Ministry & Programs

 

Rev. Katie Romano Griffin, Minister

revkatie@allsoulsindy.org

Rev. Katie roots her ministry in relationships, and in the belief that each person is inherently good and worthy of love. She is a passionate activist who believes in centering the voices of historically marginalized communities in justice work and advocates for applying an intersectional lens as we work towards co-creating a just world for all.  

Prior to being called to All Souls Indy, Rev. Katie served Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in the DC Metro as an Associate Minister. Before entering professional ministry, she served as a lay campus minister at Florida Gulf Coast University, had a rich career as a nurse, and worked as the co-owner of a marketing and public relations company. She has a background in coaching and hypnosis, too. Crafting our monthly video meditations is a passion of hers.

Rev. Katie is a 2017 graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. She serves as a Civil Air Patrol Chaplain with an emphasis on providing emergency/disaster ministry. She serves as a member of the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the UU Trauma Response Ministry and she has worked with the Sophia Lyon Fahs Educational Collaborative in developing multi-faith, multicultural curriculum.  She is a co-author of the book, Class Action: The Struggle with Classism in Unitarian Universalism and has been a contributor to the blog Braver/Wiser.  

Rev. Katie hails from a very loving, incredibly boisterous, multiracial family. One of her grandparents came to the US from Argentina, and while she identifies culturally as Latina and Italian, she reports that her biological roots trace to the Mediterranean, Middle-East, Africa and India.  Her mother’s family spoke Spanish, Italian and English mostly at the same time. The result is that she speaks some Spanish, a tiny bit of Italian and a whole lot of English with a New York accent. She lives in Indy with her husband Sean and her dog Dale (which means “go ahead” in Spanish). Her two adult children live in the DC Metro area and she visits with them often.  Rev. Katie loves to unwind at the gym, on the dance floor, eating at a favorite vegan restaurant, reading or writing a book, or creating a meal or baked treat for loved ones.

To schedule an appointment with Rev. Katie online visit: http://www.calendly.com/revkrg

 

Gabe Perbieri, Director of Music

gabemusic@allsoulsindy.org

Gabe Perbieri is a classical pianist, vocalist, and choir conductor dedicated to education, and meaningful programming. He holds degrees in both Music Education and Performance. Over his 10 years of experience, some of his students have won international piano competitions, and scholarships for college degrees. Multicultural Programing is key to describe Gabe’s activities, as he strives to personalize the education of each of his students, bringing content from a variety of resources from different cultures, to improve their musical skills in a natural and efficient manner, and support their personal growth beyond music, as individuals inserted in the society. Gabe held the position of Graduate Assistant in Piano Pedagogy at Butler University while pursuing his Master Degree in this institution.

Although performing is not the focus of Gabe Perbieri’s career, he acknowledges the importance and influence of such activity in other areas of his career. Gabe has performed internationally, both solo and collaborating with accomplished musicians. He won the first international piano competition of Londrina, in Brazil, and was awarded scholarships in several universities when applying for Master Degrees.

Besides teaching and performing, Gabe Perbieri enjoys his career as Music Director at All Souls Unitarian church, where he conducts two choirs: All Souls Choir, at concert level; and the recently created All Voices Ensemble, an intergenerational choir that provides accessible music education, and performances opportunities to less experienced musicians. He supervises and coaches three other staff members in the areas of voice, piano, and Audio and Video; and collaborates with the Program Team to create meaningful programs for the congregation and community.

 

Gabe lives in Indianapolis with his husband Matt and their 4 fur babies, and enjoys playing volleyball and training his service dog in his spare time.

 
 

Dorian Condre, Membership and Communications Coordinator

dcondre@allsoulsindy.org

Dorian Condre (they/them) strives to create space that is safe, brave, and hope-filled. Dorian has a wide experience within ministry, from dinner church to traditional church. Dorian graduated from Brite Divinity School with a Master’s of Divinity and Franklin College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religious Studies. As an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ, Dorian’s faith is rooted in justice, hope, and ecumenical and interfaith work. They have a special interest in interfaith work and loves finding connections. They are most happy when people find the joyous space where they belong. As Membership and Communications Coordinator, Dorian looks forward to the many ways that we can grow together. 

Dorian lives in Speedway with their husband and cat. Outside of work, they can be found going to movies, live shows, and spending time with friends. Dorian enjoys time with family, both blood and chosen. Above all, Dorian loves to connect with people.

 

 

 

Nancy Olson, Acting Director Faith Formation 

faithformation@allsoulsindy.org

Nancy (she/her) has served UU congregations in Oregon and Indiana for almost 30 years. She came out of retirement to return to All Souls as Acting Director of Faith Formation as the congregation navigates a time of transition. Nancy loves collaborating with individuals and groups in creating spaces and programs where every person is welcomed and encouraged to become the best version of themselves; where ideas flow freely; and problems are solved in creative, communal ways.
 
Nancy is a graduate of Christian Theological seminary with a masters in Pastoral Care and Clinical Counseling and brings that experience to overall church work and particularly in facilitating groups and meeting people where they are in their lives. 
When not at All Souls, Nancy lives in Franklin with her spouse, Ann, dog Bodhi and cat, Josie. She enjoys all things outdoors, cooking for others, building things and learning something new. She especially enjoys time with her grandchildren.

 

Amanda Giorgianni, Faith Formation Assistant 

nursery@allsoulsindy.org

Amanda lives in the Indianapolis area and has now for 18 years after living in Florida and
Tennessee for a chunk of her childhood. She works as a nanny for a 2.5-year-old during the
week, and enjoys the conversations she gets to have with her. She has been working with
children for 12 years now, first working as a toddler teacher in several childcare facilities, and
then for the last six years as a nanny. Amanda continues this work in the All Souls community
by working closely with Nancy and helping provide spaces for the children here at All Souls. She
is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology. With that, she hopes to continue advocating
for children and their mental health as a family therapist. In her spare time, Amanda loves to
create art, read, and binge-watch TV shows.

 

 

 

Liz Ellsmore, Pianist

Liz Ellsmore (she/her) is a collaborative pianist who loves connecting with people
through music. Outside of her work at All Souls, Liz is a staff accompanist for the Butler
University Dance Department and teaches piano lessons. She’s had the opportunity to
play with instrumentalists and vocalists, church and show choirs, jazz bands, pit
orchestras, and music students of all ages. Liz graduated from IU Bloomington where
she majored in history and French and minored in music. After completing graduate
studies at Stony Brook University, Liz taught history at the college level in New York and
Texas before returning to her roots in Indiana and music. Liz lives in Indianapolis with
her husband Jay and their two kids. She enjoys spending time in the woods and
exploring new places.

 

 

Operations & Administration

 

Mariah Arkins, Office Administrator

markins@allsoulsindy.org

Mariah is deeply passionate about her nonprofit and community service work.  She is thrilled to be able to use her knowledge and experience to help further All Souls.  With over a decade of experience in maintenance and property management as a general contractor and investor, she is happy to tackle the fun projects All Souls has around the corner.  She was a business/ nonprofit consultant and mentor for 5 years as well, working with various organizations to strengthen their mission and reach in the community.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, specializing in Wildlife Rehabilitation. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sustainability and Policy.  
 
Outside of her work at All Souls, she has a long list of active volunteer projects and is an active Unitarian Universalist Pagan.  Her and her spouse are also avid gamers and have a small business supplying local game stores with 3D prints, wood working, game supplies and apparel, and various art pieces.