Meet Our Staff

Rev. Tyler Thompson

Senior Minister

An Indiana native, Rev. Tyler A. Thompson, Senior Minister, began his ministry at Zionsville Christian Church in June 2016. As the Senior Minister, Tyler is responsible for the spiritual leadership and vision-casting of the congregation.

Tyler and his wife, Amanda, have two young children (Whittaker and Evvie). Tyler holds a B.S. degree from Texas Christian University (Ft. Worth, TX) and a Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis).

Tyler believes that faith is best lived, and encourages individuals to tell their personal stories while seeking the convergence of God’s good news of redemption and an individual’s lived story.

Gabe Perkins-Barbieri

Music Director

Barb VanGorp

Administrative Assistant

Barb Van Gorp joined the Zionsville Christian Church staff as administrative assistant in March 2021 and works from 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She served as administrative assistant at other businesses for many years and most recently worked for Hooverwood Nursing Home, from which she retired in 2020. She is very happy to be able to use her skills at ZCC on a part-time basis.  

Barb grew up in northwest Indiana and currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Terry, and their cat, Puma. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and visiting her daughter and family in Pennsylvania.

Laura Wilmot

Communications Director

Laura Wilmot joined the Zionsville Christian Church staff in June 2021. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she worked in book publishing in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and New York City before moving to Indiana and establishing a freelance copy editing and production editing business. After several years as a full-time parent, she is happy to rejoin the workforce part time. Laura and her husband, Jeremy, have two young sons (Nathaniel and Ethan).

Markus Shobe


Markus Shobe is a native of Indianapolis and was raised in the church his whole life. He graduated from the IU Kelley School of Business with a major in accounting. Ever since he was a child he wanted to have his own business, and in 2014 he started freelancing. In 2018 he created an LLC. He really enjoys working with churches, real estate investors, and day cares. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family and friends and watching basketball and football.