2023 Board Members
- Luis Gierbolini, Moderator (Indianapolis)
- Lorna Hernandez-Ramos, Vice Moderator (Indianapolis)
- Jessica McCracken, Secretary (Fishers)
- Eric Brotheridge, Treasurer (Muncie)
- Brooks Barrick, Commission on Unity and Witness (Noblesville)
- Bere Gil Soto, Commission on Ministry (Indianapolis)
- Melissa Kleinschmidt, Commission on Faith Formation (Winchester)
- Kyle Hunter, Commission on Stewardship (Indianapolis)
- Kelly Allen (Jeffersonville)
- Steven Garrett (Indianapolis)
- Chris Gibson (New Albany)
- Brian Gould (Shelbyville)
- Stella Lee (Indianapolis)
- Denise Rogers (Indianapolis)
- Elaine Scaife (Indianapolis)
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana (Region) is a not for profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Region has this designation as a religious organization affiliated with the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Inc. The Region is incorporated as a not for profit religious organization with the Indiana Secretary of State.
The Region primarily depends on donations from congregations and individuals through Disciples Mission Fund. The Region receives 50% of its income from congregational gifts to Disciples Mission Fund and the Christmas offering, 38% of revenue from interest income, endowment distributions, and annual fund gifts from individuals, and 12% of its income from program receipts.
The founders of our movement, Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone, believed that a regional structure was a necessity to bolster the efforts and effectiveness of our individual congregations. They each may several trips to Indiana to help initiate that connection between our congregations leading to the founding of the Christian Church in Indiana in 1839. They made a personal investment of their time and resources to help bring about our beginning. You are invited to do the same with a gift to the Annual Fund.
The primary source of dollars for the Region’s ministry comes through the faithfulness of local congregations in contributions to Disciples Mission Fund and the Christmas Special Day Offering. These gifts are invaluable, but cannot by themselves fully support the work that we have been asked to do. The Annual Fund provides an opportunity for you to strengthen our shared ministry by making a direct gift to the Region.
Your gift will make a difference immediately and will be used with care. Because of the ministry we do together young people are coming to faith in summer camps; ministerial students are receiving nurture and care; congregations are enabled to call new pastors; congregational leaders are strengthened for their role; and relationships between diverse congregations are formed.
Your gift to the Annual Fund benefits your congregation directly and builds on the investment Campbell and Stone began in our beloved state.
You can make a contribution today by credit or debit card by clicking the box in the upper right hand corner of this page, or HERE. Thank you.