Leticia Damian, Youth Director

Leticia Damian, is a student at Regent University, studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry. She is also a candidate to become a minister for the East Ohio Conference. She plans to attend seminary United Theological Seminary in Fall of 2018.
She has been married for eleven years to her husband Cruz. They have three children; Armando (15), America (10) and Cruz III (8). Together, they are a family empowered and engaged in serving varies areas of ministry.
Early Life:
 Leticia’s parents immigrated to the United States in 1980. They are now retired but were migrant workers for over twenty-five years. Leticia is a sibling of six, she will be the first in her family to graduate from college.
 Leticia has served in many areas of the church such as; Sunday school teacher, worship team leader, youth leader, assistant director of local outreach center, chairperson of the administrative council. In her most recent years, she has felt a call to ordained ministry. Since then, she started the candidacy process and served as a local pastor within the United Methodist Church for the East Ohio Conference.
Her goals are to complete seminary, become an ordained minister and continue the candidacy process until she becomes an elder of the East Ohio Conference.  

Office: 419.895.1011 ext. 2, opt.2
Email: youthwithletty@umcfaith.com

Faith UMC Staff Team

Brian Amstutz, Pastor

Hi, I am Pastor Brian Amstutz and I thank you for visiting our website!  I would love to have you join us for worship and to have the opportunity to meet you in person. 

I grew up in Orrville and graduated from Orrville High School.  I married my wife Kim in 1988 and we are the parents of four grown daughters and the grandparents of three.  My family and I attended Chapel of the Cross UMC in North Lawrence where I served as a Sunday school teacher, small group Bible study leader, and my wife and I were youth directors.

I received a call to ministry in 2010 and was eventually appointed to Lafayette UMC in Medina in 2011.  I served there while attending Ashland Theological Seminary until graduation in 2017.  I was then appointed to serve Faith UMC as senior pastor.  I also have the privilege of serving as the chaplain for the Crestview Cougar football team and providing monthly chapels for the Crestview Elementary staff.

I enjoy the outdoors, the Cleveland Indians, board and card games, and sports.  Kim and I are enjoying our new surroundings in the Crestview community and look forward to continuing to get to know more and more people.  We want to say thank you to the many people who have gone out of their way to make us feel at home! 

Office: 419.895.1011 ext. 2, opt.1
Email: pastorbrian@umcfaith.com

Connie Cutlip, Administrative Assistant

Connie, a life-long native of the Richland County area, graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ashland University.  She currently lives in the Crestview area with her husband, Bill, and their three girls, Caitlyn, Alex, and Casey.  She enjoys volunteering at Crestview Schools and helping in the community wherever she can.  She also enjoys cooking and baking, being outdoors, and doing things with her family. 

Office: 419.895.1011 ext. 1
Email: office@umcfaith.com

Rick Lyon, Custodian

Rick Lyon has been serving the job as Faith UMC custodian since summer 0f 2015. Rick goes above and beyond to ensure that we establish and maintain a welcoming, clean, and safe environment for worship and other ministries.

Rick and his wife (Deb) and son (John) have been long-time members at Faith UMC. 

Laurie Bedocs, Director of Worship

While Laurie's role has changed a bit in the past few months, her energy and excitement have not. Laurie has been a part of the worship team for a few years, and she has served in a couple different roles. As Director of Worship, Laurie works to develop a creative and meaningful worship experience. Laurie also works as the Registrar at Ashland Theological Seminary.

Office: 419.895.1011
Email: lbedocs@umcfaith.com