Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy
Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy began as Transitional Minister at North Christian Church in July of 2016. On December 9, 2018, she was installed as the settled minister.
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) and Paco (the dog), 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.