Rev. Barrick comes to us after serving First Christian Church in Greencastle for the last 4 and half years during their time of transition. He has served four other churches in Indiana and one in Illinois. Plus, he spent a stint as a hospital chaplain in Indiana.
Brooks and his wife Barb celebrated 46 years of marriage in 2021. Barb is a labor and delivery nurse at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. They have six children and eight grandchildren. The kids are scattered from Hood River, Oregon to Boulder, Colorado to Daphne, Alabama to County Kerry Ireland, to Broad Ripple, to Puerto Rico.
Rev. Barrick is an avid hiker, walker, and swimmer. Also, travel has become an important part of his life’s journey. He grew up in rural Indiana where he learned to appreciate and enjoy nature.
A graduate of Anderson University (B.A), Christian Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Anderson University School of Theology (D.Min.), Indiana University/Riley Children Hospital and Howard County Hospital for chaplaincy training. A lifelong Disciple of Christ who attended church camp at Barbee and later was a camp director for high schoolers.
Brooks defines himself as a story teller. (Be aware you are going to hear a lot of stories of Ireland!)
He began a term on the board of the Christian Church in Indiana in 2021. Formerly he has served on the Riverview Health Foundation board and the Butler University Parent Counsel. Also, he is the Event Director for the Greater Indianapolis/Central Indiana CROP Hunger Walk.
Pastor Barrick can be reached at: reved2@hotmail.
We welcomed Reverend Nick Orange this past May to the staff at First Christian Church of Noblesville. He is a graduate of both Purdue University and Christian Theological Seminary. He owns and operates a counseling business called Family & Community Partners. He joins us as Associate Minister and Minister of Global Pandemic Recovery. Please take time to greet him and welcome him to the ministry at FCC.
Nick graduated from Purdue in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Pre-Law and started his studies at Christian Theological Seminary in 2004 and graduated cum laude after completing degrees in Divinity and Psychotherapy (MDiv/MAPF).
Nick was ordained at Olive Branch Christian Church in 2015 after being under care with the Christian Church in Indiana. In 2014, he was appointed to the Alumni Board of Christian Theological Seminary eventually being named Vice President of the board in 2016. In 2016, Nick was named to the board of the Indiana Youth Development Project, an exciting new non-profit developing mentoring and group-home programs in Marion County. In 2018, Nick was named to the Board of Trustees of Christian Theological Seminary where he serves on the Academic & Faculty Affairs and Trusteeship Committees.
Nick lives in Indianapolis and travels often to Northwest Indiana to assist with his family’s apiary. He enjoys half marathons, travel, and American History.
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reverend Sandra Alleyne continues to work alongside FCC members’ group to provide a monthly worship service at Prairie Lakes Nursing Home. Many of you know her as a long-time member of Noblesville FCC. She grew up in this congregation and FCC sponsored her for ordination in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2013. In addition, she was FCC Minister of Visitation for a number of pre-pandemic years; a position that morphed to include liturgist, Shepherd Community ministry, offering pastoral prayers, eulogies, and occasional sermons. It was during this tenure that she also took a DOC mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Besides receiving an M.Div. at Christian Theological Seminary, she has a B.A. in Religious Studies from I.U. and an M.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Purdue. She recently retired from a full-time position in Public Health after more than 35 years serving the Indianapolis community. She asks for your prayers, support and guidance as she discerns where God is leading her next through the DOC Search and Call process.
Rev. Sandra wishes “to thank all at FCC for the continued opportunity to preach and reach out to the people at Prairie Lakes. Special thanks to Pastor Brooks and Pastor Nick for their generosity in sharing this mission. Our current core group of Julia Nicholson, Ken Bitner, Mary Whallon, and Cathy Musselman have become my good friends as they bring much joy, comfort, and hope to a beloved group of residents at Prairie Lakes. The residents, in turn, teach us much about patience and faith. It is truly a life-affirming ministry. Please consider joining us on any 1st Sunday at 2 pm. Thank you.”