Marc Hayden, Senior Pastor, is very much at home in the church. His Dad and both brothers are United Church of Christ Pastors. Marc married his High School sweetheart, Julie, and they have enjoyed a happy and faithful marriage and partnership. Marc and Julie are blessed by three children Adam, Ashley and Austin, and a wonderful daughter-in-law, Whitney. Marc is a graduate of DePauw University and Christian Theological Seminary. His first position in a church began at age 20, and has included opportunities of service as a Youth Minister, Associate Minister, New Church Start Pastor, and Senior Minister. Marc feels very blessed to have served at Friedens United Church of Christ since 1993. He especially enjoys the friendly and caring spirit that characterizes the good folks of Friedens Church. He looks forward to finding innovative ways to share this spirit with more people in our community and helping folks discover their gifts so they can love and serve like Jesus. In his spare time, Marc loves spending time with his family, reading historical Jesus scholarship, working in the lawn and exercising. If you’d like to get better acquainted with Marc and learn more about Friedens Church please contact him at pastormarc@friedensucc.org

    Sarah Haas, Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries, grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, where she graduated from Southport High School. She has degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Christian Theological Seminary. She is grateful to have been a part of Friedens since 2006, and enjoys the many wonderful opportunities to serve with people of all ages in many different ways. Sarah and her husband, Nathan, were married in February, 2010. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, helping others, exercising, and being outside.    

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