Three new candidates have been nominated to serve a 3-year term on our Vestry. Read their bios below to get to know a bit about them. If you have any questions and concerns about the process or candidates, please reach out to one of the Rectors or a Vestry member.
If it seems good to the church and the Holy Spirit, we will commission them as Vestry members at our Annual Congregational Meeting on Feb 20.
Donna and her husband, Jeff, have been at The Table since July 2019 and participate in DNA groups. Donna is an Indianapolis native; however, she spent more than twenty years in the Pacific and Southeast Asia (Micronesia, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia) serving in various aspects of cross-cultural mission. Upon returning to the U.S. she served as Director of Early Childhood and Elementary School at The Orchard School. Now at the IU School of Medicine, Donna’s work focuses on addressing the special educational needs of children with cancer and blood disorders. She also serves as an Educational, Vocational, and Life Coach and Cognitive Therapist at Karuna Precision Wellness Center. Donna is an encourager and advocate. She and her husband Jeff most enjoy spending time with their three adult children and spouses and their eight grandchildren.
MaryEllen and her husband Jeff began attending The Table in December 2019. They currently serve in children’s ministry, the altar guild and as lectors. MaryEllen also leads Prayers of the People and bakes Eucharist bread. She and Jeff are in the Midtown DNA group and are in training to be group leaders. MaryEllen has gifts in hospitality and encouragement, as well as a passion for social justice. She is finishing a Masters in Sustainable Food Systems through Prescott College, and she and Jeff are incorporating her learnings on their biodiverse, urban farm.
Brent began attending The Table in 2018 and is currently serving on the Altar Guild. He grew up in Carmel, but his educational path took him to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle where he studied theology and psychology. In his early career, Brent served as a student development director at Taylor University and later as an associate pastor at Grace Church in Noblesville. Over the last fourteen years, Brent has been in sales and consulting in various roles, and he currently runs a small business that connects local companies to their ideal clientele. Brent’s first love, however, is all things human flourishing. As a trained spiritual director with a master’s in counseling, Brent loves helping people discern their path and supporting them as they pursue it. Brent is single and enjoys most of all soulful conversations with friends that bleed into the wee-hours.