Mike Rice, Lead Pastor
In 2002 Mike graduated from Michigan Theological Seminary (now Moody Theological Seminary) and joined the core team that planted Life Covenant Church in Canton, MI. In 2005 Mike joined the staff at Life Covenant Church as the Associate Pastor where he served in a number of different capacities for 13 years. In September of 2018 Mike accepted the call to become the Lead Pastor at FCC. Mike is married to his wife Laura. They have a son and a daughter. Mike loves to be outside, backpacking, surfing, cycling, or running. You can reach Mike via email or by phone at 248.661.9191 ext 224.
Dennis Carlson, Associate Pastor
After missionary service in Hungary, Congo and Mexico, as well as lead and staff pastoral positions in three Covenant churches in Minnesota, Dennis is excited about his role in ministry in SE Michigan. He has been on staff at Faith since 2007 and has responsibilities in the areas of Evangelism & Outreach, Adult Discipleship, Congregational Care and Missions. He is married to Mary Lynn and has two children. Dennis enjoys biking, sports and interfacing with peoples of diverse backgrounds. You can reach Dennis via email or by phone at 248.661.9191 ext. 227.
Eric Ek, Youth Pastor
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…after graduating from North Park University in 2006 and after serving 9 summers at Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp, Eric answered the call to vocational ministry at North Park Theological Seminary. After completing seminary, he had his own Oregon Trail adventure serving McMinnville Covenant Church as the Pastoral Intern mainly focusing in Youth Ministry until summer of 2014. Eric joined the staff at Faith Covenant in August 2014. He misses the mountains, but is really excited to cheer on his favorite hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings. He enjoys movies (especially Star Wars), eating, playing hockey, sharing his music talents and road trips. To sum up, Eric is just a BIG kid at heart who loves sharing Jesus with youth. You can reach Eric via email or by phone at 248.661.9191 ext. 226.
Laura Jackson, Children’s Pastor
Laura joined the FCC staff in 2015 and has an incredible passion to help kids have fun and learn about God. She is married to Tim and has 2 children. Laura can be reached via email or by phone at 248.661.9191 ext. 225.
Amanda Haelterman, Church Administrator
Amanda has been attending Faith since 2000 with her family. Amanda’s background in event planning gives her the skills to oversee all the activities going on at Faith. Amanda married her high school sweetheart, Phil, in July 2011 and together they enjoy watching sports, spending time with family & friends, singing and being involved in church activities. She enjoys every aspect of her job, especially working with the Pastors and other members of the church. You can reach Amanda via email or by phone at 248.661.9191.
Matt Cooley, Interim Director of Music
Evan Peters, Interim Associate Director of Music
Laura Lynch, Nursery Coordinator
Laura has served as our Nursery Coordinator at Faith since 2007. She also works as a Teachers Aide at the Peanut Patch Preschool. She loves to be outside and has been our Recreation Leader for VBS for 9+ years. Laura has two children and her interests include water skiing, riding her bike and reading.
MaryEllen Hopfe, Faith Community Nurse
MaryEllen, a Registered Nurse, has served as member of the ministry staff since 2013. Her responsibilities include promoting health and wellness to the congregation through home visits, hospital visits, and follow-up visits as well as leading our Hope and Healing Support Group. Click HERE to contact MaryEllen by email.
Shunichi and Masako Miyamoto, Japanese Missionaries
Click HERE to learn more about NAJO (North American Japanese Outreach).