Children's
  • Dave Wohlenhaus, Children

    Dave Wohlenhaus

    Children's Team Leader

    Organized. Avid disc golfer. Tuba player. Father of 3 daughters. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 315
  • Wendy Wittl, Director of Parent Partnerships

    Wendy Wittl

    Director of Parent Partnerships

    Invested. Innovative. Mom. Passionate about families. Pinterest Enthusiast. Chorizo-Maker. Loves to entertain.

    317.852.2221 ext. 314
  • Melissa Melendez, Children

    Melissa Melendez

    Children's Coordinator

    Quiet. Mom of boys. Appreciates the small things. Former drummer.

    317.852.2255 ext. 228
  • Emily Day, Early Childhood Small Group Director

    Emily Day

    Early Childhood Small Group Director

    Passionate. Bubbly. Sarcastic. Wife and mom. Adventurer. 8w7.  Kentucky native.

    852.2255 ext. 236
  • Tyler Lemmel, Children’s Programming Director

    Tyler Lemmel

    Children’s Programming Director

    Loud. Creative. Team player. Native Floridian. Husband. Coffee lover.

    317.852.2255 ext. 318
  • Kennedy  Krauss, Elementary (K-5) Small Group Director

    Kennedy Krauss

    Elementary (K-5) Small Group Director

    Fun loving. Energetic. People person. Loves adventuring, shopping, tacos, coffee and HGTV.

    317.852.2255 ext. 345
  • Brenda Richardson, Academy Director

    Brenda Richardson

    Academy Director

    Loves kids and families. Silly. Relational. Helen Keller's 4th cousin.

    317.852.8687 ext. 403
  • Amy Terhune, Academy Assistant Director

    Amy Terhune

    Academy Assistant Director

    Loyal. Reserved. Organized. Family oriented. Golf-enthusiast. Mother of two. Purdue University Grad.

    317.852.8687 ext. 402
  • Heather Frazier, Children’s Curriculum Director

    Heather Frazier

    Children’s Curriculum Director

    Extroverted-introvert. Mother of two. Football crazed. Chapstick addict.

    317.852.2255 ext. 243
  • Shirlene Skaggs

    Shirlene Skaggs

    Joyful spirit. Wife and mom of 4. Loves avocados and big mugs.

    3178522255 x 257
  • Neil Hinders, Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Neil Hinders

    Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Husband, Father, Adventurer, Visionary, Developer, Encourager

    317.852.2255 ext. 312
Connections
  • Carolyn Hanson, Library Director

    Carolyn Hanson

    Library Director

    Researcher. Librarian. Social. Wife of Craig. Grandmother. Has a dog named Stuart Little.

    317.852.2255 ext. 283
  • Miranda Kinter, Volunteer Specialist

    Miranda Kinter

    Volunteer Specialist

    Type A to the extreme. Passionate. Encourager. Home project DIYer. Loves 80s music.

    317.852.2255 ext. 256
  • Curtis Dean, Safety Director

    Curtis Dean

    Safety Director

    Retired Fire Chief. Met his wife Anita in youth group. Grandpa to 6.

    317.852.2255 ext. 248
  • Valerie Sipe, Receptionist

    Valerie Sipe

    Receptionist

    Wife to Preston. Ice cream maker. Painter. Has a Masters in Museum Studies.

    317.852.2255 ext. 200
  • Denise Funkhouser, Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Denise Funkhouser

    Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Thoughtful. Funny. Can't live without Iced Chai Tea Lattes and live music. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 301
  • Connie McConnell, Library Director

    Connie McConnell

    Library Director

    Fitness enthusiast. Book lover. Wife. Mom. Love to discover something new everyday.

    317.852.2255 ext. 283
  • Michael Scott

    Michael Scott

    Coffee. Puns. Engaging. Star Wars. Developer. Marvel. Meat. Batman. Hiking. Intentional. Dad.

Communications
  • Dan Lidstone, Creative Arts Pastor

    Dan Lidstone

    Creative Arts Pastor

    Tall. American. Married way above level. Loves La Croix and tacos. Skilled badminton player.

    317.852.2255 ext. 343
  • Brooke Reeves, Communications Director

    Brooke Reeves

    Communications Director

    Innovative. Drinks coffee at any hour. Adoptive mom. Former college golfer. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 239
  • Ashley Smith, Web Specialist

    Ashley Smith

    Web Specialist

    Dreamer. Creative. Team player. Home Improver. Chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. Recreational Snowboarder.  

