Pastor Rusty Sullivan
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."
Director of Faith Formation
Elizabeth Holschuh is the Director of Faith Formation at Faith. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 2011. She holds a degree in Theology with a concentration in Youth Ministry. She is excited to share God’s love with young people in a way that nurtures faith, demonstrates love, and builds relationships. Her primary responsibilities are engaging children, middle school youth, and their families in ministry together. She coordinates the Reach Kidz Children’s Worship ministry, coordinates both children and middle school ministry events, and teaches Confirmation classes to middle school students.
Life Passage: John 6:35
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Director of Student Ministries
Christian is the Director of High School Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Faith. His primary duties are engaging the high school youth and young adults in relational ministry; encouraging and equipping young leaders in the church; and helping to create a culture of fellowship and relationship by coordinating events for both high school youth and young adults.
Life passage: 1 Corinthians 13:13
And these three remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.
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.
Life Passage: Philippians 4:13
"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
Minister of Worship Arts
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."
Director of Video Ministries
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.
Director of Disciple Connections
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."
Executive Director of Operations
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."
Kristin has been a part of Faith and Faith Lutheran Day School since 1997. Her role on staff is to create, organize, plan and implement effective communication messages and strategies for Faith. Working with ministries and leaders in conveying the vision and priorities of Faith.
Life Passage: Ephesians 2:8
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—-"
Director of Prayer and Care Ministries
Jeff is the Director of Prayer and Care Ministries at Faith. He helps guests, Mission Partners and the greater community during both positive and challenging seasons in their lives by providing tools and resources from Faith. Jeff also facilitates the involvement and engagement of Faith in the community at large.
Life Passage: Deuteronomy 31:8
"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
Maria is the Office Admin for Faith Lutheran. She has a variety of rolls in assisting others where needed, and will more than likely be the person that greets you on the phone or as you enter the office.
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.”
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
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.'"
Care Consultant / Social Worker
Laurie is a link to resources to help people face life’s many challenges. These may include mental health issues, substance abuse and end of life care among others.
Life passage - Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.