Staff & Elders

    Elders

  • Mark Vroegop

    Lead Pastor (Northwest Indy Parish Elder)
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    Mark Vroegop

    Mark Vroegop

    Lead Pastor (Northwest Indy Parish Elder)

    Mark joined the leadership team at College Park Church as Lead Pastor in April 2008, after serving for 13 years in western Michigan. God miraculously and surprisingly called his family from a wonderful ministry in Michigan, to join a clear divine and historic movement of God at College Park Church. Mark sees God's hand throughout the ministry in the church with a unique blend of passion for Jesus, a love for the Word, and a desire to see lives changed. Mark believes God is at work here in the church, and is thrilled to participate in igniting a passion to follow Jesus.

    Mark is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has written articles that are published in Leadership and 9Marks Journal. In addition to his responsibilities of preaching and leadership at College Park, Mark serves on the boards of Cedarville University and Life Action Ministries. Mark and his wife, Sarah, have four children, Hayden, Joseph, Jeremiah, and Savannah, and one daughter, Sylvia, who is in heaven after her unexpected still-birth in February 2004.

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  • Scott Alexander

    Elder (Northwest Indy Parish)
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    Scott Alexander

    Scott Alexander

    Elder (Northwest Indy Parish)

    Scott and his wife Kelly have attended College Park since 1998 and have served in a variety of ways. Currently, He and Kelly currently serve as Soul Care Coaches. Scott also leads a Men's Basketball ministry as well as co-leading the Hope & Renew Adult Big Group. 

  • Eric Anderson

    Pastor of Worship Arts (NW Suburbs Parish Elder)
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    Eric Anderson

    Eric Anderson

    Pastor of Worship Arts (NW Suburbs Parish Elder)

    Eric and his wife Heather came to College Park Church in 1998 as a candidate for Worship Arts Pastor. From the moment they walked through the doors, they knew that this church was serious about lifestyle worship. For the last decade, Heather and Eric have found a beautiful "freedom to be real" as a part of the community at College Park Church, and love that their three girls have been born into an environment where Jesus is the Center!

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  • Don Bartemus

    Pastor of Compassion Ministries (NW Indy Parish Elder)
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    Don Bartemus

    Don Bartemus

    Pastor of Compassion Ministries (NW Indy Parish Elder)

    Don Bartemus is the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at College Park Church. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been in ministry since 1987. Don believes Compassion Ministries  exist to respond to the physical needs of people in order to participate in the fulfillment of the purpose of God in their lives.

    Don came to faith in Christ at the age of five through a Christian family. He attended Cedarville University, received a B.A. in Bible. He attended Grace Seminary and earned a M.Div. in Biblical Studies and later a Doctorate of Ministries from Grace Seminary. They have been in youth ministry, teaching ministries, and pastoring in the states of Iowa, Ohio and Indiana.

    Don and Cheryl have three grown children: Joshua, Tim and Debra.

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  • Joe Bartemus

    Pastor of Theological Development (East Carmel Parish)
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    Joe Bartemus

    Joe Bartemus

    Pastor of Theological Development (East Carmel Parish)

    Joe Bartemus is responsible for adult education and theological development at College Park Church. Joe loves theology and the study of the Scriptures. He enjoys learning from others and sharing in the development of the lives of God's people in knowing God more fully and serving God with great passion.  Joe’s wife, Cathy, is a long-time music teacher, and they have three kids, Tami, Joe, and Christi. Joe was saved as a very young child growing up in a Christian family. He attended a Christian school and college and then taught in a Christian high school on Long Island, NY, for three years. He then sensed that God wanted him to be equipped to teach His word better so he journeyed to Grace Seminary in Indiana and received an M.Div. God providentially opened up the opportunity for Joe to return home to Maryland and pastor a church there for three years. Later, God led him back to Indiana through some very difficult family issues. He  worked as a manager in a manufacturing plant in Carmel for almost 12 years before God opened up an opportunity to return to ministry at College Park Church. Joe considers himself blessed to be in the ministry, counseling, preaching, marrying, burying, mission tripping, and all the things that involve the life of the church.

