Mariann is our part time administrative assistant. Having spent her working career as a teacher, she devoted the last seven years to partnering with her husband as he transitioned into a senior pastor role. Now she’s back to work, using her gift of hospitality and her passion for people to serve the mission of Indiana Ministries. Here you will recognize Mariann’s sweet as a peach Georgia accent on the phone and receive a warm dose of southern hospitality as you enter our office.
When she is not at work, you will find Mariann enjoying life with her husband of 37+ years, Paul. They love Jesus and are committed to convincing everyone they meet that Jesus loves them too – no matter what! Mariann is also devoted to God’s work of reconciliation and leads a “Be the Bridge” group in Anderson, where women of diverse cultures are learning to love and live together.
Felisia O’ Bold
WESTLAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Felisia O’Bold currently attends Westlake Community Church. There she has served as Treasurer for the last 12 years as well as other areas in the church over the past 30 years. Felisia received her BA in Accounting from Anderson University. She currently is the Trust Administrator for Hoosier School Benefit Trust as well as owner of O’Bold Outsourcing, which provides bookkeeping for small businesses and churches. Felisia attended Anderson University where she met her husband Jim, who works for Servant Solutions. They currently reside in Noblesville with their son, Brent, who attends Anderson University. Her middle son, Paul (wife Keri) has a son and works at Ronald Blue & Co. Her oldest son, Kevin (wife Katie) has two daughters and works at Ultra Steak. Felisia enjoys reading, golfing, and being with her family most of all.
FIRST VICE CHAIR
SOUTH CREEK CHURCH
Aaron serves as the Lead Pastor of South Creek Church in Kokomo, Indiana.
Madison Park Church of God
Paul is the Senior Pastor of Madison Park Church of God.
Rev. Michael J. Thigpen is the Director of the Cultural Resource Center and Director of Multicultural Student services at Anderson University. It’s there where he feeds his passion to feed and resource a very diverse population of multicultural and international students from around the world. A visionary and a leader, Michael has served the body of Christ for over twenty years. He has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Mike is a Graduate Anderson University having completed both a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Business Administration from his alma mater.
From children to the most mature individuals Mike has an unique ability to capture and connect with all types of audience. Mike seeks to encourage, empower and motivate audiences to become passionate servant leaders, impacting the world by sharing the true authentic love of God. Michael’s greatest joy in life is experiencing his daily life journey with God. Mike lives in Indiana with his wife Melanie and their four beautiful daughters. –the loves of his life.
SECOND VICE CHAIR
GREAT COMMISSION CHURCH OF GOD
Rev. Dawn Walker received her call to the minstry in 2002 and was ordained by the Church of God in 2012. She became the co-pastor of Great Commission Church of God in December, 2012. Pastor Dawn is a 2004 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and holds a Masters degree with a double major – Mental Health Counseling and Addictions Counseling. She is founder of Nell’s Heart Ministry, which is named in memory of the Walker’s daughter, Chanelle “Nell” Walker-Wells who was murdered in 2008.
Columbia City, IN
Reverend Amanda Daniel is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Foundry: A Network of Missional Communities. The church launched in January of 2019 with the goal of raising up leaders to lead their own missional house church. Amanda is a 2011 graduate of Anderson University with a Masters of Divinity. She is married to Ryan, who edited all of her papers in seminary so they claim it as a joint degree. Ryan is the mayor of their community, which brings interesting ways to make disciples. They have a six year old daughter who is the spitting image of her dad, one cat and one fish. Amanda and her family love everything Disney and hope to be called to plant a church within Disney World in their retirement years.
EAST SIDE COG
Dr. Kerry B. Robinson is the Senior Pastor of East Side Church of God, Anderson, IN., a congregation he has served since December 1996. East Side Church is located near the campus of Anderson University and is widely recognized for it missional desire to “Lift up Jesus Christ so that people may Discover Hope for Living.” Because of its location and its passion East Side Church serves the wider church as a “preparation place”. Over the last twenty years East Side has commissioned over one hundred women and men into vocational ministry. Thousands of others are serving Christ in their homes and marketplaces around the world.
He is a graduate of Anderson University, Anderson School of Theology, and Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, AL., with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. Dr. Robinson has served in leadership for the Church of God at the state, regional, and national levels.
Kerry is married to the former Becky Meyer and they have two adult sons, Kyle and
Kameron who is married to their daughter in love, Hannah. He is also blessed by Kameron and Hannah with one granddaughter, Vera May.
I am Pastor at LifePoint Church in Goshen, IN. I have been married to Beth for 25 years June 20, 2017 and we have two kids at Anderson University, Caleb and Hannah. Caleb graduates May 2017. I’m grateful to serve on the Board of Directors to help more churches experience new life as they focus on God’s mission for the church.
TOWN CENTER CHURCH
Pastor John has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 28 years. They have 3 adult children: Molly, Aaron and Abigail. He spent 10 years as a social worker before responding to God’s call to pastoral ministry. He has served in full-time pastoral ministry for nearly 20 years. He served as an Associate Pastor at Big Lake Church of God (Columbia City, IN) and New Life Community Church (Noblesville, IN) before coming to Town Center as the Lead Pastor in 2009. John currently serves as the Chair of the Indiana Ministries Board of Directors.