Church Staff

Chris Gadlage – Pastor

Pastor Chris has been in some form of ministry since 1988. He and his wife have served in music ministry; children’s, youth, and young adult ministries. Chris worked in Christian radio before returning to school to finish his degrees:
Bachelor of Communication (University of Louisville) & Master of Divinity (Asbury Seminary)
His hometown, Louisville, is close to his heart, but he’s a Hoosier these days. He’s pastored churches along every Indiana border except Michigan.


Janet Friedrich – Preschool Director

Mrs. Friedrich became the Director of Temple Preschool in August, 2010. Mrs. Friedrich graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School in 1986, then Indiana University in 1990. She earned a degree in journalism and psychology. She returned to Terre Haute and began working at the Tribune-Star and later became an account executive at Williams Randall Marketing in 1993.


Curtis Martin – Custodian  

Curt Martin has been custodian at Temple since 2002.  
Our church building is such a bright and cheery place in large measure due to his fine work.


Martha Alexander – Office Manager

Martha is often the first face you see at Temple. She came to us in 2021. She is a lifelong Methodist, and brings lots of Methodist history and experience with her.


Samantha Sebree – Kids’ Church Coordinator

Jean Cantrell – Kids’ Hope Director