Lori has spent the last 19 years working in administration with churches. Lori currently serves as the Church Administrator at IPC and gives support to the pastoral staff, the congregation, and community organizations. “One of the best things I like about this job is the interactions with so many different people—every day is different. This is a very busy spot and I like the pace. When I am working, it is because God is working. This is a ministry unto itself!” Lori is an empty nester and lives in Irvington. She has a 20-year-old daughter, Hannah who lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Webb Parker
Director of Music
A native of the South, Webb arrived in Indianapolis in 2020 as the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at the University of Indianapolis. Academia has taken him from Oregon, to Mississippi, to Maine, and now here in Indy. With over twenty years of church music leadership experience, Webb has a passion for church music making and is excited to start this chapter at IPC. When not doing all things music, Webb and his partner Kevin enjoy travel, wine, and being dads to their dog Murphy.
DJ Smith has served on the piano faculty of Butler University since 2008. D.J. maintains his own private studio of students of all ages and performance levels through the Butler Community Arts School. He is also the Artistic Director of the BCAS summer piano camps. DJ holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s in piano pedagogy from Butler University. He is a nationally certified teacher in music (NCTM).
DJ Smith serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Music Teachers Association. He is currently Immediate Past President, State Conference Chair and National Certification Chair. DJ performs regularly as soloist, collaborates with fellow artists, and frequently lectures at conferences and festivals throughout the region. DJ has been involved in church music programs since he was in middle school. DJ is a resident of Irvington. He and his husband are the proud humans to their German Shorthaired Pointer.
Director of Youth Ministries
Mandy is a lifetime eastsider, she grew up in Irvington and returned as an adult to live and raise her kids in Emerson Heights. She and her husband have two kids, 20 and 22, and are now empty nesters. Mandy has served in many roles at IPC; singing in the choir, theater productions, VBS and Messy Church to name a few. She loves to read, travel, sing, play the ukulele, write and watercolor, but her day job is a high school English teacher. She's excited work with the youth of the church to share her passions and learn from them.