Staff & Leaders
Welcome Rev. Bob McAulay!
Bob McAulay has been hired to serve as our new interim pastor. Bob comes to FMH with almost 15 years of experience as an interim pastor as well as several years of experience as a head pastor. Bob currently resides in Carmel with his wife, Ondrea. He has two children, Brendan and Shauna, who are currently in college. Rev. McAulay begins preaching with us in April.
Contact Rev. McAulay at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (317) 513-5148.
Business Administrator, Alexis Gonzales
The Personnel Committee is excited to announce the hiring of Alexis Gonzales as our new Business Administrator. Alexis began her duties in late January. She will act as a liaison between the church, Parkview Preschool and the Independence Academy. She will also assist in organizing the church office and will work with our church Treasurer to manage our finances.
Alexis is originally from Colorado and relocated to the Indianapolis area in March 2016; she presently lives in Fishers. She has an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Denver as well as an MBA in marketing from Regis University. She is married with two daughters, ages ten and two, and has a thirteen-year old stepson. Alexis has a lot of energy and is excited about the opportunities available to her at FMHPC. Please welcome her to our church family!
Contact Alexis at email@example.com or at (317) 283-1305.
Building Manager, Ron Elliott
Ron has been working at FMHPC for 25 years. At this point, he is also a bit of the Church Historian. In addition, Ron runs the sound board during our worship services. He is a favorite of the youngsters at FMHPC a
Contact Ron at FMHPC@live.com or at (317) 283-1305.
Coordinator of Music, Art Cantrell
Contact Art at TheArtofMusic@hotmail.com or via the church office at (317) 283-1305.
The Presbyterian Book of Order submits, “As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. When elected as commissioners to higher councils, ruling elders participate and vote with the same authority as teaching elders, and they are eligible for any office.”
Current Elders at FMH are:
Class of 2017
Katie England, Elizabeth James, Skip Kappes, Muuka Muyumba
Class of 2018
Greg Foulke, Charley Koehler, Bruce White, Rebecca Zirnheld
Class of 2019
Cindy Madrick, Sarah Manion, Kathy Zoppi, John Melind
The Presbyterian Book of Order submits, “The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.”
Current Deacons at FMH are:
Class of 2017
Stanley Hornbeck, Katie Mathews, Sandra Holder
Class of 2018
Jim Halsmer, Tamara Hughey, Ann Phend, Brent Vaughn
Class of 2019
Heather Hurley, Sandy Fenstermaker, Adam Halsmer, Ruth Padgett
Commissioners to Presbytery
In Presbyterian polity, congregations work together to staff several levels of decision making bodies. The governing bodies from smallest to largest are: the church session of elders, which provides care and oversight of a local congregation; the presbytery, which provides care and oversight of a group of congregations; or the synod which provides care and oversight of several presbyteries. We have two commissioners who represent FMHPC in our local Presbytery.
Current Commissioners at FMH are:
Margo Gaines & Charley Koehler