MEET OUR PASTORS
David Markle, lead Pastor
An Indiana native, David Markle completed undergrad and graduate work at Anderson University earning his doctor of ministry degree
from Asbury Theological Seminary. David taught in the Religion and Christian Ministries department at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon and has served in lead pastor capacities in North Carolina, Indiana and Michigan. He and his wife Peggy are the parents of Laura Markle (Keelan) Downton.
David has served the Park Place faith community for nearly two decades.
Carma Wood Hammel, Associate Pastor of Worship and The Arts
Carma called Phoenix, Arizona home for 17 years, co-founding Mountain Park Community Church and serving the staff there as the Worship Pastor. Ordained in the Church of God she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Anderson College in 1985 along with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. In May of 2017 Carma completed a masters of theological studies degree with Anderson University’s School of Theology.
Carma and her husband Randy enjoy their five adult children and their spouses as well as eight grandchildren. Carma joined the pastoral staff at Park Place in 2008.
Joshua mifflin, Family Ministries Pastor
Joshua has called Anderson home since the age of eight. He is a graduate of Anderson University and AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry. He has served in ministry with the Church of God in Eaton, IN, in youth ministry at The Bridge for a season, and several years as in intern and ministry volunteer with Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis. He also served as a director at Camp Challenge in Bedford for a number of years. He most recently served as the interim youth pastor here at Park Place for one year before accepting the call to serve as our pastor of family ministries. Joshua enjoys watching soccer, Marvel movies, and is always welcomed home by his dog, Laddie. He’s probably eating a taco right now. Joshua joined the pastoral staff at Park Place in February 2019.
Kirsten streit-harting, executive Director of Community Center
Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Kirsten Streit-Harting moved to Indiana in 2003 to attend Anderson University. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries, and in 2011 with a Master of Divinity from the Anderson University School of Theology. Upon graduation from the SOT, Kirsten worked at Aspire Indiana as a Care Coordinator who served adults diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. In 2016, she joined the staff at Park Place Church of God as the Director of Operations at the Park Place Community Center. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Community Center.
Kirsten and her husband, Ethan are parents of Nora and Hazel.