Our Vestry

It is the shared responsibility of the vestry and rector to make business decisions for the church and to advance the parish mission. The vestry consists of the Senior Warden and eight members. Each member serves as a liaison for one of the eight commissions. Vestry members are elected by the congregation. Each member serves for three years. The vestry appoints a secretary and treasurer, who meet monthly with the vestry.

The vestry meets at St. Michael's at 7:00p every second Wednesday. The ministries meet during Commission Night, which occurs every first Tuesday at 6:30p (following a 6:00p dinner).

We welcome new faces! Please contact us for more information.

Meet the Vestry:

Senior Warden: STACY ELMORE

Stacy was married to Scott on May 12, 1990 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. She and Scott knew St. Michael's was their new church home the first day they visited three years ago; the quality of the exceptional people that make up the St. Michael's family cannot be overstated. Stacy is excited to see what the future holds for the church and looks forward to any small contribution she can make to share this wonderful place with others in the community. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Business Administration. She and Scott own their own business (SEE Home Improvements) and are in the process of launching their second business (SEE Health Improvements) in 2017. They have two sons: Brendan and Tyler, both graduates of IU Kelley Business School.

Stacy is serving until 2020

Junior Warden / Building and Grounds: Bob Salach  

Bob moved to Noblesville in 2003 after living the previous thirty years in Crown Point. While a member of St. Mary's church in Crown Point, he was involved in many activities including construction of a playground set, helping at the annual spaghetti dinner, and assisting with Las Vegas night. He has worked in the construction industry his entire life and earned degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering (1970) and Purdue Calumet (2002). He was a licensed contractor in Lake and Porter counties and most recently held the position of project manager for a multifamily developer. Bob married Terry in 2007 and between them they have four children and two grand children.

Bob is serving until 2019

Family Life: Claire Coons  

Claire has been a member of St. Michael’s since 2007.  She found the parish after an internet search for local Episcopal churches.  She felt so welcome on her first visit that she made St. Michaels her spiritual home immediately.  Claire was confirmed by Bishop Cate in May of 2010.  Her first service to the church was joining the altar guild in 2008.  She also serves as a lector, a member of one of the breakfast teams, and a volunteer sextant.  She has been singing with the choir since March of 2011 and enjoys sharing God's love and joy through music.   

Claire had the honor of being invited by the Daughters of the King to serve St. Michael’s through their inspiring organization.  In 2016 she will attend the 178th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as a delegate.  This is the fourth year she has represented St. Michael’s as a delegate or an alternate at the state wide convention.  

Claire grew up in Atlanta, Indiana, and graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1980.  She attended Indiana University and has a bachelor degree in theatre arts and television production.  She lives in Carmel and has worked at Telamon Corporation as a Quality Technician for the past eight years.  Claire would like to put some of her organizational skills to good use on the vestry and assist St. Michael’s in reaching its full potential while still seeing to the needs of those in the parish who need a helping hand or a spiritual friend.

Claire is serving until 2018 

Christian Education: Bailey Detamore

Bailey is a wife and a mother of two beautiful daughters, Boston and Maisie. She was born in a small town in Missouri where her family attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church until they moved to Indiana when Bailey turned 9. Bailey was in and out of her Episcopal faith through high school and some college, but returned to St. Michael's full time in the fall of 2013. Shortly after, she met her husband, Michael, and they were married here at St. Michael’s in October of 2014. One year later, they welcomed their second baby girl, Maisie, and she was baptized at St. Michael’s in the winter of 2015.

As you can see, St. Michael's has become a significant part of her family’s lives over the last few years. Bailey is now a co-leader for St. Michael’s MOPS group that meets once a month at the church, and the Girl Scout leader for her daughter's Daisy Troop #2953 that also meets at St. Michael’s monthly. Bailey is grateful that her family is welcomed into church every Sunday by such a loving community.

