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Pastor

Scott Benson

How long have you been @ Faith?

I came to serve Faith in 2000 and was first ordained as a pastor in 1983. This is our third call, and I have had the privilege to serve in an urban, rural, and now a suburban church. My wife, Babs, is both my partner in life and ministry. She holds a unique wisdom. We are blessed with two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. Life is good.

Favorite part of your job?

In this calling and job, I get to be with people in pivotal moments of life. We (as the church) do far more than just baptize, marry, and bury. It is my hope that we are used by God to ‘build disciples of Christ’, helping our people grow into spiritual and emotional maturity - and thus, prepare us for what life brings. As a pastor and as church, our ‘products’ are relationship and inspiration.

And that leads me to reflect on some of the best moments of ministry: baptizing, watching God’s Spirit actually transform someone’s spirit to the ways of health and well being (shalom), serving Eucharist/Communion, and recently, connecting a teenager with a 97 year old and then getting out of the way.

Other favorite activities within our ministry include leading Faith @ Faith (intro. class), making home visits, Youth Retreats, Lock-Ins, and sessions, playing music, leading Worship, and including a sense of humor when appropriate.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Working with the Men’s Retreat – they can be worse than kids! (Smile, guys!)


Contemporary Service Music Director

Mario Bansen

How long have you been at Faith?

Over ten years.

Favorite food?

Chicken "Adobo".

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Medical Doctor.

What was your first job?

Folk Singer.

What’s one of your proudest moments?

When I was baptized.

What inspires you?

God, especially when I'm in His house.

What has God been teaching you lately?

Patience.

Favorite part of your job @ Faith?

Singing along with the guitar.


11:00 Service Music Director

Michelle Holst

How long have you been @ Faith?

Since the fall of 2014 (but I worked at Faith 12 years ago as well).

Favorite sports team(s)?

Ahhhhhh......none :-). When shoe shopping becomes a sport - I'll pick a team.

What’s on your reading list?

Paper Towns by John Greene.

Your idea of a perfect day?

The beach, a good book, a cold fountain Coke with Lemon, sunshine and a nap (or a trip to Paris would be grand!).

Do you have any pets? Names?

Chewbacca (Cocker Spaniel) and my baby, Charlie (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel).

What’s one of your proudest moments?

Starrring as Velma Von Tussle in the musical production of Hairspray.

What inspires you?

A child growing enthusiastic over a musical accomplishment.

What book –other than the Bible - has changed you the most?

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart (Thirty true things you need to know now) by Gordon Livingston.

What has God been teaching you lately?

Patience.

Favorite part of your job @ Faith?

Leading worship with song.


Director of Youth and Children's Ministry

Maggie White

How long have you been @ Faith?

I just began my journey at Faith

Favorite food?

Crab cakes

Favorite sports team(s)?

Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian

Your idea of a perfect day?

My idea of a perfect day is volunteering in my community, as well as spending time with my children and going for a hike together.

What’s one of your proudest moments?

My three proudest moments were bringing my three children into the world.

What’s your biggest challenge?

My greatest challenge is finding enough time in the day to complete all my tasks!

What has God been teaching you lately?

God has been teaching me to appreciate the blessings that surround me.

Favorite part of your job @ Faith?

My favorite part of my job @Faith is hands down getting to work with the children and get to know them better!


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