Our Leadership Team

We are a staff that strives to love God and love each other. We don't just work together, we do life together. 

And we have an intense passion for reaching our community for Christ. 

  • Mark Neal  - Lead Pastor    

    Mark is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. He pastored in Las Vegas for 13 years and has been in ministry for over 20. He is very involved and passionate about training church planters and seeing new churches get started. Mark and his wife Lori have three biological kids, Stephen 17, Jonathan 14, and Hailey 9. Also, as foster parents, they have foster kids in and out of their home. Mark is a dedicated Georgia Bulldog fan and loves to spend quality time with family. He also volunteers and coaches Varsity Basketball at Hamilton Southeastern High School and is very involved in the community. 

  • Sam Froese - Executive Pastor    

    Pastor Sam has been married to his wife Colleen for over 25 years and has four kids: Savannah, Alicia, Sam Ethan, and John. Sam graduated from the University of Kansas where he competed in cross-country and track and was a two-time NCAA championship finalist. He served as a decorated artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years. Sam worked in the US and internationally in the technology sector as a corporate executive for 18 years before becoming a pastor. Sam really enjoys being outdoors, fishing, running, and traveling internationally. 

  • Matt Thistle - Family and Generations Pastor        

    Matt and his wife Denise moved to the Fishers community in 2015. The Thistles are loving their new life in Hamilton County! Matt and his family have served in ministry for over 8 years. Matt also grew up in Maine where his father was a pastor and their family planted a church in the late 80s. He and Denise love traveling, going to sporting events, and spending time with their daughter Jocelyn. 

  • Mary Griffey - Admin Assistant 

    Mary is from Indiana and has lived in Fishers for over 20 years. She is the youngest of four girls. She has been a member of Hamilton Hills since 2008 and has served on the Hamilton Hills team for over 7 years. Mary is currently serving as an assistant to the Lead Pastor and has also served in various ministries within the church including children's ministry, greeting ministry, and ladies' ministry. Mary is happily married to her husband, Dave, and between them they have six grown children and two grandsons. They enjoy camping, kayaking, and hiking.

  • Daniel Powell - Creative Arts Pastor    

    Daniel has been married for 9 years to his wife Sandy. They have two kids, Madison and Toby. Daniel has been involved in music his whole life and has even owned a recording studio for many years. One interesting thing about Daniel is he loves aviation. He is a helicopter and fixed-wing pilot and loves to fly any chance he gets. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He and his wife Sandy are both die-hard Florida Gator fans. Chomp! Chomp!

  • Michele Kosegi - Preschool Director

    Michele grew up in Iowa, then later moved to Ohio where she attended Cedarville College. There she obtained a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Bible studies. After graduation, Michele worked in marketing and management and owned her own business for 7 years. Michele became the director of Hamilton Hills Preschool and Mother's Day Out in 2010. Michele is happily married to Chris, and together they have three children: Emily, Cameron, and Natalie. The Kosegis have been members of Hamilton Hills Baptist Church since 2004 and are heavily involved in the community and their children's sporting events.