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Tel: 309-762-2824
Fax: 903-762-6567

1611 41st Street

Moline, IL 61265

Praying Hands

Meet The Team

The Rev. Dr. Mark E. Gehrke, was born a Green Bay Packer football fan being originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has served Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, IL faithfully for the past 24 years. He and his wife Vicki have been married 40 years and have three adult sons, two of which are married, and they enjoy their 6 grandchildren. Pastor Mark has a variety of interests that include: camping, a white dove release business for special events, racing pigeons, training hunting dogs, woodworking, drama, cinema photography, computers, sports, and sailing. Most of all he has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Trisha earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business with a minor in Marketing, a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a minor in Training, her Doctoral degree in Philosophy, Psychology, and Technology, and is continuing her education with a Pastoral Certification.  Trisha Joined our team the summer of 2018.  She oversees everything that has to do with children, leads adult ministries, and pastoral care.  Trisha was born and raised in the Quad Cities.  Trisha married her husband Brad in 1995.  They have two children a son David and a daughter Emiley.  Trisha enjoys scrapbooking, quilting, and reading in her free time.

Rev Dr Mark Gehrke

Senior Pastor

Barbara Marlin

Parish Nurse

Barbara is a Registered Nurse, obtaining her degree in 1992.  In her role as the parish nurse she makes home visits, hospital visits, and nursing home visits to provide pastoral care along with a nursing perspective.  In addition, Barbara is available for blood pressure checks, health education, and support on Sunday mornings and during the week. She is married to her husband, Ted and has 2 children and 10 grandchildren.

Kim Meyer

Administrative Assistant

Kim has grown up at Faith involved in many ministries in the church.  She has a passion for youth and women's ministries and you will often find her serving in that capacity.  She feels that her position as Faith's Admin is a calling to serve her Faith family.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Mike and they are blessed with their daughter Kari.

Trisha Smith

Christian Education Coordinator

Dawn Johnson

Contemporary Worship Leader and Choir Director

Dawn has been with Faith since 1997.

Dana Calhoun 

Organist and Pianist

Dana has been with Faith since 2006.

Shirley Forret

Financial Secretary

Shirley has been faithfully serving Faith for many years.  She is our financial secretary and also keeps track of the youth account and TLC account.  She is found serving in so many ways it is not possible to list it all here..


The Literacy Connection 

Director Abby Benevides 
Assistant Tammy Nees 


Mike Timler

Church Council


President -Andria Molina
Vice Pres. - Alan Ford
Secretary - Sherry Benhart
Treasurer -Karen Serieyssol

Council Members

Discipling Jeff Elkins
Worshiping Joy Fleming
Gathering Bill Appel
Serving Beth George

Our office is open during the week Monday- Thursday  8:30 am - 3:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are ministries happening at Faith all through the week at different hours.  See our calendar for more details.


1611 41st Street

Moline, IL 61265


(309) 762-2824

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