Communications Team

Serena Acker
Serena AckerCommunications Officer
Serena was born, raised, baptized, and dedicated her life to Christ at Richvalley United Methodist Church. She holds degrees from Taylor University and Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction. A gifted writer and speaker, Serena leads the Communications Team in their public relations and marketing efforts.

Serena is married to Jonathan, and they are active members of Common Ground Northeast, where she currently serves as an Elder. In her free time, Serena enjoys working out and ministering to prostitutes on the street.

Katie Swisher
Katie SwisherCommunications Specialist
Katie has worked with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church since 2007. She began with the Indianapolis East District in the former South Indiana Conference, then with the West District, and now as the Communications Specialist. Katie is from Indianapolis and was raised in a loud, loving, musical family. She loves photography, cooking, music, and reading, and always enjoys getting together with friends. Katie is married to Matt, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. She serves on the leadership team for Thrive, the INUMC clergy spouse and family ministry. Katie and Matt have two delicious, blonde, miracle children named Hannah and Henry. The Swisher family enjoys spending time outside, baseball, taking walks, swimming, and watching hours upon hours of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Paw Patrol.
Noah Maxwell
Noah MaxwellVideo and Social Media Specialist
Noah serves the United Methodist Churches of Indiana through the role of Social Media Specialist. Graduating from Indiana University with a major in Media and Video Production. Noah aims to use his craft to spread the message of God to as many as possible utilizing the internet as the messenger. In his spare time, Noah enjoys to get outside of the comfort of his own home and see what life has to offer. He can often be found on a hiking trail, at the gym, reading a long novel, or spending quality time with his family and friends.
Brookston Perschke
Brookston PerschkeGraphic Designer
Brookston is a graphic designer and artist. She graduated from Elmhurst University with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor Business Administration. Her mission is to use her God-given talents to spread love, positivity, and beauty through this role at The United Methodist Church. When she is not doodling, Brookston can be found coaching volleyball or caring for her plants. Be sure to welcome Brookston to the Conference at brookston.perschke@inumc.org.