Our Governance Board Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6:30PM in the Ministry Center Conference Room
2022 Governance Board Meetings:
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13
David serves as the treasurer of the board. In addition to his board position, David serves as an Usher during worship service, a Table Group leader, and is an annual Fish Fry volunteer. He has been a member of CUMC since the early 90s.
David lives in Fishers with his wife of 42 years Suzanne. They have two children and four grandchildren. David retired three years ago after working in the Financial Services Industry for over 40 years. He now enjoys traveling with his wife and family, attending his grandkids’ sporting events, and playing golf.
As treasurer, David’s hope for CUMC is that the church can soon be more financially free to expand our ministries and truly become an outward-reaching congregation.
Bob currently serves on the governance board as well as a volunteer for the Live Nativity and the annual Fish Fry. He has been a member of CUMC since 1991.
Bob lives in Fishers with his wife, two young adult children, and their cat. He recently retired from Lawrence Township schools after 31 challenging and fun-filled years as a teacher. He loves gardening, communing with nature, traveling, learning about history, listening to all kinds of music, cooking, watching movies, and doing what he can to make the world a more pleasant place to live.
Bob’s hope for Castleton United Methodist Church is to help identify and bring about ways to expand the mission of the church to our neighbors.
Lay Member to Annual Conference
Amy currently serves as Lay Representative to Annual Conference. She also serves as a liturgist, has been in the choir, and is part of the Kingdom Conversations table group. Amy has been a member of CUMC for three years.
Amy lives in Greenfield with her husband Stephen, and their two dogs, Thomas and Roscoe. They have chosen not to have children. She has wonderful decades-long friendships and framily (friends who are like family.) She lives near her parents and brother and sister-in-law, and her sister lives in Cleveland with her husband and nephew dog, Lupin. During the work day, Amy is the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Indiana Community Action Poverty Institute doing state and federal level policy work, and the Network Training Manager for the Indiana Community Action Association organizing training to build up the capacity of the state’s 22 Community Action Agencies. On the weekends, you can find Amy selling pie at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market for the local shop, Pots and Pans Pie Co. Amy loves musicals and has season tickets to Broadway in Indianapolis. She also loves reading, movies, TV, Christmas, friend time, and lounging. Amy is a great baker and very much enjoys cooking.
In Amy’s role on the board, she feels she has been called to challenge the way CUMC has done things. Not change for change’s sake, but because she wants Castleton to be a place that is safe for people who have not always found welcome in the church. In addition to being a beacon in the community, Amy hopes CUMC is a good employer that pays well, offers good benefits, and creates a good work environment.
Kyleigh currently serves on the governance board as well as a Kids Church leader for 1st and 2nd grade. She has been a member of CUMC for four years.
Kyleigh and her husband Brian and children Beckett (6) and Kaylin (3) live in New Palestine. Both Kyleigh and Brian work for the University of Indianapolis and love sports and outdoor activities.
Kyleigh’s hope for CUMC is to continue to be an outward-facing church connecting with our neighbors, especially the children.
Daniel currently serves as the secretary of the governance board. He has attended CUMC most of his life. In addition to his governance board position, Daniel is in the Chancel Choir, volunteers during Vacation Bible School, and serves as a liturgist during services.
Daniel lives in Indianapolis with his English Springer Spaniel dog Myrrah. He has worked in email marketing, and government finance, and currently works as a transition specialist for an HR/payroll software company. Daniel enjoys water skiing, listening to music, playing video games, and being with friends.
Daniel hopes CUMC will become an even bigger beacon of light in this community. He has seen what an impact other churches have made in their community and wants CUMC to do the same.
Mary currently serves on the governance board as the Staff Parish Relations Liaison. She has been a member of CUMC for 29 years and in addition to her governance board position, she serves as a Stephen Minister, is in the Chancel Choir, supports Family Promise, volunteers with children’s programs, and Vacation Bible School and the annual CUMC Fish Fry.
