Connection Pointe Christian Church

Staff

Leadership
  • John Dickerson, Lead Pastor

    John Dickerson

    Lead Pastor

    Meet the Pastor

  • Brian Fike, Chief Financial Officer

    Brian Fike

    Chief Financial Officer

    Former Banker. Grateful husband. Loves his grandchildren.

    317.852.2255 ext. 249
  • Craig Hanson, Executive Pastor of Operations

    Craig Hanson

    Executive Pastor of Operations

    Invests in people. Keeps our focus on the main thing. Leadership resource and reader. From the Land of Lincoln.

    317.852.2255 ext. 298
  • Greg Moore, Executive Pastor of Operations

    Greg Moore

    Executive Pastor of Operations

    Husband. Grandfather. Discipler. Systematic Thinker. Runner. Traveller. Can't live without caffeine. Worked in a candy plant. Played on a HS state championship football team. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 271
  • Laura Basso , Lead Pastor’s Executive Assistant

    Laura Basso

    Lead Pastor’s Executive Assistant

    Compassionate. Loving. Organizer. Has a heart for Swaziland. Has seven grandchildren. Can’t live without her family and coffee.

    317.852.2255 ext. 322
  • Jen Hazel, Executive Assistant

    Jen Hazel

    Executive Assistant

    Truth Teller. Strategist. Always has jelly beans around. World traveler. Started as a Connection Pointe volunteer. Former French teacher. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 321
Adults and Community
  • Denise McCleese, Community Ministry Team Leader

    Denise McCleese

    Community Ministry Team Leader

    Loyal. Dedicated. Loves people. Wanted to be in the CIA or FBI in college. Her kids are in college, in middle school and in diapers. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 307
  • Matt Curts, Adult Groups Director

    Matt Curts

    Adult Groups Director

    Father of Four. Analytical. Visionary. Married his high school sweet heart. Brownsburg native. Loves sweater vests. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 240
  • Monica Shelton, Adult Ministry Coordinator

    Monica Shelton

    Adult Ministry Coordinator

    Friendly. Organized. Wife to Matt. Mom to Mark & Mariah. Loves the details. Born in Hawaii. Has a degree in Recreation & Sports Management, but has never played a sport. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 326
  • Drew Hildenbrand, Care Pastor

    Drew Hildenbrand

    Care Pastor

    Hilary's lesser half. Jacob, Ella, Caroline & Anna's daddy. Converted from book hater to book worm. Outdoors is his best place. Former Great Lakes Region lifeguard champion. Jesus changes everything... daily. 

    852.2255 ext. 254
Care
  • Beth Hopkins, Care Ministry Director

    Beth Hopkins

    Care Ministry Director

    Cheerleader of life. Loves inspiring people. Couldn’t live without her lipstick. Once survived a hot air balloon crash in New Zealand. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 332
  • Jim Littlejohn, Care Minister

    Jim Littlejohn

    Care Minister

    Curious. Addicted to hope. Marianne's husband. Loves rye toast. Has been midnight fishing on the Amazon River. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 242
  • Katie Scott, Care Ministry Coordinator

    Katie Scott

    Care Ministry Coordinator

    Compassionate. Stubborn. Energetic. Loves black coffee. Hard worker. Cat lover. Neat freak. Hair designer in her spare time.  

    317.852.2255 ext. 263
  • Nate Reeves, Care Pastor

    Nate Reeves

    Care Pastor

    Laid Back. Sees potential in every person. Loves a cup of black coffee and the University of Michigan football. Used to pop his collar. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 303
Children's
  • Dave Wohlenhaus, Children

    Dave Wohlenhaus

    Children's Team Leader

    Organized. Avid disc golfer. Tuba player. Has 7 siblings. Loves Dr. Pepper. Father of 3 daughters. 

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

    Wendy Wittl

    Director of Parent Partnerships

    Invested. Innovative. Passionate about families. Avid pinner on Pinterest. Mom. Chorizo-Maker. Loves to entertain. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 314
  • Melissa Melendez, Children

    Melissa Melendez

    Children's Coordinator

    Quiet. Details, details, details. Mom of 2 boys. Diet soda is her thing. Has an architectural drafting degree. Former drummer. 

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

    Emily Day

    Early Childhood Small Group Director

    Passionate. Bubbly. Sarcastic. Has served in children's ministry for 14 years. Kentucky native. Cincinnati University Homecoming Queen. 

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

    Tyler Lemmel

    Children’s Programming Director

     Design-lover. Loud. Creative. Team-player. Native Floridian. Identical Twin. Can't live without coffee, Sunshine and his wife, Julie.

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

    Kennedy Wallace

    Elementary (K-5) Small Group Director

    Fun loving. Energetic. People person. Child at heart. Loves adventuring and shopping. Cant live without tacos, coffee and HGTV.

