Meet Our Team

Pastors & Teaching

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.

Pastor Nick Schmidlin

Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry

Office: 972-539-1031

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Pastor Nick is the Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry.  His primary responsibilities include preaching and teaching God’s word, pastoral care, and leadership and direction for all ministries that encompass youth/young adults and families. Pastor Nick loves working with young people to help them to develop 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.

Ann VanLoenen

Day School Director

Office: 972-691-5491
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.

Worship Arts

Ben Owens

Director of Worship and Music

Office: 972-539-1031

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Ben Owens is the Director of Worship and Music. 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.

Luke Colbert

Associate Director of Music

Office: 972-539-1031

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Luke Colbert is the Associate Director of Music. He is Faith's organist, leads the adult choir and handbell choir, and coordinates music selection and rehearsals for the classic worship service. He grew up in northern California, where he received a bachelor's degree from University of the Pacific. He holds a Master of Music degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance from the University of North Texas, and teaches woodwinds privately in local public schools.

Life passage: Matthew 6:26-27

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Dave Bruns

Contemporary Worship Leader

Office: 972-539-1031

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Dave Bruns is a Texas native who is passionate about finding ways to innovate the worship experience. Dave graduated from Texas Lutheran University, where he sang in the Concert Choir, and then completed a Masters degree at the University of Minnesota. Dave works in Human Resources at a global technology company. At Faith, he is a Contemporary Worship Leader and assists with bringing new music and ideas into our community worship life.

Life passage: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

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.

Discipleship & Community

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.

Christi Cook

Office Coordinator

Office: 972-539-1031

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Christi Cook is the Office Coordinator. Christi grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA where she attended Ascension Lutheran Church throughout her childhood. She moved to Flower Mound in 2013 with her husband and 2 children and has attended Faith. Christi worked at Briarwood Retreat Center as their Office Manager for 4 years and is looking forward to using her gifts and talents in the Office at Faith.  

Life Passage: John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

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."

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. 

Sunday Worship Services:
9:00 am Classic (Traditional)
11:00 am Contemporary

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