Staff

Leadership
  • John S. Dickerson, Lead Pastor

    John S. Dickerson

    Lead Pastor

    Meet the Pastor

  • Dan Lidstone, Executive Pastor of Creative and Communication

    Dan Lidstone

    Executive Pastor of Creative and Communication

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

    317.350.5285
  • Denise McCleese, Executive Pastor of Strategy & Engagement

    Denise McCleese

    Executive Pastor of Strategy & Engagement

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

    317.350.5210
  • Andy Stephenson, Executive Pastor of Ministries and Operations

    Andy Stephenson

    Executive Pastor of Ministries and Operations

    Focused. Developer. Avid Outdoorsman. Family-man. Traveled to 5/7 continents.

  • Neil Hinders, Brownsburg Location Pastor

    Neil Hinders

    Brownsburg Location Pastor

    Husband, Father, Adventurer, Visionary, Developer, Encourager

    317.350.5278
  • Erika Jay, Ministry Development Pastor

    Erika Jay

    Ministry Development Pastor

    Encourager. Innovator. Family adventures. Wishes she was 4 inches taller.

  • Marcia Baker, Executive Assistant

    Marcia Baker

    Executive Assistant
    317.350.5207
Avon Location
  • Joshua Pezold, Avon Location Pastor

    Joshua Pezold

    Avon Location Pastor

    Entrepreneur. Pastoral heart. Sneaker Collector. Café Mocha Addict.

  • Craig  Knisley

    Craig Knisley

    Family man. Coach. Traveler.

  • Jon Bemis

    Jon Bemis

    Husband & father. Burger connoisseur. Lover of anything music related. Had to look up how to spell ‘connoisseur.’

  • Julie Scott

    Julie Scott

  • Hollie Willard

    Hollie Willard

  • Riley Pearson

    Riley Pearson

Carmel Location
  • Chris Maloney, Carmel Location Pastor

    Chris Maloney

    Carmel Location Pastor

    Husband. Father of 2 girls. Canadian. Committed. Former college goalkeeper.

     

  • Elizabeth Lencke

    Elizabeth Lencke

Fishers Location
  • Dave Fladung

    Dave Fladung

  • Scott Boers

    Scott Boers

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

Care
  • Beth Hopkins

    Beth Hopkins

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

  • Jim Littlejohn

    Jim Littlejohn

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

  • Denise Funkhouser

    Denise Funkhouser

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

  • Dan Coughlin

    Dan Coughlin

    Husband. Dad. Explorer. Learner. Once chased by an otter.

  • Care Team

    Care Team

Children's
  • Mark Notter

    Mark Notter

    Fun-loving. Curious. Loves YouTube tutorials. Father of 3 Daughters. Was a Price Is Right Contestant.

  • Dave Wohlenhaus

    Dave Wohlenhaus

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

  • Amy Terhune

    Amy Terhune

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

  • Brenda Richardson

    Brenda Richardson

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

    317.852.8687
  • Heather Frazier

    Heather Frazier

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

  • Melissa Melendez

    Melissa Melendez

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

  • Shirlene Skaggs

    Shirlene Skaggs

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

  • Sarah Arkanoff

    Sarah Arkanoff

    Energetic. Creative. Michigan native. Can't live without LaCroix and lip gloss.

  • Alex Jones

    Alex Jones

    Gentle soul. Loves golf and guitar. Frequent moviegoer. Big fan of theater.

  • Brandi Wolf

    Brandi Wolf

  • Childrens Team
Connections
  • Chris Fowler

    Chris Fowler

    Compassionate. Husband. Father. Ice cream and dad joke enthusiast.

  • Gretchen Becker

    Gretchen Becker

    Mom of two beautiful girls. Detail-oriented. Reading. Tacos. I performed in my hometown circus.

  • Connie McConnell

    Connie McConnell

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

  • Raquel Lynn

    Raquel Lynn

  • Kaitlyn Fox

    Kaitlyn Fox

Elders
Facilities & Operations
  • Greg Calhoon

    Greg Calhoon

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

  • Dave Newton

    Dave Newton

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

  • Tim Holt, Building and Grounds Supervisor

    Tim Holt

    Building and Grounds Supervisor

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

  • Tyler Lee

    Tyler Lee

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

  • Curtis Dean

    Curtis Dean

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

  • Julie Kirtley

    Julie Kirtley

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

Film
  • Timothy Lynn

    Timothy Lynn

  • Erik Thein

    Erik Thein

    Storyteller. Pug Father. Avid Writer. Coffee Enthusiast. 

