The elders and staff at White River Christian Church serve together, alongside the White River family, to lead and guide the church in our mission of connecting every life to Jesus.


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Austin Ginther

Austin Ginther

Special Needs Director & Sports Directoroffice: 317-773-2233 ext. 108

Austin oversees weekly programming for kids, teens and adults with special needs. He plans and executes special events to foster community and continue connecting every life to Jesus. Austin has a heart for making meaningful connections with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and strives to provide a safe place for everyone to be seen and known while learning and growing in faith. Prior to joining the White River team, Austin worked as a full-time tax accountant utilizing his accounting degree from Marian University. He was a long-time volunteer in the WRCC Special Needs Ministry prior to stepping into the director role and currently serves on the finance committee of Village of Merici, an Indianapolis nonprofit that provides residential and community opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. One of the best parts of his job is the friendships he builds with students and getting to be seen as who he is while also seeing them as who they are.

In addition to being the Special Needs Director, Austin is the Sports Director. He oversees and coordinates all youth sports programming White River Christian Church offers and collaborates with Noblesville Schools and local youth sports clubs and organizations. Austin is passionate about using sports as a teacher and a way for kids and students to connect to Jesus while having fun and competing! Austin grew up playing all kinds of sports and played football collegiately at Marian University. He is still competitive and welcomes a good physical challenge if you have one!

While not working, you can usually find Austin on the trail, at the races or outside doing something active.  

Hobbies: Hiking and exploring wilderness, rucking and other challenging workouts, going to races (dirt tracks, trucks, drag racing, etc) with his dad.