Staff & Consultants

Indianapolis Office


Rev. Timothy Shapiro, D. Min

Tim is the Indianapolis Center's President. He comes to the Center after eighteen years in pastoral ministry. For fourteen years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. View full profile »

Nancy Armstrong

Finance Director
Nancy’s work for the Center includes consulting with congregations on a variety of issues, though she is a recognized expert in congregation management software, technology needs, and business management practices. View full profile »

Nancy DeMott

Resource Director
Nancy manages the resource discovery process for the Indianapolis Center, serves on the Congregational Resource Guide Team, and is a resource consultant to congregations. Nancy is an American Baptist Christian educator and pastor. For 15 years she served two Indiana churches as Director of Christian Education. View full profile »

Kara Faris

Education Director
Kara directs the educational programs for the Center for Congregations. She seeks to provide opportunities for people of faith to encounter the best experts and presenters on a topic related to congregational life. She enjoys networking in the greater Indianapolis faith community to find congregations that are engaged in excellent practices of faithful living. View full profile »

Aaron Spiegel

Information Technology Director
Aaron’s work for the Center includes resource consulting with congregations to enhance congregational effectiveness and efficiency. He also manages the Center's in-house information systems projects. Together with Nancy Armstrong, he developed two course-series to help congregations work with technology. View full profile »

Susan Weber

Evaluation Project Coordinator
Susan coordinates the evaluation processes for Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Religion Division. She spent several years as the Indianapolis Center for Congregation's Director of Evaluation and Congregational Learning, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. View full profile »

Catharine Green

Database Administrator and Resource Assistant
Catharine organizes the Center's library and resource files, and develops and maintains the Center's database system. View full profile »

Jane Mastin

Communications Administrator
Jane handles communications at the Center. She keeps content up-to-date on the Center's website and writes and designs email alerts. Jane writes, designs and coordinates the quarterly Centerpiece newsletter, as well as the Congregational Stories and Using Resources pieces and various event publications. View full profile »

Jerri Kinder

Administrative Assistant
Jerri Kinder provides administrative support for the Indianapolis Center. She is the grants program clerk, providing support for both the resource grants initiative and the major grants initiative. View full profile »

Marie Fleming

Contract Consultant
Marie serves as a resource consultant for Indiana congregations. She is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor who combines part-time parish ministry with a consulting practice that includes work in the areas of program development, evaluation, and congregational strategic planning. View full profile »

Sherri Session

Contract Consultant
Sherri serves as a resource consultant for central Indiana congregations. She is a deacon at Progressive Baptist Church in Indianapolis and a leader in their exhortation ministry. View full profile »

Northeast - Fort Wayne office


Matt Burke

Northeast Director
Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne. Matt comes to the Center with a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at KaplanTest Prep. View full profile »

Eunita Booker

Northeast Administrative Assistant
Eunita Booker provides administrative support for the Northeast Center. View full profile »

Keith Koteskey

Contract Consultant
Keith is senior pastor at Avalon Missionary Church on the south side of Fort Wayne and serves as a consultant at our Northeast Center. View full profile »

Northwest - Crown Point office


Katie Lindberg

Northwest Director
Katie Lindberg is director of the Center for Congregations - Northwest. Katie has 28 years of parish experience. She served at St. John's United Church in Chesterton for seven years and has worked in pastoral care and counseling, spiritual direction, and as a pastor and associate pastor across the country. View full profile »

Rose Villarruel

Northwest Administrative Assistant
Rose Villarruel is the administrative assistant for the Northwest Center for Congregations. Her administrative background is in tax sales and includes work with the Office of the Lake County Auditor. View full profile »

Southeast - Seymour office


Doug Hanner

Southeast Director
Doug Hanner is the director of the Southeast Center for Congregations in Seymour, Indiana. To his work at the Center, Doug brings a strong background of lay ministry and strategic planning coaching and consulting. View full profile »

Carol Delph

Southeast Administrative Assistant
Carol Delph is the administrative assistant at the Southeast Center for Congregations. View full profile »

Southwest - Evansville office


Wendy McCormick

Southwest Director
Wendy McCormick is the director of the Southwest Center for Congregations in Evansville. She is a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving nine years as a pastor in Ohio before coming to First Presbyterian Church in Evansville for eleven years. View full profile »

Sofia Cook

Southwest Administrative Assistant
Sofia Cook is the administrative assistant for the Southwest Center. She has worked in service and support positions in different industries, building a variety of skills that she is happy to put to good use at the Center for Congregations. View full profile »