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 his effort to build Christian marriages and families. 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

  • Cindy Lafontaine

    Director of Preschool and Early Childhood


    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.

  • Joel Zander

    Director of Education and Youth


    Joel is married to Krissa, and together they have three boys. Joel has over 20 years’ experience serving churches in Minnesota, Oregon, and western MI in the area of youth and family ministry. Joel graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, as a Director of Christian Education, as well as from Concordia University, Seward, with a Masters in Family Life Ministry. Joel’s mission is to help people grow closer to Jesus every day, a few minutes at a time. Mr. Zander enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, and camping.

  • Christie Hansard

    Parish Nurse


    Christie has been a member at Faith since 2017. She has been serving in Parish Nursing for over 13 years. Christie is a RN with a BSN from Oakland University. She has been married to her husband Jon for 19 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. She is also the chair of the Michigan State University Care Management conference committee.  Christie is currently a Deaconess student at Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne. In her free time she loves to cook, sew, and knit.

  • Emily Craw

    Director of Music


    Faith has been her church home since 1992.  Here she met her husband, Anthony, in youth group.  They have two boys, Julian and Benjamin.  She began directing the Women's Choir in 2013 and added the Chancel Choir and Men's Choir in 2015.  In May of 2019, she started her role as Director of Music.  Emily is also an active piano and early childhood music teacher.



  • Susan Hooper

    Worship Arts


    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 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.


Office Staff

  • Alicen Dub

    Office Administrator


    Alicen has been a member of Faith since 2014.  She previously worked in Faith's Preschool as a Teacher's Aid.  Alicen and her husband Chet have 3 children and reside in Grand Blanc.  Alicen has a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management from Oakland University.  She is very involved in her community, her children's school and here at Faith.

  • 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.

  • marcia gauthier

    Office Assistant


    Marcia has been a member at Faith since 2006 and she has worked at Faith since 2017. She is a retired high school medical careers & health 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