Our Minister and Staff
Ministry & Programs
Rev. Anastassia Zinke, Minister
Anastassia Zinke most recently served as Religious Education Consultant at Goodloe Memorial Church in Bowie, MD. She previously filled the roles of Intern Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Intern Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., and Youth Program Director at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts. Zinke completed her undergraduate history degree at Bryn Mawr College and her Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in 2011. She and her husband, Kent, are parents to a daughter, Sadie, and son, Benjamin. They share a commitment to progressive causes, international travel, community service, and “embracing the adventure of life.”
Rev. Anastassia has announced she will be leaving June 7, 2020. For a full FAQ about what this departure means. Click here.
Sarah Cannon, Director of Children’s and Community Programming
Sarah has twenty years of experience teaching children of all ages, both in and out of UU RE programs. She has been volunteering with Unitarian Universalist youth empowerment programs since 2013. Sarah is chaplain trained. She has spent the last three years serving as an adult advisor on the Heartland Area Youth Council and as a staff member at Youth Midwest Leadership School.
Sarah has lived in many different parts of the United States over her lifetime, and has been UU since her college years. She is passionately committed to youth empowerment and social justice, particularly issues of environmental justice and sustainability. She received her B.S. of Ed. From Ohio University. When she’s not working, she can be found gardening, knitting, and most of all reading.
Gregory Sanders, Director of Music
Greg Sanders has served as the Music Director at All Souls since the fall of 2011. Greg is an active choral musician in Indianapolis and across central Indiana. In addition to his work at All Souls, Greg is a choral director at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana. He is the Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. Additionally he serves as the Vocal Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for all Pops productions, including the annual Yuletide Celebration with Maestro Jack Everly.
Aside from his choral work, Greg is a vocal coach and chamber musician, performing extensively at the piano in recitals, festivals, conferences, and master classes in Indianapolis and regionally. Greg has performed in many parts of North America, including Chicago, Montreal and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., as well as in concerts in Europe, including tours in England, Scotland, Greece, and Italy.
Operations & Administration
Allison Zafiratos, Membership Coordinator
Shelley Carver, Office Manager
Shelley comes to All Souls with 25 years of experience in church administration. She began in the local church setting at Wesley United Methodist Church in Randolph County, Indiana. Several years later she elevated to the position of Administrative Assistant to District Superintendent Rev. David Maish in the former Muncie District United Methodist Church. She also served as one of the first “District Communicators” to the former North Indiana Conference under Bishop Woodie White while helping to launch the newly formed “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” marketing campaign locally in Randolph County. Upon her family’s move to Ohio in 2003, Shelley served as Director of Administration to Happy Corner Church of the Brethren for eleven years. In that role, she helped the church to redefine what missional ministry looked like in a local community setting, and served multiple pastors.
Shelley is so pleased to be on staff at All Souls, where the theological tenets of the Unitarian Universalist Church more closely align with her own, and allow her to express her own spirituality without constraint. She serves All Souls simultaneously with Covenant Community Church where she is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Wallace O. McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Shelley is married to Daniel Carver, a Cardiac Rhythm Management Specialist for Abbott Pharmaceutical. They have 3 adult children, and reside in Fishers, Indiana
Nancy Baney, Financial Administrator
Nancy is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Business Education. She has taught high school business classes, worked as a contract bookkeeper for several businesses including the former Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, and was employed for 27 years by a local accounting firm. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking in the woods, bird watching, and sewing.
Nasreen Khan, Communications Coordinator
Nasreen grew up overseas in Senegal and Indonesia and landed in Indianapolis by way of the New York City area, where she lived for seven years. She has a Masters in English, and has done a little of everything from teaching college English classes, to chopping vegetables in restaurant kitchens. She is also the mother of a three year old imp. Nasreen is an active writer and poet in the Indianapolis arts scene, a passionate gardener, an off-key singer, a zany art teacher, and a hopeless housekeeper. In her downtime she tries to hike as much as possible, read as much as possible, and cook, eat, laugh and love as much as possible.