Juan Ulloa, Church Caretaker
About: As Faith’s Caretaker, I help maintain the facility, including cleaning, minor repair and other tasks as needed. I am originally from El Salvador and I came here because I had friends in the area.
What I Like Most About Working at Faith: The people at Faith and the job.
When I’m Not at Faith: I enjoy spending time with my family.
Mindi Boyagian, Communications Coordinator
About: As the Communications Coordinator I work to inform the congregation about happenings at the church. My kids both attended Faith Lutheran Preschool and my son was confirmed last year. Before becoming a mom I worked in communications for 10 years in various forms in DC.
What I Like Most About Working at Faith: The congregation, pastors, and staff are patient, kind and fun to work with. I’m constantly amazed by how much our church does on a weekly basis.
When I’m Not at Faith, I spend a lot of time cooking and getting my kids to their various activities. I like to spend time with my family and dogs, and enjoy gardening and reading when I have a little free time.
Jody Manning, Business Administrator
About: I am the Business Administrator and am responsible for day-to-day operations at Faith. I’m originally from Nebraska and formerly worked for a London-based humanitarian organization and the U.S. Department of State.
What I Like Most About Working at Faith: The fact that what I do supports the church’s mission and ministry in our community and beyond.
When I’m Not at Faith, I: enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoying all that the DC Metro area has to offer.
Carrie Field, Faith Lutheran Preschool Director
About: I’m the Preschool Director and have enjoyed working with children for the past 10 years. I’m originally from Nebraska and moved to Washington, DC about 12 years ago. I have worked as a social worker in DC schools before coming to FLP.
What I Like Most About Working at Faith: The staff and families here are the best! They are so kind, welcoming, and a joy to work with each day.
When I’m Not at Faith, I: am busy chasing my daughter around. I am also involved my church as the Family Connect Coordinator for our Nursery. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and spending time at the pool and beach.
Darrell Partin, Director of Worship & Music
About: I am responsible for overseeing all aspects of music ministry here at Faith Lutheran, including leading rehearsals for the choir and praise to team and selecting music for the worship services. I am a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and came to the Washington, D.C., area when I won a position with one of the military bands.
What I Like Most About Working at Faith: The people! And, of course, the opportunity to share and collaborate in the music, my favorite thing to do in the world.
When I’m Not at Faith, I am: Working with the Navy Band here in D.C.