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Our Team

Meet The Team

Rev. Bob Hasselbring

Interim Pastor

Pastor Bob Hasselbring grew up in Shelbyville, IN and after leaving 49 years ago, he is back home! During that time away, he married his high school sweetheart, Sue and they have three adult children: Krista, Tonya and Patrick, as well as, seven beautiful grandchildren. Bob earned a B.A. degree in science at Wabash College and later earned a Master of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary. His ministry life includes two youth pastorates (South Florida and Kansas City) and four lead pastorates (Champaign, IL; Highland, IN; Sterling, IL; Bloomington, IL). He has held several district offices including NYI President (two districts), District Advisory Board, Chairman of Ministerial Studies Board, Chairman of Board of Ministry and a delegate to the General Assembly. Bob retired in March 2020 after 40 years of ministry. Bob and Sue are both humbled and thrilled to be the interim pastor at Avon Parkside.

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Sloan Gilbert

Worship & Online Ministries Director

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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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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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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