Staff
Reverend

Dr. Douglas E. Ralston

Faith United Methodist Church’s pastor is Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Ralston.  He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  Doug came to Faith Church in July 2016. His home church is Monroe First United Methodist. Following high school, Pastor Doug attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Doug received his Master of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio followed by a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit.

During his educational years, he was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, received the Methodist Theological School Biblical Scholar Award, and was named Ecumenical Theological Seminary's Distinguished Alumni of 2008. He serves as an editorial consultant for Homiletics Magazine.

Doug and Sharon Lee Hoyt were wed in 2007. Sharon is the Bereavement Coordinator at Promedica Hospice in Monroe.  In 2012, she was designated the Bereavement Coordinator of the Year for the State of Michigan.  They have two daughters, three granddaughters, and a grandson.

Pastor Doug previously served at Dearborn Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, St. Clair Shores Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, LaSalle Zion United Methodist Church, Lambertville United Methodist Church, and was on staff at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit.

 


Deacon

Grace Ann Beebe


Office Manager

Karin Hiske

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Karin Hiske grew up as a member of Faith UMC. She is married and has four grown children.  Karin's favorite thing about Faith is the wonderful church family and fabulous youth (she has previously served as the Youth Fellowship Director at Faith). 

You can contact Karin with any questions or concerns by clicking on her email link, or by calling (734) 671-5211.


Director of Religious Education, Communications, Nurture

Cindy Allison

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Cindy Allison is the Director of Christian Education, Community Outreach, and Web Based Ministries. She has workshiped with us since 2001,

Prior to working at Faith, Cindy was employed at Comerica Bank as a Relationship Manager for non-profit organizations in the Institutional Trust Department.

Cindy is married to Jim Allison, who is a retired Wyandotte Middle School Math Teacher.  They have five children residing in Michigan.

Please don't hesitate to call or email her if she can help in any way!


Youth Director

Cheryl Lentner

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Cheryl is married to Herb Lentner, and they have three adult sons: Chandos – 27, Garrett – 24, and Dylan – 23.  She is also blessed with a sweet granddaughter, Hannah, who is 3-1/2 years old. 

Cheryl retired from United Airlines in 2016 after 25 years of service in Sales and Customer Care.  She has a BSED in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.

Why did Cheryl decide to become the Youth Director here at Faith?  After retirement from the airlines, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.  She prayed about an opportunity to serve God and her community for some time.  When she heard about the position at Faith, she decided to apply…and the rest is history!

Cheryl is committed to follow the advice of a very wise man who said, “Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can…” (John Wesley)  and wants to help our children do the same!

Cheryl is married to Herb Lentner, and they have three adult sons: Chandos – 27, Garrett – 24, and Dylan – 23.  She is also blessed with a sweet granddaughter, Hannah, who is 3-1/2 years old. 

Cheryl retired from United Airlines in 2016 after 25 years of service in Sales and Customer Care.  She has a BSED in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.

Why did Cheryl decide to become the Youth Director here at Faith?  After retirement from the airlines, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.  She prayed about an opportunity to serve God and her community for some time.  When she heard about the position at Faith, she decided to apply…and the rest is history!

Cheryl is committed to follow the advice of a very wise man who said, “Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can…” (John Wesley)  and wants to help our children do the same!


Nursery Attendant

Carissa Surbrook


Technology Coordinator

Stan Briggs

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Pianist

Karen Johnon

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Director of Music

Stephanie Gearhart-Bell

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Stephanie Gearhart-Bell is the Director of our Music Department.  


Organist

Sandy Strall

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