Minister

Rev. Kerry O'Brien

Reverend Kerry O’Brien has been a minister since 1997.  As a “second career” pastor, he has over 20 years of experience in the business world before going to seminary and becoming an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church.  He graduated from Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2003, and began his first full time appointment right afterwards, in Elkhart, IN.  He was ordained in The United Methodist Church in 2006.

 

Pastor Kerry has served Indiana churches in Roselawn, Elkhart (Trinity), Kokomo (Main Street), Plymouth (Trinity), Richmond (Central), and most recently at Grace UMC in Rochester.  He was born and raised in Hammond, IN.

 

Pastor Kerry has been married to his wife, Lynne, for 40 years.  They have two children, two children-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  All of them now live in the greater Indianapolis, which makes Pastor Kerry and Lynne very happy to live so much closer to them.

 

Joy, integrity, energy, care, humor, and an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ are among the many gifts Pastor Kerry brings to his ministry.  He loves children, very young to very old!  He welcomes everyone who wishes to sincerely worship and praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to Mohawk UMC.

Our Staff

Administrative Assistant

Ginger Schoenfeld

Ginger joined our staff in September of 2020. She is a lifelong resident of Shelby County. She plans to graduate with an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies from Liberty University in December 2021. Ginger is also a part-time Financial Secretary at First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. She has been married to her husband, Tony, for 7 years. They attend Shelbyville Community Church. Her stepson, Dylan, is 23, and her son, Trevor Wischmeyer, is 25.

Keyboardist

Angela Rogers

Angela has played piano, organ and keyboard for congregations from California to New York. She attended Ball State University, Olivet Nazarene University and graduated from Indiana University. She has played the keyboard at the Mohawk United Methodist Church since September, 2019. 

Angela developed a passion for worship music at an early age. She has been involved in several choirs and has enjoyed directing school choirs and bands. Angela also plays french horn. She has accompanied instrumentalists and various small groups and choirs. She also enjoys playing for musicals, weddings, funerals, receptions, birthday

parties and various community events. 

Angela is a mother, a nana and married to Gary. During the week, you will find Angela working for the Department of Child Services as a Family Case Manager advocating for children's safety. 

Custodian

Connie Wilson

Nursery Attendant

Ashley Haehl

Connie Wilson is a longtime member of Mohawk Church (since when it was an E.U.B. Church). She is responsible for keeping the church clean, with the help of her husband, Ben.

Ashley Haehl is our Nursery Attendant. With a heart of gold and plenty of experience with her own children, Ashley is well equipped to care for our youngest ones on Sunday mornings.