Tom McNerney - Senior Minister
Tom is a Michigan native; born and raised in a small town similar to Solsberry. He is an avid Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings sports fan along with his beloved Michigan Wolverines. He also loves all things out-of-doors, which includes camping, biking, hiking and kayaking. Tom and his wife, Rhonda have been married since 1985. They have 3 children, Alisa (Joe) Camarata, Anna (Chris) Bejcek and Samuel McNerney along with 5 grandchildren Adeline & Josie Bejcek and Henri, Oscar & Sully Camarata. His three favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien. and Bill Watterson.
"Look for yourself and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with everything else thrown in." - CS Lewis
Kristen Childress - Associate Minister of Youth
Kristen has been a member of Solsberry Christian since she began her post as Youth Minister in December 2018. She is a Greene County native, and loves that she gets to serve the Lord so close to her family. A few of Kristen's favorite hobbies are playing/watching sports, coaching basketball, games nights with family/friends, increasing her movie quote library, and any time she can listen to or play live music. In February 2021, she married her husband, Jonathan, and is excited to begin this new chapter by his side!
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - C.S. Lewis
Debbie Newman - Secretary
Debbie has been the secretary @ SCC since 2006. Debbie also volunteers with the Operation Outreach
food pantry preparing the paperwork and registration at the large holiday give-aways. Debbie is married and has two grown children and loves spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters. Debbie’s hobbies are barrel racing and pole bending racing with her horses, hiking or anything outdoors.
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.”
- Max Lucado
Stacey Deckard - Children's Minister
Stacey has been the Children's coordinator at SCC since 2017 and a member of SCC for 20 years. Stacey loves leading youth events, bringing the congregation together to grow relationships. She and her family can say without a doubt that they love their church family, and she loves how God has put her to work in His church. With three kids, Stacey and her husband, Brandon, are always busy coaching sports and running youth events, but when they get some free time they love to go camping! Stacey's full time job is teaching Kindergarten at Eastern Greene. She loves that God allows her to foster growth in children, and says that her greatest pleasure comes from introducing them to Jesus!
"Live in such a way that those who know you but do not know God, will come to know God because they know you" - anonymous
Tammy Spradlin - Worship Minister
Tammy has been at SCC since September of 2014. She loves Greene County and the people she serves both at SCC and at Eastern Greene as a 3rd grade teacher. Tammy loves all styles of music and tries to incorporate a variety of them into church services each week. She is a graduate of IU, and spent time at Kentucky Christian University as well. Before coming to SCC, she served as a program director for the Girl Scouts of Tulip Trace and spent several years as a children's minister in the Bedford area. Tammy has a musical family that consists of her husband Jerry and three children: Zach, Josh & Jillian. They all love to play music, sing, and watch a good movie. You might also find them out biking the trails in Bloomington or int he kitchen making yummy treats!
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." - Philippians 4.13
Stewart Cobine - Elder
Stew and his wife, Sandi have been members of SCC since 1986. Stew served at SCC as part-time youth minister from 1986-1992, as interim minister twice, and as an elder for more than 20 years. He holds a MA in Religion (Pastoral Ministry) from Cincinnati Christian University. Stew and Sandi were married in 1981 and have two daughters, a son, and two granddaughters. Stew has worked in finance and treasury positions at IU since 1986 and is currently AVP & Chief Audit Officer. Stew enjoys walking in the Indiana State Parks with Sandi, spending time with the kids and the grandkids, listening to & playing all types of music (volume up), and reading good books on the significant people & events, in American, Irish & early church history. Stew's favorite bible verse is Ephesians 3.20-21!
"People who were nothing like him, like him. And Jesus liked people who were nothing like him. As follows of Jesus, we should be known as people who like people who are nothing like us." - Andy Stanley
Fred Pieper - Elder
Fred and his wife, Karen, have been attending SCC for 36 years, and he has been an elder for 11 years. Fred is "semi-retired" from his job of 19 years working in maintenance at Sherwood Oaks. Prior to that he worked for RCA for 29 years. Fred has a wonderful wife, two children of whom he is very proud, and four beloved grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and pastoral shepherding at SCC.
One of his most used quotes is "It is what it is." He says, "At many times in our lives, we just have no answers to questions or for circumstances that come about. Simply - It is what it is - and those are the times when we seek God's counsel and guidance."
Jim Weimer - Elder
Jim has lived in the Solsberry community for his entire life, and he has attended SCC since he was six days old (which he says was "a very long. long time ago!!") He is Married to Joy Dawn Inman Weimer. They enjoy working around their home and traveling on short trips together. He is a retired middle school social
studies teacher who enjoys Sunday School and Bible study.
"Among many favorite Bible verses is Matthew 5:1-12,"The Beatitudes", provides a constant blessing." - Jim
Ron Carter - Elder
Ron and his wife, Melody, have been members of Solsberry Christian since 2001. He married Melody in 1987, and they have two sons. Ron retired from electronics in 2013, and is a USAF veteran. He enjoys the outdoors, working with his hands, turning wood, stained glass, history, teaching, travel, and the music of the 70’s.
“Three strikes and you’re not out! There is always one more thing you can do to influence any situation in your favor.” - Lt. Gen. Hal Moore
Mark Eckerle - Elder
Mark and his wife Susan have been members of SCC since 2000. They have two sons, Zak and Nathan. Mark is a graduate of Purdue University (Boiler Up!) and is a middle school math teacher at Tri-North Middle School in Bloomington, where he has taught since 1990. He enjoys cooking for family and friends, playing card and board games, and singing (trying to anyway) on the praise team at SCC.
“People will not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” - Teddy Roosevelt