Staff and Leadership
Rev. L. John Gable, Senior Pastor
I have been pastor at Tab since November, 2007, and feel very blessed to be here.
My wife, Kristin, and I met at Hanover College so while not being native Hoosiers we feel right at home here. We have two children and two grandchildren. Timm and Jane and Beau live in Milwaukee, WI. Jenny and Aaron and Charlie live in Lansing, MI.
I grew up in St. Louis and after graduating from Hanover went to Princeton Theological Seminary. I have served Presbyterian churches in Mansfield, Ohio; Waterloo, Iowa; and Mequon (suburban Milwaukee), Wisconsin, prior to being called to Tab.
I love just spending time with Kristin, and our kids, particularly Charlie, whenever we can. I enjoy traveling and reading, as well as golf in the summer and badminton in the winter.
In a word, I am “grateful” for the gifts and opportunities which God has given me and believe I have been “blessed to be a blessing.” I am grateful to serve as pastor of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church and am inspired and encouraged by the many ministries we are a part of in this community and around the globe.
If we haven’t yet met I hope you’ll join us in worship soon.
Rev. Oscar Clavel, Associate Pastor
Oscar Clavel is from Louisville, Kentucky. He is a 2007 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, and a 2003 graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas. He also received certification in Clinical Pastoral Education at Norton and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville in 2006.
“I’m deeply committed to living out of a place of grace and encouraging others to discover their God-given gifts and passions. Thankfully, Tab is a great place for this kind of exploration. When not working, I enjoy cycling, running and extreme fitness classes. As an aside, I think I would enjoy gardening but I don’t have a backyard so I’m not sure!”
Staff, (317) 923-5458
WORSHIP, MUSIC AND ARTS
Matt Kauffman, Director of Music Ministries, ext 102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Crane, Contemporary Service Music Director, email@example.com
Jennifer Wirt, Director of Children’s Ministries, ext 140, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Rexroth, Director of Youth Ministries, ext 172, email@example.com
Dan Rexroth, Director of Youth Ministries, ext 172, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL MISSIONS
Paula Means, Missions Director ext 130, email@example.com
Ben Hughes, Recreation Director, ext 120, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Summerville, Program Manager, email@example.com
Nigel Foreman, Recreation Chaplain, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Streit, Director of Media Ministries, ext 170, email@example.com
LAY MINISTRIES AND VOLUNTEERS
Paula Daum, Coordinator of Lay Ministries, ext 104, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Fedor, Facilities Manager, ext 180, email@example.com
Jeff Ellis, Head Custodian, ext 106, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean O’Banyel, Custodian
Rod Iberg, Director of Operations, email@example.com
Kristine Green, Bookkeeper, ext 111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristine Seals, Executive Assistant, ext 103, email@example.com
Rodney Bebley, Kitchen Manager, ext 162, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyrone Drake, Kitchen Assistant
Eric Kropp, ext 210, email@example.com
The ministers of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church are the members themselves. The governing board is called The Session. Deacons, an office found in scripture, act as the hands of Christ on earth to serve God, Tab members and the community. The Endowment Trustees oversee Tab’s Endowment Fund.
Missions: Patty Reel, Merv Yoder
Recreation: Chad Lynn, Jim Babcock
Adult Ministries: Jeanne Morton
Children’s Ministries: Mary Mills
Youth: Julie Kukolla
Congregational Life: Cindy Verbarg
Media: Fritz Blum
Worship, Music and Arts: Drew Childs
Budget and Finance: Charlton Browning, Jay Steger
Facilities: Mike Cracraft, Lucy Emison, Kate Ems
Human Resources: Lezlie Laxton
Other Session Areas
Clerk: Sharon Marshall
Treasurer: Dave King
Endowment Representative: Jay Steger
TCSI Representative: Kate Ems
THE BOARD OF DEACONS
Beth Ahearn, Moderator
Suzie Booker, Vice Moderator
Becky Mayo, Secretary
Mary Dougherty, Treasurer
ENDOWMENT FUND TRUSTEES
OTHER RELATED AREAS
Presbytery Commissioners: Hoagy Elliott, Connie Hintz, Mike O’Banyel, Jim Pfeiffer, Ann Reynolds (alts: Lucy Emison, Linda McCabe)
TCSI Board: Don Fledderjohn–President, Mark Lubbers–Treasurer, John Byers, Bob Donaldson, Kate Ems, Gale Wilkerson
Nominating Committee: Charlton Browning (Mod), Julie Kukolla (VM), Nancy Gordon (DR), Barb Babcock, Dan Hursh, Stephanie Lynn, Sara Noel, Linda McCabe, Jen Thomas
Worship Communion Coordinator: Dan Schroeder
Home Communion Coordinator: Rob Springer
WWV Presbytery: Sharon Marshall–Session Records Review