Ed Champa 

Ed & his wife Judy started attending St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, in January of 1990.  During that time Ed has served four terms on the Vestry, chaired the Growth Commission, worked on the pictorial directories of 1995 and 2006, and currently serves as a lector, an usher and Chalice Administrator.  He now schedules the lectors, ushers, CA's.  He  made coffee for the late service from 1996-2016, and in 2004 he accepted the responsibility of getting St. Timothy’s web site back on line and has been the webmaster ever since.  He takes most of the pictures for the web site, and records each sermon for posting there.  In January of 2009 he was elected to his forth term on the Vestry and asked to serve as Senior Warden.  He served as Senior Warden for three years (2009-2011), during which time, our priest left for another parish and we successfully searched for and found our current pastor, the Rev. Rebecca Nickel.  Ed and his wife operate a retail bead store called "Heirloom Classics - Jewelry & Beads" in the historic Fountain Square.  www.heirloom-classics.com   In his spare time, Ed tends a small orchard.  He has 5 apple trees, 4 peach trees, 2 pear trees, and 2 paw paw trees in his yard.  He and his wife have been married since 1985 and together they have two dogs. 

www.sttimothy.indydio.org

In January 2007, the Vestry recognized the efforts of Ed, our church webmaster.  St. Timothy's has a web site because our diocese pays for the "hosting" of that web site.  It costs our parish nothing to have this web presence.  The only cost is the maintenance and upkeep that Ed provides as a service to his parish and his church.  Folks who are looking for a new parish will often search for their new church home by looking at web sites of prospective parishes.  It is Ed's prayer that the St. Timothy's web site will be attractive enough to entice prospective parishioners to take a stronger look at our parish and maybe find a church home with us.  It is also his goal to make this web site a center of information about us - for us - and by us.

—The Paw Paw Patch
Traditional folk song

Where, oh where is pretty little Susie?
Where, oh where is pretty little Susie?
Where, oh where is pretty little Susie?
Way down yonder in the paw-paw patch.

Come on, boys [or girls, or kids], let’s go find her,
Come on, boys, let’s go find her,
Come on, boys, let’s go find her,
Way down yonder in the paw-paw patch.

Pickin’ up paw-paws, puttin’ ‘em in her pockets,
Pickin’ up paw-paws, puttin’ ‘em in her pockets,
Pickin’ up paw-paws, puttin’ ‘em in her pockets,
Way down yonder in the paw-paw patch.

Video at Johnny Appleseed's gravesite

Johnny Appleseed Festival from The Journal Gazette on Vimeo.