Thoughts from Community Board


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus (SIWE), we would like to thank the 4th day members for their continued prayers and devotion to our Emmaus community.  It takes a lot of hard work each walk season to orchestrate these events.  From the Lay Directors all the way down to the Week-End Helpers. This brings to mind , 1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.   Each one of us Fourth Day plays a very important part of this body.  Whether it be sponsoring a pilgrim, serving on a team, serving meals, making agape, participating in the 72-hour prayer vigil, attending a gathering or candlelight, and the list goes on and on.  There is a role for everyone to play in the Emmaus community and no one duty is more important than the other.  Christ calls us all to serve in different ways.  But each form of Agape is needed to make each walk special for the pilgrims. 


We want to thank Camp Illiana for the  facilities they offer for our walks.  Ben and the staff work very hard to keep our needs met in every way.  It seems they are constantly upgrading some part of the camp.  In return, we ask you help us to always return the camp as good or better than we found it.  This will insure that we can all enjoy this special place for many years to come.  As you enjoy the Campground you are likely to notice many upgrades that have taken place over the past couple of years and there are more planned.


Obviously, sponsorship is a key part to building the Emmaus community.  However, we ask that you prayerfully consider individuals when sponsoring.  Emmaus is intended for those who regularly attend a church and are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ.  It is this deepening relationship that moves those individuals to become Christian leaders. 


Walk dates can be found near the bottom of this page.  We ask for your prayers for the Emmaus community, the teams and pilgrims, and the Board of Directors as we make decisions for the community, always seeking Gods will in everything we do.  Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have question or concern.  Our contact information is listed on this website.  We meet monthly (1st Tuesday of each month) at First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana, at 7:00pm 


In Christ love   


Marc Flaningam , Community Lay Director 


SIWE #35 , Table of Mark

DeColores !!


Lay Director's Report

See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks


Men's Walk 60


It is a blessing to be able to serve the Lord as Lay Director on Men’s Walk 60. Myself and the team are looking forward to being God’s hands and feet to the pilgrims that have been called. We are confident that the Spirit will be on the move at the campground changing lives and bringing more men closer to God.

As we prepare to do the Lord’s work we would appreciate your prayers and support for our team, their families, the pilgrims, and the pilgrims’ families.

The walk will begin on March 5th and our theme is Perseverance. The verse is James 1: 2- 4

2Consider it a pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds 3because you know testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish it’s work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.

Our song is: 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

If you can recall your walk perhaps you remember the feeling of receiving agape from the Emmaus community, family, and friends, therefore, we would appreciate any agape you feel led to provide to the pilgrims. This can include green agape (for our cooks), letters, food, items, serving a meal and above all else prayers. If you would like to serve in any of these capacities feel free to contact myself or the heads, whose numbers are listed below.

Thank you for your willingness to serve in order to further God’s Kingdom.

