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 he 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,

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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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  • Cheryl Russell – Associate Regional Minister

    Cheryl Russell began her ministry with the Indiana Region on January 1, 2022. Her work will include staffing the Region’s Faith Formation Commission and Indiana Women’s Council, and working with children, youth, and adults to increase their faith and leadership development, especially through our summer camp program. She has been active in the life of the Region as

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  • Sarah Riester – FLOURISH! Program Coordinator and Office Manager

    Sarah Riester comes to the staff of the Christian Church in Indiana with past experience in the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries and having worked on the 1998 Quadrennial Assembly. Sarah holds primary responsibility for the FLOURISH! Program and works with donations given for the work of the region. Sarah is a graduate of Transylvania University with a

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  • Candace Boyd Simmons – Reconciliation Program Coordinator & Ministry Associate

    Candace started with the region in March of 2015 as a Ministry Associate. Her work supports the Commission on Ministry and coordinates the Reconciliation Program 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.

  • Sandy Kincaid- Ministry Associate

    Sandy, also 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 event registrations.

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