vacant, senior pastor

  The senior pastor oversees the work of discipleship inside Faith Lutheran Church...he is the administrator, directly leads worship and is responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation.  Please notify him of any hospitalization or planned surgery of a member so that a visit can be made. He should be contacted at the death of a member.

vacant, associate pastor

   The associate pastor oversees the work of discipleship in the community and beyond. He also works alongside the senior pastor in ministering to the members. His areas of focus are service, outreach, missions and small groups, along with assisting with worship, hospital visits, and other ministry areas as needed.


Martin Albrecht, assistant pastor  [pastormartin@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Pastor Martin was ordained and installed as assistant pastor at Faith in January 2016. He is completing the Specific Ministry Pastor program through Concordia Seminary-St. Louis. Martin serves Faith in the areas of education, men’s ministry, new member instruction, and worship.


Heather McCormick, director of family & youth ministry  [dceheather@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Heather was installed in December 2014 after graduating with a Director of Christian Education certification from Concordia-St. Paul. She is originally from upstate New York and enjoys auto mechanics, running and reading.

   The director of family and youth ministry oversees the work of discipleship in the households of the congregation... the programs related to those areas including children's Sunday School, our mid-week WOW program, junior and senior youth ministry, and family life ministry.




Don Bartling, administrative coordinator  [donbartling@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Directly oversees church finances and some lay leadership needs. His office hours are limited to a only a few a week.

Linda Meyer, directors of contemporary worship, communications  [lindameyer@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Plans and coordinates the 9:30 contemporary worship, working with the Praise Team and overseeing the technical components of worship. Linda also produces the weekly and monthly newsletters, designs graphics projects as needed, administers the Web page and social media, and works on communications/public relations/ advertising needs. She also directs the Alleluia Ringers handbell choir.

Sharon Lowe, receptionist/administrative assistant  [sharonlowe@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Usually the first person to answer the phone or door and is the direct administrative assistant to the Senior Pastor. Sharon's responsibilities also include the traditional worship bulletins, membership management, data/statistical information, building calendar management, and wedding coordination.

Sue Francik, bookkeeper/ministry coordinator  [suefrancik@faithlutherantopeka.com]

​   Works directly with church and youth ministry finances including payroll and bills. She also coordinates WOW and Advent/Lent meals and other kitchen-related activities, along with providing support to the staff as needed.

Hannah Elsey, children's ministry [hannahelsey@faithlutherantopeka.com]

   Works with the DCE doing all things kids (birth through grade 5) including Sunday School and WOW, plus being connected with Vacation Bible School, Mothers of Preschoolers, TLS and CYC. She will be involved with youth as needed. Hannah is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Concordia University-Irvine and plans to become a Director of Christian Education.

Linda Laird, organist/choir director  [masl6@cox.net]
   Coordinates organ schedule and plays most Sundays and directs the Adult Choir. She is also available for weddings and funerals.


Jeff Lane, lay deacon  [lanejeff6850@yahoo.com]

   Jeff also went through the 2-year Lay Deacon program through the Kansas District. He can serve as worship and communion assistant and assisting the pastors as needed on a part-time basis.


Pat Schultz, RN, Parish Nurse  [tiredmompls@aol.com]
   She is a resource to the congregation to promote physical, mental and spiritual health. Coordinates blood pressure checks once a month, visit members in the hospital, and provides health resources.

Mary Shaw, parish assistant  [mjshaw831@cox.net]

   As part-time parish assistant, Mary was trained in the Lay Deacon program through the Kansas District LCMS. Her responsibilities at Faith include ministry to our shut-ins.

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