OUR TEAM

A Wonderful Team Here To Serve Local Pastors And Churches!

  • Jeff Matas
    Jeff Matas
    STATE PASTOR
Jeff Matas
STATE PASTOR

Jeff brings a unique gift-mix, experience and abilities as Indiana Ministries State Pastor. After completing a BA in religious studies at Anderson University, he earned an MBA in finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. After seven years in the corporate world, he experienced a dramatic call to pastoral ministry. His ministry experience began at a ten-person church in rural Indiana. He served as senior pastor in Pennsylvania and Washington. Before arriving at Indiana Ministries, he was the senior associate pastor at Madison Park Church. Jeff served as State Pastor for Church Health for twelve years focusing on church revitalization. He has been State Pastor since March 2023. Jeff has a passion for the local church and a desire to empower congregations to pursue their mission of making more and better disciples that are transforming their communities for Christ.

Jeff met his wife Carla while they were students at Anderson University. They have been married for 41 years. They have two adult children, Joe and Kelley, along with a granddaughter and three grandsons. Jeff is a fan of the Steelers and Penguins; check out his office if you have any doubts. He also loves food and fitness, in that order.

  • Jenene Lighty
    Jenene Lighty
    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & CREDENTIALING
Jenene Lighty
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & CREDENTIALING

If you’ve got questions about your credentials or entering the process to be ordained or licensed ask for Jenene. She assists the Dept. of Ministry Services and Ordination & Licensing committees. She’s super-organized and works hard to make the process of ordination a pleasant one. She has a head full of knowledge about church finances. If you have a question, just ask. She’s also our office manager and supervises any issues regarding the staff.

Jenene has been married to Kerry for over 35 years (believe us when we say she married young).  They have three grown daughters and one granddaughter, Khloey.  Just ask her about Khloey and watch her face light up.  She enjoys reading, taking baths, playing cards or board games, especially Wingspan. She loves her family and friends fiercely.  She also loves the Florida gulf coast where she can be found listening and watching God speak through the ocean, waves and sand.

  • Jennifer Eviston
    Jennifer Eviston
    Business Administrator
Jennifer Eviston
Business Administrator

Jennifer has been married to her husband, Chris, since 2000.  Serving others brings her great joy and she deeply loves her friends and family. While she enjoys the ocean and the beach, she loves being at home relaxing on her porch swing, spending time in the pool and listening to music.  She is a huge sports fan, especially football (college and NFL), baseball and college basketball (bring on March Madness!). Some of her favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and Indiana Hoosiers basketball.

  • Mickey Foley
    Mickey Foley
    ASSOCIATE STATE PASTOR
Mickey Foley
ASSOCIATE STATE PASTOR

Mickey stepped into his call to ministry after an 18-year career in education as a teacher and coach. He loves to witness the transformational power of the Gospel in the lives of individuals. He has a passion for disciple-making and helping to equip pastors, leaders, and the church to not only deepen their walk with Jesus but to become disciple makers that have Kingdom impact in their communities.

Mickey met his wife, Amanda, on a blind date and they have been married for 21 years. In 2020, they were blessed with an addition to their family through the journey of adoption. Noah is almost 3 and one of the greatest joys of their life! They love to travel to new vacation destinations, being out in nature, and spending time with family. Mickey is an avid sports fan and loves “March Madness.”

  • Adrienne Murphy
    Adrienne Murphy
    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Adrienne Murphy
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Adrienne serves as our part-time Executive Assistant. She is an Ohio native and met her husband David while they were both students at Anderson University. They have two sons; Liam is 7 and Crew is 6 months. Adrienne loves camping, playing pickleball and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines!

  • Maggie Hills
    Maggie Hills
    FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Maggie Hills
FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

Maggie is our part time financial assistant.  She is married to Bradley (both graduates of Anderson University) and is the mom of two young children, a boy and a girl. She loves sweet tea, Disney, visiting local restaurants, and taking her kids to the park or the zoo. She also enjoys fellowship and volunteering with her church (Meridian Church of God) and her local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group.

 

  • Tom Planck
    Tom Planck
    DIRECTOR OF MULTIPLICATION
Tom Planck
DIRECTOR OF MULTIPLICATION
Tom serves as our Director of Multiplication at Indiana Ministries. He is also the Chief Catalyst of Healthy Growing Churches and uses his leadership gifts to help church leaders on the local, regional and national level create a multiplication culture within their organization. With twenty plus years of ministry experience, he has led cohorts and coached pastors to spark intentional efforts for both disciple-making and church multiplication. Tom is married to his beautiful wife, Andrea, and has two grown children (Tytus & Hannah) and a daughter in law (Kelsey).

  • Carl Addison
    Carl Addison
    DIRECTOR OF THRIVE
Carl Addison
DIRECTOR OF THRIVE

Indiana Ministries has contracted with Carl and Earthen Vessels Ministry to direct Thrive, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. Working with pastors at different stages of their careers, this initiative fosters and supports one-on-one mentoring relationships for young and/or new pastors serving in small congregations or new church starts, mid-career pastors in transition to another congregation, and seasoned pastors nearing the end of their careers who are seeking to finish well.

Earthen Vessels Ministry (www.evmonline.org) has a passion to come alongside clergy (including their spouses and families) to be their advocates, to offer resources to strengthen their marriages and families, and to walk with them when they hurt. Carl and his wife Valerie are the Directors of Earthen Vessels Ministry. They have three adult children (Matt, Steve & Sarah), six adorable grandsons and one grandaughter!

  • Crystal Snyder
    Crystal Snyder
    THRIVE MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Crystal Snyder
THRIVE MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Crystal Snyder is our part-time ministry assistant with our Thriving in Ministry initiative.

She is married to Mike, who serves as Lead Pastor at The Church at Broadway Park in Alexandria, Indiana. She loves hiking with her golden retriever, kayaking with friends, and morning coffee on the back deck.

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