  • Brenda Richardson, Academy Director

    Brenda Richardson

    Academy Director

    Loves kids and families. Silly. Relational. Helen Keller's 4th cousin. Used to be very shy. 

    317.852.8687 ext. 403
  • Amy Terhune, Academy Assistant Director

    Amy Terhune

    Academy Assistant Director

    Loyal. Reserved. Organized. Family oriented. Golfs in her spare time. Softball and football mom of 2 teenagers. Purdue University Grad.

    317.852.8687
  • Heather Frazier, Children’s Curriculum Director

    Heather Frazier

    Children’s Curriculum Director

    Extrovert trapped in introvert body. Football crazed, chapstick addict who loves shopping. My husband thinks he is batman. Blessed with 2 awesome teenagers.

    317.852.2255 ext. 243
Connections
  • Brad Ogden, Campus Pastor

    Brad Ogden

    Campus Pastor

    Strategic. Relational. Canadian. Triathlete. Loves Tim Horton's coffee and ketchup chips. Hates sticky floors.

    317.852.2255 ext. 333
  • 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. Loves to volunteer. Encourager. Home project DIYer. Loves 80s music. Applied math major in college. Favorite food is shrimp, grits and sushi - but not together.

    317.852.2255 ext. 256
  • Curtis Dean, Safety Director

    Curtis Dean

    Safety Director

    Retired Fire Chief. Met his wife in youth group. Grandpa to 6. Once played cards with AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 248
  • Valerie Sipe, Receptionist

    Valerie Sipe

    Receptionist

    Wife to Preston. Homemade ice cream maker. Painter. Has a Masters in Museum Studies. Once performed in NYC

    852.2255 ext. 200
  • Denise Funkhouser, Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Denise Funkhouser

    Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

    Thoughtful. Funny. Cheerleader at her daughter's sporting events. Can't live without Iced Chai Tea Lattes and live music. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 301
Communications
  • Brooke Reeves, Communications Director

    Brooke Reeves

    Communications Director

    Innovative. Loves the big picture. Works to connect our staff. Drinks coffee at any hour. Wife to Nate. Former college golfer. Google addict. 

    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

    Loves the details. In her spare time you can find her reading or playing with her two girls. Can't live without dove dark chocolate & peanut butter. Former accountant and registered nurse. Her and her husband were the first ones married in our current building.  

    852.2255 ext. 255
  • Valerie Enders, Graphic Designer

    Valerie Enders

    Graphic Designer

    Creative. Detail Oriented. 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

    Loves organization. Remains calm under pressure. Frequently watches reality TV. Enjoys serving in the mission field.

    317.852.2255 ext. 258
Community Impact
  • Denise McCleese, Community Ministry Team Leader

    Denise McCleese

    Community Ministry Team Leader

    Loyal. Dedicated. Loves people. Wanted to be in the CIA or FBI in college. Her kids are in college, in middle school and in diapers. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 307
  • Sara Blythe, Community Impact Coordinator

    Sara Blythe

    Community Impact Coordinator

    Organized creative. Former barista. Aspiring minimalist. Detail oriented. List maker. Loves to read about art theory. Baker. Can't live without her iced coffee, starburst jelly beans and Sunday afternoon naps. 

    852.2255 ext. 230
  • 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 Jackson, Project Manager

    Michelle Jackson

    Project Manager

    Wears her heart on her sleeve. Kind. Sincere. Loves people. Can't live without Jesus and popcorn. Country music lover. Afraid of heights. In her spare time you can find her shopping or spending time with her grandloves, family and friends. 

    852.2255 ext. 264
  • Corinne  Gregory , Community Impact Assistant

    Corinne Gregory

    Community Impact Assistant

    Creative. Passionate. Brunch enthusiast. Social media guru. Loves to sing and bake. Cannot live without books, liquid eyeliner or dogs. Terrified of sloths and moths. Will try and outdo you on any craft project.

    317.852.2255 ext. 275
Elders
Facilities
  • Tim Holt, Facilities Director

    Tim Holt

    Facilities Director

    Enthusiastic. Caring. Loves motor sports & camping. Worked in the library world for 11 years. Frequently says "make it look pretty". 

    317.852.2255 ext. 296
  • Christopher Hogan, Facilities Engineer

    Christopher Hogan

    Facilities Engineer

    Resourceful. Steadfast. Intellectual. Couponer. Was in the hardware and garden industry for 21 years. 

    317.852.2255 ext. 304
  • Greg Calhoon, Facilities Engineer

    Greg Calhoon

    Facilities Engineer

    Happy, Happy, Happy. Dad to 4 little ones. Can fix just about anything. Youth Soccer Coach.

    317.852.2255 ext. 252
  • Tyler Lee, Facilities Engineer

    Tyler Lee

    Facilities Engineer

    Husband to Sarah. Father of twins - Jack and Jordan. Hardworking. Family oriented. Jack of all trades. Avid motorsports and basketball fan. Played college basketball at Tri-State University. 