    317.852.2255 ext. 302
  • Ann Abbott, Project Coordinator

    Ann Abbott

    Project Coordinator

    Former accountant and registered nurse. Her and husband were the first people married in our current building.

    317.852.2255 ext. 255
  • Valerie Enders, Social Media Specialist

    Valerie Enders

    Social Media Specialist

    Creative. Animal Lover. Chocolate milk Enthusiast. Member of the Save the Manatee Club.

    317.852.5522 ext. 241
  • Lisa Smith, Software Management Project Leader

    Lisa Smith

    Software Management Project Leader

    Organized. Calm and collected. Enjoys good coffee, reality TV and serving in the mission field.

    317.852.2255 ext. 258
Community Impact
  • Denise McCleese, Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Denise McCleese

    Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Loyal. Dedicated. Loves people and golf.  Used to want to be in the FBI

    317.852.2255 ext. 307
  • Julie Kirtley, Project Manager/Food Services Director

    Julie Kirtley

    Project Manager/Food Services Director

    Heart for elderly. Stage manager. Connection Pointe born and bred. Former choir director. 

    317.852.2255 ext.339
  • Michelle Woodruff, Community Impact Director

    Michelle Woodruff

    Community Impact Director

    Passionate , Kind. Sincere, loves people and believes that we are created as one in Gods eyes.

    852.2255 ext. 264
  • Corinne  Gregory , Community Impact Assistant

    Corinne Gregory

    Community Impact Assistant

    Creative. Passionate. Brunch enthusiast. Cannot live without books, liquid eyeliner or dogs. Terrified of sloths.

    317.852.2255 ext. 275
Elders
Facilities
  • Tim Holt, Building and Grounds Supervisor

    Tim Holt

    Building and Grounds Supervisor

    Enthusiastic. Caring. Loves motor sports & camping. Frequently says "Make it look pretty".

    317.852.2255 ext. 296
  • Greg Calhoon, Maintenance Supervisor

    Greg Calhoon

    Maintenance Supervisor

    Happy, Happy, Happy. Dad to 4 little ones. Handyman. Proud soccer dad.

    317.852.2255 ext. 252
  • Tyler Lee, Facilities Engineer

    Tyler Lee

    Facilities Engineer

    Husband. Father. Hardworking. Family oriented. Jack of all trades. Played college basketball at Tri-State University.

    317.852.2255 ext. 267
  • Dave Newton, Facilities Engineer

    Dave Newton

    Facilities Engineer

    Handyman. Husband. Grandfather. Has seven siblings and two brothers named Jerry. Can't live without Mountain Dew. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 385
Film
  • Dan Lidstone, Creative Arts Pastor

    Dan Lidstone

    Creative Arts Pastor

    Tall. American. Married way above level. Loves La Croix and tacos. Skilled badminton player.

    317.852.2255 ext. 343
  • Aaron Williams, Film Director & Lead Storyteller

    Aaron Williams

    Film Director & Lead Storyteller

    Husband & Father. Leader. Smash Bros Ace. Can’t live without tea. Had an afro in middle school. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 313
  • Austin Webster, Filmmaker

    Austin Webster

    Filmmaker

    Master of puns. Lover of film. Avid LEGO collector.

    317.852.2221 ext. 320
Finance & HR
  • Brian Fike, Chief Financial Officer

    Brian Fike

    Chief Financial Officer

    Former Banker. Grateful husband. Loves his grandchildren.

    317.852.2255 ext. 249
  • Sandy Gallatin, Controller

    Sandy Gallatin

    Controller

    Loves spending time with her grandkids. Enjoys hiking and biking.

    317.852.2255 ext. 292
  • Cindy Krauss, Human Resources Director

    Cindy Krauss

    Human Resources Director

    Grateful. Proud Mom. Happy Wife. Loves supporting the team.

    317.852.2255 ext. 262
  • Kathy Davis, Finance Assistant

    Kathy Davis

    Finance Assistant

    Always has a smile. Multi-tasker. Chocolate lover. Loves bike rides and her amazing family.

    317.852.2255 ext. 221
  • Kristi Richardson, HR Assistant

    Kristi Richardson

    HR Assistant

    Adaptable. Helping hand. Can't live without family, her small group gals, and sunshine.

    317.852.2255 ext. 286
  • Craig Hanson, Generosity Director

    Craig Hanson

    Generosity Director

    Generous with his time and treasures. Lifelong learner. From the Land of Lincoln.

