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
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 in the northern part of the state. This ministry includes Search and Call and designing a variety of congregational transformation and conversation processes. Carolyn also gives support to the Commission on
Diane Zehr – Interim Associate Regional Minister
Diane graduated from CTS in 1984 and was ordained that year by the Indiana Region. She has served as a local church pastor in several locations in Indiana and Kentucky. She was Interim Associate Regional Minister in Indiana in 1990 and 1991. She was Program Coordinator for the 2003 General Assembly in Charlotte, NC. Most
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.
Bere Gil Soto – Reconciliation Program Minister
Bere is the new Reconciliation Program Minister for the Christian Church in Indiana and Reconciliation Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Bere was born and raised in Central Mexico, in the beautiful town of San Luis Potosí, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Since early in her life, Bere has been
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
Nate Kibler-Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Nate also serves as the Associate Minister of First Christian Church, Kokomo. He loves youth have been one himself. He coordinates the work of our Indiana Youth Council, the IYC. And 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
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
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. When not working
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.
Larry Brey – Camp Barbee Caretaker
Larry comes to this work after years of serving as a camp counselor and co-director at Barbee. He brings a passion for the camp as he cares for the facility. Larry retired from General Motors in Fort Wayne in 2009. He and his wife, Kathy, live near the camp in Pierceton, Indiana.