  • Dave Newton, Facilities Engineer

    Dave Newton

    Facilities Engineer

    Can fix or build just about anything. Has seven siblings and two brothers named Jerry. Can't live without his wife, Linda, his eleven grandkids and Mountain Dew. 

    317.852.2255 x302
Global Impact
  • Dan Crum, Global Impact Director

    Dan Crum

    Global Impact Director

    Family based. Missionary in East Africa for 26 years. Masters in Global Leadership. Loves his kids and grandkids. 

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

    Teresa Byington

    Leadership Team & Global Impact Coordinator

    Encourager. Creative. CP veteran. Can't live without digging in the dirt. Has a blog and podcast about roses.

    317.852.2255 ext. 225
Guest Services
    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, Finance Director

      Sandy Gallatin

      Finance Director

      Dependable. Keeps everything in order. Loves people and the details. Animal Lover. Mountain Biker. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 292
    • Cindy Krauss, Human Resources Director

      Cindy Krauss

      Human Resources Director

      Grateful. Proud Mom. Happy Wife. Loves supporting the team. There’s a lecture hall at IU’s Business School named for her dad.  

      317.852.2255 ext. 262
    • Kathy Davis, Finance Assistant

      Kathy Davis

      Finance Assistant

      Always has a smile. Extraordinary multi-tasker. Buy her chocolate to get on her good side. Loves bike rides and her amazing family.  

      317.852.2255 ext. 221
    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
    • 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 as a missionary kid. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 245
    • Scott Boers, Production Specialist

      Scott Boers

      Production Specialist

      Climber. Record collector. Princess wrangler. Can't live without his wife Kristen and two daughters. Once had dreadlocks. Has the lego movie entirely memorized. Homeschooled until college.

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

      Blake Peterman

      Production Specialist- Family Ministries

      Outgoing. Humorous. Dedicated. People Minded. Coffee Lover. Can’t live without haze and Ohio State Football. Tone Deaf.

      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

      Humorous. PC gamer and guitar player. Loves Italian food. Once fainted at a K-LOVE Christmas concert

      852.2255 ext.233
    Sports & Fitness
    • Sara Blythe, Community Impact Coordinator

      Sara Blythe

      Community Impact Coordinator

      Organized creative. Former barista. Aspiring minimalist. Detail oriented. List maker. Loves to read about art theory. Baker. Can't live without her iced coffee, starburst jelly beans and Sunday afternoon naps. 

      852.2255 ext. 230
    • Christie Wickline, Director of Fitness Programming

      Christie Wickline

      Director of Fitness Programming

      Caring. Analytical. Can't live without a plan…and some chocolate. Loves combining Christ and fitness. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 334
    • Jenny Young, Sports Administrator and Interim Team Leader

      Jenny Young

      Sports Administrator and Interim Team Leader

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

      317.852.2255 ext. 309
    • Jennifer Carbone

      Jennifer Carbone

    Students
    • Denise Funkhouser, Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

      Denise Funkhouser

      Students Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Campus Pastor

      Thoughtful. Funny. Cheerleader at her daughter's sporting events. Can't live without Iced Chai Tea Lattes and live music. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 301
    • Caitlyn Smelser, Student Team Leader

      Caitlyn Smelser

      Student Team Leader

      Perfectionist. Dog lover. Go-getter. Introverted. Loves Mac & Cheese. 3-time national champ in college basketball. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 311
    • 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. Owns a classic car.
      852.2255 ext. 259
    • Tony Hart, Student Programming Director

      Tony Hart

      Student Programming Director

      Caring. Hardworking. The Golden Girls is one of his all-time favorite shows. Likes to build things. On a quest to visit all 50 states.

      317.852.2255 ext. 238
    Worship
    • Greg Frazee, Worship Leader

      Greg Frazee

      Worship Leader

      Processor. Contemplator. Empowers people. Introverted. Golfer. Espresso drinker. Farm boy. 

      317.852.2255 ext. 316
    • Rachel Hammersley, Vocalist & Vocal Coach

      Rachel Hammersley

      Vocalist & Vocal Coach

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

      317.852.2255 ext. 396
    • Jonathan Wimp, Music Director

      Jonathan Wimp

      Music Director

      Musical. Technical. Funny. Encouraging. Dad to 2 girls. Met his wife in Russia.

      317.852.2255 ext. 246
    • Neil Hinders, Worship Team Leader

      Neil Hinders

      Worship Team Leader

      Husband. Father. Leader. Developer. Creative. Visionary. Adventurer.

      317.852.2255 ext. 312
    • Bree Groh,  Student Worship Specialist

      Bree Groh

      Student Worship Specialist

      Squirrel-lover. Has a deep passion for teaching and equipping musicians. Loves a good story. Music Theory is her love language.

      317.852.2255 ext. 365