Travis Gabbard, Relationship Manager
Travis is an Ohio native and graduate of Cincinnati Christian University, and University of Dayton, receiving both a BS in Biblical Studies, and MA in Public Administration. After graduation, he served as a Program Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Dayton, Ohio before he and his family moved to Indianapolis. Since that time, he’s worked with Christian Missionary Fellowship International as Director of Ministry Advancement and most recently serving as Director of Strategic Partnerships with Traders Point Christian Church.
Through each of these experiences, Travis developed skills in relationship building, strategic mobilization, and organization advancement. However, more importantly, he developed both an appreciation and affection for building relationships with people and the causes they care about while advancing the Kingdom! He’s continued to steward these passions by completing several certifications offered by the IU School of Philanthropy.
Travis is married to his wife, Tara, since 2009 and they have two children, Taft (5) Tula Kate (2), and will welcome their third child in October.
Travis values close relationships, so he’s happiest when surrounded by family and friends, no matter the activity. He enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and rooting for his favorite sports teams, which include the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Brown (not sure why) and Michigan State Spartans!