My name is Rev. Chris Renick but most people call me Pastor Chris. I have been married 24 years to my wife Angie. Angie is a graduate of Indiana State with a Social work degree and works for the state of Indiana as a manager for the Division of Family Services. We have two children, a daughter, Chandler, who is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis, and is now married. Our son, Connor, is attending school and working part-time.
I am a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a bachelors in Liberal Studies and Christian Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. I have served as a pastor for 17 years in the United Methodist Church. For 5 years years I was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Indianapolis, teaching Christian Ethics and Christianity.
I am passionate about worship. I love the incorporation of our tradition and symbols but I also enjoy some of the more contemporary aspects as well. I believe worship can be fun. Teaching and learning are also very important to me. I believe it is important for everyone to not only know what they believe but also why. I believe learning is a lifelong pursuit and a gift from God. But just as important is what we do with what we learn as we grow. Jesus life makes it clear that we are called to live out our faith in obedience to God, serving others.
To relax I enjoy woodworking, wood carving figures, blacksmithing, reading and tinkering with mechanical things like my Willys Jeep.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Trossman serves as the organist and Chancel Choir director for Batesville United Methodist Church and as the director of the Holy Family Parish Choir in Oldenburg, Indiana. His musical career includes teaching K-8 music for 7 years, accompanying numerous choirs including SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish Choir in Indianapolis, Milan High School, Oldenburg Academy Singers, and South Dearborn High School choirs, and performing as a singer, guest conductor, and music director for various shows throughout the Cincinnati area. Matt holds a Bachelor in Music cum laude in Music Education from Butler University and is a member of NPM and ACDA. He is married to a high school English teacher and has five delightful children.
Marilyn grew up on a farm at St. Mary's of the Rock. She worked at the Herald-Tribune for 46 years. Over the years she performed many different duties. Her last position at the paper was advertising sales. Her hobbies include attending sporting events and local county fairs to watch her great-niece and great-nephews. .