Staff

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 out in the world each day and specifically through an effort to build Christian marriages and families (www.LifeinGodsWay.com since 2006). He'd love to get to know you and welcome you as a fellow member of Jesus' AWESOME family!

  • Robert Scott

    Associate Pastor


    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 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. 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.  


Ministry Support 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 here 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 family (daughter Julie and her family, and son Chris, an IT employee at Ford) and friends. Or possibly curled up with a good book.

  • Cindy Lafontaine

    Preschool and Children's Ministries Director


    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 living in Clio. 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 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.

  • Christie Hansard

    Parish Nurse


    Christie has been a member at Faith since 2017. She has been serving in Parish Nursing for over eleven years. Christie is a registered nurse with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. She has been married to her husband Jon for seventeen years and they have three sons. Christie also serves as the LCMS Michigan District Parish Nurse Representative and is a member of the LCMS Parish Nurse Council. In her free time she loves to cook, sew, and knit.


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 double 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 dance class, exercising, watching tv shows that have to do with dance, or spending time with her family and friends. 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, Jacob, 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 Assistant


    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 Science 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 athletic events, spending time at her cottage, and visiting places in Michigan that she has never been to!


12534 Holly Rd

Grand Blanc, MI


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Ph: 810 694-9351

E: churchoffice@faithgb.org