Pastor Joe has served as Lead Pastor of Asbury since July 2020. Originally from the Lafayette area, he has lived all of over the state. Most recently, Joe served in Royal Center, Indiana for 2 years. Joe and his wife, Melissa, have two kids, Joseph and Hannah
Joe received his Bachelor's degree in Religion from Olivet Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. He also has a Masters degree in Spiritual Direction from Northwest Nazarene University and a Masters degree in Ministerial Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University
Joe is passionately curious and loves to learn new thing. He also enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time in nature with his wife and kids.
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Jesse has served as Director of Community and Family Engagement at Asbury since August of 2018. He is originally from Monroe, IN and has served in Youth Ministry since 2010. Jesse and his wife, Jennie, have three kids: Tait, Alexyn, and Noelle
Jesse was an auto mechanic until he felt called to ministry. Since then he has served as a Youth Pastor and in a couple of para-church organizations doing outreach. He is passionate about seeing students find out who Jesus is and grow in their relationship in Him.
In his free time, Jesse loves spending time with his family, swimming, golfing, wood working, meeting new people, coffee, cheering on the Colts, and coming up with meaningless questions that make people think.
Denise has worked at Asbury as the Administrative Assistant since 1999. She has many different tasks that she does for her job, and she enjoys each one. She loves to interact with people and to show God’s love and kindness to the people of Asbury and the community. She is married to Kevin, and they have 4 kids and a son-in-law that God has blessed them with. She enjoys being outside, reading and doing things for her family.
Sharon has been directing the Asbury Chancel Choir for 21 years. She and her husband, Lee, moved to Portland in 1977 and became members of Asbury and the choir. She grew up in the Friends Church (Quaker) in Newport, Indiana. Hermusic degree was earned at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was the high school band and choir director for six years at North Vermillion High School.
She retired from teaching music and beginning band in the Jay School Corporation in 2011.
She feels that the choir is a vital part of our traditional church service each week, and they try to touch someone in the congregation with their music or message. The choir is small now but they are a dedicated group that does a very nice job. Her daughter Rebecca is now a member of the choir as well.
Linda has served as our organist for over 10 years. Her music can be heard weekly in our 8:30 am worship service.