Leadership Team

Read the bios of some of the staff here at First Christian Church…

Rev. Dr. Brooks Barrick

Since January 2021, he has been assuming the shepherding role for our congregation

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.

Rev. Nick Orange

-Associate Minister

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: norange@familyandcommunitypartners.com

Jennifer Midkiff

Jennifer has been with First Christian Church since 2015 and is involved with our choir, hand bell choir and Youth Worship through Logos.  Jennifer works to provide a worship service that is meaningful and brings joy to Christ.
 
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