Rev. Barrick comes to us after serving First Christian Church in Greencastle for the last 4 and half years during their time of transition. Prior 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 will celebrate 46 years of marriage in May. 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 the Noblesville area.
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 CROP Hunger Walk.
Please take time to welcome him to the ministry at First Christian in Noblesville.