Pastors

Pastors are to lead in shepherding. They will oversee the church through preaching, teaching, prayer, and vision. Our pastors serve as a team of both paid and unpaid men. 

  • Jared Alsdorf: Lay Pastor

    Jared is a man outstanding in his field, literally. He is an agronomist who has a love for corn and skid-steers. When not out getting muddy in a field, he is with his wife Leah and their four kids. He has a love for people and serves as a lay pastor who oversees member care. Jared also teaches a Sunday School class. His love for the Bible is evident in every conversation, as is his love for missions work in Germany. Email Pastor Jared. 

  • Scott Bradley: Lay Pastor

    Dr. Scott grew up in this church and is a graduate of Bethesda Christian Schools, where he fell in love with his wife Joanna. He and Joanna have three kids. Scott is a research chemist and a chemistry teacher at BCS. While Scott really adds to the chemistry of the pastoral team, the other pastors rarely understand what he is talking about when he begins to discuss atoms, neutrons, and calculus equations. He serves as a lay pastor who oversees member care and he enjoys teaching people the doctrines of Scripture. Email Pastor Scott. 

  • Steve Busch: Executive Pastor

    Steve has been a lay pastor since 2018 before joining our staff in 2022. He earned an undergraduate degree in management from Indiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steve worked in the insurance industry and is a military veteran. Steve and his wife Tammy have been a part of our church family since 1991 serving in various ministry roles. They have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Steve also volunteers at the Indianapolis Zoo as an “underwater janitor.” Email Pastor Steve. 

  • Kasey Clark: Discipleship Pastor

    Kasey is a graduate of Crossroads Bible College (now College of Biblical Studies, Indianapolis) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He and his wife Emily have 2 awesome kids. Kasey loves cheering for all Indianapolis sports teams, though his passion is basketball. When he’s not cheering for the Pacers or Hoosiers, he’s probably itching to play some pick-up ball. Along with basketball, he loves coffee, sneakers, and books. And his family loves having people over for games, fires, and food. Email Pastor Kasey.

  • Justin Cook: Lead Pastor

    Justin is a 2nd generation pastor. He did his undergraduate work at Baptist Bible College (now Clark Summit University) and his graduate work at Biola University. He and his wife Emily have three daughters. Prior to joining the pastoral staff at Parkside, he taught high school Bible for 5 years. Justin is a fan of all Indianapolis sports, although he still can’t figure out why Indy Eleven fans cheer for tie games. You’ll find him posting on Facebook about his family here and on his true social media love, Twitter. Email Pastor Justin. 

  • Len Overton: Lay Pastor

    Len has been a member of the church for over 60 years having served with his late wife, Margo, in various ministries during that time. Currently, he teaches an adult Sunday School class in addition to member care ministry. He is a retired engineer from Rolls-Royce, which allows him more time to visit nieces and nephews, and their families. Be careful if you ever see Len at a local pickleball court as he is known to dominate the local leagues. Email Pastor Len. 

Deacons

Deacons lead the church in serving. They will rally the church to serve for the mission of Jesus Christ within the philosophy and vision of our local church. 

  • Ben Archer-Patterson: Deacon of Widows


  • Brian Brown: Deacon of Art


  • Dan Edwards: Deacon of Kid's Church


  • Bryan Fultz: Deacon of Security


  • David Keith: Deacon of the Park


  • Eric Phillips: Deacon of Finance


  • Nate Pollard: Deacon of the Vine


  • Andy Rodriguez: Deacon of Technology


  • Matt Snyder: Deacon of Missions


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