Staff & Elders

Staff & Elders

Leadership Team


Contact Dan

I was born and raised out west—in Oregon, Nevada, and Colorado. As a teenager I sensed God call me into ministry. I followed that call and never looked back. Serving the Lord as a pastor is such an incredible joy and privilege. I love to pray, teach God’s word, and connect with people in a way that helps them grow in their relationship with Jesus. I have served at The Creek since 2017 and absolutely love this church family! I am so inspired by our church’s passion for God’s presence and commitment to transform our community with the love of Jesus. God has blessed me with an incredible wife (Keren) and the most precious children in the world (Hudson, Addie, & Luke). Our family is so honored to serve The Creek and we sincerely look forward to getting to know you!

Contact Chad

Well, right out of the gate, I love Jesus and His church! I’m passionate about helping teens find and follow Jesus! I’m a family man who loves spending time with my wife and three sons. I also love my friends, coffee, sports, movies, and Diet Coke. I’ve been at the Creek since 2014 but have 20+ years of experience in ministry.

Contact Kevin

I’m a kind person who listens well and loves people. I’m a natural leader who enjoys helping and seeing other people succeed. I love the Lord and I’m glad I get to help His kingdom using my gifts and talents to honor Him. I have been to Costa Rica eleven times and have helped build over twenty houses for people there.

Contact Laura

I’ve been a part of The Creek community since 2000 and have loved seeing God move in the lives of so many people over the years. I joined the staff in 2005 after 9 years of teaching high school choir—yes, that included show choir! (I love a good jazz square combo…) I love walking with others in their journey with Jesus and the depth of relationship that is built over time in the church. It’s really unlike anything else. I enjoy belting Broadway, laughing hysterically, reading great books, and living life with my two favorite people in the world, Matt and Abigail.

Contact Shan

I started at The Creek on the fourth of July in 2004. In my position I get to see and hear stories almost every day of how God is doing amazing things in the lives of those around me. I used to have my pilot’s license and enjoyed skydiving before I got smart. I love Biblical archaeology, hiking in the mountains, Disney, the St. Louis Cardinals, and my family.

Contact Katie

I’m a fan of all things pink & aesthetic, and you can forever find me buying flowers, overpriced lattes, and plants. I’m married to my best friend, Parker, and we’ve got a sweet little family of five – one babe, Pax, and two pups, Henri, and Sophie. I love being on a staff that loves one another and the church well, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my heart and passions to do the same in my role here at The Creek.

Elders


Family


Contact Alison

I absolutely love having a front row seat to see God move in the lives of kids, families, and leaders. Children's Ministry has it all— from laughter to tears, hugs to high fives, littles to adults... it's a mixture of so many of my favorite things, experiences, and most of all, people. I love that I get to be a small part of God's story here at The Creek within kidustrial park, all alongside my husband, Justin, our daughter Faith, and a fantastic team.

Contact Amie

In August 2016, God unexpectedly called me to The Creek at a garage sale, where I discovered the opportunity to lead Access Ministry. It was definitely not my plan to work in ministry, but God pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to combine two of my passions – Jesus and working with individuals with special needs! God continues to reveal to me that His plan is always better than our own. I’m a happily married part-time special needs ministry director and a homeschooling-mama-of-three. It’s a privilege to work alongside families and Access leaders to show individuals with special needs that they are known, valued, and loved by God. Serving with my husband, Greg, is my absolute favorite thing to do!

Contact Brandon

I love Jesus and his Church! I am passionate in seeing the next generation become Kingdom workers. The best part of me is my wife and three children. When we're not with the church, you'll find us boating, camping, or somewhere in the mountains. A few things that make me, me: Jesus, my family, and my beard - in that order. One fun fact about me is that I served as a hostage negotiator for the state of Indiana.

Contact Chad

I’m all about relationships! The two relationships that matter most are, of course, Jesus and my community of people who also love Jesus. Secondly, is my family. I love spending as much time as I can with my beautiful wife, Heather, and our adorable son, Carter. As The Creek’s third-fifth grade pastor, I see God move as our third, fourth, and fifth graders begin to form personal relationships with Jesus. It’s truly my favorite part ministry as our team works with families to plant seeds and wait for God to do what only He can.

