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.



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.


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.  


Sandy Strall


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.

   May 2019   
Upcoming Events




Chancel Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All are welcome to join our Chancel Choir. Weekly practices every Wednesday.


Faithful Ringers
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Come join our Bell Choir! No experience necessary.
6:30 PM


Bazaar Workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All are welcome!
Church Golf League
5:30 PM
Pay and you play league every Monday beginning at 5:30 Wesburn Golf Course. See complete details in the Newsletter
Caregeiver Support Group
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Led by Rev. Grace Ann Beebe this support group meets in the lobby on the first Monday of each month.


Chancel Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All are welcome to join our Chancel Choir. Weekly practices every Wednesday.
Card Making Group Meet
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Blood Drive at FAITH
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sign up online at or in the corner lobby or contact the church office for an appointment.
Faithful Ringers
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Come join our Bell Choir! No experience necessary.
6:30 PM




Private event in Compton Hall
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Maxfield Graduation


Graduation and Scholarship Celebration Sunday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Graduates, please let the office know of your graduation from High School or College by June 3. Your church family would like to honor and celebrate YOU! Celebration in Compton Hall immediately following the worship service.
Summer Worship schedule begins (10 a.m.)
10:00 AM
One Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Doug's Retirement Potluck Celebration
11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Please bring a dish to share. Chicken will be provided.
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