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: Indianapolis, IN
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Theology from Ohio Wesleyan University
Work background: I’ve worked at Tapestry since October of 2011.
Favorite thing about Tapestry: The youth. Seriously! I love their energy, drive to give back, questions and sageness.
Favorite Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12
What I like to do for fun: Craft. Read. Hike. Bake/Cook. Be silly. Spend time with people I love.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I’ve been to 5 of the 7 continents.
Favorite quote: “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place”. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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