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  • Chris Beals

    College Park Fishers Lead Pastor (Fishers Parish Elder)
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    Chris Beals

    Chris Beals

    College Park Fishers Lead Pastor (Fishers Parish Elder)

    Chris joined the Leadership Team at College Park Church as the Lead Pastor of the Fishers Campus in February 2015 after serving in Southwest Ohio. Chris believes God is at work at College Park Church, and feels tremendously blessed to be part of this ministry and staff team. Chris is committed to the authority of the Word, vibrant worship, and the mobilization and multiplication of God's poeple to ignite a passion to follow Jesus .

    Chris is a graduate of Cedarville University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris provides preaching, leadership, and vision for College Park Church Fishers. He leads the Fishers Campus staff team and provides oversight for the ministry of the Fishers Campus. Chris and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Ellie and Lila. 

  • Bill Dinsmore

    Executive Pastor of Ministry (West Carmel Parish Elder)
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    Bill Dinsmore

    Bill Dinsmore

    Executive Pastor of Ministry (West Carmel Parish Elder)

    Bill serves alongside the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor of Operation to implement the vision and direction of the Elders and Leadership Team. As part of Bill’s role, he also shepherds the staff team.  

    Prior to College Park, Bill served in leadership roles at SpringHill Camps and for several decades at Dow Corning.  Bill and his wife JoAnn have two daughters whose families both attend College Park.

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  • Eric Edgell

    Elder Chairman (NW Suburbs Parish)
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    Eric Edgell

    Eric Edgell

    Elder Chairman (NW Suburbs Parish)

    Eric was saved from his sin at age 17. From that point God has awakened him to holiness, through mercy in learning to recognize his sin. God has used College Park Church greatly in this process by continually unleashing His Word upon Eric since he joined the church in 1997. Eric finds it a privilege and joy to serve at College Park Church in various capacities over the years including roles as a youth sponsor, Kingdom Kids table leader, flock group leader, and elder. The Lord has blessed him with a wife, Andra, and three kids, Rebekah, Abigail, and Sam.

  • Stephen Gray

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)
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    Stephen Gray

    Stephen Gray

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)

    Stephen grew up going to church Sunday mornings, evenings, and Wednesday nights and was blessed to clearly hear the gospel on a regular basis. He asked Christ to forgive him of his sins and to come into his heart on his seventh birthday and was baptized not long afterwards. Stephen understood that he was a sinner and that Jesus died for his sins. Although he prayed several other times growing up just to "make sure," looking back he firmly believes Christ became his Lord and Savior when he was seven. Stephen was faithful and served in the church throughout his youth but drifted away the last couple of years of high school and most of his time through college. He knew what he was doing was wrong and repented and recommitted his life to Christ before his last semester in college and began growing in his faith again.

    Stephen began attending College Park Church and several years later God provided him a wonderful godly wife, and together they are passionate about pleasing God, growing in Christlikeness, and training their children to follow God. He praises God for His sovereignty in each season of his life and for the joy God has given as he served over the years in various capacities including church communications, leading Small Groups, and facilitating Bible studies.

  • Rick Hampton

    Stewardship Director / Campus Property Development Manager (East Carmel Parish Elder)
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    Rick Hampton

    Rick Hampton

    Stewardship Director / Campus Property Development Manager (East Carmel Parish Elder)

    For Rick Hampton, church attendance was normal.  However, he did not hear the gospel message until he attended Willow Creek Church in 1985. The preaching was personal and the gospel message was given clearly.  The conviction of his sin and his need for Jesus Christ as a personal Savior weighed heavy on his heart.  Upon accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior,  Rick’s life began to change.  The change was not a dramatic "big bang," but a gentle change of spirit, attitude, priorities and perspective.  Rick’s dependence on who Jesus is and what he did, along with his total dependence upon God, was and continues to be a blessing.