God Bless,

Doug Vantlin, SIWE 33

Table of Timothy


Team Members and Assignments                
Job Name Notes
Head Spiritual Director Matt Hoffman 812-525-9494 /
Spiritual Director John Moreland
Spiritual Director Jon McKinnon Sr.
Spiritual Director John Trotter
Spiritual Director John Preston
Lay Director Doug Vantlin 812-890-2464 /
Assistant Lay Director Chris Jones 812-295-6068 /
Head Steward Chris Minderman 812-887-1749 /
Steward Kurtis Overpeck
Steward Nash Link
Steward Jim Vaught
Steward Mike Brocksmith
Co-Head Liturgist Michael Thomas 812-890-8420 /
Co-Head Liturgist Joseph Mackey 812-887-4186 /
Head Musician Charlie McCracken 812-617-2440 /
Musician Bryan Quarterman
Head Cook Josh Mason 812-890-3032 /
Cook Tim Padgett
Cook Josh Anthis
Cook Zach Halter
Cook Fred Debord
Head Warden John Ivers 812-881-7851 /
Warden Stephen Heldt
Warden Craig Williams
Warden Mark Gerkin
Head Weekend Helper CJ Carie 812-887-1827 /
Weekend Helper Bill Atkinson
Weekend Helper Ben Niehaus
Weekend Helper Danny Pryor
Weekend Helper Robby Hamm
Head Agape Ian Gilmore 812-305-7264 /
Agape Brent Kehl
Agape Rusty Snider
Board Rep Steve McCammon 812-681-0013 /
Board Rep Jeremiah Wilson 812-690-0870 /
Table of Peter 
Table Leader Greg Wade
Asst. Table Leader Doug Francis Talk:  Priority
Table of Stephen
Table Leader Randy Langebrake
Asst. Table Leader Dave Hatton Talk:  Priesthood of all Believers
Table of Luke 
Table Leader Tony Evans
Asst. Table Leader Brian Deckard Talk:  Life in Piety 
Table of Matthew
Table Leader Matt Collins
Asst. Table Leader Mike Halter Talk:  Growth Through Study
Table of John 
Table Leader Jon McKinnon
Asst. Table Leader Jeff Hageman Talk:  Christian Action
Table of Phillip 
Table Leader Matt Hendrixson
Asst. Table Leader Keith Memering Talk:  Discipleship
Table of Timmothy
Table Leader Lee Green
Asst. Table Leader Jason Lane Talk:  Changing our World
Table of Mark 
Table Leader Jeremy Schrader
Asst. Table Leader Phil Tolbert Talk:  Body of Christ
Extra Table of Paul
Table Leader Pat Worland
Asst. Table Leader Garrett Preston Extra table


Women's Walk 60

Women’s Walk 60

Theme- Audience of One

Scripture is Galatians 1:10

Song is Audience of One by Big Daddy Weave

My hope is that women will grasp who they are called to be in Christ and how much they are loved and valued by our Father. Knowing who you are is half the battle. Today’s world tells you who you are by status, likes, and followers. The ONLY Approval we should be seeking is God’s.


       Lay Director –Anessa Foster 812-681-0201

Assistant Lay Director-Dianna Fleetwood 812-327-8288

Head Spiritual Director- William Morris 812-891-3192

Board Reps- Kim Williams 812-881-9087

Audra Nelson 812-564-1695

Co-Liturgist- Jeanie Flickinger 812-319-7589

Jodie Nuekam 812-486-9776

Musicians- Alexia Cabellero 812-890-3773

                   Jane Sizemore

Head Cook-Amy Flaningam 812-681-0190

Head Stew-Billi Nicholas 812-564-1031

Head Warden-Amy Lane 812-890-1419

Head Weekend Helper- Kendra Claycomb 812-890-0211

Head Agapy-Orga Auberry 812-384-6467


Formations are Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Head Spiritual Director William Morris
Spiritual Director Kathy Stephens
Spiritual Director Kara Thomas
Spiritual Director Darrel Bobe
Spiritual Director Jarrod Chattin
Lay Director Anessa Foster
Assistant Lay Director Diane Fleetwodd
Co- Head Liturgist Jodie Neukam
Co-Head Liturgist Jeanie Flickinger
Head Musician Alexia Cabellero
Musician Jane Sizemore
Head Cook Amy Flaningam
Cook Tricia Wolfe
Cook Janele Philips
Cook Michelle James
Cook Sue Nicole
Head Steward Billi Nicholas
Steward  Stacy Thompson
Steward  Megan Durlauf
Steward  Lori Link
Steward  Denise Ridgway
Head Warden Amy Lane
Warden Rosemary Deckard
Warden Amanda Thompson
Warden Amy Decker
Head Agape Orga Auberry
Agape Traci Mattingly
Agape Michelle Halter
Head Weekend Helper Kendra Claycomb
Weekend Helper Ashley Rasche
Weekend Helper Bryann Deckard
Weekend Helper Kyla Quick
Weekend Helper Beth Merry Worland
Board Representative (2) Kim Williams & Audra Nelson
Angie York Dawn Elkins Priority
Shauna Knepp Nicole Ricketts Priesthood of All Believers
Julie Guy Cara Gilmore Life in Piety
Sharon Jones Megan Williams Growth Through Study
Shea Reneer Julie Green Christian Action
Katie Heiden Lynette Langebrake Discipleship
Kim Fair Katherine Gerrin Changing Our World
Miranda McGillem Krista Helms Body of Christ
Charlotte Morris Amanda Sprague Extra Table  ( no Talk)



