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Care Ministries

Second Presbyterian Church cares for one another. Our care is part of our DNA, created in the image of a loving and compassionate God – and it’s an enormous part of how we live as the body of Christ together. Our pastors, Deacons, and members care for one another in a multitude of ways, seen and unseen.

Do you have a need for prayer or support? Would you like to help offer care to others? Please contact Ashley Elskus, Coordinator of Pastoral Care, for more information at AElskus@SecondChurch.org, or (317) 253-6461.

 

Mar
10
Self-Guided Prayer in Milner Chapel
3:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Self-Guided Prayer in Milner Chapel

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Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM

As a community of faith, we recognize the staggering toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken on our community and world. Join us anytime between 3-6pm on March 10 for a time of self-guided prayer and reflection in Milner Chapel. Attendees will have the opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of those we have lost, and to reflect on longings and hopes for the season ahead. Come at your convenience and stay as little or as long as you like. Masks and social distancing are required.

Departments: Pastoral Care

Contact: Ashley Elskus
317-726-5413
aelskus@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

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    Rev. Karen L. Lang
    Executive Pastor
    (317) 253-6461

    Executive Pastor

    (317) 253-6461 | KLang@SecondChurch.org

    As Executive Pastor, Karen ovrsees all pastoral staff and facilitates the ministries of the congregation.

    Karen is a graduate of DePauw University and received her masters of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. 

    Karen is married to Richard Baker, who is the senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio. Together, they have a blended family of six adult children. 

    Karen loves to spend time with family and friends, ride her bike, and drink coffee!

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    Rev. Madison VanVeelen
    Interim Director of Care 
    (317) 253-6461

    Interim Director of Care

    (317) 253-6461 | MVanVeelen@SecondChurch.org

    In this role, Madison acts as liaison for congregational life, overseeing mission, older adult ministries and Centerpoint Counseling. Her primary area of focus is pastoral care and the ministries of the Board of Deacons.

    Madison supports our ministers and church leaders in providing care to the congregation in times of joy, illness, and sorrow. She also serves as the staff liaison to the Second Act ministry, which offers opportunities for connection, relationship building, learning, and fun to those in our congregation who are 60 years and older.

    Madison is a graduate of The Florida State University (Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs) and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). She was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in August 2014. Before serving in her current role, Madison served as a Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry (2014-2016) and the Coordinator of Northside Mission Ministry (2016-2018). While working with Northside, Madison also pastored a Presbyterian church in the Plainfield area.

    Madison is married to Eric, a kindergarten teacher at the IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60. They met in seminary and married in 2014. They are the parents of two children, Prose and Ellison.

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    Ashley Elskus
    Coordinator of Pastoral Care & Funerals
    (317) 253-6461

    Coordinator of Pastoral Care & Funerals

    (317) 253-6461 | AElskus@SecondChurch.org