    Rick and his family moved to Indianapolis and became members of College Park Church in 1996.  Rick deems College Park Church a catalyst in his relationship with Christ and his spiritual growth. For Rick it has been a privilege to serve on the Local Outreach Accountability Team and to lead a young married Small Group. Rick is also the Stewardship Director and Campus Property Development Manager on staff.

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  • Nate Irwin

    Pastor of Global Outreach (North Suburbs Parish Elder)
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    Nate Irwin

    Nate Irwin

    Pastor of Global Outreach (North Suburbs Parish Elder)

    God began to shape Nate’s heart for the nations before he was even aware of the nations. Born to missionary parents in Pakistan, Nate had the privilege of growing up there as a “third-culture kid”. However, it wasn't until college that God awakened his heart to the people living in situations like the Pakistanis he grew up with, those who have never heard the gospel and are most likely never to hear it because there are so few believers in their people group.

    God led Nate along with his wife and family back to Pakistan, where they served for 14 years in theological education with TEAM. Then He brought them back to the States, surprisingly, in 2000 with some health issues.

    Now, in His gracious sovereignty, He has them serving at College Park Church in the capacity of challenging, preparing, and enabling cross-cultural messengers of the gospel.

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  • Kevin Kern

    Elder (NE Indy Parish)
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    Kevin Kern

    Kevin Kern

    Elder (NE Indy Parish)

    Kevin and his wife Annie have been involved in the Soul Care ministry since 2009, have served as greeters, are currently serving in the Next Steps area, and have also been Guest Service Deacons the past two years. Kevin is a former Marine, is a detective for IMPD, and is currently pursuing his masters in Biblical Counseling.

  • Reggie McGuire

    Elder (Southwest Parish)
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    Reggie McGuire

    Reggie McGuire

    Elder (Southwest Parish)

    Reggie and his wife, Lora, and their four children have been involved in ministries all across College Park for the last 15 years. Reggie has served everywhere from Soul Care, Next Generations, Compassion, Community, and Worship Arts. He currently serves with the Communion Team, the Diversity Group, Prayer Council, and with Worship Arts.

  • David Michael

    Pastor of Next Generations (East Carmel Parish Elder)
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    David Michael

    David Michael

    Pastor of Next Generations (East Carmel Parish Elder)

    David oversees Children’s Ministries (nursery through 6th grade) and Student Ministry (Junior and senior high school) by providing vision, organization, decision-making, curriculum, process development and program development. He also develops, integrates, and leads the implementation of a family-oriented vision within Children’s Ministries and Student Ministries.

    David integrates parent and family ministry initiatives within other ministry areas (Small Groups, Adult Bible Fellowships, Soul Care, etc.) He also equips parents for leading godly families by teaching classes, holding events, and providing resources.

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  • Andy Miller

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)
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    Andy  Miller

    Andy Miller

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)

    Andy and his wife, Marianne, have been involved in many areas at College Park, and their joy is being able to serve with their four boys. Andy currently serves as a Soul Care Counselor and Coach, a Small Group Leader and Coach, serves with the Stewardship Team, and he and Marianne are also marriage mentors.

  • Dave Moore

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)
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    Dave Moore

    Dave Moore

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)

    Over ten years ago, God brought Dave and his family to College Park Church. They loved that God's Word was preached verse by verse from the pulpit and that the congregation was continually challenged to live out what was being taught. Since coming to College Park Church, Dave and his wife have served together in marriage and children's ministries.

    One of his life's passions is to see Christ glorified through the church. Dave considers himself privileged to serve the saints of College Park Church as both a Deacon and an Elder. His prayer is that College Park Church would be a place where believers can work out their salvation in a community, proclaim the truth in a postmodern age, and be the light of Christ in a dark world.

  • Jim Nossett

    Elder (Southwest Parish)
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    Jim Nossett

    Jim Nossett

    Elder (Southwest Parish)

    Raised in a Christian home, Jim came to faith in Christ as a young boy. He enjoyed good teaching and preaching growing up, and became active in his home church where he met his wife. Though actively serving there as an adult, God brought some difficult times into Jim’s life to bring him to a realization of his need for an intimate walk with and commitment to God. It was at that time God brought Jim and his wife to College Park Church where God continues to graciously transform him and his family’s lives, and to give them the honor of serving Him.

