Let’s connect…

We know that sometimes taking the first step and just “showing up” can be intimidating to anyone – especially if you’ve never visited a Community of Christ congregation in the past.  That’s why we have a few members who would love to connect with you.  Don’t worry, there’s no commitment; we just want you to know there are a few friendly faces in the crowd that are ready to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.  If you don’t want to connect in person (no worries) – you can email us, call us, or follow us on one of our social sites!

Meet Us…

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» Kentuck Indiana USA Mission Center

Indianapolis is one of thirteen Community of Christ congregations within the states of Indiana and Kentucky.  We are part of a larger body Called a “Mission Center” that is an organizational structure for unified mission and support.

If you’re not from the immediate surrounding area and would like to find out if there is a congregation near you, this may be a good resource for you.

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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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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 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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Marion Hall
Elder Community of Christ, Indianapolis

Marion is an Elder in the Community of Christ.  He upholds the worth of all persons and brings the good news to each individual with whom he interacts.  Marion is very active in his community and has even been awarded the “Sagamore of the Wabash”

Elders Represent Christ primarily as ministers…

of congregational community-building, leading others in the congregation in pursuing the Mission Initiatives. (read more)

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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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Jamiann Smith
Community of Christ • Indianapolis« Pastorate »

Jami has spent a good majority of her time as an educator.  You’ll often find her in the classroom helping little ones grow and develop.

She also serves in the Community of Christ as a member of the Pastorate team.

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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.