Intentional Interim Minister - Dr. William J. Wassner Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa come to us from Evansville, Indiana. He had a calling to the ministry when he was 14 years old. He preached his first sermon on Easter Sunday at the age of 15 in his home church – the First Christian Church of Savannah, Georgia. He was licensed at the age of 16 in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and began serving on the Youth Commission in the Region of Georgia. His personal self-concept of ministry and theology of pastoral ministry were both challenged and honed through the years with his continued pursuit of higher education. He understands and accepts the role as a “caring educator”, where he both preaches and teaches the Christian Faith to the best of his abilities to others with love. His experiences as a pastor throughout the years in both Disciples and UCC congregations have led him to say that “I have discovered the power of Presence in ministry and also the wonderful reality that God is always with us – that God’s love never forsakes us no matter what may come.” Bill and Lisa have five children and nine grandchildren between them and her gifts in music are something he is very proud of as well. For hobbies, Bill loves photography, fishing and writing poetry.
Minister of Music - Richard Perry
Richard plays the organ for our worship services, coordinates, schedules and accompanies soloists and instrumentalists, maintains the church's keyboard instruments, directs and accompanies the Choir, directs the handbells, and plays piano with the Praise Band. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, majoring in Trombone and Organ, received a bachelors degree in Trombone Performance from Ball State University and a masters degree in Organ Performance from Butler University. Richard is a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and has received the Colleague designation (CAGO) from the guild.