Thursday, September 10

Welcome our New Interim Pastor - David Smazik

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have an Interim Pastor! 

Rev. Dr. David Smazik will begin his interim time at Northminster on September 8th, and his first Sunday with us will be September 13th. 

Join us to Welcome Rev. Smazik 

Zoom Coffee Hour
Congregation members are invited to welcome Interim Pastor, David (Dave) Smazik, at a ZOOM Coffee Hour on Sunday, September 20, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Please register no later than Noon on Friday, September 18 at   Register only once per device, not per person.   We have space for 85 devices. 

You will receive an email with a link for joining the gathering. 

On September 20 … you will enter the Zoom waiting room and be directed into a breakout room with several other church members.  A host will greet you and guide the conversation until Pastor Dave is able to join you for a time of getting acquainted.  After your group’s time with Pastor Dave has concluded, you will be able to leave the meeting.  There will be approximately 8 meeting rooms so please be patient as you await Dave’s arrival. Enjoy the time with your church friends!

Parking Lot Meet and Greet with Dave and Ann Smazik
You are invited to join the Congregational Life Team for an Outdoor Meet and Greet for Dave and Ann Smazik … on Tuesday, September 22, between 5:00  - 6:30 p.m. OR on Thursday, September 24, between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m

Click below to register for either September 22 or 24, or call the church office at 317-251-9489.

Register for September 22 here

Register for September 24 here

These events will be held in the South Parking Lot (by the Gathering Place.)  Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.  You may bring your own lawn chairs. Water bottles will be provided – and perhaps even some individually wrapped snacks.  You don’t want to miss this chance to welcome Dave and Ann into our Northminster community!

In the meantime, please enjoy this special introductory video:

David Smazik video

David Smazik - Biography

Rev. Dr. David Smazik was born and raised in the Chicago area.  His educational experiences brought him to Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he met his wife, Ann, and later to Dubuque, IA to attend the University of Dubuque Seminary.  Post-seminary, he earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Ministry, with a focus on congregational revitalization.  Dave and Ann have two children.  Their son, Matthew, and his family live in the suburban Chicago area.  Their daughter, Jennie, and her husband live in Milwaukee.

Dave began ordained ministry in western PA, working full-time as the executive director of a Christian camp and concurrently serving in three part-time interim ministry positions in Lake Erie Presbytery.  He then moved to Blackhawk Presbytery in IL to begin parish ministry at the Fulton Presbyterian Church.  Remaining within the same presbytery, he moved to Rockford, IL for 17 years as head of staff for the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He most recently completed 10 years of ministry with the historic Presbyterian Church in Morristown, NJ.  Throughout his ministry, David has served in the denomination at both presbytery and synod levels and developed and led para-church organizations in the communities in which he has lived.

Dave is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Northminster’s journey as the congregation works to clarify and prepare for a new season of ministry.  He is confident “that the one who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)