Pastoral Staff

Todd Biermann

Senior Pastor

The joy of having Jesus first in his life has always filled Pastor Biermann with a zeal to share Jesus and His love with everyone. This is true in his home with his wife, Heather (since 1995), his daughter, Hannah (since 1999) and his son, Micah (since 2000). This is true in the Faith, Grand Blanc family (since 2007). This is true in the world each day and specifically through an effort to build Christian marriages and families ( since 2006). This is MOST CERTAINLY true!

Robert Scott

Pastor, Connections and Outreach

Upon retiring from General Motors after 30 years of service, Bob entered the SMP (Specific Ministry Pastor) program through the Concordia, Ft. Wayne seminary. He is active in overseeing Life Tree Café, one of Faith’s outreach programs in nearby Clarkston, MI, and enjoys serving at the Franklin Avenue Mission in Flint, where, in connection with other LCMS churches, we work to provide after school activities for the children of the community and meals for the underprivileged, as well. He and his wife, Karen (married in 1977) enjoy spending time with family, including their grandchildren. Pastor Bob is also the author of three books on the Civil War.

Full-time Staff

Susan Hooper

Director of Music

Sue has served the church as a teacher in Lutheran schools and as a Director of Worship, and in 2003 accepted a call to serve at Faith. She is presently serving as Director of Music, and finds great joy in all things musical. In her spare time you will find her with her family (Julie, a teacher at St. Paul, Millington, and Chris, a student at Oakland University) and friends. Or possibly curled up with a good book.

Cindy LaFontaine

Preschool and Children's Ministries

Cindy has been with Faith since 1999. She is originally from Minnesota and has lived in California and Charlotte, NC before settling in Michigan. She graduated from Concordia University with a Teaching and Director of Christian Education Degree. Cindy has three children- two daughters and one son who were members of Faith until they became adults. Now her oldest daughter is in Virginia; her second daughter is in Arizona with her husband and three children; and her son is still here in Grand Blanc. Cindy loves her job because she gets to talk about and share her faith with people, especially young children. In her free time she reads books, crochets, gardens, and spends time with her family.

Jason von der Lage

Director of Youth Discipleship

Jason has been serving in Youth Ministry for 15+ years and has been at Faith since 2013. Prior to coming to serve at Faith, he served in Houston, Texas with his wife. He and his wife have two amazing children; Luke and Steven. Besides spending time with his family, you will find Jason in his free time watching and playing sports, board games, and watching way too much television.

Office Staff

Brooke Caldwell

Office Administrator

Brooke has been at Faith since 2017 and serves as the Office Administrator. Brooke graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a degree in Theatre and Psychology and enjoys all things that have to do with music, dance, and acting! In her free time you will find her at Zumba, exercising, watching tv shows that have to do with dance, or spending time with her family. Brooke enjoys working in the church setting because she loves people and she loves being able to speak life into people's lives, no matter the situation. She and her husband have been married since 2013 and have two cats that are spoiled like children!

Dale Vorwerk

Office Assistant

Dale serves as the Faith Office staff assistant. He is a retired Lutheran School teacher/principal who continues to enjoy serving in a “part-time” role in Lutheran ministries. Dale works with the office database records, sends out the weekly e-newsletter, manages the preschool billings, and assists in various other office tasks as needed.

Carol Reid

Office Assisstant

Carol has been a member at Faith since 1969. She has served on several boards and as Congregational Secretary on and off for several years. She has worked in the office in some capacity since 2005. Carol worked as a legal secretary prior to coming to work at Faith. She grew up and has spent most of her life in Grand Blanc. She has two married children and five grandchildren in the Grand Blanc area. Outside of work, Carol enjoys going on cruises and getting away for some time in the winter.

Marcia Gauthier

Office Assistant

Marcia has been a member at Faith since 2006 and she has worked at Faith since 2017.She is also currently a part-time Lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Public Health and Health Sciences department. She is retired from teaching after 25 years at various school districts with the last nine years of her career at Grand Blanc High School as the Medical Careers teacher. Marcia and her husband Steve have two children, Alissa and Brady. Outside of work, you will find Marcia at her kids' travel and school and athletic events, spending time at her cottage, and visiting places in Michigan that she has never been to!