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Senior Pastor Kristi Jones

I grew up in Southeastern Indiana and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. I spent 19 summers at Southeastern Indiana Baptist Youth Camp, mostly as a camper, but also as a staff member and counselor. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and in May 2018, I acquired my Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Christopher Jones & I were recently married before beginning my ministry at Memorial. Having spent the past 12 years leading different Student Ministries in Indiana, Florida, and North Carolina, I am happy to be back “home” and I’m looking forward to seeing how God leads me and Memorial Baptist Church in this new season.


Lois Steeb, Administrative Assistant

I am a native Hoosier who lived and worked in Columbus previously. I consider Columbus home. I have recently returned to the area after working several years on the East coast. I am a semi-retired professional who worked mostly with data and information gathering in both the public and private sectors. I have degrees from both Purdue and Indiana University.
I am a mother of four adult children and have lots of younger children in my life who call me ‘Gammy.’ I enjoy watching them in their sports and musical activities. My hobbies include needle craft, especially crocheting, bowling, and reading. Gifts from me are often handmade. My children tease me that I’ll never run out of yarn. I’m looking forward to getting to know the congregation of Memorial and excited to begin working with them. My goal is to use my prior experiences and knowledge to assist them with their endeavors.