Ministry Staff

WHITAKER-BOB-5Robert Whitaker, Senior Pastor

Bob has been the Senior Pastor of ECC since 1998.  He has been married to Brenda since 1981 and together they have two adult children, David and Tricia.  He holds an M.Div. and S.T.M. from Yale Divinity School and has also earned a D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He loves his family and maintains an irrational commitment to the Chicago Cubs.

MANGRUM-JOHN-162John Mangrum, Senior Associate Pastor

John is the “old guy” on staff and has been at ECC since 1991. He served for nine years as Youth Pastor before moving into his current role as Sr. Associate Pastor. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lori, and they have two married children, Kara (and her husband, Brian) and Caleb (and his wife, Jessica). John’s primary role at ECC is pastoral counseling and he has Masters degrees in counseling from both Grace Theological Seminary and Western Seminary. He loves good movies, international food, Ohio State football and any excuse to hang out with family and friends.

WAUGH-DAN-65Dan Waugh, Pastor of Adult Ministries

Dan and Lynn, his loving and patient wife since 1997, have three boys – Caleb, Jacob, and Luke. They have been a part of ECC since moving here from PA in 2005. Dan and Lynn graduated from Houghton College. Dan completed an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2000 and a Th.M. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis  in 2014. Dan’s love for the church survived growing up as a pastor’s kid and has only grown through the years. He enjoys baseball (go Tribe!), Ultimate Fighting, movies, hard rock music, and dead theologians (the living ones are acceptable from time to time).


LEUENBERGER-JOSIAH-192Josiah Leuenberger, Director of University Ministries

Originally from western Pennsylvania, Josiah and Brittany came to Bloomington in the summer of 2012 from the mountains of Johnson City, TN.  They have been married since 2009. Josiah and Brittany are both pastor’s kids and met as students at Grove City College, where they were on the track and field team together. Josiah served as Director of Student Ministries at Bethany Presbyterian Church and coached college track and cross country in Tennessee. Brittany has a career in the medical field. They are excited to be a part of the ECC family, and feel privileged to be a part of what God is doing through ECC in the lives of college students in Bloomington!


Rob Girvin, Director of Student Ministries (Middle & High School) robgirvin87@gmail.comRob8

Rob has served in the Youth Ministry of ECC since graduating from IU in 2010. He married the lovely AnnaRose in December of 2012. He holds bachelor degrees in both Religious Studies and Sociology from Indiana University and is currently working on his M.A. in Theology at Asbury Seminary. Rob loves being around and interacting with all sorts of people and spends most of his time talking to people, talking about God, and talking in general. He also enjoys music, being outdoors, and reading.

TUSZYNSKI-SCOTT-97Aimee Tuszynski, Director of Elementary Worship

Aimee is SO excited to help children of ECC grow in worship of our Lord! She has been following Jesus since she was 11 years old, holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Michigan University, and served as a children’s director in another church for 7 years. She has been a member of ECC since 2003, an Underground volunteer assisting and storytelling since 2004, and a staff member since 2013. Aimee and her husband, Scott, have been married since 1993 and have three children who have all grown up in worship here at ECC. Evenings with her family are filled with singing, dancing, and baseball. In those rare free moments, you will most likely find her outside, chai latte in hand, as she gardens, hikes, or enjoys a good read.


FLICK-KEVIN-13Mindy Flick, Director of Early Childhood Programs

Joining the staff in 2014, Mindy and her family have been a part of the Bloomington community and ECC family since August of 2009. Mindy is a lifelong Hoosier from northern IN where she grew up and attended Bethel College, studying Elementary Education. She married Kevin, her college sweetheart, in 1998 and they have two beautiful daughters, Cora and Millie. Mindy desires to use her many years of preschool experience as a director, teaching assistant, and teacher to help young children see how loved they are by Jesus and how very important they are to Him. She is excited to be a part of the ECC staff and help guide young lives towards Him. In her free time, Mindy loves to read, cook, and sew.

WOODEN-MATT-128Leah Wooden, Director of Elementary Programs

Matt Wooden, Children’s Camp Director

Matt has been on staff at ECC since 2001. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s in English and Classical Civilization, completed a master’s degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and also finished a master’s in education from IU. He is an elementary school teacher in Bloomington who spends his summers writing for children. Matt enjoys spending free time outside and reading/writing.

Leah came as an IU student to ECC in 1999, met Matt on a Connexion mission trip, got married, and then never left! She got her Bachelors in Education with a minor in reading from IU in 2002 and taught K-2nd grade reading for two years. In 2004, she settled in at home to have and raise their three kids: Ellie, Benny, and Rowan. Actively volunteering in children’s ministry at ECC has always been near and dear to her heart as she watched Matt direct the program for ten years. Now, they’ve swapped roles! God opened the door for Matt to teach 4th grade and for Leah to join the children’s ministry team here. It’s deeply important to her to help encourage our kids and families and catch what God has for them. If she had a day to do whatever she wanted, it would include hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, one-on-one conversations about life, really good food, and some rainy weather.

HUGGINS-CLIFF-42Cynthia Huggins, Business Manager

Cynthia has been on staff at ECC since 2009.  She was delighted to discover that her passion for detail and minutia, lovingly tolerated by her husband, is actually a useful trait and helpful to keeping the ECC checkbook in order.  She is partial to sugared-up lattes, chocolate, and the occasional Orangina, especially when enjoyed with a good, thick volume of historical fiction.  She delights in spending time with her husband and two grown children as long as it does not involve any sort of long distance running, preferring to engage her beleaguered family with endless recitations of irrelevant but obviously fascinating trivia.



SNYDER-LYNNE-11Lynne Snyder, Secretary

Lynne was born in the North, raised in the South, and went to college in between!  She arrived in Bloomington in 1996 to study Music Education (recovering band geeks of the world, unite!) and decided she didn’t want to leave, joining the ECC staff in 2002.  Lynne likes photography, travel, being outdoors, historical biographies, learning new things, and becoming more adventurous.

Brian Horne, Director of Traditional Music

Robert Dubinski, Director of Contemporary Music

Board of Elders

Elders exercise government and discipline, and assume the spiritual oversight of the church.

  • Mike Baldomero
  • Sean Chambers
  • Jim Goodson
  • Jason Gray
  • Rick Hullinger
  • David MacKay
  • Bill Morton
  • Nate Peterman
  • Adam Thies
  • Mark Tirey
  • Matt Wooden