charlesallen

The Rev. Dr. Charles Allen

Chaplain, Grace Unlimited, Indianapolis

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
I am a priest and campus chaplain. The funding for campus ministry comes principally from the Diocese of Indianapolis. I frequently supply in parishes. I serve as a Diocesan Examining Chaplain. I have served on the Commission on Ministry and as the Coordinator of Seminarians' Formation at Christian Theological Seminary (where I was an affiliate professor of theology).

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I could go on forever about this. I love the way we have combined reverence for a Catholic heritage with openness to new patterns of faithfulness. I have been proud of the public stands we have taken, frequently articulated with care and theological insight by both +Edward Jones and +Catherine Waynick (the two Bishops I have known). I love spending time time with the people of this diocese, even the clergy :-)

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I rehearse and perform with Butler University Chorale as their most senior member. 

What is your vocation or profession?
Priest.

gordonchastain

The Rev. Gordon Chastain, Chaplain

Priest, Retired

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Executive Director of Damien Center, a cooperating ministry. Spiritual Director. Board president, National Episcopal Health Ministries. Deputy to General Convention.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
Welcoming of LGBT persons.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
Avid birder

What is your vocation or profession?
Retired priest

hilarycooke

The Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke

Associate Rector, St. John’s, Lafayette

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
The Commission on Ministry, Diocesan Young Adult Ministry, served in the House of Bishops Secretariat at General Convention since 2000. 

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
Fabulous colleagues, the beauty of Waycross, being a voice for progressive Christianity in the heartland. 

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I enjoy singing Slavic folk music. 

What is your vocation or profession?
Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "it takes two to speak the truth: one to speak and another to hear."  At the heart of my priestly ministry is a call to listen for the voice of the voiceless so that all may speak their truth. 

PamDouglas

Pam Douglas, Search Committee Chair

Member, St. Paul’s, Indianapolis

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
At the parish level, I have been Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Vestry member, Clerk of the Vestry, Personnel Committee, Outreach Committee, Choir Member, Lector, Intercessor, St. Paul's Music Committee and Congregational Discernment Group facilitator.  At the Diocesan level, I am the Chair of the Personnel Policy and Compensation Committee, and a regular delegate to Diocesan Convention.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I love the fact that the common bond that we share in the liturgy creates a connection like no other, no matter where you are in the Diocese.  I love what we stand for, and our willingness and desire to fully participate in our communities.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I speak Japanese, Spanish and French - and love to travel!

What is your vocation or profession?
Human Resources Manager

laradreyer

Lara Dreyer

Member, St. Mark’s, Plainfield and Good Samaritan, Brownsburg

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Treasurer, St. Mark's Episcopal Church; Delegate, Diocesan Convention; Co-Convener, Diocesan Reimagining Task Force; Volunteer, Waycross Camp & Conference Center; Volunteer, General Convention 2012;  Participant, Diocesan Group, Indy Pride Parade

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I love the opportunity to work and serve with smart and passionate people engaged in kingdom work in many different contexts. As well, I love Waycross, both in terms of my family's experience and as a place of holy possibilities for the whole household and wider community.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I've been a reading mentor for 2nd and 3rd graders in our local schools for the last several years and like to bring literature to life through reading aloud.

What is your vocation or profession?
I'm a systems analyst on the team supporting the State of Indiana's enterprise financial system. 

georgeeastman

George Eastman

Member, St. Paul’s, Richmond

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
I came to the Episcopal Church from the Presbyterian Church. I became very active serving as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Vestry member, Verger. I have served as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention for several conventions.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I appreciate the forward thinking of the Diocese of Indianapolis for social justice, racial equality and welcoming all to the church.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I enjoy woodworking - I constructed a large model of St. Paul’s, Richmond and presented it to the church on its 175th Anniversary. I also constructed a large model of St. Stephen's Hospital, first hospital in Richmond, Indiana, organized by St. Paul’s, Richmond.

What is your vocation or profession?
I have been a licensed Funeral Director in Indiana since 1971. I am presently working part-time with the Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home in Richmond.

richardgodbold

The Rev. Dr. Richard Godlbold

Priest, Retired

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Standing Committee, Executive Council, Commission on Ministry, General Convention Alternate Deputy, Waycross Camp and Conference Center Board, Deanery Dean, Rector of St. Paul's Evansville, Bishop Search Committee.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
The permission to grow in a progressive vision of Christianity and the Episcopal Church and the opportunity to try to live that out personally and in ministry.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I love to garden, read, and play golf - and I am learning to express my latent artistic urge.

