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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 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.

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. Maureen Wilson

Designated Associate Pastor

Rev. Maureen Wilson has returned to Irvington Presbyterian Church to serve as Designated Associate Pastor in 2020. Originally from Indianapolis, IN she graduated from Xavier University in 2007 and McCormick Theological Seminary in 2013. She served as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 2007-2008. Maureen lives in Irvington with her dog, River, and cat, Mika.

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 Jones Harrington is a Licensed Social Worker and Addictions Counselor.  Denise works contractually and provides services under her own name.  Denise holds numerous certifications in the area of Behavior Science.  She is been a contractual therapist for over 25 years.  Denise has been a therapist with Alpha Resources Inc. for nineteen years.  She has served as the Senior Ministry Consultant for Irvington, Faith and Northminster Presbyterian Churches for the past 5 years. Denise is also contracted with CICOA Aging and In-Home Services Inc. as the Faith Partnership Coordinator. 

Denise has a passion for service. She volunteers at her church with the youth and young adult women serving as a mentor. Denise mentors and coaches professionals in finding work – life balance while achieving their professional goals.

Denise joined the St. John’s Community Cares Board in 2019.  She currently serves on the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s, Community Advisory Board; she has been a member for 3 years.  Denise is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Associate, she volunteers as a Caregiver Support Group Facilitator and Advocate for the organization.  She is a member of the National Black Social Worker’s Association.  

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