Rev. Keith Doane- Senior Pastor
Keith was raised in St. Louis, MO and became a Christian through the ministry of Young Life. 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 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. When they aren’t running their three kids around, they love enjoying baseball games and the great outdoors.
Rev. Cody Brobst- Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministry
Cody was born a Hoosier native in Ft. Wayne, IN. 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, God changed his heart in August of 2003 and he began trusting in Christ. Shortly after getting involved in a local church, 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 (with whom he eventually joined staff). He eventually attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and graduated in 2017 with an M.Div. and an MA in Counseling before joining staff at Living Branch. He is now a Reserve Chaplain with the United States Navy & a passionate marathoner. Cody is a proud husband to Courtney his longtime high school friend, and father to Rebekah, Abigail & Elizabeth. They enjoy eating pizza and watching football (Go Colts and Go Huskers).
Glenn Seland- Director of Worship
Glenn brings over 20 years of leadership gifts and music skills to Living Branch. 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.
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.
Ken Bubp- Ruling Elder
Ken is a native Midwesterner, born and raised in St. Marys, Ohio where he came to faith in Christ while in high school. He attended Taylor University, met an Indiana girl, and decided to stay. He and Laura have lived in Noblesville for most of the past twenty-five years. Ken works in education and nonprofit management. He enjoys philosophical debates with his clever daughters (and anyone else), hiking, and ‘restoring’ their ca. 1900 home.
Bruce Longbottom- Ruling Elder
Bruce was born in Toronto, Canada but moved to the U.S. at a very early age. At age 10 he moved to Indianapolis and became an “adopted Hoosier”. After meeting his to-be wife Nancy at Ball State, Bruce started attending church with her and her family. Eventually God opened Bruce’s eyes to the truth of the Bible, and he became a born-again Christian. Bruce and Nancy have four children, three of whom are married, and five grandchildren. Bruce works as an attorney for Eli Lilly and Company, and also serves on the board of Christianity Explored USA. Bruce and Nancy enjoy time with family (especially grandchildren) as well as Colts and Pacers games.