Rob McClelland, Senior Pastor
Rob and his wife Stacy came to faith church on the fall of 2013. Rob is excited to follow God's leading to Colorado with his family after serving as the senior pastor of a presbyterian church in Arlington texas. "Other than spending time with my three daughters and wife, which is my greatest interest and hobby, I compete in Scottish Highland Games - Heavy Athletics, play golf, enjoy riding my motorcycle, enjoy hiking and camping, singing and making music, and playing all sports."
Rob's View of Ministry
"My philosophy for ministry is founded in relationships, our relationship with God, our relationship with other believers and our relationship with the world. I believe that relationships fuel ministry because God created us relational beings, and God loves people! Therefore, ministry is best accomplished through meeting people where they are, listening to their stories, and then teaching through Word and deed. It should always be our relationship with God that sends us out to build relationships with others, in order to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. I believe that evangelism begins within relationship. Until we know someone – their hurts, struggles, needs, joys, strengths, and weaknesses – we cannot earn the right to be heard. This leads to a holistic approach to evangelism. For example, if someone is starving, they will not be focused on the message you have to share until they have food in their belly. Then, if you have fed them, they will be open to hear what you have to offer. There are only two things we can’t do alone in life, get married and be a Christian. We need each other. We need that accountability and encouragement in order to stay focused on Christ as we run the race marked out before us with perseverance."
Bill Ackerman, Associate Pastor
Bill and his family came to Faith Church in 2007. He and his wife, Kim, have been married for over 20 years and have an elementary school-aged son.
Bill has been serving in youth ministry in various capacities for over 25 years in a variety of settings, most recently serving for 13 years as the associate pastor for youth in a Presbyterian church in New Hampshire. He has had the privilege of directing PFR’s Great Escape Conference in New England, and leading youth events for other renewal organizations such as PRRMI. He has D.Min. and M.Div. degrees from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State Univ. He has worked as an ordained youth pastor, design engineer, general contractor/developer, and owned his own business. An outdoorsman, Bill loves to backpack, ski, and do all things fun.
His vision for youth ministry is to lead kids to Christ, disciple them, and turn them loose to evangelize and make disciples among their peers. To accomplish this goal at Faith, Bill has assembled a team of adults who work closely with the teens on a weekly basis. Concurrently, he and the youth staff work with a team of student leaders who take the initiative to help their peers to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Bill desires to see a new generation of Spirit-filled believers arise who will wholeheartedly follow Christ and turn the world upside down once again.
Patti Leach, Children's Ministry Director
"I feel very blessed to be the Children's Ministry Director here at Faith Church!". Patti and her husband Brad have been married 32 years and have lived in Loveland for 22 years. They have homeschooled their son Benjamin, age 17, and daughter Hannah, age 16, from preschool to high school. In addition to running the children's ministry here at Faith, Patti also trains and teaches American Kenpo Karate. In addidtion to helping kids of all ages earn their black belts Patti has also used her position as instructor to organize an annual Harvest Party for the children at the karate club. Patti loves serving the Lord through the many areas of Children's ministry including the nursery, story time, VBS, organizing games, cordinating sunday school volunteers, and even helping to minister to the parents. Patti is really using her gifts to serve Faith and the families of our young ones.
Jane Strand, Administrative Assistant
Jane is happy to be using her administrative skills in the church office after staying home to raise four children, a son and three daughters. Jane and her husband, Alan, have lived in Loveland since 1995. Jane enjoys being involved in the schools and community as well as handwork and baking.
Greg Parets, Finance
Greg and his wife Brenda have been members of Faith Church for over 20 years and have been involved in many different areas of the church through that time. He has also served two terms as an Elder. They have three daughters who have grown up at Faith, with the youngest just starting college. Greg joined the staff in June 2014, and retired from Keysight (HP/Agilent) as an R&D engineering manager in 2015. Greg and the girls love the Colorado outdoors and are big snow skiing enthusiasts!