Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Education: I have a degree in Visual Communications with a focus in Photography.
Work background: I’ve been doing professional portrait/lifestyle photography for over 10 years and have held several project management positions in the past.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: I love the welcoming family atmosphere at Tapestry.
Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 11:1
What I like to do for fun: Anything active with my husband and children.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Education: Bachelor of Science in General Music from the University of Indianapolis, and I am continuing my education in Music Therapy at UIndy.
Work background: Along with worship band, I work as a house manager of the Ruth Lily Performance Hall.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: I love seeing the warm smiles of our Tapestry family from across the room and going immediately over for hugs. I am not inherently a hugger, but I can't resist hugs and smiles every Sunday morning! They are what I look forward to every week.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 121:1-8
What I like to do for fun: I love playing guitar/piano/mandolin and singing, and I enjoy reading, writing, and making collages. I am also in love with God's creation and love being out in nature whenever I can.
One thing most people don’t know about me: My family nickname is Tara-dactyl (pterodactyl)
Favorite quote: “We acquire the strength we have overcome.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pianist, Organist, Accompanist
Hometown: Brownstown, IN
Education: Bachelors and Masters of Science in Music Education
Favorite thing about Tapestry: The people and the music.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:10
What I like to do for fun: Garden, walk the dog, travel and bicycle
One thing most people don’t know about me: I’ve performed at Carnegie Hall twice!
Hometown: Lufkin, Texas
Education: Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (TCU) – Go Frogs!
Work background: I’ve been in full-time ministry since I was 19 and served a variety of congregations and denominations in youth ministry for 15 years. As part of the Disciples of Christ, I have served churches in Texas, Tennessee, and now Indiana.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: We offer an inclusive approach to faith and a genuine welcome to everyone.
Favorite Scripture: Galatians 3:28 – “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
What I like to do for fun: Camping, hiking, travel, and CrossFit.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I am a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and have been coaching for 6 years.
Favorite quote: “I wanna have friends that I can trust
That love me for the man I've become and not the man that I was” - The Avett Brothers, A Perfect Space
Director of Senior Ministry
Hometown: Vincennes, IN
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (ISU) and Master of Science in Elementary Education (Butler)
Work background: I taught elementary education for 33 years.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: The ties that are being strengthened as our faith journey continues.
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:6
What I like to do for fun: Work outdoors and lay in the sun!
One thing most people don’t know about me: I played GAA basketball and volleyball in high school
Favorite quote: “It is what it is!”
Hometown: Petersburg, Indiana
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Indiana State University; Masters of Divinity, Christian Theological Seminary
Work background: Worked as a CPA in public accounting; worked at Southport Christian Church (now Tapestry Church) as Associate Minister; worked as Senior Minister at New Palestine Christian Church; worked as Staff Chaplain at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: I love the faith, love, and kindness that is shared at Tapestry for all people.
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths."
What I like to do for fun: Walk, eat at pizza buffets, talk to people, go to movies, go on vacations with family and friends.
Favorite quote: "It is what it is!"
Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Education: BA Culver-Stockton, MSR Christian Theological Seminary, MFA Purdue
Work background: WTTV Channel 4, Theatre Technical Director and Department Chair at University of Indianapolis
Favorite thing about Tapestry: I have found the Tapestry filled with people who are able to serve, laugh and worship all at the same time.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 100
What I like to do for fun: I love to travel. I also enjoy good non-fiction books
One thing most people don’t know about me: There are so many things but most people don’t know that I wanted to be a math teacher. Calculus made me change my mind. I also once partied with George Clooney. He was around 20 and had accompanied his father, Nick Clooney, as Nick hosted the Indiana State Fair Variety Show. I was the lighting designer/floor manager with WTTV at the time and George went out with the crew afterward.
Favorite quote: Loneliness is the pain of being alone. Solitude is the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
Hometown: Elkhart, IN
Education: Graduate of IU with a Bachelor of Science in Business
Work background: Over 30 years of experience in Accounting
Favorite thing about Tapestry:The people!
Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 1:5
What I like to do for fun: yard work
One thing most people don’t know about me: I am the eighth of twelve children.
Favorite quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Karri Lynn York
Director of Music
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Education: Doctor of Music in Voice-Indiana University, The Jacobs School of Music
Work background: Voice Faculty at IUPUI, Anderson University and University of Indianapolis
Favorite thing about Tapestry: The people and talented musicians.
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5
What I like to do for fun: Go to the Caribbean and sit on the beach
One thing most people don’t know about me: I enjoy hula hooping.
Favorite quote: “If you believe you are old, you will be.” Judy Donovan