Bailey looks forward to her time on Vestry as the Christian Education leader. She hopes to bring forth a new and exciting perspective for new and younger families, and to create an accommodating atmosphere for Christians of all ages!

Bailey is serving until 2020

Worship: RICK STILLEY

Rick and his family moved to Noblesville in 1990 from Southern Illinois. He was married to his high school sweetheart and best friend for 41 years. He has three children and five grandchildren. Rick retired from Verizon after thirty years of service. During that time he held a variety of positions before retiring as the Manager of the Program Management Office. He subsequently taught college for 18 months and consulted for 18 months before going on permanent vacation in 2007. Rick earned his BSBA and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.        -- Romans 12:9-13 NIV

Rick is serving until 2018

Outreach: Laurie Schoening  

Laurie has been a member of St. Michaels since 1995, when she moved to Noblesville from Broad Ripple.  She previously attended St. Paul's.  She has been in charge of the Oblations scheduling for about 7 years and been on the Outreach Committee for over 11 years. She also serves as a Sunday School teacher, Greeter, and Sexton and was on the committee to help renovate the new kitchen. Laurie moved here from Chicago, after receiving a BA in Business/French from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is married with two children, Michael age 26 who works in Quincy, IL and Jack, a junior at Hanover.   This is her first time on the vestry.

Laurie is serving until 2018 

Communications: BOBbie DeBettignies 

Bobbie and her family were members of St. Michael’s years ago, moved to California for several years and are now pleased to be back “home” at St. Michael’s. Bobbie earned her BA and MA in Special Education from the University of West Florida (UWF) and then worked as an elementary school special ed teacher (LD and ADD students) and as an adjunct Special Ed professor at UWF. After asking too many questions about “how the brain works,” she found herself back in school. She completed an MA and PhD in Neuropsychology at the University of Houston and then began her second career as a neuropsychologist and faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston). In Indianapolis, she first worked as a neuropsychologist at Community Hospitals (East and North) and then went into private practice and established the Neuropsychology Center. For her third career, she treasured the opportunity to be at home to raise her two daughters (who are now in college). Bobbie is a member of the Daughters of the King and also serves St. Michael’s by attending weekly staff meetings as a Communications liaison.

Bobbie is serving until 2018 

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stewardship: nancy allen

Nancy is a cradle Episcopalian having attended St Paul's Indy and then St Michael's as a teenager. She graduated from Purdue, was married here and lived in New Jersey for 32 years with her now ex husband. They have two grown children and two grandsons, who all live in Michigan. Grandchildren are the best!

Nancy is serving until 2019

Family life: Sue Graves

Sue has been a member of St. Michael's since 2014. She moved here after 18 years in Tennessee to be closer to her two sons, Robert and Jon, and their families. Before moving to Indiana, she was active in Eastern Star, prayer shawl ministry, church, and quilting club. 

Sue is serving until 2019

Secretary: Dick Cutler

Dick and his wife, Nancy, moved to Indy in 1960 and then moved to Noblesville in 1987. Their Episcopal experience started in Terre Haute, when Dick and Nancy were married at St. Stephen's in 1951. Dick was in the army at that time. In Indy, they attended St. Alban's and then began their journey at St. Michael's when they moved to Noblesville. Dick and Nancy have a very fond feeling about St. Michael's, as this parish has been very good to them. Since Nancy is no longer able, Dick continues to do as much as he can to try to repay the love St. Michael's has given them. Dick folds bulletins for the Sunday services and fills in when Fr. Lee needs a helper for whatever.

Treasurer: Bev Dye

Bev just moved to this area in 2015 from Warsaw. At St. Anne’s she served on the vestry, taught Sunday School, served on altar guild, rolled cheese balls and worked at the annual tent sale. She was originally from Crawfordsville and was married to her husband David in St. John’s Church, the oldest Episcopal church in Indiana, in 1958. They are the parents of two sons, four granddaughters, and three great grandchildren with another one coming in July. Bev worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years serving as commercial lines manager of four offices and traveling among all of them.