Mark is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. He pastored in Las Vegas for 13 years and has been in ministry for over 20. He and his family have adapted well to Hoosier life here in Indiana. He is passionate that people know that life is messy for everyone but the gospel can clean it up and has a huge heart for training church planters and seeing new churches launch. In fact, he serves as the SEND City Missionary for the North American Mission Board and plants churches in the Indianapolis area. Mark and his wife Lori have three children, Stephen, Jonathan, and Hailey and have a heart for the foster system. 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.
Matt and his wife Denise moved to the Fishers community in 2015. The Thistles love their new life in Hamilton County. Matt and his family have served in ministry for over 9 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.
Gary grew up in the Northeast where his parents pastored and planted churches. He holds a degree in Biblical Theology from Anderson University. Additionally, he used to play guitar with Bill & Gloria Gaither. After college, he spent 5 years serving alongside his brother at a church in Florida, where he met and later married his wife Beverly. Together, they planted and lead a church for 28 years. They have three sons and six grandchildren. Gary commonly refers to himself as a “salvage man” who enjoys turning broken things into something beautiful, much like how the Father operates.
Facilities Manager & HHStudents Team Leader
Growing up as a Navy kid, Josh spent his early years in Cuba and Spain. His family later settled in sunny Florida where he spent a majority of his childhood and where he met his California girl, Staci. Josh, Staci, and their two children moved to Fishers from California. He is passionate about community, and this passion has only grown stronger while during his time at Hamilton Hills Church. This is the first time this surfer dude has not lived near the ocean.
At 6 years old, Lori was invited to VBS by a neighbor. Through this experience, her entire family came to Christ. Lori is passionate about Children’s and Women’s ministries and has served alongside her husband Mark for more than 20 years. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and has taught and worked with children for over 20 years in various roles. Her most important ministry and first priority is her family, and she says there is no greater joy than being a wife and mom. Originally from sunny California, she’s passionate about the beach, sun and any outdoor activity.
HHKids Admin Assistant
Staci recently to Fishers with her husband Josh. Growing up in southern California, the Indiana weather has been a big adjustment, but the beauty of fall quickly won her over. Although her background is in education, she has spent the past few years at home raising their two small children. She currently serves as an Administrative Assistant at the church and plays an active roll in our HH Kids ministry.
Brooke and her husband Doug have four children and have been attending Hamilton Hills since 2016. Brooke became a Christian when she was five years old at a neighborhood VBS in Brookings, South Dakota. Brooke holds a degree in Elementary Education from Lake Michigan College and serves as the Preschool Director. She enjoys serving the children and families of Hamilton Hills Church and the Fishers community through this ministry.
Stephen grew up in Las Vegas, NV. He has a deep desire to lead people into the presence of God through music and other creative forms. He hopes to further his education in music and in biblical studies. His primary interests include wearing hats, drinking Dr. Pepper and eating wings every day he can.
Jackson has lived in Fishers and has been faithfully part of Hamilton Hills since he was a kid. He loves creative things such as video editing, graphic design, and music. His interests and hobbies include playing guitar, drums, and discovering new music.
Generations Worship & Communications Coordinator
Alexa has lived in Indiana her whole life and has been deeply involved in church since she was a kid. She has a heart for worship and helping the body of Christ. She actively serves in the church office coordinating worship for HHKids and HHStudents and is also part of our church communications team.
Director of Operations
Melissa has been married to her husband Jamie for over 20 years and they have two beautiful daughters. She attended Youngstown State University (Go Penguins!) and has worked in ministry since 2002 at several churches and K-Love. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, going to the movies and being with friends and family.
Mary is from Indiana and has lived in Fishers for over 25 years and has been a member of Hamilton Hills since 2008. Mary is the office receptionist and has also served in various ministries within the church including Children’s Ministry, First Impressions Ministry, and Women’s Ministry. Mary is happily married to her husband, Dave, and between them, they have six grown children. They enjoy camping, kayaking, and hiking.