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.






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!






Technology Coordinator

Ted Hayman

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Ted was raised Downriver and has attended Faith UMC since 2000 with the love of life, his wife Laura.  Ted is a Master Electrician and has a BS in Technology and Education, and a Masters in Administration.  He's retired from Southgate schools, where he taught Technology to all grades.  Ted and Laura have two children and two grandchildren.






Pianist

Karen Kasenow-Johnson

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Karen accompanies the Joyful Noise Choir as well as individual vocalists.  She is also the backup musician for the organist.  Karen has been playing the piano at Faith UMC for over ten years and is a member of our bell choir, the Faithful Ringers.

Karen works full-time as a Product Manager for Parishsoft, a company located in Ann Arbor that writes software for Catholic churches.

Karen is married to Kim Johnson.  Both Karen and Kim enjoy assisting at Faith in various other capacities.  They work in our sound and projection both during our Sunday service,  coordinate dinner during ChristNet, and assist in the kitchen during our annual bazaar...and many other fun activities!






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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Sandy is our organist.  She is a retired school teacher from the Gibraltar School District, and is married to retired Rev. Dana Strall.






Nursery Attendant

Emma Hawkinson

Emma is our Nursery Attendant.  She has been a member of Faith since she was a wee child.  Emma loves children...she is currently employed at Wyandotte Public Schools Early Childhood Center in their four year old pre-school room.






College Intern

Rachel Murdock

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Rachel is our college intern.  She is currently attending Schoolcraft College and plans to pursue a career in elementary Education.  She will be responsible for our One Room Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, SHINE week,  Church Picnic, and our booth at the Trenton summer festival.   Please say YES when she asks you to volunteer!!






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Upcoming Events
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THU
Adult Mission Week to Houghton Lake, MI
Keep our adult group in your prayers as they serve in Houghton Lake, MI
Mid-Week Worship Service at FAITH
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a lite dinner and worship service at Faith.
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FRI
Adult Mission Week to Houghton Lake, MI
Keep our adult group in your prayers as they serve in Houghton Lake, MI
2 day - UMW Mission u retreat
See Kay Korns for details
Office closed on Friday's
Church Office is closed on Friday's.
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SAT
2 day - UMW Mission u retreat
See Kay Korns for details
Private Event in Compton Hall
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Group Leader: Chris Kane
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SUN
Produce Sharing
Gardeners please bring in your extra produce and share it with the congregation. There will be a table for your donations in the corner lobby. Thank you!
Backpack and school supply collection
Collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children. Please bring in your donations by Sunday, August 26. Thank you for your generosity!
Library Re-Dedication
11:05 AM
Rededicating our Jeanette Deller Library immediately following the worship service.
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MON
SHINE Week
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere is mission camp for kids in grades 4th through 8th grades. Sign up in the corner lobby and see Rachel Murdock for complete details.
Bazaar workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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TUE
SHINE Week
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere is mission camp for kids in grades 4th through 8th grades. Sign up in the corner lobby and see Rachel Murdock for complete details.
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WED
SHINE Week
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere is mission camp for kids in grades 4th through 8th grades. Sign up in the corner lobby and see Rachel Murdock for complete details.
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THU
SHINE Week
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere is mission camp for kids in grades 4th through 8th grades. Sign up in the corner lobby and see Rachel Murdock for complete details.
Mid-Week Worship Service at FAITH
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a lite dinner and worship service at Faith.
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SAT
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SUN
Produce Sharing
Gardeners please bring in your extra produce and share it with the congregation. There will be a table for your donations in the corner lobby. Thank you!
Backpack and school supply collection
Collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children. Please bring in your donations by Sunday, August 26. Thank you for your generosity!
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MON
Bazaar workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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THU
Mid-Week Worship Service at FAITH
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a lite dinner and worship service at Faith.
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FRI
Office closed on Friday's
Church Office is closed on Friday's.
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