- Noblesville High School Grad (she’s a home girl)
- St. Mary of the Woods, B.S. Human Services, 2008
- MDiv. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2012
- Roots of Life Lutheran Community, ELCA
Pastor Teri is married to John (yes, his honor the Mayor). Their youngest son Clay is a senior at IU and vows to have a job before he graduates, which leads them to believe they are almost empty nesters. The Ditslears have a large blended family and enjoy bragging about their eight grandchildren. In Teri’s “spare” time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and starting projects.
The biggest joy she receives from ministering is watching and witnessing people become aware of how much God loves them and seeing their responses to loving God back. Pastor Teri sees herself as a “fire starter,” an encourager and motivator, a #7 on the Enneagram. She enjoys creative worship experiences, using the many senses to experience God’s presence.