Pastor Tammy Hallam - Lead Pastor
Pastor Tammy is an ordained pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. She received her Master of Divinity through Phoenix Seminary and training in Spiritual Direction from North Park Seminary in Chicago. She has served for over twenty years as a pastor in local churches in Arizona and now in Indiana with a focus on spiritual formation, leadership development and community transformation. Her passion is to walk alongside others in their journey towards understanding God’s desire to know and love them and how they can respond to that love and live a God-inspired life. Tammy grew up in Muncie, working at their family-owned hardware store, Hi-Way 3 Hardware and has recently moved back to her hometown with her husband, Jack.They have 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren and love to travel and enjoy time with family and friends. Some of Tammy’s hobbies include curling up with a good book, hiking and teaching Holy Yoga classes.
Matt Thornburg - Worship Pastor
Matt has a passion for hearing the stories of God in people’s lives (people just like you!) as well as helping others discern how to perceive and respond to God at work in their lives. Matt discovered this passion while completing a Master of Arts in Ministry with a specialization in Church Planting and Multiplication through Wesley Seminary. At Eden, Matt lives this passion as an EPIC: Everyday Pathways in Christ trail guide and spiritual life coach. As Eden’s worship leader, he also encourages people to respond to God’s transformative power through worship. Matt also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Taylor University and works as a maintenance assistant and volunteer coordinator for the Cardinal Greenway. In his spare time Matt enjoys reading, running, and hiking but enjoys hanging around a warm, cozy fire with his wife, Haley, and a group of friends the most!
Ashley Dobbs - Eden Kids and Youth Director
Ashley started working with children at a young age, but her focus started turning to ministry with children at seventeen. She attended college at Indiana Wesleyan University where she received her associate's degree in children's ministry. Ashley has worked in several ministries from daycares to large church organizations with large numbers of children! Looking for a place to call home, Ashley has settled at Eden to help grow the next generation. When not at Eden, Ashley works at Menards throughout the week. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, or kayaking as long as her dog, Boo, can tag along.
Diane Russell - Accompanist
Diane began playing for worship services at the age of 15 and since that time has enjoyed feeling close to God through time at the piano, organ or keyboard. A graduate of Ball State University, with degrees in education and music, her energies have been spent as an active farm wife. She andhusband Paul have raised three children and enjoy 5 grandchildren. Diane has been a member of Eden Church since 1976. Along with providing service music, she directs the Call-Out choirs, helps conduct 'Alpha' ministries and leads the hospitality team.
Julie Scott - Administrative and Communications Associate
Julie returns to Eden with an extensive background in graphics and marketing. She wields every asset in her tool kit to keep Eden's members up to date on all things Eden in this ever-changing world.
Author of fourteen books, including Eden's own forty day devotional, EPIC: Exploring Everyday Pathways in Christ, and the Pre-Apocalyptic Christian Fiction novel, The Question, Julie and her husband Bob enjoy traveling and spending time with their grown children.