Our Team

Indian Creek Church is blessed with many gifted servant-leaders.  Read further to get a glimpse of who some of these people are.  Then stop by the office, visit us for Sunday worship, or join in some other event and get to know them even better.

Mark Baliles


Mark has served as pastor of the Indian Creek Church of the Brethren since 1996. Prior to that, he served 9 years as pastor of the Locust Grove CoB, Hagerstown, IN. He is a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN.   

Mark has been married to Reba for 36 years.  They have four adult children, three children in-law, and one very awesome granddaughter.

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Susan Gallen

Administrative Assistant

Susan joined our team in September of 2021.  She is also wife to Tim, mother to a middle school daughter, and an active member of St. Maria Goretti Church in Hatfield.  Besides having gifts for serving in our church office, Susan is an avid student of religion and religious history.  She holds a Master's degree in Religious Studies and recently earned her Doctor of Theology degree from Lasalle University. 


Kathy Moyer

Director, Wee Folk Nursery School

Kathy Moyer has served as Wee Folk's Director and Teacher since joining the school in September 1991.  She is a member of Grace Mennonite Church in Lansdale, where she has taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, and Children's Church.  Her educational background includes a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Gwynedd-Mercy College, and a Master of Education degree from Arcadia University.  She and her husband, Dennis, are residents of Harleysville.  They have two married daughters, Kelly and Katie, and are proud grandparents of two grandchildren.


Heather Thomsen

Assistant Teacher, Wee Folk Nursery School

Heather Thomsen joined our nursery school team in 2022. Formerly employed as a classroom Substitute Teacher with SASD, she brings many varied experiences working with children. She is actively involved in the Harleysville community, participating in youth activities with her children. She and her husband, Kim, are parents of a son and a daughter, Dawson and Vivian.  Heather enjoys taking family bike rides and walks with their dog, Buddy. She also enjoys playing piano.


Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team meets monthly to oversee the overall church ministry. This team is accountable to the Congregation.

Team members: Kevin Bedell (Chair), Susan Wampler (Moderator), Dennis Moyer (Deacon Chair), Sarah Duett (Fellowship), Donna Parcell (Nurture), Bryce Mininger (Stewardship), Chuck Kane (Witness), and Sue Moyer/Darlene Ziegler (Worship); along with non-voting members, CJ Anton (Church Treasurer) and Pastor Mark Baliles.


Deacon Team

Our Deacon Team assists with spiritual and wholistic care of church family members.

Team members: Carol-Joyce Anton, Kevin and Pam Bedell, Pat Bub, Roy Feiss, Chuck and Debbie Kane, Bob Lane, Dennis and Cathy Moyer, Don and Sue Moyer, and Cheryl Rostick.