Contact Conner

I first found Jesus as a high school student at The Creek and now have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with students who are where I was not too long ago. I have the coolest little family that consists of my wife, Chloe, and the sweetest boy in the world, Vonn. I am a HUGE history nerd and love all things sports! I have the incredible opportunity to coach baseball at Franklin Central High School and will drink all of the Dr. Pepper that you can give me!

Contact Erica

I am fueled by caffeine, creativity, and all things with an incredible story--from treasures found in dusty antique shops, history, and great films. I have been writing an incredible story of my own with my husband, Andrew, and three of the coolest kids around: Kendall, Nolan, and Connor. I am here with a passion and wild desire to connect children to Jesus in any small way I can and I feel blessed to be able to serve with this phenomenal and unstoppable team.

Contact Eric

My relationship with Jesus, my family, and my friends is what makes me “me”. When I prioritize them correctly, things are well with my soul, even when life is challenging. When I try to rearrange priorities, things get out of wack. We have a big family and a big church; it’s easy for me to get these out of order, so I have to focus on my relationship with Jesus to get them back in sync. Something many may not know about me is my love of classic rock and classic cars… I love loud music, especially old-time rock-n-roll. I enjoy nearly any music, even new stuff, but the music from the 70s and 80s is really hard to beat – I love concerts, and bands that I knew as a kid are my favorites. Pair that with a custom car show and I would be lost for a weekend.

Contact Gracie

My name is Gracie, but I do also go by “Gracie May”! I have three wonderful brothers who taught me to be competitive, and fight for that last slice of pizza should the opportunity arise. All jokes aside, as much as I love pizza, I really do just love sitting around eating food or drinking sweet tea with community. I was in my junior year at Ozark Christian College when my academic advisor pointed me to a Creek staff member recruiting interns. After a few months and a few conversations, God led me here! I so love the team I am on as well as the community that God so faithfully placed me in!

Contact Joanna

I’m married to Ryan Reynolds and we have two beautiful daughters together. My background comes from eight years of experience in early education. I love the opportunity to engage the littlest ones in our church, building the blueprints of what church can and should be, and helping families feel know, valued, and loved by God and by us.

Contact Kennedy

What I love about preschoolers are their innate state of wonders, their love for all things musical, and their ability to make everything magical. My role at The Creek grants me the honor of rediscovering God’s world through the eyes of our preschoolers. I love that it allows me to create a fun environment, serve alongside incredible leaders, and lead kiddos with love. I’m blessed with the best husband, Michael, and find great joy at the bottom of a chai latte and the end of a good book.

Contact Liz

The summer I turned 15-years-old, God pursued me and called me to himself at a CIY conference. I knew right then there would be no turning back. Since that summer, I have matured in Christ, studied his word at Bible college, and discovered a deep love for his church. Recently, God pursued me once again as he made a way for me to join the staff at The Creek when I least expected it. However, I have found it quite a privilege to be part of a leadership team that loves God and wants to see his kingdom grow here in our community. I love traveling and hiking all around the USA with my husband Eli and our four children, reading, knitting, running, making people laugh, cold Cokes in a can, and the smell of skunks.

Contact Luke

I have a passion for middle school students to know Jesus. I want them to know that they are known, valued, and loved so dearly by God. I genuinely think middle schoolers are the coolest! Being able to see the process they walk through from 6th grade to 8th (and beyond) is awesome. I'm excited to see how God continues to unleash the untapped potential at The Creek with it comes to students and families. My wife is way cooler than me, but I somehow convinced her to join me on this crazy journey in ministry. She's the best!

