Staff at Faith Christian Church

Faith Christian Church is a member of the Disciples of Christ Denomination and specifically a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Nebraska regionally.  We are a congregationally led Church and believe in the priesthood of the believers. 

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers
a multitude of sins."
- 1 Peter 4:8
Lisa Renee Sherman
Lead Pastor
Education
Stephens College for women
     B.F.A. in Theatrical Arts
           Concentration: Performance and Public Speaking
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
    Masters of Divinity
          Concentration: Worship Studies
Sioux Falls Seminary
     Doctorate of Ministry (Doctoral Candidate)
          Area of Study: Theology of Suffering & Disability
          Proposed Dissertation:  
         "The Beauty of Splintered Stained Glass Windows: Why God Demands an Authentic Church"

Community Involvement:

Chaplain with the Omaha Police Department (2015 to present)

Mayor's Commission for Citizens with Disabilities; Omaha, NE (2017 to present)

State of Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Rapid Response Team (2018 to Present)

Cotner College Board of Directors (2015 to present)

Nebraska Special Needs Ministry Network (2017 to present)

Freelance Church Consultant (2012 to present)

      Transformational Leaderships and Congregations, Disability Ministry, Worship (Development, Technology, Streamlining, Style, Public         Speaking Delivery, and Biblical Foundations), Leadership and Administration, Missions and Outreach, Spiritual Formation, Team                Building.

Freelance Keynote Speaker (1993 to present) 

     Spiritual, Motivational, Leadership, Team Building, Disability, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Crime, and Corporate Goal Setting.

Organizations Partnered With:

The Christian Institute on Disability                                                                                                                                                                         Joni & Friends Organization

Bio:

Life has a way of unfolding unexpected paths before a person, and that has been so true for both Lisa and Adam Sherman!  Their life is an example of how God can take the heartbreak of yesterday and turn it into joy for today!  One of these deeply felt pains was the heartbreak of infertility and miscarriages.  From the tears of this path, God opened incredible doors for them and they are now the proud parents of five beautiful children!  From the start of their marriage, God had placed upon them a calling for the heartbroken and invisible members within our society. It has been this calling that continues to drive their ministry today. Their family has the honor of serving as Adovcates for Children with Special Needs and their families.

 

Lisa obtained her BFA from Stephens College in Theatrical Arts and then attended Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary for her Masters of Divinity, concentrating on Worship Studies. Lisa is currently a Doctoral Candidate with Sioux Falls Seminary with a  focus on The Theology of Suffering and Disability.  She has served as Pastor throughout the Kansas and Nebraska area and was a Chaplain for the Missouri Department of Corrections, specializing in areas of addiction recovery. 

 

Adam attended the University of Nebraska and is currently earning his degree in Mortuary Science as well as finishing his requirements in order to become a Commissioned Minister with the Disciples of Christ (Christian) Denomination. Their oldest son, Skyler, is a Junior, and is currently working towards his Mortuary Science degree.  Jacquelyn, Gabriel, Noah, and Isaiah all are gifted in unique ways and most of the time, enjoy school...and music, and running, and bug hunting, and climbing, and did we already mention music!?!?!

 

Lisa and Adam have been married for roughly fifteen years, and enjoy each day together with their children waiting to see what God unfolds next within their lives! Their family has a unique testimony, filled with the ashes of this world.  For this reason, Isaiah 61:3 is very dear to them; "to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified". 

 

Their family speaks very open and honestly regarding the complexities of life with disabilities, the consequences of abandonment, and the ramifications of addiction.  However, their greatest passion is in telling people what God has done with all these ashes within their own lives!  We serve a God that specializes in taking the ashes of this broken world and transforming them into incredible works of beauty and wonder! For Lisa and Adam, they have the amazing JOY of watching these five incredible works of beauty grow and explore around them every day!

 

Lisa and Adam are so excited to have joined the family of Faith Christian Church and partnering with them for the goal of impacting the lives of others for the glorification of Jesus Christ!

 

 

 

 Pastor Chuck Snow

Associate Pastor

Director of Christian Education

Bio:

When Chuck enrolled in the ELM program in 2010, he readily admitted that he had no idea why he was there or where God was leading.  While he still isn’t sure where the path leads, he is excited that God put him on the path that led to Faith Christian Church and to the opportunity to be its Director of Christian Education.   Chuck was raised in Disciples churches in South Dakota and Iowa where his father was a lay minister.  He has led youth and adult Sunday schools; served as board chairman, deacon and elder and has served at Kaleo as a counselor.  Twice a month, he leads a worship service at a local memory care unit.  Chuck has two sons near Des Moines and 2 granddaughters.  He and his wife, Karen, have been in Omaha for over 20 years where he works in a family owned distribution company.  In their free time, Chuck and Karen enjoy reading, motorcycle riding, and ballroom dancing. 

Sara Collins
Associate Pastor
Minister of Worship
Bio:
Sara is married and has two young children; Aaron and April. She grew up in a small town in southeast Nebraska and attended college at Doane in Crete, where she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education. Sara has taught elementary school students from preschool to eighth grade since 1991. She has resided in Omaha since 2000 with her husband Randall, and currently teaches 5th grade in the Millard Public School system. Sara grew up immersed in her small town church and accepted Christ as a teenager. One of her greatest memories was attending a youth conference in the twin cities as an older teen. She loves working with children of all ages. When Sara isn't at school or church, she enjoys spending time with her family. You will often find her in the backyard with her children or enjoying a good online game with her sisters. Sara's passions include reading and music, as both allow relaxation and reflection.
Cheryl Hannon
Administrative Assistant
Bio:
Cheryl has been the Administrative Assistant at Faith Christian Church since May 2008.  She is a creative individual who enjoys the challenge of the various tasks required to keep the Church Office running smoothly and to keep the congregation informed about the many activities by creating flyers, doing the newsletter, and typing the Sunday bulletins and announcements.  She is also actively involved in various activities at Faith:  a member of the Bell Choir, works in the church memorial garden, helps with the decorating of tables for Family Unity Night, works with the W-2 Group (Work and Worship), is a greeter on Sunday mornings, a member of the Worship Team, and assists with various other activities/projects throughout the year.

Cheryl is married and has 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 dogs.  She collects M&M stuff and has a whole family room full of M&M paraphernalia (dispensers, toys, games, pillows, etc.).  She also enjoys gardening, redecorating the house, reading, and spending time with her family.

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