    317.852.2255 ext. 298
Global Impact
  • Dan Crum, Global Impact Director

    Dan Crum

    Global Impact Director

    Globally connected. Pioneer. Speaks Maasai. Favorite people group – his family.

    317.852.2221 ext. 344
  • Teresa Byington, Leadership Team & Global Impact Coordinator

    Teresa Byington

    Leadership Team & Global Impact Coordinator

    Encourager. Creative. CP veteran. Has a blog and podcast about roses.

    317.852.2255 ext. 225
Production & Technology
  • Mike Temm, Director of Technology

    Mike Temm

    Director of Technology

    Coffee and cookie addict. Loves combining technology and art each weekend. Recreational photographer.

    317.852.2255 ext. 222
  • Dan Lidstone, Creative Arts Pastor

    Dan Lidstone

    Creative Arts Pastor

    Tall. American. Married way above level. Loves La Croix and tacos. Skilled badminton player.

    317.852.2255 ext. 343
  • Matt Smelser, Production Manager - Adult Services

    Matt Smelser

    Production Manager - Adult Services

    Adventurous. Problem Solver. Dislikes the status quo. Loves snow. Lived in the Philippines. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 245
  • Scott Boers, Production Specialist

    Scott Boers

    Production Specialist

    Climber. Record collector. Husband. Father. Once had dreadlocks. Has the lego movie entirely memorized. 

    852.2255 ext. 381
  • Blake  Peterman , Production Specialist- Family Ministries

    Blake Peterman

    Production Specialist- Family Ministries

    Dedicated. People Minded. Outgoing. Humorous. Coffee enthusiast. Fan of THE Ohio State University.

    317.852.2255 ext. 323
  • Brandon Rees, Production Specialist

    Brandon Rees

    Production Specialist

    Spontaneous. Visionary. Picky Eater. Model train builder. Can't live without dogs and black clothes.

    317.852.2255 ext. 342
  • Paul Hand, IT Help Desk Attendant

    Paul Hand

    IT Help Desk Attendant

    Comical. PC gamer and guitar player. Once fainted at a K-LOVE Christmas concert

    852.2255 ext.233
Sports & Fitness
  • Jenny Young, Sports & Fitness Team Leader

    Jenny Young

    Sports & Fitness Team Leader

    Adventurous. Antique shopper. Loves strawberries and good conversation. Has heart for Uganda.

    317.852.2255 ext. 309
  • Christie Wickline, Director of Fitness Programming

    Christie Wickline

    Director of Fitness Programming

    Caring. Analytical. Can't live without chocolate. Loves combining Christ and fitness. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 334
  • Jennifer Carbone, Sports and Fitness Coordinator

    Jennifer Carbone

    Sports and Fitness Coordinator

    Goofy. Loves traveling and gardening. Can't live without family, laughter, and cats. 

  • Denise McCleese, Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Denise McCleese

    Director of Strategy and Engagement

    Loyal. Dedicated. Loves people and golf.  Used to want to be in the FBI

    317.852.2255 ext. 307
Students
  • Caitlyn Smelser, Student Team Leader

    Caitlyn Smelser

    Student Team Leader

    Perfectionist. Dog lover. Go-getter. Introverted. 3-time college basketball national champ. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 311
  • Denise Funkhouser, Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Denise Funkhouser

    Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Thoughtful. Funny. Can't live without Iced Chai Tea Lattes and live music. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 301
  • Tony Rogatto, Middle School Small Groups Director

    Tony Rogatto

    Middle School Small Groups Director

    Adaptable. Can't live without The Office, a vacuum and a good book. 

    852.2255 ext. 259
  • Tony Hart, Student Programming Director

    Tony Hart

    Student Programming Director

    Caring. Hardworking. Favorite show: Grey's Anatomy. On a quest to visit all 50 states.

    317.852.2255 ext. 238
  • Neil Hinders, Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Neil Hinders

    Greater Things Next Gen Pastor

    Husband, Father, Adventurer, Visionary, Developer, Encourager

    317.852.2255 ext. 312
Worship
  • Dan Lidstone, Creative Arts Pastor

    Dan Lidstone

    Creative Arts Pastor

    Tall. American. Married way above level. Loves La Croix and tacos. Skilled badminton player.

    317.852.2255 ext. 343
  • Rachel Hammersley, Associate Worship Leader

    Rachel Hammersley

    Associate Worship Leader

    Worshiper. Learner. Thinker. Night owl. Loves sushi date nights. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 396