Women's Walk 60A


To say that I am honored and completely humbled is an understatement to be serving our Almighty God and the Emmaus Community as Lay Director on Women’s Walk 60A.  I am beyond blessed by this opportunity and I ask that you join me in prayer for God to equip me and this Team- that this weekend would be truly Glorifying to HIM!

Women’s Walk 60A will be held March 19-22, 2020. The scripture is Nehemiah 8:10 The Joy of the Lord is My Strength & our theme is “Delight in HIM.”  The theme song is “Joy of the Lord” by Rend Collective.

(Right-click on the link and open in new tab - turn it up & sing it out!) J

It is with great Joy & excitement that the team of Women’s Walk 60A is preparing for this special weekend.  It is our prayer that the pilgrims will leave the campground knowing and never doubting where their True Inner JOY comes from!  We Pray that their relationship with the Lord is strengthened and renewed and they would feel equipped & eager to share the Love of Jesus with those around them when they leave! 

~HIS JOY must be in Us, to make our JOY Full~

Our request to all Fourth Day is to help us lavish Love and JOY all around these Pilgrims with lots and lots of AGAPE! The simplest note can warm a heart!


Also, we would certainly appreciate any “Green Agape” for our Cooks and we would love to see you help serve at one of the meals if you feel led.  But most of all, we ask for your continued prayers for these precious pilgrims and for our team and all families involved.  

Please feel free to contact any of the Head’s below if you feel led to serve in anyway on Walk 60A- We would be truly blessed by any Fourth Day Servants! 

Thank you for your prayers and for your servant’s hearts!  Prayers of Blessings & JOY over each of you!

Delighting in Him~

Rhonda Parsons, SIWE 36A

Table of Rose


Rhonda Parsons, Lay Director                                                   812-259-1578

Susi Brower, Assistant Lay Director                                        812-881-5659                     

Mel Camp, Head Spiritual Director                                   812-766-3275       

Deb Rhoads, Co-Head Liturgist                                              812-486-6941

Courtney Owens, Co-Head Liturgist                      812-698-0848       

Sina Gilbert, Head Stew                                                             812-381-0141       

Meredith Firestone, Co-Head Musician                        812-709-0481                       

Stephanie Henning, Co- Head Musician                           812-486-9815

Theresa Weitkamp, Head Warden                                      812-295-6573

Vanessa Cullison, Head WE Helper                             812-384-7024

Amy Lengacher, Head Agape                                      812-698-8705     

Patty Fuhs, Head Cook                                                                   812-486-8414                     

Julie Neal, Board Rep                                                              812-890-0459

