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.
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.
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.
Stephen helps The Creek provide services that further our goal of being a transforming community. He’s dedicated to making worship a place for us to feel and acknowledge God's presence. He’s a car geek and a music freak, who’s always ready to talk about life with anyone.
David loves to see transformation take place through Bible teaching, which he does among both adults and kids. He and his wife Michele have six children; two married, and the rest making their way quickly to adulthood.
Lori provides leadership and support to the Generous Team and loves to show the power, hope and victory that Christ has for those in our community. She enjoys hanging out with her two kiddos and husband. She loves cooking, is addicted to Starbucks, and enjoys watching Colts football and Michigan State basketball.
Chris helps GO! transform community by providing the support necessary for local and global volunteers and missionaries to be successful. She does not like chocolate and claims to be Time Magazine’s 2006 person of the year. As far as anyone knows, she is delightful.
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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.
Brian enjoys serving with the community of The Creek. Whether it is preparing for worship, working with the next generation, or manual labor, Brian loves seeing God's transforming power at work in our community. Brian is grateful to have a loving and supportive wife in Raendra, and can't get enough of his three sons.
Brian builds and supports the Information Technology systems at The Creek so that they help us fulfill our mission to transform community for Christ. He's a Graduate of Kentucky Christian University and has been married to his wife Sarah since 2007. They have two kids.
Eric and his wife Marci have spent over twenty years following God, raising six kids (their “case studies”), gaining two new daughters through marriage, and their first grandson. With all of these experiences under their belt, they now help men and women build marriages and families that transform them spiritually.
Laura transforms community by creating an atmosphere and experiences that help people encounter and remember the story of God. She loves to show people where their story intersects with God’s story. She enjoys belting Broadway, laughing hysterically, reading great books, and living life with her favorite two people in the whole world, Matt and Abigail.
Jared serves on the student ministry team and seeks to transform community by walking with students, parents and adult leaders as they find their identity, belonging, and purpose in Jesus. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching all kinds of sports, a good book, most things Louisiana, and all things Apple.
Sarah's transforming community by making a safe and fun environment for kids and families at Shelby Street. Coffee and Donuts are my love language. I love to travel and I'm always down for an adventure. Being called "Aunt Sarah" is my favorite role in life so far. Music and concerts are also a few of my favorite things. Go Vols!
Chelsie works with the NextGen team to create environments where the next generation can step into their identity and purpose in the Kingdom to see community transformed. She’s a lover of good coffee, great books, her nieces and nephews, the Chicago Cubs and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
I think middle schoolers are the coolest people on earth! I love transforming our student community by helping students know that they are known, valued, and loved by God and by us (even if they just drank 4 monsters!). My wife is way too cool for me, but I’m glad she said yes to marrying me! I love spending time with my bride, eating pizza, soccer, hockey, and video games among other things.
Alison transforms community by leading the children's staff and volunteer team to create a consistent and engaging atmosphere for kindergarten through fifth graders that inspires them to trust God. Alison enjoys hanging out with her hubby Justin, watching movies, snuggling with their dog Meeka, and is known for randomly bursting into song. Her dream is to be the voice of the next Disney princess.
Tom points The Creek community to the transforming grace of Jesus through leading, teaching, discipleship and accountability. He loves Jesus with his whole life. As a result, Tom is madly in love with his wife, is proud and humbled to be entrusted with 2 amazing children, and loves to laugh and generally enjoy life whether he is at home with his family, with friends, or on his motorcycle.
Kim is eager to transform community by assisting with adult discipleship and care ministry activities. Kim enjoys playing tennis with her husband, listening to worship music, and cheering on her sons. She believes that Diet Rite is the best tasting soda.
Scott loves to connect people to participate with God in spiritually transforming communities around the world. He also developed and provides leadership to our ministry preparation LeadNow program for university students. He came to The Creek from Johnson University in 2005 and served as high school minister for eight rewarding years. His prized assets are his wife and two kids.
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Laina serves The Creek Community of Believers and the Care Team wholeheartedly. She is a Truth seeker and believes the best way to offer hope to this world is through the Truth of Jesus Christ. She enjoys game nights with family or friends, spending time with her LifeBridge Community kids, adventuring to new places, and good conversation over Saturday morning brunch.
Will believes in young adults and college-age students and their potential to change the world for Jesus, and he wants to help them tap into that potential. Will grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, went to Ozark Christian College, and is becoming immersed in the culture that comes with driving a Jeep.
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Susie transforms community through discipleship and care—encouraging hurting people to look to Jesus as they face life’s challenges. She enjoys bicycle riding with her husband Steve, being Mima to her grandchildren, and solving the world’s problems with friends over coffee.
Josh transforms community by planting Gospel seeds in the Next Generation so they might grasp their call to kingdom work. He's a small town boy who loves music, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Chinese food. In his free time, he enjoys napping and going to concerts.
Leslie transforms community by providing promotional planning and coordination for our ministry teams. She enjoys doing life with her awesome husband, Daniel, hosting friends & family in their home, and investing in young couples. Ice cream always sounds good[Mrs. Curls]. Boiler Up!
Heather transforms community by helping others with a smile, whether on the phone, in person, or assisting with administrative tasks. She loves spending time with her husband, Bryan, and her friends and family. She likes living in Greenwood and looks forward to summer, her favorite season. Heather and Bryan hope to buy a house soon and get a dog.
