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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  • 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 about swimming pools

  • 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 – FLOURISH! Program Administrator 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

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  • Candace Boyd Simmons – Ministry Associate & Reconciliation Program Coordinator

    Candace started with the region in March of 2015 as a ministry associate. Her work supports the Commission on Ministry and coordinates efforts of 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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