St. Andrew’s Staff

Deacon Marilyn Smith

Ministry Leader

Deacon Marilyn Smith serves St Andrew’s as the Interim Ministry Leader while the Holy Spirit prepares both the congregation and the person that will be called as the next pastor of St Andrew’s.

Deacon Marilyn is a commissioned deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree and a Lutheran School Teacher Diploma from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and a Master of Arts in Humanities (Biblical Theology and Church History) from the University of Detroit.

She has serve on staff in congregations, was an assistant to a synod bishop for 10 years, and spent 19 years on the ELCA church staff as Coordinator for Missional Leadership in the synods in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

Most recently Deacon Marilyn served for a year as the interim ministry leader at Risen Lord Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Bargersville IN. She lives in Carmel with her husband Bill and their two cats, Miriam and Moses.

M. J. Lynch


MJ is the office secretary at St. Andrew’s.

R. Edwin Bailey


Edwin Bailey

Ed has lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Miramar, Florida; and currently lives in Speedway, Indiana with his wife Beverly. Their extended family includes three daughters, three sons-in-law, four granddaughters, four grandsons, and one great granddaughter. He is a graduate of Speedway High School, and of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Music degree in 1972, and a Master of Music degree in 1974.

He has worked in retail management and computer service for fourteen years with Radio Shack, as Assistant Director of Computer Services to Director of Network Systems for twenty-one years with Marian College/University, and served as church organist and choirmaster since 1972 for St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. “Spare” time is divided between studying the financial markets, following automobile racing of various forms, and photography.

Ed serves St. Andrew’s as both Organist and as Choirmaster.