Received Nominations for 2017

We have received these Nominations to be voted upon at the Diocesan Convention in October. 

If you would like to submit a Nomination, please use the Nomination form and process described here.


2017 Nominations: Waycross Board of Directors

WAYCROSS BOARD – Four CLERGY or LAY (Three positions are for three years; one position is for two years).

The board provides oversight for the mission of Waycross, which is: “To serve all who seek fellowship, respite, reflection, and growth by providing Christian hospitality and enriching programs.” The board meets at least four times a year at Waycross for 6 to 8 hours. Members have other duties as well, including involvement in development.
Natalie AG Weir

St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis Parish

Candidate for nomination to: Waycross Board

Describe the church work or community service activities you have participated in that prepared you for the work of the committee?

I have served on the Waycross board 9 of the last ten years, five as Treasurer and four as President. I have been one of the parish liaisons with Waycross and have led or helped lead parish retreats for St. John’s, Crawfordsville; St. Paul’s, Indianapolis; Holy Family, Fishers; St. Christopher’s, and St. Matt’s. I am an Education for Ministry graduate and have been the convenor of the catechumen process at St. Paul’s Indianapolis and Holy Family. I have served as Finance Committee chair at St. John’s Crawfordsville and treasurer of St. Paul’s Indianapolis and St. Matt’s. I was a member of the

I am an Education for Ministry graduate and have been the convenor of the catechumen process at St. Paul’s Indianapolis and Holy Family. I have served as Finance Committee chair at St. John’s Crawfordsville and treasurer of St. Paul’s Indianapolis and St. Matt’s. I was a member of the

I was a member of the diocesan budget committee for many years and a member of the Edna Martin Christian Center board for nine of the last ten years, serving two years as Vice President and four years as President as
well as serving on the finance committee for ten years.

What do you feel you can contribute by your service?

As Waycross continues to grow the conference center utilization by a diverse set of groups, I offer my financial executive experience in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors to help the board and executive director with the financial challenges and opportunities at Waycross.

I also feel my formation experiences would help me be a part of the continued development of the role Waycross plays in life long formation for all the members of the diocese.


Ann Niednagel

St. Christopher’s, Indianapolis

Candidate for nomination to: Waycross Board

Describe the church work or community service activities you have participated in that prepared you for the work of the committee?

I volunteer at St. Christopher’s with the youth and with Christopher’s Crops, which grows crops for the local food pantries. Annually I start almost 100 tomato plants for the garden. In the community, I volunteer as Outdoor Ann in public schools, serve at the president of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana (www.EEAI.org), and serve on the Indiana
Children and Nature Network committee (www.indinanaChildrenandNature.org).

What do you feel you can contribute through your service?

My variety of experiences can benefit Waycross in numerous ways.

  • The connections I have made in the Environmental Educators Association of Indiana (EEAI) give me insight into the new challenges camps and outdoor recreation face. Through these connections, I am able to learn more about how others in these fields are handling the changing times.
  • My personal relationship with Gene and Donna Niednagel, former Executive Directors and Barb Woodard, president of the board while the conference center was built, give me unique insight.
  • Other volunteer positions have given me experience in writing grants and researching available grant funds.
  • I have developed and coordinated a group of volunteers to maintain a 5-acre outdoor lab. This kind of ground work, identifying a need, and developing a program for taking care of that need, are areas I can help Waycross.
  • My time in classrooms helps keep me familiar with today’s youth.
  • And my formal education in Public Finance and Banking experience help with the management aspects of running Waycross.

Though I cannot say I am an expert in any of these fields I know I can offer help.