Helping people know and follow Jesus.

Indy Metro Church is an urban church that is committed to loving Jesus, loving others, and serving the city of Indianapolis. Meeting in the Athenaeum Theater opens our reach to interact with hundreds of thousands of people within a 10 minute bike or car ride of the heart of downtown Indianapolis! Being rooted in the arts culture in downtown has given us incredible access to the city’s most diverse people: people who have hurts, questions, doubts and dreams.

Our Values.

The seven core values of Indy Metro connect together to reveal who we are as a church and what we’re striving to achieve in the name of Jesus. Click here to learn more.

We focus on Jesus.

We develop leaders.

We serve others with others.

We cultivate life-transforming generosity.

We prioritize the next generation.

We take lasting hope to the city.

We provide a safe place for all people.

To know and follow Jesus.

Staff and Pastors

We have a great team of full-time and part-time staff, as well as lay and staff pastors leading our church. Learn more about our team below.


Aaron & Carrie Story

Lead Pastor / MetroKids Coordinator

Aaron and Carrie have been a part of Indy Metro since its launch in 2006.
Aaron holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Moody Seminary. He loves the adventure of leading such a unique and diverse church. Carrie holds a degree in early childhood development and currently serves as the MetroKids coordinator. As a mother, her heart is to model Christ for children so that they can come to faith.
Aaron and Carrie have four children: Elijah, Gabriel, Isaac and Amelia.


Jared Huckstep

Pastor of Teaching and Formation

Jared has been with Indy Metro since 2009. He holds a masters in Math Education and formerly worked as a high school math teacher. He believes the modern church should learn how to be in awe of God rather than merely trying to behave better. Jared and his wife Carissa have two children, Maddie and Max. He enjoys Frisbee golf, garage sales and collecting old soda bottles.


Jacob Schlegel

Worship Gathering Coordinator

Jake first began attending Indy Metro when he became an intern in April of 2012. Before that he led worship at a small church in Bloomington, Indiana. A musician since his early teens, he has a passion for helping people worship Jesus through music. In addition to regularly leading worship, he coordinates many aspects of the Sunday morning gathering at Indy Metro. Jake’s wife, Emily, teaches 5th grade at a local elementary school. Jake and Emily love the east side of Indy where they live with their gigantic but lovable German Shepherd, Clark.


Matt Kunkel


Matt has been a part of Indy Metro since August 2009 where he and his wife Emily met. He is a Program Manager at Wheeler Mission where he works with men struggling with life’s issues. Matt firmly believes that Jesus’ church is the place where healing, wholeness and hope are found. He and his wife have two children Addison and Taylor. Matt loves running and lifting weights in order to be able to eat more!


Sarah Daniel

Sarah has been at Indy Metro since August 2012 where she began as an intern.
During this time, Sarah shared her vision to start a ministry for women working in strip clubs in Indianapolis. Unconditional launched in December 2012, and continues to grow today. Sarah holds her bachelor’s degree in art therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. Sarah enjoys baking pies, spoken word, and exploring Indianapolis with her husband.


Julie Welch

Director of Administration

Julie has been with Indy Metro since she moved to Indianapolis in 2010. She holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California, which she uses in her position with Global Atlantic in downtown Indianapolis. Julie enjoys reading, watching college football, identifying new and creative excuses to avoid the gym, and celebrating Jesus’ first miracle. She is also currently pursuing a graduate degree in ministry from Wesley Seminary.