Our Pastoral Staff

Rev. Danny Walker, Lead Pastor

Danny graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Master’s of Divinity and has been serving in the Indiana United Methodist conference since 2000. Before seminary, he spent two years working as a youth leader for Wesley-Rankin Community Center in a Latino community of Dallas, TX. The combination of serving the church, attending seminary, and working in Dallas has shaped Danny greatly, specifically in perceiving God’s kingdom come, God’s love for a people called church, and God’s love for the all the world. In 2004, Danny and Amber entered the blessing of marriage. They have two wonderful boys, Eli and Josh.
Cell phone:  765-894-0597


Rob Probus, Connections Pastor

As the Avon UMC Connections Pastor, Rob focuses on connecting people to God, connecting Christians to one another through small groups, and connecting individual members of the body of Christ to those in our community and world who are disconnected from our Holy Creator. He is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Before joining the AUMC staff in December of 2014, he and his wife, Erin, served as members of Mooresville First UMC for eleven years. Rob was licensed as a local pastor in July of 2014 by the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. While serving on staff as the Worship AV Director at First UMC in Mooresville, Rob owned and operated a small media ministry company. Erin and Rob met and began dating as juniors in high school, then attended and graduated from Ball State University together, and were married in the summer of 2002. Rob and Erin are blessed with two sons, Zane and Levi.


Cell Phone: 812-345-6972

Chandler Landis


Chandler Landis, Director of Youth Ministry

Chandler is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry. He grew up in Hartford City, Indiana, and he is the oldest of four siblings. Chandler has been involved in youth ministry programs and has also developed youth ministry programs in Marion, IN and Hartford City, IN. He had a great opportunity to be a local youth pastor in Marion while finishing up his senior year of college. He has many years of youth ministry experience, through being a youth volunteer leader, special guest speaker, and a youth pastor.


Cell Phone: 765-499-7121

Mike Johnson, Teaching Pastor

Pastor Mike’s greatest joy and blessing is seeing their reaction when someone grasps what the Word of God is saying. He has been experiencing that joy for over 30 years through teaching the Word of God from the pulpit and through Sunday School and Bible studies. During this time, Mike had the privilege of serving as pastor at Boxley UMC (northern Hamilton County) from 1988 – 1996 and followed that as a member of Wesley UMC where he led over a dozen different Disciple Bible studies, an adult Sunday School class and several VBS adult classes. Since coming to Avon with his wife, Carol, in 2009, Mike has continued teaching Sunday School, Bible studies and occasionally assisting with or leading worship. Mike and Carol celebrated 40 years of marriage in January 2014 and have a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Mark. Jenny and her husband, Joe, have blessed them with four wonderful grandchildren – Caitlin, Jack, Meghan & Molly.


Cell phone: 317-417-0416