Staff
Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Wayne A. Price

(734)671-5211

Reverend Dr. Wayne A. Price is Senior Pastor at Faith United Methodist Church. Rev. Price began his ministry here on July 1, 2019. He arrived from Westwood United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo where he had served since 2007. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a teenager, Wayne was active in district and conference youth ministries.

Pastor Wayne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies and Psychology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1984. In 1988, he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Duke University. He was ordained Deacon (1988) and Elder (1993) in the California-NevadaConference of the United Methodist Church and served there from 1988-1993. He returned to North Carolina, serving in both downtown and rural parishes.

In 2000, Pastor Wayne began serving in Michigan and has served in Suttons Bay, Shepherd and Kalamazoo. He is married to Joy Wayne and they have two grown daughters, Katrina and Rachel.




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!




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

(734)379-9680

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




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