Formation & Outreach


Contact Allyson

For as long as she can remember, Ally has been a social butterfly, preferring to spend all her free time with others. Her hobbies include watching tv shows and movies, reading, writing, sewing, and exploring new and/or local cuisines and activities. Growing up in a military family, Ally had the opportunity to interact with a variety of different cultures. These experiences have only intensified her desire to carry out her call to missions through local and global means. First, by accepting the knowledge and encouragement of the Creek’s staff to equip her to do so effectively. And second, to build lasting relationships with her home-church family which she can carry out into the world. Her favorite part of being on staff at the Creek is the incredible community, love, and wisdom offered by each member who serves alongside her. In everything, she aims to live according to biblical values and commands. However, if asked, she will say that she lives by three principles: 1) “Direction, not intention, determines destination.”-Andy Stanley; 2) “If you don’t get out of the boat, you’ll never walk on water.”- Mark Batterson; and 3) never do anything you wouldn’t want to explain to a paramedic.

Contact Brock

My favorite things are being married to Stella and being a dad to Lincoln and Mikinley. I am a big fan of art—both looking at it and attempting to create it—which is why I love my role at The Creek so much. I firmly believe that God shows us his love by giving us beauty in nature and by giving us all the ability to create beauty. Please hold your applause, but I was the spelling bee champion of my school in fifth grade. I retired from competition and didn’t seek to retain my crown in sixth grade.

Contact Caleb

I'm a graduate of Johnson University, where I received my bachelors in Preaching and Church Leadership. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri with my wonderful parents and two younger siblings. I enjoy being outside, reading books, playing basketball, going to the gym with my friends, and eating sushi. I'm excited to be a part of The Creek as an intern because I'm constantly surrounded by Godly men and women who genuinely care about serving God and the church. Their wisdom and passion are a source of endless learning for me and it pushes me to become more like them in my calling to love the people of God.

Contact Chris

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.

Contact Clare

I’m an extremely relational person. I love building relationships, nurturing relationships, and studying relationships. I take great joy in helping people grow their relationship with others and with Jesus and I believe life groups are a great place for that to happen organically. Our family moved from the coastal community of Ventura, CA in April 2020 when I joined the team here at The Creek. My husband Dan and I have been married since 2008 and we love being parents to Eric, and twins, Emmett and Eleanor. In my free time you can usually find me drinking coffee and deep in conversation with friends, reading a good book, swimming, or fretting over how I am going to survive Indiana winters. Most people don’t know this, but I am quite gifted at wrapping leftover food into foil animals.

Contact Emerson

I began my time at The Creek over a few years ago as an intern and I guess they liked me enough to let me hang around! In my role here I get to help people practice the way of Jesus and live into the reality that they are the family of God. I love reading, writing, music, coffee, exercising, traveling, pondering, observing, and questioning. I’m an Enneagram 5, an INTJ, but most importantly a disciple of Jesus.

Contact Lindley

My husband and I started coming to The Creek in January of 2018. We started attending here because from the moment we walked in it felt like home. We love the intentional community and the high value that is placed on Scripture. I have a deep desire to build intentional relationships and for others to come to know and experience the incredible love and grace of Jesus. I love spending time with family and friends, anything outdoors, McAllister’s dill pickles, iced coffee, and doing life with my husband and best friend, Darnell.

Contact Lori

I am a mom of two kids and blessed with an amazing husband! I enjoy movies, shopping, cooking, Starbucks, and simply hanging out with my family. I love watching God work in the lives of individuals that seek Him faithfully in the midst of difficult circumstances. God loves to show up and bring unexplainable peace and victory. I have seen God reveal His truths in the lives of those who are seeking Him in the midst of difficult circumstances. He brings indescribable peace and victory!

Contact Rachel

I started coming to The Creek with my family when I was 15-years-old. From the moment we walked through the doors we felt that this place, this church, was different. God has and continues to use The Creek to be formative in shaping me into the person and follower of Jesus that I am. I’ve experienced a true sense of God’s love, kindness, and presence through the people He has connected me to at The Creek. It is a joy to work and serve at a place that has had such an impact on my faith journey and be a part of helping others experience growth in their relationship with God. I love outdoor adventure, animals (especially dogs), and anytime I get to spend being with family and friends!

Contact Scott

I LOVE how I get to spend my days. An early mentor of mine would say “I have never worked a day in my life because I love what I get to do.” My favorite part is the eye-opening transformative conversations I get to have with those who are experiencing so many new realities when it comes to growing in God. I definitely married up and love the way my wife challenges me to continually consider things at a deeper level.

