Our Staff

Dr. John Koppitch
Director of Stewardship

Dr. John Koppitch

Prior to joining our staff in 2011, Dr. Koppitch served for more than 30 years as either a solo pastor or head of staff for three Presbyterian Churches in Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne. John has also served in a variety of capacities on the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly levels of our denomination.

Dr. Koppitch grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio. He received his B.A. from Macalester College, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a D. Min. from Christian Theological Seminary. He is completing his studies for a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Center on Philanthropy.

Since moving to Indianapolis in 1982, John has been an active volunteer in the community, serving on the boards of Christamore House, Westside Community Development Corporation, WESCO, Hawthorne Community Center, and the Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center. He was a founding board member of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership. He currently serves on the board of Christian Theological Seminary.

John is married to Judy Woods, a partner at Benesch law firm. They have two adult children. John's hobbies include racquet ball and Scottish Highland Games competitions.

Gail Barber
Ministry Assistant for Stewardship
(317) 253-6461, ext. 333

Gail Barber

Reports to:

  • Dr. John Koppitch


  • College of Elders
  • Endowment
  • Investment
  • Nominating
  • Stewardship


  • Annual Meeting
  • Beecher Society
  • Financial Peace
  • 175th Anniversary