Under the guidance of our Senior Staff, the Ministry Staff contributes to the day-to-day operations of the church, specializing in a wide array of ministries and functions, from finances to creative arts.


SENIOR STAFF


Ed Kirkland
Senior Pastor
New Orleans Seminary, D.Min.
Southwestern Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Arlington Baptist College, B.S.

Pastor Ed is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the church. He has oversight for all ministries and staff at Living Faith. Pastor Ed and his wife, Donna, have three sons: Eddie (married to Danielle,) Christopher (married to Tiffany,) and Kyle. They are proud grandparents of Jude, Emmeline Rae, Hollis, Lucy, and Brantley.



Mark Lydecker
Executive & Outreach Pastor
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Bible Baptist College (Clarks Summit, PA), B.R.E.
Pastor Mark has oversight for missions’ support and trips, as well as outreach projects. He is also responsible for the administrative aspects of the church. Pastor Mark and his wife, Lynn, have one daughter, Lindsey (married to Brandon.) They are proud grandparents of Isaac, Josiah, and Brealynn.



Steve Kinsel
GroupLife & Young Adult Pastor
Liberty University Theological Seminary, Master’s Ministry (Pastoral Counseling Emphasis)
Calvin College, B.A.
Pastor Steve has oversight of the GroupLife ministry and leadership development. He is also responsible for Living Faith’s ministry to young adults. Pastor Steve and his wife, Laura, have two elementary age sons: Caeden and Carter.




MINISTRY STAFF



Kerri Craker
Children's Ministry Director
Kerri is responsible for all aspects of Living Faith's ministry to parents and their children, from birth through grade 5.


Chris Fazio
Communications Coordinator
Chris plans the church's communication and promotional strategies, which includes weekly announcements, messaging, and social media.



Brad Franklin
Worship & Media Director
Brad provides leadership to our praise team, worship band, and technical arts staff.


Michael Mahlstedt
Student Ministry Director
Mike is responsible for all aspects of Living Faith's ministry to students, from grades 6 to 12.



Will Meade
Technical Director
Will leads the video production projects for the church and maintains all media equipment.


Bobby Meltzer
Creative Arts Director
Bobby oversees all LFCC digital and print media, including our website and livestream user interface.



Marissa Meltzer
GroupLife Ministry Assistant
Marissa assists the GroupLife team in organizing small and life group signups and all related logistics.


Brendan O'Connor
Care Ministry Director
Pastor Brendan provides encouragement, care, and visitation to those in the hospital, nursing homes, or who are experiencing long-term illness.



Jay Toscano
Worship Ministry Assistant
Jay offers technical support to ministries throughout the church.


Edgar Reyes
Finance Manager
Edgar manages all church finances, including budgeting, annual reporting, and giving.





Admin. Staff


Rosie Frasson
Executive Assistant




Barbara Jennette
Administrative Assistant





Jennifer Pollizzotto
Administrative Assistant




Barbara Sanicola
Office Manager






Facilities Staff


John Biesty
Custodian



Cliff Chase
Facilities Manager



Dylan Craker
Custodian


Luz Hanley
Ministry Center Housekeeper