Story & Experience


Contact Caroline

My favorite roles in life are being Heath's wife and Davis Edison's mom. Luckily, I like my job qiute a bit, too. I encountered Jesus for the first time as a high school student here at The Creek, altering the trajectory of my life, so being a part of this staff all these years later is an immense privilege. It's an honor to tell the story of The Creek and serve alongside a team of stellar volunteers. In my spare time, I'm a voracious reader, drink far too much caffeine (McDonalds Coke with light ice, please and thank you), and will never say no to a dance party.

Contact Jared

Besides Jesus, what makes me “me” is my wife, Sarah, family and friends, love for coffee, crafting stories through videography and photography, and a desire to always do the right thing (where are my enneagram 1s at!!). I’ve seen God move through His incredible and unpredictable plan for my life—it looks nothing like I planned, and for that I'm eternally grateful. Jesus' idea of better is always better than mine.

Contact Kelsey

I’m passionate about the next generation and love seeing kids of all ages develop and grow in their faith. Leading a high school life group and filling our home weekly with students actively pursuing Jesus is one of my greatest joys. I love spending the rest of my time with my husband and kiddos – preferably outside hiking, running or making s’mores. I’m also always down for a good game of euchre and a cup of coffee.

Contact Leslie

Good conversation, game nights, vanilla coke, Mexican food, the Purdue Boilermakers, and ice cream are some of my favorite things. My husband, Daniel and daughters, Ellie and Tinley will always take the top spots on that list, though. Being a part of The Creek staff, I love seeing people find their identity in Jesus and grow to look more like Him. There’s nothing more encouraging than to sit in a Sunday service and see people fully engaged in worship.

Contact Matt

I am a husband to Dana and a dad to Tyler, Josie, and Blake. I began serving at The Creek in the fall of 2016 as the Technical Arts Director. One of my favorite things about serving at The Creek is the remarkable volunteers I get to work with, week in and week out. Their commitment to serving those around them with excellence is remarkable!

Contact Rhett

I have none but Jesus to thank for making me “me” (and saving me from myself). Without His love, I’m not sure where I would be, but because of it I am a better husband, father, and follower of Christ. He has blessed me with an amazing wife, four kids, and a community of friends and family that make me want to be the best version of myself for their sake. I’m humbled and grateful to be a part of such a great church where I see God moving so clearly. My favorite part of working here is the people I get to serve with; their hearts are awesome and they are fixed on loving others well!

Operations


Contact Brandon

I’ve always had a passion for technology and serving Christ’s church, which is what makes working at The Creek so great. I get to partner with the various ministries and find ways technology can help expand God’s Kingdom. Being on staff at The Creek is an amazing blessing. God has also blessed me with an amazing wife, Megan, and our three kids. When I’m not in front of a computer, you can usually find us at the zoo or just enjoying the outdoors. Being a culinary school graduate, my other favorite place is either in the kitchen or next to the grill.

Contact Bret

I work across all ministries at The Creek to ensure facilities are safe and prepared to serve everyone who walks through our doors. Now that we’ve been empty nesters for a few years, my wife and I enjoy seeing our first granddaughter, which has made travel to England no longer a desire, but a necessity. I also enjoy spending time with my two daughters and son-in-law, both in person and over FaceTime. When I’m not working or spending time with family, I love to attend and follow Unlimited Hydroplane boat racing events— my favorite summer pastime. The winter seasons are filled with my three favorite hockey teams: the Chicago Blackhawks, Indy Fuel, and Milton Keynes Lightning. While family, boats, and hockey fill most of my spare time, I also try to stay in touch with my 12 brothers and sisters.

Contact Brian

I build and support the Information Technology systems at The Creek so that they help us fulfill our mission to transform community for Christ. I’m a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and have been married to my wife, Sarah, since 2007. We have two kids.

Contact Lia

I love spending time with my family, drinking a strong cup of coffee, and reading a good book. I really love to learn new things and stretch myself. My favorite thing about The Creek is the intentionality to make a big church feel small. It can be easy to get lost in the big crowds but we sincerely want to love on people as they come to know God better and then teach others around them who he is.