Staff & Elders

Executive 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 little boy in the world (Hudson). Our family is so honored to serve The Creek and we sincerely look forward to getting to know you!

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 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 lover of all things creative and aesthetic, my husband Parker and my pup Henri, and you can forever find me buying flowers, throw pillows, and plants. I’m thrilled to be on a staff that loves one another and the church well, and I’m excited to use my heart and passions to do the same in my role here at the Creek.

Elders


Children


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, 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 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 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 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.

Students


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 Chelsie

I’m an avid coffee drinker (although I tend to leave half empty cups in my wake) and lover of good conversation. Spending time with those I love most—my husband, Robert, family, friends, or students—is what makes my heart beat. Being on staff at The Creek has given me the opportunity to use my creativity and a passion for relationships to partner in ministry with some of the best people I know. I have a front row seat to watch the next generation encounter Jesus and that is truly the privilege of a lifetime.

Contact Conner

I first found Jesus as a high school student at The Creek, and have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with students who are where I was not too long ago. I am in love with my wife, Chloe, and our little family that consists of our dog Juneau and our cat Leautia. I'm a fan all things Pacers, Kansas City Royals, history, and Star Wars! I love spending time with my friends and family and feel blessed to begin ministry at my home church.

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 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!

Contact Will

I grew up in Center Grove then attended Ozark Christian College before coming back to Indianapolis to work at The Creek. I’m married to my beautiful wife Ashley and enjoy cheering for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. I love getting to work with some of my best friends to advance the kingdom of God here in Indianapolis and all around the world.

Generosity & Outreach


Contact Darnell

My wife Lindley and I attended The Creek while we were dating and have never looked back. We love the mission Love God, Love People, Make Disciples. That is my life’s calling and I love being a part of church that helps me to do that better. My role in Community Outreach is so rewarding because I have a front row seat to see how loving God changes the communities we live in. Otherwise, I enjoy spending time with my wife, reading, writing, and woodworking.

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 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.

Operations


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 Caroline

I’m married to Heath, “mom” to Rosie the pug, a voracious reader, and an avid fan of coffee, donuts, and engaging conversation over breakfast (preferably all at once). 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. Serving alongside a stellar army of volunteers to create a warm, safe environment for our community is the icing on the cake.

Contact Denise

I’m a mom of two amazing adult children and continue to be smitten by my handsome husband. We began attending The Creek in November 2000 in order to build relationships with others in our community. I love taking care of people, which is perfect because I have the privilege of working with our staff as the Human Resources Generalist.

Contact Heather

I first came to The Creek back in 2015 when I began dating my now-husband, Bryan. He and his family were regular attenders and I’ve been a part of The Creek community ever since. I’m an Indiana girl—born and raised in Terre Haute—and we just recently bought our first home in Greenwood. I love summer, the beach, and Starbucks green tea.

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 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 daughter, Ellie 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 Pam

I love being with family, doing projects, gardening, and hiking. I have been a member of The Creek for many years and love that prayer and teaching God’s word have always been the cornerstones of The Creek. While some programs may change, I know that God is here and is working through us to grow His kingdom. I continue to learn how God loves me and how I can serve others.

Contact Stephen

My parents raised all their kids to be hard workers and as my dad would say “never take what you have for granted.” Between the way I was raised, and the desire God put in my heart to serve others, I always try to help where help is needed. I may not always be the guy with the right answers to life’s hard questions, but I hope to always be the man who’s willing to take action wherever God takes me. In every ministry at The Creek, there are many volunteers willing to go above and beyond. This is encouraging to witness and is what makes The Creek so great.

Adult Discipleship


Contact Chad

I love how The Creek is committed to knowing and loving the Lord. I value how prayerful, hospitable, and generous we are as a church. The Creek is my home church and I started serving as a minister in January 2016. I came to The Creek to help discipleship unto Jesus Christ to come about in greater ways in my own life and others. I help transform community by connecting people to develop deeper and stronger relationships with one another and with the One that makes it all happen. I’m being transformed, too. I find joy in spending time with my wife, two sons, and friends.

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 Kim

I love adventures! Serving Jesus here at the Creek is an adventure. I was born and raised in Alaska. I went to college at Anderson University and played volleyball. I was a DJ at a Christian radio station. I have been to Belize and Jamaica on missions trips. I once climbed a glacier and a volcano in the same week. The adventure continues with my wonderful husband Eric, my two step-sons Dylan and Daniel, my three sons Dylan, Gavin, and Owen and three wonderful grandchildren Emma, Allie, and Eric. Praying is one of the best adventures I have experienced. He is always faithful!

Contact Tom

Every day I’m trying to fully embrace what it means to be a child of God. I love having fun, laughing, spending time with family and friends, traveling, being in nature (especially on my motorcycle), and helping people know their value in God. We were drawn to The Creek’s emphasis of becoming like Jesus to better lead others, reaching the lost, making disciples, creating healthy teams/groups, and being a global influence for the Kingdom. Moving here was the best ministry decision we’ve ever made!

Spiritual Direction


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 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 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.

Worship


Contact Madison

I came to the Creek in 2019 as an intern and after a year of being part of this community I knew it was a place I wanted to call home, so I convinced them to keep me around! Now as a part of the Creek’s staff I get to lead people into the presence of God through worship and grow alongside them in faith. Stop by my office and there will always be coffee, candles, and images of cats. One thing most people don’t know is that I hold the title “Lady Madison of Glencoe” in Scotland and have the ID card to prove it!

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!

Shelby Street Campus


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 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.

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.