Staff & Leadership
pastor of preaching & community
Jeff is the youngest of three boys. He grew up attending church, but came to a saving knowledge of Christ as a young adult. Jeff earned an M.S. in Direct Marketing at Northwestern and worked in marketing management for several years before following a call to vocational ministry. After finishing M.Div. studies at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, he served in pastoral positions at EFCA churches in the St. Louis area. Jeff also taught Homiletics at Covenant and served on the board of Thrive St. Louis, a life-affirming ministry. Jeff has been married to Amelia since 1991, and they are parents to four awesome and funny kids. Jeff enjoys music, tennis, reading, coffee, and being outdoors. His desire is to help more people experience the transforming power of Christ, and equip them to use their gifts to impact the world with God’s grace.
Contact Jeff: jeff@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x234
pastor of teaching & discipleship
Joey joined Faith Church staff in July 2010. He and his wife, Jenna, moved from Dallas, TX, where Joey completed his Th.M at Dallas Theological Seminary. Joey enjoys puns, dad jokes and starting new hobbies. He is both book smart and accident prone, which is a winning combination. He likes reading theology and philosophy books written by dead guys and is often found thinking about how the church should relate to the culture. He loves eating Mexican food and going on adventures with Jenna and their daughter Analie. He has two cats, nine chickens, and a pathetically small number of Pokémon in his Pokédex.
Contact Joey: joey@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x228
pastor of shepherding
Raised by godly parents on a Kansas farm, Tom is the middle of five children and has been a believer since age eleven. He has a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy (Friends University), 1973 and a Master of Divinity (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), 1976. He and Linda were married in 1972 and have four adult children and six grandchildren. Since 1976, Tom has been a local church pastor, serving in Nebraska and Kansas prior to coming to Faith in 2004. He has served in numerous volunteer roles with the Evangelical Free Church of America, currently as chair of the EFCA Ministerial Association. His passions are his family, Faith Church, preaching God’s Word, and championing global missions. He enjoys travel, reading, being with people, watching sports and riding his antique 1974 Schwinn Continental bicycle.
Contact Tom: tom@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x227
pastor of iglesia de fe
Born to a Puerto Rican family in New York City, Luis moved to Massachusetts before being drafted and serving in the US Air Force. After returning home, he enrolled at the School of Architecture at Arizona State, but God had other plans! He transferred to Biola & Talbot Seminary where he earned his M-Div in Practical Theology. Since then, Luis has served in 5 EFCA churches as well as spending 7 years as a Multi-Ethnic Church planter. After observing the Faith International English Class ministry, he felt God was directing him to plant a “church-within-a-church” to reach Hispanic people in the Indianapolis area. With God’s leading and the approval of the pastoral staff and leaders, Iglesia de Fe began services on May 3, 2015.
Luis has been married to his high school sweetheart, Susan, since 1968 and they cherish time with their daughter and her family. Luis and Susan enjoy short day trips to better know and understand the people of the community - Indiana is their new adventure!
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pastor of student ministries
Nathan is our new Pastor of Student Ministries.
Contact Nathan: email@example.com or 317.848.1541 x226
director of business operations
Chris brings solid experience in finance and business leadership in both for-profit and parachurch settings, and skills in analysis, operations, strategy, branding, and marketing. Chris also holds an MBA from Kelley School of Business. Chris, his wife, Anne, and their boys have been part of Faith Church since 2014.
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director of faith kids
Kendra Carter started attending Faith Church in the 2nd grade when her parents, Doug & Robyn Thornton first moved to Indianapolis. She met and married her husband Nick at Faith Church, and the two of them led our “20-Somethings” ministry until they left to plant Village Life Church. At Village Life, Kendra developed and led the children’s ministry. Over the last 15 years, she has held teaching and program development roles for students from preschool through high school in various Christian educational settings. In every setting, her goal is to direct children to the glory of God, call them to repentance, and teach them to worship Him.
av production & administrative assistant
Brittany supports staff IT needs and manages sound, light and technology ministries. Brittany graduated from Huntington University with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications and in her spare time enjoys crafts, being part of a community group, and staying up to date on the latest technology.
Contact Brittany: brittany@FaithLiveItOut.org
local international ministries
Steve serves full-time with EFCA ReachGlobal and works in partnership with Faith Church. After serving in Germany and Turkey for 17 years, he enjoys using his cross-cultural skills to give guidance to the international ministries at Faith. Steve has a B.S.W from Indiana University and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In his free time, Steve enjoys table tennis, railroading (model and real), exploring used book stores, and spending time with his wife, Joan, and 4 adult children.
Contact Steve: steve@FaithLiveItOut.org
director of worship & communications
Johnny is passionate about bringing the church to the feet of God in authentic worship. He also leads our creative communications. He holds a B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design from Texas State University. As a songwriter and worship leader, Johnny is proud of his family heritage in music. His Great Grandfather, John A. McClung is in the Gospel Music Hall of fame as a hymn writer. He and his wife, Scotia, have three daughters, Teilah, Selah, and Amariah.
Contact Johnny: johnny@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x221
In addition to providing administrative support for Children’s Ministry, Andrea serves as co-coordinator for Women’s Bible Studies. Andrea is married to Brian and they have three children: Keith ('99), Renee ('02) and Kyle ('02). Andrea has a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University. Andrea loves to work, volunteer, and visit with friends, but also cherishes time at home with her family. Andrea has been at Faith since 2001.
Contact Andrea: apreston@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x238
director of faith international english classes
Sally is our Director of Faith International English Classes (FIEC).
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Lynn joined us in December 2012, assisting Shirley Miller with financial administration. She is a graduate of Wheaton College, B.S. in Biology; Loyola University, M.S. in Medical Physiology. Lynn took early retirement from Eli Lily and Company in 2012 after 31 years of service. In her spare time, she assists with the financial oversight of Prestige Lighting in Lansing, Illinois, a family business.
Contact Lynn: lynn@FaithLiveItOut.org or 317.848.1541 x240
director of choir and traditional worship
Julie coordinates the traditional worship gathering and directs the adult choir at Faith. She has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and many years of experience in music education, directing choirs, and teaching piano. She is married to Nate and they have three daughters, Kara ('02), Natalie ('05) and Rachel ('05).
Contact Julie: julie@FaithLiveItOut.org
Lydia was raised in a Christian home, accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age, and has attended Faith since 2004. As an Administrative Assistant, Lydia provides support for both the office and student ministry. In her spare time, Lydia enjoys reading, crafting, and being outdoors. Lydia and her husband, Ben, were married in 2016.
Contact Lydia: Lydia@faithliveitout.org or 317.848.1541 x222