Josh Wagner | Pastor
Josh grew up in a church his dad pastored in Joliet, Illinois, and has felt called to be a pastor since his teenage years.
Over the last decade, he’s served as a worship pastor while the call to plant a church slowly stirred within him. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois Springfield and a master’s degree in divinity from Wesley Seminary. Josh and his wife Nonni were married in June 2007 and have four children.
These days, Josh and Nonni greatly enjoy living the multiethnic life (e.g. making curry dinners for their friends) and raising their 5 kids together.
Nonni Wagner | Children's Director
Nonni grew up knowing & loving Jesus at a very young age. She has always had a spirit of trusting God's guidance in all experiences while walking in bold faith, so starting a church seemed like the perfect crazy adventure! Through this and other life experiences, the desires of her heart to share the love of Jesus with children have shaped her for the role of kids director. Her ultimate prayer is for the children of United City to encounter the love of Jesus at a young age through loving relationships, a safe environment, and a solid biblical foundation.
Nonni has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Anderson University and a Masters of Music Education from Wichita State University. She has taught music over the course of seven years in multiple contexts and currently teaches adjunctly for Johns Hopkins University School of Education. While she loves being a part of academia and leading United City Kids, her greatest joy is raising her 5 children to love and follow Jesus. Classical home educating, drinking coffee, gardening, cooking, conversations with friends, and hanging out with her BFF, Josh, all encompass the most enjoyable parts of her life.
Tony Anderson | Worship Leader
Tony has a huge heart for worshipping Jesus and helping people enter into an intimate relationship with Him through worship.
Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Tony grew up attending a Methodist church and It was there that God put worship leading on his heart. He spent lots of time behind a microphone and guitar over the ensuing years in various venues, but it wasn’t until 2015 when he married his wife Janelle and moved to Indianapolis, that God’s plan for him as a worship leader began to come to fruition.
Tony was leading worship at Crosspoint Church, in Fishers, IN, when he met Pastor Josh. The Lord made it clear that he and his family were being called to be a part of launching United City Church. Tony, Janelle, and their daughter, Charlie, joined the launch team in the spring of 2018.