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Meet The Team


Jacob Heine
senior pastor

Pastor Jacob was installed at Faith in 2020. The senior pastor oversees the work of discipleship of Faith Lutheran Church...he is the administrator, directly leads worship and is responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation.


Martin Albrecht
assistant pastor

Pastor Martin was ordained and installed in 2016, after completing the Specific Ministry Pastor program through Concordia Seminary-St. Louis. He works with the senior pastor in the areas of adult education, men’s ministry, outreach & assimilation, and assisting in worship.

He and his family joined Faith in 2003.


Jeff Lane

Vicar Jeff completed the Lay Deacon program through the Kansas District LCMS and is currently studying to be a pastor through Concordia Seminary-St Louis in the SMP program. He assists in preaching, worship leading, and pastoral care to members, and oversees adult education.

Jeff has been a member since 1993.


Heather McCormick
director of family & youth ministry

Heather was installed in 2014 after graduating from Concordia University-St. Paul as Director of Christian Education. She works directly with junior|senior youth ministry, and all programming related to family ministry and spiritual education, along with overseeing ministry to children.


Hannah Elsey
director of mission & outreach

Hannah completed her masters as Director of Christian Education from Concordia University-Irvine in June 2023 and commissioned at Faith. Her ministry focus is growing disciples in our congregation through mission and reaching into our community through outreach. She knows this church well, having grown up in it.


Linda Meyer
director of music & worship arts

Linda coordinates all worship services, both traditional and contemporary, in the areas of music, tech/media, and worship arts, under the direction of the senior pastor. She received her Theology of Worship certificate from Concordia University-Irvine in 2024. She also directs the Adult Choir, Alleluia Ringers, and Praise Team. Linda has worked at Faith since 2000 and joined in 1987.


Sharon Lowe
receptionist | administrative assistant

Sharon is usually the first person to answer the phone or door and is the direct administrative assistant to the Senior Pastor. She is also responsible for the newsletters, database management, building scheduling, and wedding coordination. Sharon grew up at Faith and has worked in the office since 1984.

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Jason Wills
facility manager | administrative coordinator

Jason works this part-time position in the late afternoons, M-F, overseeing or doing facility maintenance and repair, building safety and improvements, and general administrative coordination as needed. He also works full time as maintenance director at the Topeka Zoo. He and his family have been members since 2008.

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Debbie Siegel

Debbie works mornings in this part-time position managing the payroll, accounts payable, and financial data, alongside the congregational treasurer. She recently came out of retirement working many years in bookkeeping and in administrative posts.

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Jessica Atchison
sunday school & WOW

Working closely with DCE Heather, Jessica works part-time to ensure continued education opportunities happen for children especially with our Sunday School and WOW programs. She is a preschool teacher at Most Pure Heart, and also grew up at Faith.

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