Worship Times

Sundays 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
JAM: Jesus and Me Children's Worship 10:30 a.m.

Westfield, IN

Our Staff

DaveSENIOR PASTOR:  David L. Ballinger

Pastor David is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, who was appointed to serve at Christ United Methodist Church in July, 2012.

He is a former high school biology teacher and coach.  He has a Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is married to Laura Ballinger, our Associate Pastor.  They have 3 children, Brian, Stacey, and Brett.  David enjoys time with his family, riding his bike, and working out.

Cell Phone: 317-900-3255


LauraASSOCIATE PASTOR:  Laura Ballinger

Laura has been serving on staff since October of 2012.  Originally from Miami, Florida, Laura met her husband David in Wilmore, KY at Asbury Theological Seminary, where she earned a master’s degree in Christian Education and Evangelism. After marrying, they moved to Indiana where they have served in the United Methodist church for more than 20 years together.  She began by ministering to youth and children and eventually started serving in newcomer ministry and small groups.  Laura has a deep appreciation and love for Jesus Christ and desires that all people come to know Him personally as Lord and Savior.

She and Dave have 3 terrific children, Brian, Stacey and Brett. Laura enjoys acting, singing and the arts.

E-Mail Laura at lballinger@christwestfield.org or click here


WOOD-SANDY-154DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Sandy Wood

Sandy has been on staff since 1992. She was born and raised in New Mexico and Colorado. She has a degree in Music from Ft. Lewis College in Colorado and a masters degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Eastern New Mexico University. She met her husband Craig on a European concert tour. They have two children, Caitie and Jay, and one grandson, Cael. Sandy works full-time at Westfield Pharmacy, but feels that this ministry is her passion.

Her philosophy of music is quite clear: you don’t have to be a great musician; you just have to love making music for God. Remember, God didn’t say “sing pretty.” God said, “make a joyful noise.” There is ALWAYS room for one more person!

Email Sandy


Barb_000PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR: C J Carson

C J and her husband Terry have lived in Westfield since 1996. Living as an Indiana Hoosier her entire life, she loves to explore all the state’s parks and museums with her family which includes their three children, Brianna, William, and Zachary.

C J attended the University of Evansville and University of Indianapolis while pursuing an Early Childhood Education certification. She began working for CUMC Preschool in 2005 and was promoted to Director in 2016. Preparing children for their future education endeavors is a passion of hers. She believes learning should be fun! All children are welcome and deserve a quality foundation in learning. The preschool staff try to live out God’s word from Luke 18:16 – “But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’”

For preschool enrollment information, please contact C J Carson at the Preschool
317-867-0582

Email CJ
Preschool Website


STAFF JENNIFER PIXCHILDCARE COORDINATOR:  Jennifer Dellinger

Jennifer and her husband, Neil moved to Westfield in February, 2013.  In July, Jennifer and her family joined CUMC.

Jennifer has a degree from Illinois State University in Social Work.

As the mother of two growing boys, she has a deep passion for parenting.  Jennifer also loves to capture moments of her children’s lives with her camera as well as writing and personal finances.


Financial Secretary:  Toni Dickover

Toni Dickover (Custom)Toni Dickover is new to our staff, but not to Christ United Methodist Church. Toni joined CUMC in 2009, but has been active on the Finance Committee and the Staff Parish Committee since 2007. A Noblesville native, Toni and her husband, Steve, have 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 4 (soon to be 5) great-grandchildren and 3 Bouvier des Flandres (their dogs).

Toni worked in the banking and mortgage loan origination industry for 45 years, retiring December, 2015.

In addition to helping in the CUMC office and operating as our Financial Secretary, Toni works part time at Pinnacle Land Title in Noblesville, as their Closing Coordinator.

She and Steve enjoy traveling (RV’ing) in their spare time.

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