  • Mark Novotny

    Elder (Fishers Parish)
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    Mark  Novotny

    Mark Novotny

    Elder (Fishers Parish)

    Mark and his wife, Kristel, are blessed with three married children and nine grandchildren. Mark has been involved with the financial counseling ministry at College Park for many years, and Mark and Kristel  currently serve on the Advisory Board for the Indianapolis division of Midwest Food Bank (MWFB), as well as reprresenting MWFB on the College Park Local Outreach Council. They also serve in the kindergarten class at College Park Fishers. 

  • Bruce Osborne

    Elder (North Suburbs Parish)
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    Bruce Osborne

    Bruce Osborne

    Elder (North Suburbs Parish)

    Bruce was blessed by a foundation of faith from his earliest years and professed faith and was baptized at six years old.  His walk was strengthened late in high school as he came to better understand grace, and was challenged and grew through his time at college.

    Bruce and his family have attended College Park Church since 1999. For the past fourteen years, he and Paige have served on Sunday mornings in the preschool wing for Sunday School.  They have helped teach with Dave and Anne Moore for a couple of years and speak or encourage occasionally with other ministries. Currently, Paige and  Bruce lead a Barnabas prayer group as well as lead the other Barnabas Team leaders. In that role, they are privileged to sit on the Missions Council.

  • David Palmer

    Elder (Southeast Parish)
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    David Palmer

    David Palmer

    Elder (Southeast Parish)

    Though blessed with a loving family and good home, David chose many wrong paths as a youth and eventually became concerned about where he was heading. Friends introduced him to Jesus Christ and soon by faith he knew Him as Lord and Savior.  For this he praises God. Ever since, David has known forgiveness of sins, and has been mercifully blessed with God’s presence and care. The hope of David and his wife, Cindy, is to follow Jesus and serve as He leads along the way. They have been blessed with four children and a son-in-law.

  • Lance Pfeifer

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)
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    Lance Pfeifer

    Lance Pfeifer

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)

    Lance was born into a Christian home of an anabaptist persuasion, and grew up the eldest of three boys in the suburbs of Chicago. His mother was one of the first members of their denomination to serve as an overseas missionary, living in Japan for over two years before meeting his father.

    Some of the activities Lance has enjoyed at College Park Church include subbing as a teacher for Jim Williams in the New World Class, working with several small groups as a coach, organizing a short-term missions trip to east Asia and praying for dear friends on the mission field. He and his wife, Tracy, also enjoy working in the nursery and being in ministry together through the Oaks Academy, where Tracy serves as a counselor in conjunction with the Heart Change Ministry. Finally, they both enjoyed working with a few others from a Sunday School class in providing worship services for the past nine years at a local retirement home, where he would preach once a month to a group of 6-15 mostly widowed elderly women.

    Lance wants to see the church continue to grow in love for each other, as Christ said that a great witness for Him would be evidenced in the way the church loves each other in unity (John 17:21). Lance loves fellowshipping with diverse groups of believers, discipling young men, and seeking God as He provides navigation through contemporary societal issues.

  • Mark Schuitema

    Pastor of Community (NE Indy Parish Elder)
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    Mark Schuitema

    Mark Schuitema

    Pastor of Community (NE Indy Parish Elder)

    Mark is the Pastor of the Community Team and provides leadership, direction, and vision for Discipleship, Small Groups, Membership and Assimilation, Theological Development, and Soul Care.

    In 1997, Jesus intersected Mark’s life in a way that radically transformed his heart and mind.  God set him free from sin and death and placed him on a path of intimacy and depth that has changed the way he lives, the way he thinks and the way he serves. Mark longs to experience the abundant life that He promises in John 10:10, and Mark believes that being on staff here at College Park Church is just another step on that journey of experiencing life abundantly.

