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01 Our History

Stidham has been serving southern Tippecanoe County just outside Lafayette, since 1912. We are a small, rural congregation that loves people and our community.

02 Who We Are

We welcome all and actively support the Lafayette and West Lafayette people through acts of service and missions.

03 What To Expect

You can expect a warm and friendly welcome and a relaxed community of believers. We have a traditional worship service starting at 10:30 am with live streaming.

Rev. Dr. Darin Hendrey

Senior Pastor


Pastor Darin Hendrey was appointed to Stidham United Methodist Church in February of 2019. Darin has been serving the United Methodist Church as a Lead Pastor for 25 years serving churches in Kentucky and Indiana.

Darin graduated from McKendree University in 2007 with a B.A. in Religious Studies, an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2005, and is currently finishing his Dmin from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Darin and his Wife Betty have three children, David, Michael, and Anna. Darin enjoys reading, sports, and hanging out with his family. He is passionate about preaching and teaching the scriptures so that people can understand and apply those teachings to their own lives. He also has a background in pastoral care and counseling to help those experiencing crisis.

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Our Staff & Leadership

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Judy Henderson



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Carolyn Hockstra

The Organist

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Betty Hendrey

Worship Leader

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Kevin Fry