Blessings from the congregation of Fairmount UMC

As the pastor, I want to thank you on behalf of our staff, 

for looking over site and for stopping in to see us on Sunday morning. 

If you should have a question please contact us through the church office email

or phone number located on our home page.

  • Pastor: Peter Karisa



  • Church Secretary: Amber June Force

  • Organist: Greg Maurer

  • Choir Director: Cathy Harner

         I became the choir director in 2015.  I am also the Minister of Music at Fairmount Friends.  Both choirs join together to present cantatas at Christmas. 

         I am part of a musical duo called Blessed.  I am employed with Taylor University as the Director of Social Work Education.

         I have my Master of Social Work degree from the IUPUI and a PhD from University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana.

         Outside of work I enjoy traveling, especially to warm climates.  My trips have included visits to Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Ecuador, Malaysia, Korea, Bahamas, Europe and the Philippines.   I also enjoy musical concerts, tennis, Colts football, reading and puzzles.  My family includes two kitties – Rachmaninoff and Mozart