Bert Kite

Reverend Bert Kite was born in Greenwood, IN to parents, Bert and Nettie Kite. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University (1974), Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio (1977), and International Conference of Police Chaplains certification (1999). Bert followed his call...

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William G. Nickrand

Pastor William G. Nickrand is an Elder in the Indiana Conference. He has been serving in the conference since 2006 and was appointed as the Associate Pastor of Castleton United Methodist Church in July 2014. Pastor William married his high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful children. Pastor William has a passion...

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Jacqueline Chandler

Jackie is the on-staff Pastoral Counselor. Please connect with her if you are hurting or need assistance!

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Yvette Wills

Yvette Wills serves as our Director of CUMNS Kids.

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Kathy Pellman

Kathy serves as our Director of Still Waters Adult Day Center

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Dr. John Perkins

Dr. John Perkins serves Castleton UMC as the Director of Music. He is also the Associate Director of Choral Activities and an Assistant Professor of Music at Butler University. His teaching at Butler includes the Butler University Choir and Spectra (formerly, Butler Women’s Choir), Aural Skills I, and Graduate Choral...

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Brent Landis

Brent Landis was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Howe High School and the University of Evansville. He studied piano and organ at Jordan College of Music at Butler University and later continued his organ studies with Rev. Robert Schilling at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. He first served...

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Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan Cruz serves as Director of Contemporary Worship at Castleton United Methodist Church. A graduate of Baylor University, Jonathan studied theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He hails from the great state of Texas and joins the staff of Castleton UMC with more than ten years of experience leading...

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Andy Hayward

Andy is originally from LaGrange, IN and graduated from Taylor University in 2011 with a degree in Christian Educational Ministries. He has been married for almost 4 years to his wife, Chelsea and they have one fur baby (cat) named Mya. They really enjoy camping and being outdoors in our...

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Katie Gilbert

Katie graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. She is from Elmhurst, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She loves reading, hiking, tent camping, and eating ice cream.

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Brenda Morrow

Brenda has directed the Children’s Music Program, MAD-Music Art & Drama for the past nine years, providing an opportunity for children to develop their music skills and love of the arts in a Christ focused setting. Brenda was born and raised in Iowa, is classically trained and has been involved...

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Wayne Derr

Wayne Derr is our Operations Manager and oversees most of the things that happen around Castleton. He makes sure things happen! Wayne grew up on the east coast and relocated to Indiana in 1993. He has been married to his wife, Colleen, since 1981 and has four grown children (Jerica-84,...

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Pam Black

After growing up in Indianapolis, I lived in other states such as Michigan, Texas, and Pennsylvania where I received my degrees in business. My focus for the past ten years has been on church finance and accounting, including my start here in 2012. I am pleased to work with the...

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James Gettz

James is in charge of all facilities around the Castleton Campus and is a go-to person to handle anything and everything you could imagine!

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Jordan Shew

Jordan is the Communications Manager at Castleton. He handles most things digital; from Sunday morning slides to videos to the website and everything in between.

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Myra Jean Duff

Myra Jean joined the Castleton Staff in 2002 as a temp and became a full-time staff member in 2003. She can help you make an appointment with Pastor Bert. She also handles all Prayer requests, wedding information, membership, baptism requests and anything else you may need!

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Cindy Dinwiddie

Cindy has been a church member for over 20 years. She loves this church family, enjoys music, gardening, traveling with family and volunteering for Children’s Music, Art & Drama, Vacation Bible School, Fish Fry and Castleton Midweek Connection. She serves as the Assistant to Associate Pastor.

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Denise Mosley

Denise Mosley married 35 yrs. with two adult children and three wonderful grandchildren. Long time Lawrence resident. Thirty years of Office Administration, with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Currently I provide administration support to the Dir. Of Operations, front office responsibilities and other related duties.

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