C. Davies Reed, Rector
(317) 873-4377 ext. 200.
Father Davies was called to lead our congregation on in 2010 and began his ministry with St. Francis In-The-Fields on January 1, 2011. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary [now Bexley-Seabury]. He majored in Religion at Wabash College and graduated from Western Reserve Academy.
Fr. Davies serves as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville [BAGCOZ] as well as The Bexley-Seabury Theological Seminary Federation. In the Diocese of Indianapolis he has served on the Executive Council and currently serves on the Personnel Policy and Compensation Committee, the Investment and Finance Committee and chairs the Diocesan Budget Formation Committee. He is an advocate for Waycross Camp and Conference Center, serves as one of its chaplains and is an inaugural member of the Waycross Council of Advisors.
Fr. Davies is married to Carol, a fabulous school teacher, who has two wonderful grown children and they have five grandchildren. Fr. D. is learning to play the guitar. He and Carol would like a dog, but have not yet agreed on the breed.
Whitney Rice, Associate Rector
317-873-4377, ext. 201
The Rev. Whitney Rice began work as the Associate Rector of St. Francis In-The-Fields in September of 2016. She was priested in 2009 and comes to ordained ministry by way of the University of Kansas and Yale Divinity School. Her areas of focus at St. Francis In-The-Fields are Christian Formation for all ages and Communications, and her gifts for ministry center around preaching and writing.
Outside of St. Francis, her ministries include serving as a Staff Writer for the Episcopal Digital Network’s Sermons That Work, and as a contract consultant and Community Ministry Grant Congregational Liaison with the Center for Congregations. When she’s not at church she enjoys swing dancing and watching Colts football. Read her sermons at www.roofcrashersandhemgrabbers.com.
Robert Bolyard, Director of Music
317-873-4377, ext. 204
A native of Los Angeles, Robert Bolyard moved to Indianapolis from Seattle in 2016, where he served as Minister of Music/Organist at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, Lecturer of Music History/Director of the Vocal Ensemble at DigiPen Institute of Technology, and Music Director of the Seattle Jewish Chorale.
After receiving a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music in 2008, Robert moved to Atlanta and became an active church musician, as well as a member the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, a founding member of Coro Vocati, guest clinician in local middle school and high school choruses, and even improvised music for live comedy shows every weekend. Before starting at St. Francis In-The-Fields, he served as interim Music Minister at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis.
Here in his new home of Indianapolis, Robert sings with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and serves on the board of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. In 2018, Robert became the Artistic Director of the Carmel-based chamber choir VOCE, and continues to accompany comedy improv shows throughout the region. Robert is active in the viola da gamba community, both as a performer of solo and consort repertoire and as a member of the management team for the Viola da Gamba Society of America's annual summer workshop. Robert is also the founding director of Uncommon Practice: an Atlanta-based collective of vocalists specializing in early and contemporary music. Robert and his husband Andrew, a professor of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, live in downtown Indianapolis with their cat, Margo. More information and background can be found at www.bolyard.org.
Meghan McConnell, Parish Administrator
(317) 873-4377, ext. 202
Meghan began supporting the ministries and functions of the church as the Administrator in February of 2018. Her regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Meghan and her husband, Andy, have two daughters, two dogs, a cat, a snake and a small coop of chickens to keep them busy in their free time.
Woody Muse, Sexton
Woody Muse joined the parish staff in the summer of 2007. As the sexton, he is responsible for the cleaning and up-keep of the parish facilities. He can be found hard at work on any given weekday morning. Woody and his wife Robin also operate a house cleaning service.