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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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Produce Sharing
Attention Gardeners: Please share your over abundance of fresh produce with the congregation throughout harvest season. Place your donations in the corner lobby. Thank You!
Two Worship Services (9:30 and 11 a.m.)
Our two-worship service schedule begins
Accepting Rummage Sale items beginning today
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thank you
Sunday School Celebration
12:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate a new start to Sunday School at Faith! Food, Games, Activities, and much more! All are welcome. Bring a friend or two!
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16

MON
Rummage Sale Week
Mon-Wed (noon) sort clothing and set up
Wednesday evening-Sale (6-8 pm)
Thursday-Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday -Sale 10 a.m.- Noon
Friday -Clean-up at Noon
Bazaar Workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All are welcome!
SEP

17

TUE
Rummage Sale Week
Mon-Wed (noon) sort clothing and set up
Wednesday evening-Sale (6-8 pm)
Thursday-Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday -Sale 10 a.m.- Noon
Friday -Clean-up at Noon
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18

WED
Rummage Sale Week
Mon-Wed (noon) sort clothing and set up
Wednesday evening-Sale (6-8 pm)
Thursday-Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday -Sale 10 a.m.- Noon
Friday -Clean-up at Noon
Chancel Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All are welcome to join our Chancel Choir. Weekly practices every Wednesday.
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19

THU
Rummage Sale Week
Mon-Wed (noon) sort clothing and set up
Wednesday evening-Sale (6-8 pm)
Thursday-Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday -Sale 10 a.m.- Noon
Friday -Clean-up at Noon
Quilters Group
10:00 AM
Meet in the Parlor
Book Study Group
1:00 PM
Meet in the lower level (Youth Area)
Faithful Ringers
6:00 PM
Join our bell choir!
Journey Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Prayer Shawl Group
7:00 PM
All are welcome! This group makes blankets and covers for our shut in, folks in the hospital, baptisms, etc. If you enjoy this type of craft ministry please join us!
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20

FRI
Rummage Sale Week
Mon-Wed (noon) sort clothing and set up
Wednesday evening-Sale (6-8 pm)
Thursday-Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday -Sale 10 a.m.- Noon
Friday -Clean-up at Noon
SEP

22

SUN
U M Women Sunday
Celebrating our United Methodist Women during both worship services
Two Worship Services (9:30 and 11 a.m.)
Our two-worship service schedule begins
Youth Band
10:20 AM to 11:00 AM
Calling all teens. We need you for our Youth Praise band. All are welcome!
Youth Pray 4 Me Kick-Off Event
12:15 PM
Meet in Compton Hall. Teens and Adults (Prayer Partners) please sign up at the Youth Bulletin Board.
SEP

23

MON
Bazaar Workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All are welcome!
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25

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

26

THU
Ministry at Cass Community
9:00 AM
Prepare and serve lunch to area residents at Cass. Depart from the church at 8:15 a.m. Contact Linda Cleaver for details
Church Women United Downriver Assembly
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
60 women from the Downriver area will meet at Faith and present wonderful programs from area ministries. See Jan Deller for details
Faithful Ringers
6:00 PM
Join our bell choir!
Journey Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Prayer Shawl Group
7:00 PM
All are welcome! This group makes blankets and covers for our shut in, folks in the hospital, baptisms, etc. If you enjoy this type of craft ministry please join us!
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FRI
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29

SUN
Joyful Noise Rehearsal after worship service
Rehearsals held in the sanctuary after the 10 a.m. (summer)or 11:00 a.m. (fall/winter) worship service.
Two Worship Services (9:30 and 11 a.m.)
Our two-worship service schedule begins
Youth Band
10:20 AM to 11:00 AM
Calling all teens. We need you for our Youth Praise band. All are welcome!
Youth Group - Zip-Lining
1:30 PM
See Cheryl Lentner, Youth Director for complete details
Marriage Class begins - led by Cindy Allison
4:00 PM
Meeting for 6-weeks on Sunday's at 4 p.m. Sign up in the corner lobby.
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30

MON
Bazaar Workshop
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All are welcome!
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