    Mark loves getting to be a part of what God is doing here at College Park Church, running hard after God in his life, and getting to run alongside others as they also passionately pursue Jesus Christ.  Mark believes God has created us to live in relationship with Himself and to experience growth in the context of community. It’s Mark’s privilege to lead and serve others as they too grow and experience all that God has for them through the community here at College Park Church. Mark is married to Emily and they have four children: Will, Eleanor, Owen, and Henry.

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  • Dale Shaw

    Pastor of Urban Outreach (Southeast Parish Elder)
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    Dale Shaw

    Dale Shaw

    Pastor of Urban Outreach (Southeast Parish Elder)

    Dale and his family consider it a privilege to be with College Park Church since it started in 1985. In 1999, the elders asked Dale to consider joining the staff as the Jr. High pastor and the Outreach Director. The decision was a very easy one to make for him and his family. For Dale it is an absolute blast to be part of the College Park Church community and to serve on staff—it’s an honor he does not take lightly.

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  • Terry Sites

    Elder (NE Indy Parish)
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    Terry Sites

    Terry Sites

    Elder (NE Indy Parish)

    Terry and his wife Dawn, along with their three children, now adults, began attending College Park in 2002.  Terry and Dawn have served with Kids Church in Brookside, as well as Vision Trip participation and leadership. Terry and Dawn currently serve on the Missions Council and lead the India Vision Trip.

  • Bruce Smith

    Executive Pastor of Operations (East Carmel Parish Elder)
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    Bruce Smith

    Bruce Smith

    Executive Pastor of Operations (East Carmel Parish Elder)

    Bruce had the privilege of growing up in a wonderful farming family in Michigan.  During his freshman year of engineering school, God changed the direction of his life from a spiritually skeptical student to a follower of Jesus.  Along with his career in business, God has given him many opportunities to serve in various ministry roles within the Church.  God has been faithful to meet every need and has used the opportunities and challenges that have come to grow Bruce up in grace through His Word, by His Spirit, and in the context of community.  Bruce and his wife Karen are blessed with four daughters.

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  • Brad Sweet

    Elder (Fishers Parish)
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    Brad Sweet

    Brad Sweet

    Elder (Fishers Parish)

    Brad and his wife Heidi have three children and have seen God's faithfulness in their family over the years. Brad and Heidi have served in Children's Ministries, Student Ministries, Small Groups, discipleship, and have traveled on Vision Trips domestically and internationally. 

     

  • Micah Vincent

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)
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    Micah Vincent

    Micah Vincent

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)

    Micah grew up in a Christian home with parents that believed. He never recalls a time that he didn't believe that he was a sinner and Christ died to save him, but Micah had a lukewarm faith for many years and had a legalistic approach to Christianity.

    After a period of more serious rebellion in college, God pulled him to Himself and he finally saw a big and powerful God that personally loved him. The book of Romans was very important to him in this season. He went through a period of significant spiritual growth and deep relationship with Christ. The book "Gospel Wakefulness" has helped him understand what God was doing in his life during this time period.

    Micah desires to see God glorified at College Park Church and to see people grow in their knowledge and love of Him. Micah is married to Sherri and they are blessed with three children.

  • Dwight Wharton

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)
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    Dwight Wharton

    Dwight Wharton

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)

    Dwight was born and raised in the inner-city of Indianapolis.  He married his high school sweetheart Kimberly.  They have two adult children and two grandchildren. 

    Dwight has been employed by a federal government agency for well over two decades.  He currently has executive oversight responsibilities for the agency.

    Dwight and Kimberly began attending College Park Church in 2009.  Since joining College Park, they have been jointly involved in the following ministries or classes:  Cross-Centered Marriage, testimonials for prospective member, Dessert Nights, small group, and the Marriage Council Committee.  In addition, Dwight has served on the Security Team Ministry and participated in the Shepherd Development Program.  As a non-vocational elder at their former church (Crossroads Bible Church), Dwight was also involved in leading/facilitating adult education and other ministries.