What is your vocation or profession?
As a retired priest, I devote my energy to Diocesan level ministry and to ministry with several groups in Evansville that are non-churched.

brendanosullvanhale

Brendan O'Sullivan-Hale

Member, Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
I have served as senior warden of All Saints and am currently involved in stewardship and communications. Previously I acted as co-convener of the Diocesan Reimagining Task Force, and was a deputy to the 2015 General Convention, where I served on the Stewardship and Development Committee. I am a member of the Acts 8 Movement, a missionary society proclaiming resurrection in the Episcopal Church, and am co-host of the The Collect Call, a weekly podcast about the intersection between liturgy and life.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I appreciate the collegiality among both clergy and laity around the diocese. Also, while there are significant variations in the expression of worship, the churches of this diocese do not lose sight of the value of common prayer that unites us in turning our hearts and minds to Christ.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I have an undisclosed number of animals living in my house.

What is your vocation or profession?
I am an investment analyst at a large wealth management firm.

GrayLesesne

The Rev. Dr. Gray Lesesne

Church Planter, Good Samaritan, Brownsburg

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
In March 2015, I became the Diocese's first church planter in more than 20 years. From 2008-2015, I served as a Canon and Senior Associate at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. I was co-chair of the General Convention Host Committee in 2012 (where we assembled over 1000 volunteers to welcome the Episcopal Church). In the Episcopal Church, I’ve served two terms on Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements for General Convention.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I love our diversity of ministry and people and locations and outreach, and I love our commitment to a new church plant!

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I'm a frequent flyer program nut. I collect frequent flyer miles, and love to help people plot strategies to accumulate and spend points and miles for dream vacations.

What is your vocation or profession?
Priest, Evangelist, Church Planter

fatimamadus

The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus

Deacon, St. John's, Speedway

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Chair, Cathedral Women, Deacon, Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training, leading/facilitating feeding ministry, prison ministry, EfM, and Missioner

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
As disciples of Christ, we are all on a journey.  I love it that no one in particular person have the answers. 

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
Love to meet people from other cultures.  Travelling, reading, movies, musicals

What is your vocation or profession?
Scientist

326A4236

Terry Noble

Member, St. Andrew’s, Greencastle

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Deputy to General Convention 2012 & 2015, Bishop’s Executive Council, Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, Delegate to Diocesan Convention 

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
The people! Our boldness in being progressive Christians.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I enjoy knitting prayer shawls, I am Hebrew Cantor for Hillel at DePauw University, and I am active with the local Native American community.

What is your vocation or profession?
Manager, DePauw University Music Library; Part-time employee, Vintage Fibers (fiber artist and instructor)

karensullivan

The Rev. Karen Sullivan

Deacon, St. Philip’s, Indianapolis

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
Deacon Council, Deacon Formation Facilitator, LEV co-coordinator. 2006- 2013, Commission on Ministry, Reimagining Task Force, Diocesan Jubilee Officer, Member Assoc. Of Episcopal Deacons

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
The relationships among members of the various parishes, social justice efforts, diversity and tolerance for varied opinions. Living the Gospel in the community, not just in the buildings. 

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I paint pictures and I love dogs.

What is your vocation or profession?
I am a Probation Officer/Pre-sentence Investigator for the Marion County Probation Department

melissazurloye

Melissa zur Loye

Member, St. Paul’s, Columbus

What activities or ministries have you been involved with in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis? The larger Episcopal Church? 
I have been an EFM mentor for many years.  I served two terms on the Commission On Ministry.  I served on a New Congregations Committee.  I have been a delegate to diocesan convention.  I used to be a parish administrator for St. Paul’s, Columbus.

What do you love about the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis?
I love that it is full of wonderful, hard working people who seek to serve Christ in this world.  I love the dedication to finding the via media - to keeping traditions and nurturing new understandings and having a wide, inclusive embrace.  I love the generosity with time, talent, and treasure that we see within our church and diocesan family and out in the communities where we do our Gospel work.

What’s one fun hobby or fact about you?
I refereed soccer for years; now I sit and cross stitch while I watch them run around on TV.

What is your vocation or profession?
I am a supervisor at the CASA program in Columbus, Advocates for Children

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