Rev. Dr. Rachel Metheny, Pastor

Rachel Metheny was born in Indianapolis and lived most of her life there, except for two years in San Francisco/Bay area and one year in Guatemala. She served as pastor of Broadway in Indianapolis for 18 years before her appointment to Congress Street on July 1, 2017. She has a daughter, Grace, who is a college student at Indiana University, and two dachshunds, Zoey and Shortie. She has a PhD in ethics from Graduate Theological Union and has taught at Christian Theological Seminary (where Congress Street’s previous pastor, Clarinda Crawford was a student in her ethics course). She loves reading, IU basketball (I know, I know), and walking. With her daughter, she loves to travel (especially to Kauai, Hawaii). They have been able to travel all around the world due to receiving two Lily Endowment Clergy Renewal Grants. She loves to make homemade pizza (her only specialty). She is looking forward to eating at all the good local restaurants.


Ellen Bulow, Organist & Music Director

Ellen Bulow has been involved with church music ministry for over 20 years. She enjoys and plays different genres of music on both the piano and organ. She holds a B. A. degree in Music and a M. M. degree in Piano Performance. In addition, she has a diploma in piano performance from Trinity College of Music in London. Currently she is pursuing a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. Before teaching at Purdue University, her previous employment including working at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lamar University and Lamar State College, TX. She lives with her loving husband, two wonderful children and three beautiful kitty cats.