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Senior Pastor

John Hogsett

Pastor John Hogsett joined the staff of Elkhart Faith UMC as Senior Pastor on July 1, 2012. Pastor John grew up in Northern Indiana and is the son of a retired United Methodist minister. He is a graduate of Duke Divinity School. He and his wife, Marianne, have four children ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old.

Visitation Pastor


Chuck Waite

Pastor Waite joined the staff as our Visitation Pastor in 2016. 

“I was born into a Christian family.  The first Sunday on this earth I attended the Methodist Church where my grandfather was the pastor.  I am thankful for the faith of my family.  It gave me a great and rich heritage.  For 14 years I was involved in overseas mission organizations, I then became involved in ministries helping the homeless and those with addiction needs.  I cannot remember a time in my life when I was not involved in Christian service to others.  During the last 13 years I have been involved in prison ministry.

At a Christian college in Portland, Oregon, I met the lady who became my wife.  We married and went through my years in college, seminary and ministry together.   My wealth is not in dollars.  However, I am wealthy.  I continue to count the blessings I enjoy from being involved in being a witness to those loved by God.”



Youth & Discipleship Pastor

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller felt a call to full time Christian Ministry and has found her passion is working with middle school and high school students, mentoring, teaching, and building lasting relationships.  Her greatest joy is sharing the life changing message of Jesus Christ with those who’ve never heard.  She graduated from University of Indianapolis with a degree in Religious Studies, and has been with Faith Church since January 2007. Sarah is married to Brad and they have two children.

Children’s Ministry Director


Vanessa Rosenberg

Kingdom Kids Daycare Director

Erica Siegel

Erica Siegel

Erica is a wife and mother of 2.  She has an Elementary Education degree with a minor in Jr. High math.  For the past 6 years, God has blessed Erica with a wonderful extended family at Kingdom Kids.  Her vision is to give children a great start in life and she has a passion for teaching children!  The Kingdom Kids Staff is here to support, encourage, and  pray for all their children & parents.  At Kingdom Kids, God is always the center of their activities and focus.


Office Administrator



Carol Simmons

Carol came to us in January 2015 from Leesburg, IN and is a member of Silver Creek Church of God.  She has a wide variety of experiences in administrative work and management.  A graduate of Lakeland Christian Academy in Warsaw, IN, she went on to receive a degree in nursing. She had the opportunity, during that time, to also work a variety of different jobs and found a passion for working in administration and marketing.  In the summer you’ll most likely find Carol & her husband racing R/C Boats. Carol is married with 2 step-sons & 5 grandchildren. 


Worship Coordinator/ Choir Director

Mike DeHays


Worship Leader


Dustin Crump

Dustin grew up at Faith UMC and was an active youth member.  He attended Anderson University for four years and majored in music with a concentration in voice performance.  His minor is in education.  He is a qualified voice instructor, dabbles on the piano, and enjoys playing when he can.  He’s also had the privilege of teaching a little beginner piano.  Dustin is a big fan of the fine arts including theatre, which is something he’s been involved in both in and out of college.  He loves to cook, read, camp,  play puzzle games and corn-hole.  Dustin works full-time at Lake City Bank and is married to Kelsey. “Our dream is to raise a loving and Christ-centered family together.”


 Bell Director

Debbie Hoover


Brenda Horein




Danny Cocanower, Jr.


Financial Secretary

John Moore




Tina Jackson



Mark Richards