Irvington Presbyterian Church will soon be looking to fill its Senior Pastor position.
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.
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 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 along with his two children. They are one boy short of the Brady bunch!
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.
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.