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 for 7 ½ years and has just retired after 21 years of service as Vice President of Disciples Church Extension Fund.
Women’s ministry has continued to be an interest and focus of her ministry throughout all these years. She has been a writer, retreat leader, and speaker across the life of our denomination and a valued consultant to congregations as they consider their mission, finances, and building needs.
She is a graduate of TCU and she holds an M.Div from Phillips Theological Seminary and a D.Min from Lexington Theological Seminary. A member of First Christian Church, Martinsville she recently married Joe Allison, a member of Geist Christian Church.