Staff

  • Rick Spleth – Indiana Regional Minister

    Rick Spleth joined the staff as Regional Minister on September 1, 2001. His duties include pastoral oversight for congregational and regional ministries and serves as the chief executive officer of the region. As regional minister, Rick works with Search and Call and the Regional Board.  He also works with the Stewardship Commission, Finance Committee, Nominating

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  • Carolyn Reed – Associate Regional Minister

    Carolyn Reed began her ministry with the Indiana Region on May 10, 1999. Her work is focused on relationship building among pastors and congregations throughout the region. This ministry includes Search and Call and designing a variety of congregational transformation and conversation processes. Carolyn also gives support to the Commission on Ministry. Carolyn has a

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  • Cynthia Newman – Minister of Clergy Economic Empowerment

    Cynthia Newman began her ministry with the Indiana Region on February 9, 2015. Her work is focused on directing the Lilly Endowment grant project to alleviate economic challenges that Indiana Clergy face. Cynthia has a B.S from Purdue University, and is a Commissioned Minister. She and her husband, Eric have one son, Jordan.

  • Charissa Ramey- Coordinator of Camping Ministries

    Charissa Ramey  Coordinator of Camping Ministries Charissa also serves as the pastor of Nameless Creek Christian Church, Greenfield.  She has extensive experience in our Regional camping program and a love for camp as a place of spiritual formation.  A graduate of Christian Theological Seminary she also holds a degree in aquatics and thus knows everything

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  • Nate Kibler-Coordinator of Youth Ministries

    Nate also serves as the Senior Minister of Central Christian Church, Lebanon.  He loves youth, having been one himself.  He coordinates the work of our Indiana Youth Council, the IYC.  He and his wife, Theresa, have a dog named Tillich.  

  • Maribeth Westerfield Blackman – Women’s Ministry Coordinator

    Maribeth Westerfield Blackman began her ministry with the Indiana Region on July 1, 2017.  Maribeth is known to many in Indiana having served as Associate Regional Minister from 1981-1988 with responsibility for women’s ministry.  Following her earlier tenure on our staff she served the as Senior Minister of University Place Christian Church in Enid, Oklahoma

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  • Sarah Riester – Ministry Associate

    Ministry Associate, Sarah Riester, comes to the staff of the Christian Church in Indiana with past experience in the Division of Overseas Ministries and having worked on the 1998 Quadrennial Assembly. Sarah works part-time with primary responsibilities around donations given for the work of the region. Sarah is a graduate of Transylvania University with a

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  • Candace Boyd Wylie – Ministry Associate

    Candace started with the region in March of 2015 as a ministry associate. Her work supports the Commission on Ministry and the communication efforts for the region. An Indiana native, Candace is a graduate of Lawrence North High School and holds degrees in Organizational Management and Non Profit Leadership from Huntington University.  Candace attends and

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  • Sandy Kincaid- Ministry Associate

      Sandy is a professional graphic designer is the one who designed our Regional logo.  She is an avid gardener and grandmother.  She serves as the “concierge” of the Region and coordinates our communications and events registrations.

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