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Pastor Chad Parks

Lead Pastor

Pastor Chad has been a member of Second Chance Church since 2013. He is a bi-vocational pastor as he serves as a sergeant with the Plainfield Police Department while also serving as the Lead Pastor of SCC, in which he accepted the role by congregational vote in June of 2017.

Chad is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather, and they have three children: Jordan, Nevaeh and Matéa. Chad graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BS in Management and is a veteran of the US Air Force.


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Pastor Ryan Garner

Executive Pastor

Ryan and his family have been a part of Second Chance Church since the inception. He currently serves as Executive Pastor for SCC and has been a pastor with the Church of the Nazarene since 2001. He and his wife, Andrea, have four children.

He also works at Shepherd Community Center, on the near east side of Indianapolis, as their Director of Facilities. In 2000, Ryan earned his BA in Religion at Olivet Nazarene University. Before joining the SCC team, he served as pastor in Fairbury, IL and Streator, IL. He enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking.


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Pastor Phil Lanz

Spiritual Formation Pastor

Phil is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at SCC and plays often in the worship band. He has been a member of SCC since late 2017. He is a seminary student currently studying at Nazarene Theological Seminary for a Masters in Theological Study.

He has an undergraduate degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Pastoral Ministry. While at MVNU, he met his wife Lauren. They married the summer after his freshman year. Lauren and Phil have one son, Judah. Phil enjoys the outdoors, playing music, and reading.


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Heather Parks

Worship Arts Director

Heather began attending SCC in 2013 and quickly joined the worship team. In November 2017, she accepted her position as the Worship Arts Director.

Heather’s story is saturated in God’s merciful love and grace. This fuels her passionate desire for others to intimately experience the same love and healing power only a vulnerable relationship with Jesus Christ can offer. She leads worship with quirky authenticity and true joy.

Outside of SCC, “Mrs. Parks” can be found as a sub-teacher in PCMS and PHS. She’d rather not be found while on one of her spontaneous outdoor adventures. She’s married to Pastor Chad, and they have three kids: Jordan, Nevaeh, and Matéa. Her favorite Bible verse is John 1:5.


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Joshua Koch

Director of Media Arts

Joshua is the Director of Media Arts at SCC and plays often in the worship band. He has been a member of SCC since the inception. He is a Police Officer at the Plainfield Police Department.

He has a BS from Olivet Nazarene University in Criminal Justice. While a student-athlete at ONU. playing golf, he met his wife Amy. They married the fall of 2007 and have two sons, Carter & Jack. Joshua enjoys playing golf, music, and listening to podcasts.


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Andrea Garner

Youth Group Director

Andrea is married to Ryan Garner, and they have been blessed with four kids. She is now navigating the teen years with her older two, Ramsey and Alex. Kaylee and Sami will soon follow, keeping her with a teenager for the next twelve years. She has been a part of SCC since its launch in 2011. She has worn many hats and accepted the youth leader position in 2017. There is a teen house party and events on the local and district level.

Her favorite passage is found in Ecclesiastes 3.


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Zach Stevens

Church Online Director

Zach is our Director of Church Online. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2007 with a BA in Graphic Design. In the fall of 2017, Zach married Kim Stevens. He has a passion for hockey and all that is Michigan! His favorite verse is Psalm 42:1.


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Andy & Heather Kayler

CARE Team Directors

Andy and Heather joined the SCC family in 2013. At that time, SCC was a “Set Up & Tear Down" church on the Northside of Indy in Carmel. Their desire to become more involved at SCC led them to volunteer as part of the set up & tear down crew.

As CARE Team Supervisors, they coordinate an awesome group of volunteers that truly believe in “Serving Those Who Serve”. The CARE Team is responsible for keeping our church building looking great! Every week, individuals and families sign up as volunteers in committing a couple hours to sweep, mop, empty trash cans, and clean toilets for Jesus!


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Elizabeth Flatter

Engagement Team Director

Elizabeth has been attending Second Chance Church since June 2013 with her husband, Justin, and their two children. She is currently a Recruit Officer with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her favorite verse is Psalm 139:9-10. Her main goal is to engage people whenever she has the opportunity.


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Kenny & Amanda Gaddis

Missions Directors

Kenny and Amanda work together as our Director of Missions.  They were married in 2010 and have two children, Kameron and Maelyn. Aside from leading our outreach initiatives, they are House Party leaders and serve weekly on our Engagement Team.

Amanda also serves on our church board and recently accepted her Local Minister's license. Outside of church, Kenny is a manager for Ashley Furniture, and Amanda teaches Public Speaking at IUPUI. When they can, they love enjoying the outdoors and traveling to Disney World as a family.