    Dwight’s desire and interests are to fulfill God’s will for his life and bring Him glory in the process.  He believes these ongoing objectives can be accomplished through various forms of submission and service, including servant leadership.  

  • Mark Colucci

    Elder (East Carmel Parish)
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    Mark Colucci

    Mark Colucci

    Elder (East Carmel Parish)

    Mark and Rebecca Colucci have been members of College Park Church since July 1997. They live in Carmel with their three children: Danielle, Bella, and Mark. Mark previously served as an Elder for College Park from 2003-2006. In addition, Mark and Rebecca have been teaching 6th grade Sunday school since 1998, where they developed (with John Van Hall) a curriculum of apologetics, doctrine, worldviews, and church history.

    Mark serves as General Counsel for Defender Direct, an Indianapolis company with 140 offices throughout the United States. In addition, Mark is the chairman of Defender Direct’s “Faith Council” through which all of the company’s faith-based initiatives are developed and managed.

  • Mitch Armbruster

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)
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    Mitch  Armbruster

    Mitch Armbruster

    Elder (NW Indy Parish)

    Mitch and his wife Debbie have attended College Park for 22 years. Their marriage and family has been immensely blessed by the elders, pastors, staff, and fellow believers at College Park. Mitch and Debbie have served in the nursery, where for a number of years he was responsible for overseeing the nursery during one service each Sunday and Debbie developed curriculum. They later led parenting classes and Mitch led their Small Group. Currently, they serve as marriage mentors.

    Mitch is passionate about finding ways to be a part of helping the church to ignite in others a passion to follow Jesus. God has been increasing in him the desire to make himself available to do whatever he's asked to do to assist the members of the church in being rooted and built up in Christ, established in the faith according to biblical teaching.

  • Brian Bailey

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)
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    Brian Bailey

    Brian Bailey

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)

    Brian and his wife Vicky have been married since 1996, have two children, and have seen God’s faithfulness in their marriage, family, and ministry. His desire for others is for them to grow in love with God and to see the church and greater community transformed by the truth of the gospel.

    Both Brian and Vicky have served in Student Ministries (high school and college) since joining College Park in the summer of 2000. They have also been active in Small Groups, discipleship, vision trips, Barnabas teams, women’s ministry, and technology ministries.

  • Joey Elliott

    Elder (Fishers Parish)
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    Joey Elliott

    Joey Elliott

    Elder (Fishers Parish)

    Joey and his wife Katie have been married for five years and have been greatly blessed by the Lord in that time. They have experienced their entire married life together at College Park Church and now find themselves serving at College Park Fishers. Joey served as a Small Group Coach and now they both serve on the setup team for the Fishers Campus.

  • Bruce Hufford

    Elder (Fishers Parish)
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    Bruce Hufford

    Bruce Hufford

    Elder (Fishers Parish)

    Bruce and his wife Patty will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary in June. They praise God for their two sons and their families. For 15 years, Bruce served as a deacon (similar role as Elder at College Park) at Faith Church in Lafayette.

    While it has only been 18 months since Bruce and Patty have moved to Fishers, they have felt at home at College Park Church Fishers since their first Sunday. Currently, they co-host their Small Group and serve on the hospitality team on Sunday mornings. Bruce also provides biblical counseling under Pastor Chris’ direction as an ACBC certified counselor. 

  • Aaron Pettersen

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)
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    Aaron Pettersen

    Aaron Pettersen

    Elder (West Carmel Parish)

    Aaron and his wife Jennifer have been attending College Park ever since they graduated from Cedarville University. Early on, Aaron and Jennifer joined a Small Group and enjoyed serving in Awana.

    Since then, Aaron, Jennifer, and their four children have loved getting more involved at CPC. Currently, Aaron leads a Barnabas Team, a men’s accountability group, and also serves in the Kindergarten Sunday School class.

Locations

  • North Indy

    2606 W 96th Street, Indianapolis IN 46268

    8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

  • Fishers

    12001 Olio Road, Fishers IN 46037

    9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

  • Castleton

    5825 E 91st Street, Indianapolis IN 46250

    10 a.m.