Meet The Team
There are so many shining faces in our congregation. From members, to volunteers, Sunday school teachers, mentors, pastors, and staff; each and every person is important. Here are just some of the faces you'll see when you visit YCON.
Pastor of Educational Ministries
Pastor Kevin Tharp has been actively involved in Yorktown Church of the Nazarene for most of his life. Growing up at YCON gave him a firm foundation of his faith. Kevin responded to God’s call to ministry in 1994, receiving his local pastor’s license with YCON. Kevin received his ordination in 2004.
Little Bloomer's Director
I grew up, for the most part, in Yorktown, Indiana. I attended Oliver Nazarene University, Ivy Tech where I graduated with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education, then going on to Ball State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education.
Pastor Chad and I were married in April 2009 and we have 2 children, Tanner and Carter and our dog, Sherlock.
Community Life and Outreach Director
I grew up in Hartford City, Indiana and graduated from Blackford High School in 2002. Afterwards I joined the work force spending most of my adult career in the public safety. I’ve worked as a police officer, corrections officer and worked with at risk youth. I moved to Yorktown in 2009 after falling in love with the community. I currently serve as an elected official on the Yorktown Town Council, I love being able to have the opportunity to serve our community. I also serve on the SDMI Board as the Director of Adult Ministries and the Director for the NEI Married Couples Retreat. I’ve attended Ivy Tech Community College and Nazarene Bible College where I will begin classes again in the near future.
I am a proud and happy Husband, Father of 3 and now Grandfather of 1. I have 2 grown children (Brian and Annalynn) and my son Josh is nearly 17 and a Junior in High School. My daughter had her first child, Mila and she is the sweetest little girl and new love of my life.
We are a dog family and we currently have 3 small dogs, mostly dachshunds. We’ve foster dogs before but now it’s just our 3 4-leggers and us.
Pastor Steve has been our Senior Pastor since June 2021. He’s a graduate of Nazarene Bible College (B.A. Pastoral Ministry) and Northwest Nazarene University (M.A. Missional Leadership).
Pastor Steve gave his life to Jesus when he was 24 and knew at that time God was calling him to ministry. So, he moved to Colorado Springs and attended Nazarene Bible College. That is where he met Debi, his beautiful wife. They have 2 amazing kids, Mackenzie and Dawson. Together, they have served for 16 years in Oklahoma, Texas, and Indiana where they find themselves serving the beautiful people of Yorktown.
Pastor Steve loves to hang out with his family, eat Mexican food and ride his motorcycle.