Faith Lutheran Staff

 

Interim Pastor, Rev. Keith R. Cook 

Pastor Keith

Contact Information: Church Office (205) 680-2144; Cell (256) 694-4314

Pastor Keith Cook began serving as interim pastor for Faith Lutheran on September 15, 2019. Pastor Cook has served over 36 years in the ordained ministry in ELCA churches throughout the southeast: Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama. He and his wife, Margie, reside in Huntsville, AL and are serving the people of Faith at Clay on a part-time basis. Pastor Cook recently retired from All Saints Lutheran in Huntsville, AL. He attended the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC where he received his M. Div.

Pastor Cook and Margie have two adult sons, Nathan and Jordan, as well as one incredible grandchild, Stuart, who is almost 5 years of age. They enjoy being out of doors hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains and traveling both here in the states and abroad.

 

 

  


 

Dr. Adam Bowles, Pianist

Dr. Adam Bowles

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Dr. Adam Bowles has served as pianist for Faith Lutheran Church, Clay, Alabama, for the past 16 years. He is based in Birmingham, Alabama and is an active member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. Dr. Bowles has been on the faculties of Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Montevallo and performs solo and chamber music concerts around the country. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, performing a wide range of twentieth century classics and music of established living composers, and premiering emerging composers. His recordings can be found on the Living Arts and Centaur labels.

Dr. Bowles holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM), New England Conservatory (MM), and he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

 

 

 

 


 

Terrie Awtrey, Preschool Director

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Terrie began the ministry of the Faith Lutheran Preschool in 2006, serving as a teacher first, then as Director since 2007. Terrie has an Associate degree in Child Development and her heart and life have been focused on helping the children. When she’s not at Faith, she’s a team coach and instructor at ACE Cheer in Trussville. Terrie’s life is guided by Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” and Dr. Seuss, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”  Terrie, her husband Tim, and her extended family are long time members of Faith Lutheran. Terrie and Tim have two children and two beautiful grandchildren.

 

 


 

Martha Lewis, Office Manager

Martha Lewis

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Martha has been managing the office functions at Faith Lutheran for three years. She and her husband are longtime residents of Trussville and have three children. Martha is an avid crafter and has gifted us at Faith with her creativity. Jeremiah 29:11 guides her life “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

 

 

 


 

Fred Ehrensperger, Choir Director 

Fred

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Fred is the choir director at Faith and truly enjoys contributing to our thriving music program. Our choir features the voices of high school students and adults, singing weekly during worship and also singing as part of our outreach ministry. He and his wife, Joyce, joined Faith Lutheran in 1961 and have been long-time and dedicated members. When not at church, Fred enjoys bowling and cheering on the GA Tech Yellow Jackets.

Faith Lutheran Church | 6704 Deerfoot Parkway Clay, AL 35048 | (205) 680-2144 (office)