Our Team

Team Meeting

Our Team

Meet The Team

Matt Hart

Lead Pastor

Pastor Matt is and his family joined our team in 2020.  Matt is currently awaiting his ordination in the Church of the Nazarene that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Matt is a graduate of Taylor University (BA), Indiana Wesleyan University (MA), and Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Course of Study).  Matt has served the church in Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio before coming to back home to Indiana.

Matt has been married to Mindy for 15 years and they have two wonderful children.

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Dr. Abraham Athialy

Counseling Pastor

Dr. Athialy (M.A., M.Div., M.Th., D.Min) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Pastoral Counselor. He is the founder of Avon Christian Counseling Center (1999).  Since opening their doors the Avon Christian Counseling Center has helped thousands of families, couples, and people regain their freedom from the things that have prevented them from living a full and abundant life.

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Sloan Gilbert

Worship & Online Ministries Director

Sloan is excited to be joining Avon Parkside Church of the Nazarene! Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Sloan will be a University of Kentucky Wildcat no matter where God takes her! She is a graduate of UK where she studied Musical Theatre performance. She has held professional contracts as an actor, and has worked with some of Broadway’s most talented performers! More importantly, Sloan has been an active and lifelong member in church where she has led worship, been involved with small groups, and mentored high school girls in their faith. Sloan’s calling is glorify God through music, and point others to the light and love of the cross through worship. (Isaiah 12:5)

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Josh Whiteley

Outreach & Youth Director

     Joshua was born and raised in the Church of the Nazarene, Josh continues this tradition by serving alongside his wife, Rebekah, and their four children, Jonah, Kaylin, Abigail, and Ezekiel. 

     Joshua has an Associate degree in Aircraft Maintenance as well as his Airframe and PowerPlant license. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Maintenance Management. Aviation has been a large part of Joshua's life for over 20 years.

     From an early age Joshua has felt the call on his life to serve in Christian ministry. He has served in positions of leadership within his local church for many years while working within the airline industry. Joshua is continuing his education within the church of the Nazarene and currently holds his Local Minister's license. It is Joshua's dream to one day fuse his passion for aviation and his passion for Christian ministry.

     As a family, the Whiteley's strive to lead others to Christ by being a beacon of light to the lost. Their family testimony models Joshua 1:9 NIV, which states: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” 

     Joshua embraces his calling to serve with strength and courage and looks forward to making Christ known to the lost within our community.

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Lynn Freeland

Office Administrator

Lynn and her husband, Dave, have been married for over 40 years. They have 2 grown daughters and 3 grandchildren. Lynn has served APCN as Office Manager for over 25 years and she considers it more than a job, it’s also her ministry. In her free time, Lynn enjoys cruising with her husband, spending time with her “grands” and their parents, reading, sewing, crocheting, attempting to play golf, and hanging out with her friends.

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Jimmie Havens

Facilities Services

Jimmie has faithfully served the congregation at APCN for several years as our facilities services manager.

Jimmie is always willing to help however he can and does so with a contagious smile on his face!

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Church Board

Leadership Team

Daryl Jones

NYI President

Kitty Jones

Head Steward

Bob Murphy


Steve Starlin


Randy Waltz


Josh Whiteley

Head Trustee

Rebekah Whiteley

SDMI Chairperson

Karen Wilkes

NMI President

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47 North County Road 625 East

Avon, Indiana 46123

(317) 272-7902


Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 4:30pm

Sunday School - 9:00 am

Morning Worship - 10:15 am

Wednesday Evenings @ 7:00 pm

Caravan for Kids

Vision Youth Ministry

Adult Bible Study

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