Our Mission

"We are ordinary people pursuing God's extraordinary call."

Southport Presbyterian Church has been built on the foundational belief that we are ordinary people, on the south side of Indianapolis, looking to serve the community, the world and ultimately the Kingdom by following God's extraordinary call. 

Look up

The spiritual journey begins by looking up to God and realizing true joy and fulfillment come from Him.  Our Sunday morning worship gatherings are designed to rehearse the gospel story and turn our gaze back to the true source of life.

Lean in

Authentic Christian community goes beyond the surface and provides a place of safety, acceptance and trust where we can expose our “false self” and instead reveal and nurture our “true self.”  This journey begins in our Sunday morning Community Hour and continues in Groups and Studies throughout the week.

move out

We can’t fulfill our mission by staying in our “holy huddles;” moving out requires action and service on our parts. We serve inside the walls of the church to build up the body of Christ and then we join our strategic community partners to bring the gospel to others through words and deeds.

Why we do what we do

We believe that we have five core values that fuel what we do here are Southport Pres. These core values are central to us, our ministry and our impact in our community around us. We believe in seeking truth, gently; building relationships, authentically; passing the faith; joyfully; serving the world, generously; and loving all, radically.

Meet our TEAM

Rob Hock | Senior Pastor
Glen Massey | Associate Pastor
Tracy Goodson | Director of Contemporary Worship
Laura Krell | Director of
Traditional Worship
Paul Gearhart | Senior High Ministry Director
Tori Nuetzel | Junior High Ministry Director
Melissa Davis | Children’s Ministry Director
Holly Richards | Assistant Children’s Ministry Director
Andrea McCleery | Senior Administrative Assistant
Aleen Philhower | Congregational Care Coordinator
Dave Druetzler | Interim Director of Business Operations
Matt Evans | Communications Director
Karen Skora | Food Ministry Director
Chris Rothrock | Director of Facilities
Sarah Rondot | Director of Welcome Place
Laura Wagner | Assistant Director of Welcome Place
Emily Thomas | Assistant Director of Welcome Place
Debbie Tucker | Administrative Assistant

Session of Elders

Jolynn Badgero, Kyle Blakely, Jason Dang, Ron Epple, Rob Hock, Glen Massey, Marge McConnell, Julie Mennel, Laura Miller, Mary Minix, Jason Mueller, Keith Speer, David Steiner (Clerk of Session)


Fred Burton, Dan Clevenger, Lisa Gomperts, Mike Goodson, J.D. Hamilton, Heather Hollingsworth, Greg Joyce, Shaele Massey, Al Nuetzel, Ryan Taylor, Chris Rothrock (Director of Facilities), Dave Druetzler (Director of Business Operations)


MacKenzie Allen, Karynn Arnett, Debbie Billington, Bill Brown, Fred Burton, Judy Carey, Teresa Christy, Donna Jo Clark, Bob Dixon, Patti Grimes, John Hill, Emily Kennedy, Betsy Matlock, Merrill Matlock, Mary Ann Maze, Holly Mercer, Dumisani Mezalumo, Cordell Miller, Shelby Miller, Don Perkins, Jan Perkins, Cherri Purdie, John Purdie, Steve Rainey, Lark Roberts, Abby Skinner, Kathy Smith, Tim Weko, Tina Weko, Nathan Winkley, Valerie Winkley