Emily Moreland, Board Rep                                       812-910-0565     


Head Spiritual Director Mel Camp
Spiritual Director Lauren Alexader
Spiritual Director Matt Koerner
Spiritual Director Eddie Graber
Spiritual Director Jeff Pinney
Lay Director Rhonda Parsons
Assistant Lay Director Susi Brower
Co- Head Liturgist Deb Rhoads
Co-Head Liturgist Courtney Owens
Co-Head Musician Meredith Firestone
Co-Head Musician Stephanie Henning
Head Cook Patty Fuhs
Cook Bessie Bruce
Cook Mary Teresa  Miller
Cook Tiffany Conover
Cook Barbara Rogge
Head Steward Sina Gilbert
Steward  Leah Hinkle
Steward  Macee Braun
Steward  Cassi Chamberlin
Steward  Mandy Britton
Head Warden Theresa Weitkamp
Warden April Hopkins
Warden Shaya Smith
Warden Terri Neukem
Head Agape Amy Lengacher
Agape Jessica Fromme
Agape Michelle Helms
Head Weekend Helper Vanessa Cullison
Weekend Helper Dawn Fields
Weekend Helper Gail Norton
Weekend Helper Crista Linette
Weekend Helper Ashley Blubaum
Board Representative (2) Julie Neal & Emily Moreland
Renee Tewell Sara Harris Priority
Dawn Holland Daneen Alexander Priesthood of All Believers
Molly Cornelius Tracey Lankford Life in Piety
Karen Graber Amy Aubery Growth Through Study
Sara Kahl Misty Fisher Christian Action
Jacque Fehd Brandee Stafford Discipleship
Tracy Mathis Lori Buskirk Changing Our World
Gretchen Wagler Danielle Cremeans Body of Christ
Katrina Weineke Audrey Dortch Extra Table  ( no Talk)



See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys


Other News


The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page. 



Parking Coordinator

Thank you to Brent Harner for becoming the new parking coordinator.  His contact information is: cell phone 812-569-1720  email:

Brent doesn't have a list of people willing to help park cars. Please call and leave a message, text, or e-mail him if you are willing to help.  He will make a list and call for help as needed.


Note concerning Team Request Work Forms

All Emmaus Team Request Work Forms will be kept on file for a period of 5 years.  If you would like to be considered to serve as a team member on a Walk to Emmaus weekend and haven't filled out a Team Request Work Form recently, you will need to resubmit a new one.  You can do so by downloading the form from the bottom of this page, and mailing it in to the team selection secretary, Brian Hemmerlein, 6158 N US Highway 231, Jasper, IN 47546.


Help Needed Burning Names on Crosses

If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at  You will be added to a list of possible people to call. 



"Greetings! My name is Susan Gadberry and I am in charge of coordinating the local Fourth Day Gatherings that occur on the months there is not an Emmaus Walk or Chrysalis Flight/Journey occurring.  If you are in a church that would be interested in hosting one of these events, are a musician interested in leading worship at a Gathering, or know of someone who you feel would be a great witness speaker, please feel free to contact me at 

Serving Him,



Click here to download a SIWE Gathering Announcement


Help Needed Making Lanyards

Any Fourth Day who would like to make lanyards:   SIWE yarn is called MEXICANA. Chrysalis and Journey yarn is called LOVEY (Red Heart Yarn #4 Medium).  Some use a Embellish-knit machine to make them. Embellish-knit machines (more modern but on the same principal as the old spool with nails) are available for purchase online at or by calling Bond America at 1-800-811-2325.


Email Prayer Chain

Do you have a prayer request? Contact Kim Fair about the Prayer chain. All you have to do is send prayer request or a note stating that you would like to be added to the chain to Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.


Upcoming SIWE Walk Dates


Sping 2020

Girl's Flight #55                          February 15 - 17, 2020


Men's Walk #60                         March  5 - 8, 2020


Women's Walk #60                   March  12 - 15, 2020


Women's Walk #60A                 March  19 - 22, 2020


Fall 2020

Boy's Flight #56                          August 15 - 17, 2020


Men's Walk #61                          September 10 - 13, 2020


Women's Walk #61                    September 17 - 20, 2020


Women's Walk #61A                 September 24 - 27, 2020



Winter 2020-2021

Men's Walk #61A                       December 3 - 6, 2020

S. O. Journey #41                       January 2 - 4, 2021



Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks?  Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!


Team Work Voucher Forms

This form has been updated as of  10/17/17.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Work Voucher Form


Team Request Work Forms

This form has been updated as of 12/16/15.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Request Work Form


This form has been updated as of 12/19/19.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a Chrysalis Team Request Work Form