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Meet The Team
Rev. Dr. Mark Gehrke
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 25 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.
Rev. Dr. Trisha Smith
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, a Doctoral degree in Philosophy, Psychology, and Technology and a Pastoral degree. She was ordained in 2020. She oversees the administration of education for children and adults, leads adult ministries, pastoral care and the Love of Jesus Christ. 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, reading, watching the White Sox and Green Bay Packers play in her free time.
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. In her free time she like to watch the St. Louis Cardinals and cross stitching.
Contemporary Worship Leader and Choir Director
Dawn, our Faithfull Praise Band director and Voices of Faith choir director, has been happily married to the drummer of the band, Mark, for 13 1/2 years and has been making music at Faith for over 23 years! She and Mark have four adult children, Dawn's two awesome boys; Brandon and Justin and Mark's wonderful kids; Wendy and Dan. They have six grandchildren, 3 boys and 3 girls ranging in ages from 19 years to 3 weeks old. Besides music, Dawn loves to crochet, put together puzzles, travel, with Dawn and Mark having gone on over 17 "mission trips" aka cruises, and visiting Disney World many times. Dawn has been teaching vocal music for over 30 years, and is currently in her 11th year of teaching choir and show choir at Walcott Intermediate in the Davenport Community School District.
Organist and Pianist
Dana has been with Faith since 2006.