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Parish Staff (Ministry Team at St. John's)
Pastor & Chaplain of IUPUI
Fr. Rick Nagel | firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.635.2021
Director of Catechesis
Dcn. David Bartolowits | email@example.com | 317.635.2021 x 125
Director of Communications & Special Events
Megan Fish | firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.635.2021 x 133
Megan has been with St. John’s since 2011 and oversees internal and external communication for the parish including weekly parishioner emails, graphics for displayed print and web material, social media, website and mobile app updates, press releases, parish bulletin and newsletter as well as coordination with Georgia Street events. As Director of Special Events, Megan helps plan and support parish events as needed through helping to build community, organizing volunteers and engaging parishioners in parish life. As part of this role, she coordinates and helps to manage St. John's annual Christkindl Village. She also handles rentals of the Pan Am Parish Hall Rental space and Bulletin Ads for St. John's bulletin.
Hobbies: spending quality time with friends and family, walking, summer concerts and reading
Favorite Saint: St. Peter and Padre Pio
Favorite Scripture: “Commit your life to the Lord; trust in him and he will act.” –Psalm 37
Director of Finance
David Heinekamp | email@example.com | 317.635.2021 x 132
Dave has been with St. John’s since March 2020 and oversees the financial and business operations for the parish including maintenance of all bookkeeping records (ledgers, payroll, accounts receivable and payable), current financial information on all outreach funds, preparation of financial reports and presentation materials for parish Finance Council meetings, development and tracking of the parish budget, annual reporting to parishioners, and compliance with all government and archdiocesan reporting requirements. For more info on giving to St. John's: http://www.stjohnsindy.org/tithing.html
Hobbies: Spending time with family (especially his grandchildren), reading, the Indianapolis 500.
Favorite Saint: St. Matthew, patron saint of accountants and bookkeepers.
Favorite Scripture: "For man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26
Director of Maintenance & Safety
Jason Warner | firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.635.2021 x 134
Director of Mission & Discipleship
Jessica Inabnitt | email@example.com | 317.635.2021 x 135
Jessica Inabnitt - Director of Mission & Discipleship for Women
Jessica has been a part of the St Johns ministry team since June 2014 as a wedding hostess. As wedding hostess, it is her job to help the bride and groom feel comfortable with the process and layout of their upcoming wedding. She is also with the couple during rehearsal and day of wedding, to guide the couple and wedding party. In July of 2016, Jessica transitioned into a full time role of Director of Mission and Discipleship for Women. As part of a team, along with Brian Bibb, she and Brian work to bring others to grow in personal relationship with Christ and answer the call of our Lord to "go forth and make disciples of all nations".
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, and enjoy spending time outdoors
Favorite Saint: St Theresa the little flower. She was introduced to St Theresa through her grandmother. She connected to her because of her simple way, seeking Holiness in the ordinary everyday. And also The Blessed Mother Mary. Our mother, our faith, love and charity.
Favorite scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." and
John 20:28-29 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!", Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."
Director of Music
Daniel Padilla | firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.635.2021 x 123
Daniel arrived at St. John's in April 2021. He is responsible for the Music Ministry, including playing the organ for the weekend Masses and special celebrations, preparing and rehearsing with the two St. John choirs, training cantors, and arranging music for instrumental ensembles.
Hobbies: Daniel enjoys live theatre, making music with his friends, and spending time with his family.
Favorite Saints: Daniel's favorite saint is St. Gregory the Great, a patron saint of music and the father of Gregorian Chant. St. Ignatius of Antioch has also been a rich source of inspiration for Daniel. And of course, Daniel prays for the intercession of St. Cecilia before every Mass.
Favorite Scripture: "Do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today." (Matthew 6:31, 33-34)
Assistant Director of Communications & Events / Administrative Assistant
Sarah Barr | email@example.com | 317.635.2021 x 120
Sarah joined the ministry team in August of 2020. She helps Father Rick with administrative duties of the parish. She also assists with planning and coordination of events such as Christkindl Village, Missionary Disciple formation nights and special parish social and faith based events. She supports Megan Fish, our Director of Communications and Special Events, in various leadership and support needs.
Hobbies: Reading and spending days at the lake
Favorite Saints: St. Faustina and St. Margaret Mary Alcoque
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 43:1 "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine."
Bridget McClellan | firstname.lastname@example.org | 317.635.2021 x 122
Bridget joined the staff in the Fall of 2003. Her responsibilities include scheduling all the weddings that take place at St. John’s within each calendar year. She provides knowledge to engaged couples who are inquiring about St. John’s and also provide information regarding downtown weddings. She is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Please feel free to contact Bridget and she will guide you through the process of booking a wedding date.
Hobbies: Bridget enjoys walking and biking at Indy parks, visiting different Catholic churches, and being involved in the Irvington neighborhood community.
Favorite Saint: St. Bernadette
Favorite Scripture: “People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another” – Mother Teresa
Director of Garden Door Ministry/ Wedding Hostess
Danielle Heitkamp | email@example.com | 260.706.1516
Danielle joined the staff in July of 2021. She organizes and runs our Garden Door homeless ministry. She oversees volunteers, food donations, and clothing dontations. In addition to these duties, she also serves in the role of wedding hostess. She helps to make sure weddings at St. John's run smoothly and are a beautiful example of the sacrament.
Hobbies: Swing dancing, baking, and hiking
Favorite Saints: St. Mary Magdalene, St. John Paul II, and the Holy Family
Favorite Scripture: John 15
IUPUI “FOCUS” Missionaries
Natalia Draghicchio (firstname.lastname@example.org), Team Director
Teagan McDermott (email@example.com)
Matthew Godfrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reiley Godfrey (email@example.com)