Mary is married to her husband Dave and they have two adult children and live in Indianapolis. She is a semi-retired corporate executive and lawyer with certification in human resource management. She loves hiking, gardening, and reading.
Mary hopes that CUMC will continue to examine our relationships with each other and the community to resolve issues and concerns openly and respectfully. She hopes that we will continue to grow our support of those outside the church walls without losing sight of the needs of our staff and members of the congregation.
Kathryn serves as the vice chair of the governance board. She participates in children’s programs including Vacation Bible School, the Kingdom Conversations table group, the Live Nativity, and the annual Fish Fry. She has attended CUMC for five years.
Kathryn lives in Indianapolis with her husband Brad and their two daughters Cameron and Audrey. She has worked as a marketer for various software companies for the last decade. Kathryn enjoys traveling, listening to music, attending her children’s activities, and laughing.
Kathryn hopes to see CUMC continue to serve the Castleton area community as a trusted partner and safe place for all, as well as a place for Jesus followers to grow in their faith.
Brenda currently serves as the Endowment Committee Chair for the governance board. She has been a member of CUMC for 36 years. In addition to her governance board position, Brenda volunteers with Family Promise and Roberts Park Soup’s On.
Brenda and her husband Jim Lindgren live in Fishers and have two adult children. Brenda has the privilege of leading Hamilton County Tourism in destination marketing, placemaking, and tourism economic development. Quiet time is a fun time for her! She also enjoys gardening, kayaking, thrifting with her daughter, exploring new places to eat, or binging British murder mysteries with her husband.
Brenda reminds us that CUMC has served our community through more than a century and a half of turbulence, growth, wars, change, recessions, depressions, and social unrest. She believes we must continue to be a place of refuge, inclusivity, and comfort and that we cannot let our differences undo our mission to serve as Jesus would.
Frank serves as finance liaison of the board. In addition to his role on the board, Frank volunteers with Family Promise. Frank has attended CUMC for six years.
Frank and his wife Robin live in Indianapolis and have two adult daughters and two grandsons. Frank enjoys spending time with his family, boating, and volunteering with non-profit organizations. He also enjoys working on his 1961 Chrysler 300G antique car.
Frank is happy to use his gifts and talents in finance to serve the church on the board. His hope for CUMC is that we are a forward-looking congregation and in ministry for others in our community.
Connie Thomas currently serves as the governance board chairperson. She has been a member of CUMC since 2009 and in addition to her governance board position, she serves as a Stephen Minister and Sunday morning usher. She has also served as the Staff Parish Relations liaison during her board tenure.
Connie has been married to her husband Greg for 52 years and they live in Fishers. They have two sons and daughters-in-law and four grandchildren who are the light of their lives. Although Connie has tried to retire three times, she keeps finding her way back to education. She has been a classroom teacher, a reading specialist, and an administrator. Currently, Connie mentors principals who are new to educational administration. She is also a volunteer at Conner Prairie. Connie loves to travel, read and spend time with her family and friends.
Connie is on the governance board to serve both the congregation and the community by following the vision of CUMC. Her hope is that CUMC will continue to build solid relationships as we welcome others into our community of Jesus followers and that we will find ways to be like-minded and welcoming even when there are differences.
Mark currently serves as the trustee advisor and is very involved in the Boy Scouts program. He has been a member of CUMC for 24 years.
Mark lives in Indianapolis with his wife Kathy. They have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Wendy. Both Kathy and Wendy graduated from colleges May 2022. Mark is retired and spends his time as a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim coach. He enjoys fixing things, water activities, travel, backpacking, reading, and watching movies.
At the church, Mark enjoys fixing things with other people, particularly when doing so removes roadblocks or enables people to be more effective in their ministry. As the trustee advisor, he helps improve our facility to support our ministries. His hope is that more people become actively involved as CUMC makes an impact in their life.