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Pastor Rusty Sullivan

Lead Pastor

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: r.sullivan@faithce.com

Pastor Rusty is the spiritual leader and God’s vision caster for the ministry at Faith. His primary responsibilities include: Preaching and teaching God’s word, equipping, encouraging, and empowering leaders for service, oversight, and care for the church staff, and setting the strategic direction for the ministry.

Life Passage: Proverbs 3:5-10

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body. Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."


 

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Heather Johnson

Interim Director of Children's Ministries

Office: 972-.539-1031
E-Mail: h.johnson@faithce.com

Heather is the Interim Director of Children’s Ministries at Faith Lutheran. She has been a part of the Faith family since 2001. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and with a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy. As a tutor outside of church, Heather loves helping children grow in their education and is excited to help Faith’s kids grow in their walk with God through the Faith Kids program.

Life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. 

 

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Kenzie Kizer

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: k.kizer@faithce.com

Kenzie is from Amarillo where she was born and spent her childhood chasing after her passion, loving others. She attended First Baptist Church and invested her time in volunteer work throughout the community helping remind those that there is always someone out there who loves and cares for each individual. She moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University in the Fall of 2014. She worked in Lubbock as an associate Children's and Youth Minister and Communications Director for The Refuge of Lubbock. She graduated from Texas Tech December of 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism. 

Life Passage: Matthew 17:20 
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, 'move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.


 

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Ann VanLoenen

Day School Director

Office: 972-691-5491
E-Mail: a.vanloenen@faithce.com
Website: shapingyounghearts.org/
Facebook: @FaithDaySchool
Twitter: @FaithDaychool

Ann is the Director of Faith Lutheran Day School. Her primary responsibilities include: Providing a quality Christian early childhood setting in which each child is encouraged to grow, learn, and develop as a child of God. She encourages and empowers the Day School staff each day to create the best environment for each child. Ann loves to develop relationships with the children and families the school serves. She works with the Day School Board to set the vision and direction for the school.

Find the Faith Lutheran Day School on Facebook and Twitter!

Life Passage: Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."


WORSHIP ARTS

 

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Kitty Barnard

Minister of Worship Arts

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: k.barnard@faithce.com

Kitty Barnard is the Minister of Music and the coordinator of worship arts at Faith.  Her primary responsibilities include:  supporting and ministering with other staff members; equipping, encouraging and empowering worship ministry leaders; coordinating worship services; directing various worship teams; and serving as the church’s principal musician.

Life Passage: John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."


 

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Ben Owens

Director of Contemporary Worship

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: b.owens@faithce.com

Ben Owens is the Director of Contemporary Worship.  Ben grew up in Longview, TX where he attended First Lutheran Church.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in math and a minor in music. He currently teaches math at North Central Texas College (NCTC). His primary responsibilities at Faith include leading the contemporary worship band, coordinating a dynamic and engaging worship experience, leading the new music selection team for contemporary worship, and fostering musicians to grow as contemporary worship leaders.

Life Passage: Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.


 

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Chris Abram

Director of Video Ministries

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: c.abram@faithce.com

Chris is responsible for conceptualizing and creating a progressive, culturally accurate video ministry that enhances worship and acts as an instrument for evangelism. Through the video ministry, Chris supports discipleship development and serves the needs of the overall ministry mission.

Life passage: 1 John 4:7-8 (Nasb)

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love."


DISCIPLESHIP & COMMUNITY

 

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Pia Owens

Director of Disciple Connections

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: p.owens@faithce.com

Pia Owens is the Director of Disciple Connections at Faith.  As Director of Disciple Connections, she helps guests and Mission Partners get connected with different ministries here at Faith Lutheran.  Her primary responsibilities include: coordinating the HOST Teams that make our church a welcoming and engaging place; connecting new Mission Partners and guests to Faith ministries and opportunities to serve; and coordinating discipleship opportunities such as small groups.

Life passage: 1 John 4:10-12

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."


 

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Kari Voight

Executive Director of Operations

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: k.voight@faithce.com

Kari and her family have attended Faith since 2000. She served in a variety of roles before joining the staff as the Director of Operations. In this capacity, she has the opportunity to experience a variety of functions such as Personnel, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Planning, Financial and Facilities.

Life Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." 


 

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Kristin Correro

Communications & Marketing Manager

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: k.correro@faithce.com

Kristin has been a part of Faith and Faith Lutheran Day School since 1997. Her role on staff is to create, organize, plan and implement effective communication messages and strategies for Faith, and to work with ministries and leaders in conveying the vision and priorities of Faith. 

Life Passage: Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)
"So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."


 ADMINISTRATION

 

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Maria Cordileone

Office Administrator

Office: 972-539-1031
E-Mail: m.cordileone@faithce.com

Maria is the front desk office staff at Faith Lutheran.  She will more than likely be the person that greets you on the phone or as you enter the office.  We want you to feel welcome when you call or come into the office and Maria will make every effort to connect you with the staff member that can assist you as needed.

Life verse: Matthew 19:26

"But Jesus looked at them and said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"


 

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Scott Taylor

Finance Administrator

E-Mail: rstaylor0623@gmail.com

Scott Taylor is the accountant for both the church and the Day School. He maintains the financial records and prepares the financial reports used by the church and Day School leaders in the faithful deployment of God's bounty.

Life Passage: Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"