Pastor Heidi has been serving as Pastor of Pilgrim since the Fall of 2018. Before joining the Pilgrim family, Pastor Heidi served in both Dallas and Austin, TX. While in Austin, she was instrumental in planting a Lutheran mission congregation in Spicewood, TX, which she co-served for a time. Prior to moving to Texas, Pastor Heidi served congregations in Moorhead MN, Geneva, IL, and Las Vegas, NV.
Pastor Heidi has a love for chaplaincy. She served as a police chaplain in Texas. She was the only female chaplain with the Austin Police Department and served on Department’s (APD) Chaplain Advisory Board. She was involved in chaplaincy with the Fargo, Moorhead and New Orleans police departments, the Moorhead Fire Department, hospitals (adult and child) in Columbus, OH, and Las Vegas, NV. She has ministered in prisons, domestic violence shelters, and recovery centers.
Pastor Heidi graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Psychology and a BA in Germanic Languages and Literature. She has an MS from the University of Memphis in Psychology, and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.
Pastor Heidi is married to Robert and they have a daughter. Robert is a teacher and coach.
Kevin is the handbell director for Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Growing up, Kevin played the clarinet from the time he was a young boy all the way through his college years. He was a member of various concert bands at Purdue University, and studied with Michael Borschel of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. After college, Kevin put down the clarinet and began singing. Through it all, he also has played handbells for over 30 years. In 2000 Kevin made the transition from ringer to handbell director and in 2009 he formed Pilgrim’s youth handbell choir. “Bells offer a unique musical opportunity as well as an enhancement for our worship,” says Kevin. “As we move forward, I hope to expand our bell choirs and continue this offering that our congregation has so warmly embraced."
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Indiana. Kevin worked in the automotive industry for 13 years before moving to Roche Diagnostics in 2007.
Kevin and his wife Tammy live in Fishers with their two children, Aaron and Amanda.
Amy was a teacher at Pilgrim Lutheran Preschool for 18 years before she became the director for the 2016-2017 school year. Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University. She was married to her husband Todd shortly after graduating, and they have two adult daughters. Their daughters attended preschool at Pilgrim Lutheran Preschool, and it was at this time that Amy began teaching here.
Amy also has worked in recent years at the Speedway Public Library, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Outside of her life at Pilgrim, Amy enjoys reading, attending concerts, and spending time with her family.
As the assistant treasurer for Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Donna performs the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial duties at the direction of the treasurer to the Board of Directors.
Donna and her husband Kyle have been Carmel residents since 1992. She has been a member of the Pilgrim staff since 2004. They have two grown children.
Alison joined the staff of Pilgrim as the interim office manager in March 2021. She is married to Joe and is a native Hoosier. Alison and Joe have two grown children and are recently empty nesters.
Hiking, boating, working in her flowers beds are a few things that Alison enjoys. She is active at her church and on various committees in Westfield.