Rev. Robert Heimach

Senior Pastor

Rev. Robert Heimach began his ministry at Irvington Presbyterian Church in October 2003. He previously served congregations in LaPorte and Bluffton, Indiana. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1987 graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Rev. Heimach is married to Jenni and they have two children, Abigail (Ben) and Lawson. On Christmas morning 2018, they became the proud grandparents of Esther Heimach-Snipes.

Lori Chapman

Church Administrator

Lori has spent the last 18 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 lives in Irvington with her daughter, Hannah who is a Senior in high school.

Amy Studabaker

Director of Music

Amy Studabaker is the director of the Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir at IPC. She received a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Butler University. She feels blessed to work with a dedicated group of ringers and singers at IPC to continually praise God through music.

Carolyn Lesmeister

Director of Christian Education

Aeriel Lewis

Youth Coordinator

Tiantian Liang


Tiantian Liang joined the staff at Irvington Presbyterian Church in 2016 as organist and pianist. She enjoys a varied career as pianist, organist, and teacher. Her mission is to share her love for music through performing and teaching. Tiantian holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Concordia College Moorhead Minnesota, a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Rice University Houston Texas, and a Performer Diploma from Indiana University. Currently, she is in the Doctorate of Musical Arts program at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati studying piano performance and minoring in harpsichord performance and piano pedagogy.

Jenny Harris

Nursery Attendant

Jenny Harris joined the IPC staff in 2016 as the Nursery Attendant. Away from IPC, she is a special education math teacher at Warren Central High School and has been teaching for 14 years. In all of her "spare time," she enjoys hanging out with her husband, Matt, who is also a member of the church, and their 5 kids.

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Rev. Elizabeth Kaznak-Hall

Parish Associate

Rev. Elizabeth Kaznak-Hall is serving as our Parish Associate. She is originally from Highland, IN a graduate of Indiana University and attended both McCormick Seminary and Louisville Theological Seminary. While in Louisville she served as the Associate Pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church, then was part of a co-design and build of a New Church Development called Covenant Community Church, followed by becoming the Executive Director of Kentucky Refugee Ministry while assisting a rural congregation for a number of years as their pulpit supply. Liz is married to Mike Hall and they are raising her three kids who are 22, 19 and 15 along with his two children who are 17 and 13. They are one boy short of the Brady bunch!

Craig Shaw

Communications Coordinator

After having served as one of IPC's co-youth directors, along with his wife, Kristin, for nearly 10 years, in November 2013, Craig switched gears and became IPC's first Communications Coordinator. Drawing from a broad smattering of skills, including web design, photography, videography, graphic design, document layout, computer hardware set up and networking, presentation creation, etc., learned first as an educator and then furthered as Whitewater Valley Presbytery's Technology Coordinator, he hopes to be able to help spread the intertwined messages of the Gospel and the mission and ministries of IPC to the congregation and the community.

Denise Harrington

Senior Services Coordinator

Denise Harrington is a wife and mother of seven children. She and her husband, Isaac, have 6 adult children and one teenager at home. They are the proud grandparents of seven grandsons. Denise graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology; she is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with the State of Indiana. She began her career working in mentoring services with adolescents at Big Sisters.  She started addictions counseling with juveniles while living in California.  Denise returned to Indianapolis and began working in family services, assisting young people in foster care prepare for emancipation.  She began to work as a contractual therapist providing group therapy in addictions, cognitive and behavioral modification for Alpha Resources and St Elizabeth’s. Denise later became Residential Director for St. Elizabeth’s Pregnancy & Parenting Program and Clinical Director for Alpha Resources Counseling Services.  She continues to provide group and individual counseling. As a contract social worker, Denise has worked in many areas of human services.  She has an vast range of experience and training.  Denise has a compassion for helping others. She was seeking an opportunity to use her social service skills and do ministry which lead her to this position as Senior Ministry Consultant with Irvington, Faith and Northminster Presbyterian Churches.

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