Rev. Beau Underwood
Beau started as ACC's senior minister in January of 2023. With past experience in congregational ministry, hospital chaplaincy, social justice advocacy, and religious media, he brings a variety of talents and experience into this next vocational chapter. In addition to being a proud alum of Eureka College (BA) and the University of Chicago (M.Div & MPP), he is currently working on a doctorate in public affairs at the University of Missouri - Columbia. He is the author of Dear Son: Raising Faithful, Just, and Compassionate Men (Chalice, 2022) and a coauthor of the devotional Unsettling Lent (Chalice Press, 2023). His writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Sojourners, Word&Way, and Religion & Politics. He is the grateful husband of Casey and dad to Jesse. In his free time, you will find Beau reading non-fiction books, rooting on his beloved Chicago White Sox, and watching reruns of The Office.
Rev. Josh Jackson
Josh joined Allisonville in ministry in July 2021. He received his Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, where he served at Eastwood Christian Church and spent a summer filling in for the senior minister at First Christian Church in Macomb, IL. Prior to that, he attended Texas Christian University (GO FROGS) where he graduated with a BA in Religion and a BA in History. While in college, he served in the youth ministries at University Christian Church in Fort Worth and Cypress Creek Christian Church near Houston. He is a proud dog-dad of a miniature schnauzer, Beasley, and loves all things Parks and Recreation, Taylor Swift, and HGTV.
Rev. Joyce Coalson
Pastoral Care Associate
Joyce is a retired Disciples of Christ minister. During her active career, she served in a variety of ministries including 18 years at the General Offices of the Christian Church, in the Division of Homeland Ministries, primarily as the Vice President for Leadership and Ministry. She has served as an interim minister in the Women in Interim Ministries program, as a hospice chaplain and as pastor of two congregations—one in Fort Erie, Ontario and another in Smartsburg, Indiana. Joyce serves part-time at ACC, making pastoral calls to those either homebound or in the hospital. She and her husband, Bob, have one son, Jonathan.
Haley has been a member of Allisonville since February 2020. She studied history at the University of Louisville, earning her bachelor's degree, and public history at IUPUI, earning her master's degree. She joined the staff of ACC in June of 2022 as the office manager, and absolutely loves interacting with all the church staff, church members, and anyone from the general public who helps make Allisonville such an amazing place to worship and work.
Kim retired after 25 years as administrative assistant at ACC, and is currently serving as bookkeeper. She and her husband, John, are long-time members at Allisonville. They have 4 sons between them and stay busy with 5 grandchildren.
Laurie has served as our Preschool Director since January 2023. Laurie graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. She then taught in Indianapolis Public Schools before following her passion and call into preschool directing and teaching! She loves paddleboarding, biking, yoga, and making cards. Laurie is married and she and her husband have three children and four grandchildren- and spending time with her grandkids is her favorite thing to do!
Assistant Preschool Director
Mindy has been with the ACC Preschool since 2016. Prior to serving as our Assistant Director, Mindy taught in our Shining Stars class and then served as Interim Director. Mindy has a son, Collin, who is a senior at Ball State, and a daughter, Sophie, who is a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati! She worked for the Lilly Endowment and the Marion County Commission on Youth before joining us at Allisonville.
Director of Music
Chris began his ministry with Allisonville in August of 2007. He holds a B.A. in music performance and a M.S. in music technology. He has served other congregations as choral director and as a contract musician and composes production music for videos and events. He is married to Kelli Higgins and has two daughters, Michaela and Melanie.
Ted joined Allisonville as our Facilities Manager in summer 2022. He oversees building projects, maintenance, and more. Ted has been a member of Allisonville for many years and is married to Shari! They are proud parents of two daughters, Rachael and Kara, who grew up here at ACC. Ted is happily "retired" from teaching and is excited to be serving Allisonville in this way.
Jason joined Allisonville as Worship Media Technician in 2018, shortly after moving to Indianapolis and becoming a member here at ACC. Jason has a BFA in Performing Arts Technology and an MFA in Theater Sound Design. He currently also works as a software developer. Jason attends worship with his wife, Mary, and their two children, Emmaline and Rose.
Worship Organist and Accompanist
Tracy joined ACC as a member in 1996, and she joined the staff as organist in September 1988. She studied piano and organ with Kathleen Reiners in middle school and high school in Washington, IN, where she served as organist at Central Christian Church. She continued her organ studies with Dr. Douglas Reed at the University of Evansville while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education. She served as organist at Riverside Christian Church, California for eight years before returning to Indiana. Tracy also teaches Language Arts and Reading Intervention at Belzer Middle School in Lawrence Township with her facility dog, Dino. She and Lenny married in 1988, and they are the proud parents of two adult children, Christina and Adam.
Wilma joined ACC as Nursery Assistant in 2021. She's already familiar with the ACC family, working as a substitute teacher at the ACC Preschool. Wilma is from Puerto Rico, is a proud parent of two daughters, and a grandmother of three.
Megan started in our nursery in March 2023 and she is also an Assistant Teacher in the ACC Preschool. Megan has been married for almost 11 years and she and her husband have 2 kids. She enjoys camping, spending time with family, and working with the awesome staff at the ACC Preschool!
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