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.
Christian Education Director
Chris is our Director in both, Adult and Youth Education, Ministries, and Life Groups. He is joyful in leading our Faith Family as we all grow in God’s Word together. He is a leader that motivates, encourages, and supports us within the church and in our daily walk with God. He enjoys developing, organizing, and producing events that not only touch our Faith Family, but also reach out into the hearts and lives of the community that we live in.
Chris and his wife Cindy are both members at Faith and were even married here in the church. Cindy is the Leader of our Book Club Life Group and also a volunteer in our Sunday School and VBS programs. You may even see her giving the weekly announcements in a Sunday Service.
Feel free to visit, message, or call Chris at Faith Lutheran anytime. He has a confidential open door policy.
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
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.