  • Josh Bennett

    Josh Bennett

    Patient. Servant Leadership minded. Boxing. Systemic Theology Book. Never been on a roller coaster.

Finance & HR
  • Sandy Gallatin

    Sandy Gallatin

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

  • Sarah Brinson

    Sarah Brinson

    Wife and Mom of 2 amazing children! Softball lover. Nacho connoisseur. 

  • Jessica Bush

    Jessica Bush

  • Human Resources Team

    Human Resources Team

Global
  • Teddy  Haubner

    Teddy Haubner

    Funny. Fashionable. Black belt in karate. Grew up in Brazil. Enjoys soccer and long walks on the beach.

  • Lisa Smith

    Lisa Smith

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

  • Global Team

    Global Team

IT
  • Steve Steiner

    Steve Steiner

  • Dave Moore

    Dave Moore

    Bears, Beets, Battlestar Gallactica

Marketing & Digital
  • Jenn Storey

    Jenn Storey

    Wife. Mama. Design enthusiast. Photographer. Wanderluster.

  • Ann Abbott

    Ann Abbott

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

  • Jenny Bates

    Jenny Bates

    Peppy. Energetic. Lifetime Learner. Outdoor Enthusiast. Voracious reader-over 52 books a year.

  • Valerie Enders

    Valerie Enders

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

  • Garrett Ruhmann

    Garrett Ruhmann

    Father. Husband. Comic Book nerd. Was on the cover of Turtle Magazine as a child.

  • Hannah Searcey

    Hannah Searcey

    Social.  Social Media is a beautiful frontier that is ready to be discovered, and I love exploring it. Thrifting. Puppy Evie. Born in Delaware.

  • Valerie Sipe

    Valerie Sipe

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

Production
  • Michael Montanari

    Michael Montanari

    Husband. Father. Nerd. Lives off of Coffee and Hot Sauce.

  • Scott Boers

    Scott Boers

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

  • Brandon Rees

    Brandon Rees

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

  • Jess Jones

    Jess Jones

    Coffee Shop Enthusiast. Introvert. Music lover. Did Karate for 9 years. 

  • Riley Pearson

    Riley Pearson

Small Groups and Adults
  • Ron  Merrell

    Ron Merrell

    Husband. Dad. Sheep-herder. Bodysurf. Owned over 30 cars.

  • Monica Shelton

    Monica Shelton

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

  • Sarah Zimmerman

    Sarah Zimmerman

    Creative. Loyal. Outdoor Enthusiast. Loves mulching, sewing, and reading. Can't live without family and worship music.

  • Aaron Williams

    Aaron Williams

    Husband & Father. Leader. Smash Bros Ace. Can’t live without tea. Had an afro in middle school. Now has no hair.

  • Small Groups

    Small Groups

Sports & Fitness
  • Christie Wickline

    Christie Wickline

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

  • Sports & Fitness Team

    Sports & Fitness Team

Students
  • Mark Notter

    Mark Notter

    Fun-loving. Curious. Loves YouTube tutorials. Father of 3 Daughters. Was a Price Is Right Contestant.

  • Tony Rogatto

    Tony Rogatto

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

  • Sean  McCloskey

    Sean McCloskey

    Adventurous. Father. Husband. Loves a good pizza. Once ate a deep fried Tarantula.

  • Students Team
Worship
  • Dan Lidstone, Executive Pastor of Creative and Communication

    Dan Lidstone

    Executive Pastor of Creative and Communication

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

    317.350.5285
  • Ross Brown

    Ross Brown

    Music Lover. Guitar Nerd. Vinyl Collector. Avid Reader.

  • Bri Patrick

    Bri Patrick

    Extroverted-Introvert. Iced coffee lover. Steak & Potatoes kinda girl. Dog Mom to the cutest pup, Palmer.

  • Jon Bemis

    Jon Bemis

    Husband & father. Burger connoisseur. Lover of anything music related. Had to look up how to spell ‘connoisseur.’

  • Leah Grace Wiggins

    Leah Grace Wiggins

Worldview
  • Zach Breitenbach

    Zach Breitenbach

    Disciple Maker. Teaches God's truth. Watches college wrestling. Doesn't drink coffee.

  • Trey Shigley

    Trey Shigley

    Married to his best friend and father of two boys. Passionate about discipleship. Loves sports, reading, and travel.