Elders & Deacons

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Sunday 10:00 AM | 9090 W Oak St, zionsville, IN 46077

Elders 

Jesus Christ is the head of the church, and he rules through his word and Spirit. He also appoints elders, also called pastors, who lead and care for the church as shepherds oversees a flock. Elders express the care of Jesus for his people as they know, lead, teach, and protect the church. 

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Eric Bobbitt

Elder | Pastoral Counseling

Eric Bobbitt directs the pastoral counseling and is an elder. An Indianapolis native, his education includes a B.A. from Indiana University in Business, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. His service in a variety of settings includes more than 20 years of pastoral ministry, along with experience in campus ministry (University of Missouri), substance abuse residential treatment (Chicago), and public school counseling (Fishers). He and his wife, Jan, have five children.

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Eric Bobbitt directs the pastoral counseling and is an elder. An Indianapolis native, his education includes a B.A. from Indiana University in Business, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. His service in a variety of settings includes more than 20 years of pastoral ministry, along with experience in campus ministry (University of Missouri), substance abuse residential treatment (Chicago), and public school counseling (Fishers). He and his wife, Jan, have five children.

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Brad Claretto

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Drew Hunter

Elder | Teaching Pastor

Drew is the teaching pastor of Zionsville Fellowship, where he and his family joined in 2012. He received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute and M.A.s from Wheaton College Graduate School in theology and biblical interpretation. He was born in Ohio and has spent most of his life near St. Louis and Chicago. Before coming to Zionsville Fellowship, he served with Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville, IL. He and his wife, Christina, enjoy raising their four boys.

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Drew is the teaching pastor of Zionsville Fellowship, where he and his family joined in 2012. He received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute and M.A.s from Wheaton College Graduate School in theology and biblical interpretation. He was born in Ohio and has spent most of his life near St. Louis and Chicago. Before coming to Zionsville Fellowship, he served with Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville, IL. He and his wife, Christina, enjoy raising their four boys.

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Aaron Lewis

Elder

Aaron Lewis started attending ZF when he graduated from Purdue in 2006 at which time he participated in a yearlong pastoral internship.  He met his wife, Jenna, and got married in 2008 while he was attending Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.He obtained a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Counseling.  Upon graduation in June 2011, Aaron and Jenna returned to ZF, where Aaron served on staff for five years overseeing the high school, college, and young adult ministries in addition to small groups.  Aaron currently works in the IT sales industry.

Aaron became an elder in 2018.  He and Jenna co-lead a small group where they are grateful for the opportunity to walk through life with like-minded brothers and sisters. Aaron and Jenna have four children (Griffin, Emmerson, Brooklyn, and Reagan). In his free time, Aaron enjoys the opportunity to get to know folks on a deeper level around good food and just about any activity or sport imaginable.

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Aaron Lewis started attending ZF when he graduated from Purdue in 2006 at which time he participated in a yearlong pastoral internship.  He met his wife, Jenna, and got married in 2008 while he was attending Covenant Seminary in St. Louis.He obtained a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Counseling.  Upon graduation in June 2011, Aaron and Jenna returned to ZF, where Aaron served on staff for five years overseeing the high school, college, and young adult ministries in addition to small groups.  Aaron currently works in the IT sales industry.

Aaron became an elder in 2018.  He and Jenna co-lead a small group where they are grateful for the opportunity to walk through life with like-minded brothers and sisters. Aaron and Jenna have four children (Griffin, Emmerson, Brooklyn, and Reagan). In his free time, Aaron enjoys the opportunity to get to know folks on a deeper level around good food and just about any activity or sport imaginable.

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Scott McCullough

Elder

Scott started attending ZF in 2016 when he and his family relocated to Zionsville from Greenville, TX. He and his wife Lori married in 1994 and have three grown children. They have spent most of their married life in Greenville, TX and Conway, AR serving the local church.  Scott has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1996, and when able, helping out on his family’s cattle ranch in Texas. He has served in previous churches as a minister to youth and families, deacon, elder, small group leader, and in various teaching ministries. 

Scott became an elder at Zionsville Fellowship in 2021.  He has co-lead a small group at ZF since 2019 and serves in the high school and hospitality ministries. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and his church family for creating deep and meaningful relationships. He enjoys all things that take him outdoors, and spending time on the ranch in Texas. 

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Scott started attending ZF in 2016 when he and his family relocated to Zionsville from Greenville, TX. He and his wife Lori married in 1994 and have three grown children. They have spent most of their married life in Greenville, TX and Conway, AR serving the local church.  Scott has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1996, and when able, helping out on his family’s cattle ranch in Texas. He has served in previous churches as a minister to youth and families, deacon, elder, small group leader, and in various teaching ministries. 

Scott became an elder at Zionsville Fellowship in 2021.  He has co-lead a small group at ZF since 2019 and serves in the high school and hospitality ministries. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and his church family for creating deep and meaningful relationships. He enjoys all things that take him outdoors, and spending time on the ranch in Texas. 

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Dave Smith

Elder | Worship Leader

Dave began attending ZF in 2013 after moving from the Chicago area where he served as worship leader at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church. He has led the ZF worship team since 2019 and began serving as an elder in 2020.

Dave works in the finance industry as an institutional investment advisor. He and his wife, Katie, met at Taylor University in 2006 and have enjoyed serving in music ministry together since then. They have two daughters (Kylie and Lucy).

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Dave began attending ZF in 2013 after moving from the Chicago area where he served as worship leader at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church. He has led the ZF worship team since 2019 and began serving as an elder in 2020.

Dave works in the finance industry as an institutional investment advisor. He and his wife, Katie, met at Taylor University in 2006 and have enjoyed serving in music ministry together since then. They have two daughters (Kylie and Lucy).

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Kevin Smith

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TAYLOR SUTTON

Elder | Director High School Ministry

Taylor leads the high school ministry at Zionsville Fellowship, where he has been on staff since 2015.  He received his B. A. in Biblical Language from Moody Bible Institute and his M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Taylor spent his teen years in the Los Angeles area.  He and Kirra were married in 2007, and they lived in Chicago for several years, serving in various capacities at South Loop Community Church and Holy Trinity Church. Taylor also worked in the hospitality industry during this time. They reside in Whitestown with their children, Eliana and Oliver and Paxton.

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Taylor leads the high school ministry at Zionsville Fellowship, where he has been on staff since 2015.  He received his B. A. in Biblical Language from Moody Bible Institute and his M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Taylor spent his teen years in the Los Angeles area.  He and Kirra were married in 2007, and they lived in Chicago for several years, serving in various capacities at South Loop Community Church and Holy Trinity Church. Taylor also worked in the hospitality industry during this time. They reside in Whitestown with their children, Eliana and Oliver and Paxton.

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Nick Taylor

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deacons

Our deacons partner with the elders to serve and coordinate various aspects of service in the church family. They care for the physical and financial needs of members and help oversee the general financial health of the church and our facilities.

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