Staff

Church Staff

Eric Simpson, Lead Pastor
Eric Simpson

Lead Pastor

Brad Bak, Worship Pastor
Brad Bak

Worship Pastor

Rob Chagdes, NextGen Pastor
Rob Chagdes

NextGen Pastor

Ruth Batson, Accountant
Ruth Batson

Accountant

Elisabeth Benedict, Eagle Preschool Director
Elisabeth Benedict

Eagle Preschool Director

Ian Black, Director of Students
Ian Black

Director of Students

Kathy Christman, Early Childhood Director
Kathy Christman

Early Childhood Director

Julia Davis, NextGen Administrator
Julia Davis

NextGen Administrator

Janna Langebartels, Admin Support
Janna Langebartels

Admin Support

Justin Langebartels, Associate Director of Worship
Justin Langebartels

Associate Director of Worship

Katie Mezo, Elementary Director
Katie Mezo

Elementary Director

Michelle Schrier, Admin Support
Michelle Schrier

Admin Support

Carl Verh, Facility & Grounds Director
Carl Verh

Facility & Grounds Director

Courtney Vischer, Communication Support
Courtney Vischer

Communication Support

Eric Simpson, Lead Pastor

Eric Simpson

Lead Pastor

Married to Kendra. Dad to Lilly & Kaylynn. Native Iowan. Donut connoisseur. Took up golf for recreation but discovered it’s great for building humility.

317-769-0700 ext. 103

Brad Bak, Worship Pastor

Brad Bak

Worship Pastor

Married to Jayne since 1984. Dad to Jillian & Mitch. Grew up in Minnesota detoured through L.A. before landing in Indiana. Loves travelling, entertaining and movies. Paid for college by playing the organ.

317-769-0700 ext. 101

Rob Chagdes, NextGen Pastor

Rob Chagdes

NextGen Pastor

Husband. Father of 3 girls. Grew up in Chicago. Loves sarcasm, hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks. Was once nearly killed by an Anthony Rizzo homerun.

317-769-0700 ext. 105

Ruth Batson, Accountant

Ruth Batson

Accountant

Married to Ted and mom to 2 college aged daughters, Kelsey & Mackenzie. Enjoys family vacations, spending time outdoors and volunteering with students.

317-769-0700 ext, 112

Elisabeth Benedict, Eagle Preschool Director

Elisabeth Benedict

Eagle Preschool Director

Married to Scott. Mom to Sam, Annadel and Avery. Proud mom taxi. Youth sports fan. Always on the go. Loves to chow on seafood.

317-769-0700 ext. 107

Ian Black, Director of Students

Ian Black

Director of Students

Foodie. Outgoing. Professional tap dancer. Musical theater aficionado. Maker of unusual sounds. Loves hanging out with friends. Passionate about reaching students for Christ.

317-769-0700 ext. 106

Kathy Christman, Early Childhood Director

Kathy Christman

Early Childhood Director

Wife to Brian. Soccer mom and part-time taxi driver to Brian & Matthew. Loves to crochet. Book enthusiast. Adventure seeker and bungee jumper.

317-769-0700 ext. 110

Julia Davis, NextGen Administrator

Julia Davis

NextGen Administrator

Favorite aunt. Unintended Hoosier. Lipstick wearer. Shoe junkie. Organized. Chocolate is my kryptonite.

317-769-0700 ext. 104

Janna Langebartels, Admin Support

Janna Langebartels

Admin Support

Coke drinker. Potato chip stealer. Blogger. Writer. Singer. Happily married to a rock star. Mom to Bram, Lucy & Liza.

317-769-0700 ext. 108

Justin Langebartels, Associate Director of Worship

Justin Langebartels

Associate Director of Worship

Married to Janna. Proud dad to Bram, Lucy & Liza. Loves good food, music and fishing. Guitarist for the Hunter Smith Band.

317-769-0700 ext. 109

Katie Mezo, Elementary Director

Katie Mezo

Elementary Director

Mom of four, 3 boys and one girl. Married to JR. Former elementary teacher. Attended college in tornado alley and survived.

317-769-0700 ext. 111

Michelle Schrier, Admin Support

Michelle Schrier

Admin Support

Wife to Jeff. Mom to Jacob & Avery. Avid reader. Loves baking, travelling and the Chicago Cubs. Once hiked on the Great Wall of China.

317-769-0700 ext. 100

Carl Verh, Facility & Grounds Director

Carl Verh

Facility & Grounds Director

Husband to Lucy. Proud grandfather & great-grandfather. Wannabe comedian. Mission trips are my sabbatical. When Bob the Builder asks if we can fix it, I already did.

317-769-0700 ext. 102

Courtney Vischer, Communication Support

Courtney Vischer

Communication Support

Married to Pete. Proud to be a #boymom (Noah, Greyson & Roman). Amateur interior designer. Painter. Art teacher. Sarcasm aficionado.