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Alisha Bauman-Farley
Community of Christ» Contributor

Alisha is a member of the Community of Christ Indianapolis Congregation.  She was instrumental in helping expand the congregation’s imagination and become vulnerable to the spirit through Smore Hangout.  Alisha also helps bring inspiration to life in the form of art throughout the forum (with the large mural) and several sacramental paintings throughout the sanctuary. Additionally, Alisha served as our Mission Center Youth Minister for several years.

She currently serves as a stay at home mom to a very active three year old, Adelyn – who when present graces us with running about and sometimes even dancing along (Adelyn that is)!

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Bob Brennan
Priest Community of Christ • Indianapolis» Contributor
Bob is a member of the Community of Christ Congregation of Indianapolis.  He holds the office of Priest.  Most Sundays, Bob can be found working the AV equiptment for our services and takes part in the Community Outreach and Communication group.
Bob is a social studies teacher and coach at a local high school.  Before teaching, though, Bob worked in management for ALCOA and Pepsi Cola company.  Bob graduated from Wabash College with a BA, and from IUPUI with a masters in counseling.
Bob’s hobbies include being really bad at golf, gardening, and gaming with his two daughters.
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Valerie Brennan
Pastor Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Val is the Lead pastor at Community of Christ Indianapolis.  She holds the priesthood office of High Priest. When she isn’t here, she is a principal at Somerset and provides wealth management services.

The High Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers especially through the proclamation and promotion of of ministry through the congregation, mission center, and communities.  They lead the sacramental ministries, promote community, promote justice and peace; all while creating nurturing partnerships.

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Barbara Carter
Apostle, Council of Twelve Community of Christ • International HeadquartersSoutheast USA Mission Field

Barbara L. Carter, a minister for Community of Christ, is a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles assigned to the Southeast USA Mission Field, Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries, Spectacular, and the International Youth Forum.

She served as apostle-designate and field apostolic assistant for the North East USA Mission Field and was president of the Sierra Pacific USA Mission Center and San Francisco Bay Stake. She was bishop for the South Central States Region and stewardship commissioner for the Southeast Region. Barbara is on the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations team.

A native of Lincoln City, Oregon, Barbara received a bachelor of arts with a major in psychology from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa; a master of arts in religion from Park College, Parkville, Missouri; and a master of education in counseling from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.

She was on the Citizen Review Board Coordinator for the State of Oregon Judicial Department.

Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.”

Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.

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Anjala Dick
Community of Christ • Indianapolis» Contributor

Anjala Dick is a member of the Indianapolis Congregation. She currently serves on the congregation’s Public Outreach/Social media team as a blogger on the congregation’s blog. Anjala also likes to provide her voice in singing and speaking out for those who cannot speak out for themselves.

Anjala currently works at a local pharmaceutical company. Her previous career journeys have taken her places like Outside the Box, a day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many other places.

Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.”

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Mikal Farley
Priest Community of Christ • Indianapolis• Webmaster

Mikal Farley serves as the Public Information chair for the Indianapolis Congregation. He also serves as a Public Information Advisor to the Kentucky-Indiana USA Mission Center.

Mikal has worked for Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.; Ashley Nostalgia; and most recently he continues to work for a global consumer electronics company as a technician and trainer.

Mikal serves the Community of Christ in the capacity of a Priest.  Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers of presence who model Jesus as Friend in households, families, congregations, and community.

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Craig Lenfestey
Field Support Minister Community of Christ • International HeadquartersSoutheast USA Mission Field

Craig N. Lenfestey, a minister for Community of Christ is Mission Center President for both Southeast USA Mission Center and Florida Mission Center.

His past assignments include being director of the Church Planting Center, Alabama-Northwest Florida USA Mission president, administrator of the Gulf States Region, and director of the Western Ohio USA Mission Center.

A native of Jonesport, Maine, he holds a bachelor of science in industrial technology from the University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine; and an associate of science in business administration from the University of Maine, Augusta, Maine. He graduated with a master of arts in religion from Park University, Parkville, Missouri. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Craig worked for Bath Iron Works as a production training coordinator and supervisor.

Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.”

Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.

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Keith McMillan
President of Seventy, Quorum 4 Community of Christ • International HeadquartersSouth Central USA Mission Field and Southeast USA Mission Field

Keith McMillan is President of Seventy, Quorum 4 with geographical emphasis in South Central USA Mission Field and Southeast USA Mission Field.

Keith has served as associate mission center president and missionary coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Mission Center, missionary coordinator for the Central USA Mission Center, pastor, and youth minister.

Keith was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received a bachelor of arts with a major in business administration from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, and a master of arts in Christian ministries from Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University, Independence, Missouri.

Keith worked in sales for a large printing firm in Kansas City and owned a printing company.

Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.”

Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.

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Bob Rugg
Evangelist Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Bob Rugg is an Evangelist with the Community of Christ.

Whereas he calls the Indianapolis congregation “home” his responsibilities often have him traveling around the mission center.

Evangelists are ministers of blessing who witness of Jesus Christ and are responsive to the reconciling and redeeming influence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of people everywhere.

If you are interested in a personal blessing, whether it be a continuing life blessing, an Evangelist Blessing, or even a congregational Blessing – Bob is your contact.

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Cindy Rugg
Mission Center President Kentucky-Indiana Mission CenterMission Center

Cindy Rugg is the Mission Center President for the Kentucky Indiana Mission Center.

The Mission Center has thirteen different congregations and one campground.  Cindy  has formerly served as the Pastor of the Indianapolis congregation.  Prior to this, she spent a good portion of her professional career as a Banker.

Cindy serves in the Priesthood capacity of a High Priest.  The High Priests represent Christ primarily as ministers especially through the proclamation and promotion of of ministry through the congregation, mission center, and communities.  They lead the sacramental ministries, promote community, promote justice and peace; all while creating nurturing partnerships.

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Annette Schmidgall-Brooks
Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Anne is a member of the Community of Christ.  When she isn’t here, she can either be found serving as a Registered Nurse or providing Childcare.  Occasionally, you may find your combining her passion providing pediatric care.

Anne is dedicated to helping future generations be responsible members of society while simultaneously helping senior citizens keep their inner child as they age gracefully.  #abolishpovery #endsuffering #pursuepeace

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James Stytle
Public Information and Outreach Community of Christ» Contributor

husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, lawyer, Freemason, soldier, Esperantist, magician, past master of Montgomery Lodge #50, past president of Montgomery County Bar Association, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (Chairman 2006-2009 / Vice-chairman 2009-2012)

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Mike Suyeyasu
Community of Christ • Indianapolis» Contributor

Mike is a member of the Community of Christ Indianapolis Congregation and a Contributor to our website and social sites.  He has a strong digital media background and interest in growing and reaching out to others digitally.

 

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Michael Weathers
High Priest Community of Christ • Indianapolis

Michael “Mike” Weathers passed away July 11, 2017.
He was a High Priest with the Community of Christ and member of the Indianapolis Congregation.

His ministry and presence were known by all; Mike knew no stranger.