Rev. Keith Doane- Pastor & Church Planter
Keith was raised in St. Louis, MO and became a Christian through the ministry of Young Life in high school. His wife Susan was raised in Memphis, TN at Independent Presbyterian Church and, through the preaching and teaching of God’s, word placed her trust in Jesus at an early age. After college, they both attended Covenant Theological Seminary where they met after a Chapel service and were married in June 2000. While at Covenant, Keith received his Masters of Divinity in 2002 and Susan received her Masters of Counseling in 2000.
In May 2002, they moved to Fishers, IN to join the staff of Crossroads Community Church, which was a brand new church plant at the time. They are proud Hoosiers and have deep family roots in Indiana! They long to see a community of believers in Noblesville and central Hamilton County that is committed to proclaiming God’s Word and loving our neighbor. They believe that the Lord has been preparing them for this work for a long time and is calling them to come alongside others as Jesus builds His church. They are blessed to be raising 3 children: Schaefer (12), Beckett (10), Amelia (8). They are ordinary people called by an extraordinary God. When they aren’t running the kids around, they love enjoying baseball games and the great outdoors!
Bob Doane- Ruling Elder
Bob was born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley, celebrating 51 years of marriage in 2018! They have two daughters and 7 grandchildren (1 with Jesus). Bob worked for various prominent railroad companies for 34 years. At the age of 40, Bob was saved and began attending the Missionary Church. He felt the call to ministry, and at age 54, Bob received an early retirement from railroad and immediately pursued his passion for ministry. Bob was called as Pastor to Zion Community Church in Millersburg, IN (Elkhart County) and served there nearly 8 years.
Upon retirement from fulltime ministry, the Doane’s settled in Fishers, IN and began attending Crossroads Community Church (our mother church) where Bob was elected to be a Ruling Elder. When Pastor Keith began putting together the core group for Living Branch, Bob and Shirley quickly came on board. They are excited to be a part of Living Branch and love seeing how God directs the building of His church in Noblesville. Bob has a passion for helping expand the leadership roles at Living Branch. In his free time he enjoys golf, traveling to see family, and Notre Dame athletics! And in case you are wondering: Pastor Keith and Bob share a common ancestor 12 generations ago, in Deacon John Doane of Eastham, MA.
Glenn Seland- Director of Worship
Glenn is a languages teacher at Fishers High School- a part of Hamilton Southeastern Schools. He has been a respected teacher for 20 years, where he loves to merge kindness, creativity, and inspiration with his many students and in mentoring other teachers. He was honored with the Armstrong Teacher Educator award in April, 2018. Outside of the classroom, Glenn has connected with students by advising a variety of student organizations, such as NJHS, the Guitar Club, the J.R.R. Tolkien Club, and the Film Analysis Club. Glenn is excited to have added a new facet to his career, focusing on teaching other teachers as a department head and presenter for the Advance College Project.
Glenn brings his leadership gifts and music skills to Living Branch and has been with the church since it’s founding. He has extensive experience with the Redeemer Presbyterian Church network both in Cold Springs Harbor and Huntington Station, NY (a church planted in 1989 by Pastor Tim Keller). We thank God for Glenn’s heart and blending of both ancient and contemporary liturgy in a relevant way for the benefit of God’s people. When Glenn isn’t enjoying the arts, he is spending time with his wife Leanne and their four kids Emma, Aidenn, Abigale, and Greggory.
Rev. Cody A. Brobst- Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministry
Cody was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, IN- a Hoosier from the womb! His life was turned upside down after 9/11/01 when he began asking deep questions and reading C.S. Lewis. After enrolling in a 7th grade Spanish class with a Christian teacher, he heard about Jesus (in a public school system!) and was captivated by the Gospel. God changed his heart on August 16th, 2003 and he joined a missionary church and began the journey of trusting in Christ and not in himself.
Shortly after, Cody sensed a call to the ministry. He went off to Ball State University to study business, but his time was most enriched by involvement in Cru (locally and internationally) and in attending New Life Presbyterian Church. He married his longtime high school friend Courtney (a nurse) upon graduation in 2011 and joined staff with Cru! He later attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and graduated in 2017 with an M.Div. and an MA in Counseling. They have two daughters Rebekah (3) and Abigail (1) and love to watch football (Go Colts!), and play guitar and piano. They bought a house in Noblesville in May 2018, and they could not be more excited for the good work God is doing through Living Branch!