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Pastor Rusty Sullivan

Lead Pastor

Office: 972-539-1031


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Pastor Rusty is the spiritual leader and God’s vision caster for the ministry at Faith. His primary responsibilities include: Preaching and teaching God’s word, equipping, encouraging, and empowering leaders for service, oversight, and care for the church staff, and setting the strategic direction for the ministry.

Life Passage: Proverbs 3:5-10

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body. Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."


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Pastor Sarah Derrick

Pastor of Care and Outreach

Office: 972-539-1031


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Pastor Sarah accompanies the pastoral care, outreach, and mission ministries at Faith. When we gather in worship to hear the Word and share in the sacraments, we are fueled to live a life rooted in love of God and love of neighbor. It is her job to help us connect our life together in community to our life in the world.

Life Passage: John 3:8

"The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."


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Nick Schmidlin

Vicar of Faith Formation

Office: 972-539-1031


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Nicholas is the Vicar of Faith Formation. What is a vicar?  A vicar is a student pastor who has completed some (if not all) of their academic training toward becoming a Pastor.  His primary responsibilities are overseeing the youth group called God SQD, Faith Kids leader, Day School Chapel leader, and worship leader. Nicholas has a passion and calling to serve the young people of the church and to help them develop in their faith and love for God and one another.

Life Passage:  Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.


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Ann VanLoenen

Day School Director

Office: 972-691-5491
Website: shapingyounghearts.org/
Facebook: @FaithDaySchool
Twitter: @FaithDaychool


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Ann is the Director of Faith Lutheran Day School. Her primary responsibilities include: Providing a quality Christian early childhood setting in which each child is encouraged to grow, learn, and develop as a child of God. She encourages and empowers the Day School staff each day to create the best environment for each child. Ann loves to develop relationships with the children and families the school serves. She works with the Day School Board to set the vision and direction for the school.

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Life Passage: Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."



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Kitty Barnard

Minister of Worship Arts

Office: 972-539-1031


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Kitty Barnard is the Minister of Music and the coordinator of worship arts at Faith.  Her primary responsibilities include:  supporting and ministering with other staff members; equipping, encouraging and empowering worship ministry leaders; coordinating worship services; directing various worship teams; and serving as the church’s principal musician.

Life Passage: John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."


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Yajaira Morales-Adamo

Associate Director of Worship Arts

Office: 972-539-1031


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Yajaira is the Associate Director of Worship Arts with a focus on children. Her main responsibilities will be children’s worship (as in Sunday morning worship), children’s worship arts (including youth choirs), and children’s music instruction (via FLDS music classes and chapel leadership).

Music is my life!  I graduated at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Voice (2005). I have been involved in musical productions as early as my middle school years. Some of the many musicals I have participated include Anything Goes 1999, lead role: Reno Sweeney, Grease 2000, role: Rizzo,  Waitress Lead: Jen (1997).  During my college years I participated in Operas, and Operettas such as: Orpheus and the Underworld (production won first place at the National Opera Association Opera Production Competition), Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Magic Flute, Pirates of Penzance, Cavalleria Rusticana. I became a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, Music Educators of North Carolina (MENC), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). 

Over the past 14 years I have privately instructed over fifty students, many of which have been accepted to prestigious camps and ensembles such as: 
- NC Honors Chorus
- Winston-Salem School of the Arts NC
- Syracuse Music Theater Summer Camp, NY
- Summer Theatre Institute at the Julliard School, NY
- US School of Performing Arts, Washington DC
- US School of Performing Arts, New York NY
- Northwestern University National High School Institute Theatre Arts Division IL


I believe that every students has more potential then they realize. My goal is to help bring out their potential while providing a professional, personal, and enjoyable experience. I give my best and I expect my students to do the same. My teaching philosophy is that a great teacher is measure by the success of their students. I understand that each student learns differently, therefore, I always adjust my teaching style to meet the needs of the individual students. I am a proud military brat, mother, wife, daughter, and sister.  I am bless to celebrate 15 years of marriage, in September, to my loving husband Matthew Adamo, and grateful each day to have been given the gift of two beautiful, intelligent, kindhearted daughters: Iliana and Anelise.

Life versePsalm 108:1 NIV
“My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.”


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Ben Owens

Director of Contemporary Worship

Office: 972-539-1031


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Ben Owens is the Director of Contemporary Worship.  Ben grew up in Longview, TX where he attended First Lutheran Church.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in math and a minor in music. He currently teaches math at North Central Texas College (NCTC). His primary responsibilities at Faith include leading the contemporary worship band, coordinating a dynamic and engaging worship experience, leading the new music selection team for contemporary worship, and fostering musicians to grow as contemporary worship leaders.

Life Passage: Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.


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Chris Abram

Director of Video Ministries

Office: 972-539-1031


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Chris is responsible for conceptualizing and creating a progressive, culturally accurate video ministry that enhances worship and acts as an instrument for evangelism. Through the video ministry, Chris supports discipleship development and serves the needs of the overall ministry mission.

Life passage: 1 John 4:7-8 (Nasb)

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love."



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Pia Owens

Director of Disciple Connections

Office: 972-539-1031


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Pia Owens is the Director of Disciple Connections at Faith.  As Director of Disciple Connections, she helps guests and Mission Partners get connected with different ministries here at Faith Lutheran.  Her primary responsibilities include: coordinating the HOST Teams that make our church a welcoming and engaging place; connecting new Mission Partners and guests to Faith ministries and opportunities to serve; and coordinating discipleship opportunities such as small groups.

Life passage: 1 John 4:10-12

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."


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Kari Voight

Executive Director of Operations

Office: 972-539-1031


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Kari and her family have attended Faith since 2000. She served in a variety of roles before joining the staff as the Director of Operations. In this capacity, she has the opportunity to experience a variety of functions such as Personnel, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Planning, Financial and Facilities.

Life Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." 



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Maria Cordileone

Office Administrator

Office: 972-539-1031


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Maria is the front desk office staff at Faith Lutheran.  She will more than likely be the person that greets you on the phone or as you enter the office.  We want you to feel welcome when you call or come into the office and Maria will make every effort to connect you with the staff member that can assist you as needed.

Life verse: Matthew 19:26

"But Jesus looked at them and said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"


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Scott Taylor

Finance Administrator


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Scott Taylor is the accountant for both the church and the Day School. He maintains the financial records and prepares the financial reports used by the church and Day School leaders in the faithful deployment of God's bounty.

Life Passage: Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"


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Heather Johnson

Director of Marketing and Communications

Office: 972-539-1031


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Heather is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Faith Lutheran. She has been a part of the Faith family since 2001. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and with a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy.  Her primary responsibilities include internal and external communications for Faith including print media, marketing, and social media.  She also oversees the Faith app, website, and Faithblast.

Life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.