Now in his thirtieth year with us, Gary is bringing his ministry at The Creek to a close. On April 28th, Gary will pass the baton of leadership to Dan Hamel and transition to E2: Effective Elders, serving as their Executive Director (e2elders.org). Gary and Leah will continue to live here in Franklin Township, as well as worship and serve in their many volunteer roles here at The Creek.
Dan preaches God’s Word with passion and conviction, helping people understand what the Scriptures mean for their everyday lives! His heart is to see people meet Jesus and grow as disciples. Dan loves to study all things leadership, history, and theology. He spends a lot of time exploring the outdoors, eating good food, and enjoying his family. He’s married to Keren, and together they have a young son—Daniel Hudson.
Executive Pastor, Ministries
Shan wears many hats (not literally), but primarily transforms community by overseeing our various ministry teams. His greatest loves, after Jesus, are his wife Lise and their two sons. He enjoys the St. Louis Cardinals, Disney, Star Wars, and the outdoors. He has a Ph.D. in Conflict Management and enjoys his role as peacemaker.
Executive Minister, Operations
Kevin makes transforming community possible by being the air traffic controller for operations. Kevin loves to fish, hike, and golf. Sometimes you will find him hiking and fishing while golfing. Kevin enjoys cooking for his wife and loves playing with his three adorable grandchildren.
Administrative Assistant, Lead Servant
Ellen transforms community by providing administrative support to the Lead Servant in a wide variety of projects, tasks, assignments, and travel arrangements. In her spare time she loves gardening, hiking, crocheting, and Geocaching with her husband Scott and twin boys.