Faith Lutheran Church Council 2019


  • PRESIDENT - JEREMY FEHRMAN


  • vice president- allison vanpeerren

    I am the current V.P. of Faith's Council and this is the 3rd year of my 3-year term serving on Council.  I am a Lutheran "transport", having been raised as Presbyterian.  After meeting my husband, Todd, and attending Faith with him, I decided this was my home and became a member.  I am a Suffolk native, but have made Chesapeake, VA my home now, where we are raising our 12-year old daughter. 


  • SECRETARY - kIRBY STIENING

    I am one of Faith's newer members, having joined in December, 2018.  I am a retired pharmacist living in Portsmouth.  My hobbies include travel, computers and photography.  I am Faith's webmaster

  • finance secretary -Meggin Holcomb


  • treasurer - missy rhoads

    Church Treasurer for the past 4 years and a member of Faith for 9 years.  Has been a Sunday School teacher for high school youth and helped with Vacation Bible School.  Member of Financial Team for the past 4 years.

  • David ball

    My wife Laura and I visited several churches in the area before finding Faith Lutheran. Feeling it was our new church home, we became members in December 2017 and I accepted the call to Council a year later. I also proudly serve on the Altar Guild with the most delightful ladies you’ll ever meet!


  • r.j. brooks

    Council member R.J. Brooks came to us from First Lutheran Church in Norfolk with his wife Rebekah in 2018. The US Navy brought him and his wife to the area and they plan to live their remaining days here Virginia. He enjoys hunting deer, brewing beer, and serving the Lord.


  • charlie griffen


  • kate hoffstaetter

    I have been a member of Faith Lutheran Church for about 10 years and have been involved with Sunday School and VBS for most of that time.  This is my first year on council and I am excited to be a part of this team to help grow and support our church.  My husband, Gary, and I have been married for 20 years and have 2 children--Tim who is 16 and Sarah who is 13.

  • tim hoffstaetter - youth rep

     I am on church council, call committee, the youth directors assistant, and I am on the kairos planning team for the coming kairos.  I am very active in the church and I love coming to church.


  • denise mcalpine


  • james speitel

    James and his family joined the church originally in 2011 when they arrived in the Suffolk area while he was serving with the Navy. After a brief departure to Okinawa, Japan for three years they have returned to the church in 2017. James humbly accepted his call to the council in late 2018


  • eric springer

    Chairs PropertyCommittee

  • Beckie Haney


  • juanita dowdy

    Assists Meggin Holcomb with duties of Financial Secretary and serves on Financial Team