Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy
Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy began as Transitional Minister at North Christian Church in July of 2016.
Tonja grew up in Kansas and Colorado, but after receiving her BA in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, returned to her native Indiana to acquire a Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
Tonja has served churches in Franklin, Indianapolis, and Carmel, as well as held positions on the regional and general levels of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tonja has also served as manager of various health food stores in Indianapolis and Greenwood.
Tonja is married to Tamara Jeffers, and together they are parents to Max (the cat), Mister and Paco (the dogs), and foster parents to Coconut (yet another dog). Tonja and Tamara are active in animal rescue, enjoy camping and travel, and, if they had their way, would live year-round in Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World.
Director of Music
Elizabeth is a native of Durham, North Carolina and a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she earned dual Masters of Music degrees in organ and sacred music, studying with Christopher Young, and in harpsichord, studying with Elisabeth Wright.
She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2010, where she was a Regents Scholar. At St. Olaf, she studied organ with Catherine Rodland and served as a teaching assistant for music theory and as the organist of Main Street Moravian Church. She pursued additional organ study with Bjørn Andor Drage at the Music Conservatory of the University of Tromsø.
Kristian grew up between Seymour and Brownstown, IN. She attended Seymour schools K-8th grade before moving to Brownstown for high school and graduated in 2008. She is married to Travis Mails and she has 2 children; a daughter, Ashlynn and a son, Draven.
Kristian comes from a business and healthcare background. She also works as a CNA as well as being Administrative Assistant at NCC. She has done 10+ years of Retail Business and Management in different settings and 5+ years in healthcare.