Emerson helps in Transforming Community by helping people grow into a closer relationship with Jesus by helping them learn God’s Word and its impact on everyday life. Originally from Maryland, Emerson enjoys reading, watching Pittsburgh Steelers or Penguins games, rooting on Bayern Munich, traveling abroad, and just hanging out with friends.
Terri helps to transform community by assisting the Programming/Worship and Creative Arts Ministry with your weekend experience. Terri enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends and her new role of Grandma. But...she still does not like putt putt.
Chad helps transform community by helping 3-5 graders set the foundations of their faith and preparing them for being the church for the rest of their lives! He holds a bachelors of arts in Youth/Family Ministry and Preaching from Lincoln Christian University. He is absolutely crazy about his amazing wife Heather! They share a passion and desire to share the Gospel of Jesus with families here at The Creek.
Caroline transforms community by serving and engaging the church’s Guest Services volunteers. She believes the love of Jesus can be exemplified in the simplest of ways, like a smile or cup of coffee. She is slowly learning to cook, enjoys hosting friends for dinner in her tiny apartment, and loves taste-testing coffee and donuts in Indy with her wonderful husband.
Erin transforms community at the Creek by telling children about the awesome things God does. She strives to show God's compassion and love through engaging games and activities. She spends her spare time with her family, cats, and – because her favorite people are under 3 feet tall – she is pursuing a degree in childhood education.
Marcie transforms community by linking the needs of people in our community with the service of the people of The Creek through models that are Biblical, relational, and empowering. Her free time is devoted to hanging out with her groovy husband, her two terrific kids, and a good cup of joe.
Matt considers himself someone who married way out of his league! His wife Dana is a great mother to their children and works hard to keep Matt out of trouble. As Technical Arts Director, Matt leads a team who transforms community by providing audio, lighting, and video support designed to maximize ministry efforts at The Creek.
Chad is a part of the student ministry team, which serves alongside a transforming community of great middle school and high school students. He fancies himself a family man and spends all his free time with his beautiful wife and 3 sons. All the while cheering for Notre Dame! Go Irish!
Bret works with all ministries of The Creek to ensure the facilities are safe and prepared to help connect and transform the community to the kingdom. Bret and his wife are enjoying the empty nest lifestyle while still spending time there two daughters and one son-in-law. Bret’s outside interest include, Unlimited Hydroplanes, Indy Fuel hockey and international travel.
Brock tells The Creek’s story of transforming community and finds ways to connect people with the church. He’s always checking out art and design. He can’t get enough of playing with his 2 kids, hanging with his wife, and cheering for the Blackhawks, Cubs, and Wildcats.
Parker transforms community by planning & leading worship services that help us hear from God, be transformed by Jesus, and grow as disciples. He enjoys reading about theology & spiritual formation, listening to music, playing guitar & any other instruments, soccer, working out, and drinking coffee with friends.
Joanna works with Creek families and volunteers in the nursery to teach God’s word and Jesus’ love to the toddlers and babies in a unique and special way. She's been working in the early education field for 5 years. God has blessed her with a great deal of passion and patience to work with this age group.
Aaron helps create a transforming community by helping create an environment for students to encounter and respond to the invitation of the gospel. Aaron loves the Texas Rangers, Dr. Pepper, music, and tacos!
Amie transforms community by working alongside families and Access Ministry volunteers to show individuals with special needs that they are known, valued, and loved by God. She’s happily married, a mama of 3 little ones, a Boston Terrier enthusiast, a nature lover and desires to be a woman after God’s own heart.
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Zach transforms community by crafting worship experiences that seek to connect people to God through music that extols Jesus and brings to mind our identity in Him. He loves to spend time enjoying the arts and outdoors with his wife Peggy, frequenting the Newfields grounds, and seeing local musical acts.
Mike cherishes his friendships across the transforming community, with students and adults. He serves in NextGen, Global Outreach, and Adult Discipleship. His family, wife and three kids, are the most important people in his life.
Steve loves serving with a staff and congregation that work hard to transform community and he is involved in this effort by serving as an elder, serving on the Management Team, and serving on Mission trips. He has a wife of 48 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with family, traveling and being retired.
Chad helps transform community by connecting people to develop deeper and stronger relationships with one another and with the One that makes it all happen. Chad is being transformed, too. He finds joy in spending time with his wife, two sons, and friends. He also enjoys golfing, exercising, reading, and good conversation over a cup of coffee!
Kelsey transforms community by helping the NextGen team with coordination & planning of trips, events, and other activities. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter, eating good breakfast food, and playing games.
Denise transforms community by helping the staff at The Creek with their HR needs. She also serves in the Teach and Choir ministries in Worship & Creative Arts. Denise and Drew were married in 1985 and have two young adult children, Ryan & Kristin. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book.
Pam transforms community by providing financial information for all of the ministries of The Creek, and by helping with hospitality during conferences and events. Pam loves all God’s children, especially her 6 grandkids, the babies in the Nursery, and the elementary kids at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School.
David’s community has been transformed at and by The Creek, as it is here that he was called into fulltime vocational ministry and is allowed to share Christ with people throughout Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He loves his wife, two kids and two grandkids and is grateful that Christ is the center of the Wright house.