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 and 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 are blessed to be raising three children together! When they aren’t running the kids around, they love enjoying baseball games and the great outdoors!
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Bob Doane- Ruling Elder
Bob was born and raised in Three Rivers, MI. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley, of over 50 years! They have two daughters and 7 grandchildren (1 with Jesus). Bob worked for various railroad companies for 34 years. At the age of 40, Bob was saved and began attending the Missionary Church. At 54, he immediately pursued ministry and was called as Pastor to Zion Community Church in Millersburg, IN (Elkhart County) and served there nearly 8 years. Upon retirement, the Doane’s settled in Fishers, IN and began attending Crossroads (our mother church) where Bob was elected to Ruling Elder. When Pastor Keith began putting together the core group for Living Branch, Bob and Shirley quickly came on board. 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!
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Glenn Seland- Director of Worship
Glenn brings over 20 years of leadership gifts and music skills to Living Branch and has been with the church since it’s founding. A transplanted New Yorker, he was mentored by Dr. John Yenchko and grew as a worship director at Northshore Community Church, a part of Redeemer Presbyterian Church network in Cold Spring Harbor. – Billy Joel’s old stomping grounds! A singer/songwriter, Glenn has been leading worship music since the early 90s, where he first picked up a guitar at Houghton College, NY. With a focus on acoustic guitar and vocals, supported by bass and percussion, our worship sets embrace both modern and classic songs that remind us, “our hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness.” Glenn wrote his master’s thesis on the mythic influences on J.R.R. Tolkien! When Glenn isn’t enjoying music, reading books, or tending to his salt water fish tank, he spends time gardening with his wife Leanne and playing Minecraft with their four children.
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Rev. Cody Brobst- Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministry
Cody was born in Ft. Wayne, IN- a Hoosier from the womb! His life was turned upside down after 9/11/01 when he began to ask deep questions and read C.S. Lewis. After enrolling in a 7th grade Spanish class with a Christian teacher, he heard about Jesus and was captivated by the Gospel. God changed his heart in August of 2003 and he joined a church and began trusting in Christ over himself. Shortly after, Cody sensed a call to the ministry. He went to Ball State to study business, but his time was most enriched by involvement in Cru and attending New Life Presbyterian Church. He married his longtime high school friend Courtney 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 now have three daughters! He loves to watch football (Go Colts!), play guitar and go on runs. They are very excited for the good work God is doing through Living Branch and our youth ministry!
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Barbara Gable- Church Administrator
Barbara came to faith in Jesus at an early age, as she attended church with her family. She graduated with a degree in Christian Education from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi, where she met her husband, Ty. She most recently retired as Guidance Secretary in a local middle school. Barbara and Ty enjoy hanging out with their children, grandchildren, and traveling south. Barbara enjoys reading, gardening and walking her dog. Barbara brings many years of administrative and financial experience to Living Branch. She and Ty have been with us since long before we launched and are excited for what God has in store for Hamilton County!
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