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Matthew Geeze

Lead Pastor

Matt was voted in as the Lead Pastor of Faith Church in June 2023, transitioning from his role as the Pastor of Small Groups and Worship. Though Matt has been on staff since 2015, he has been a part of Faith since 1989 when his dad took the assignment as Lead Pastor. Growing up at Faith under his dad's leadership, Matt saw the church grow from being a small inward-focused group of people, into an outward-focused congregation whose heart is to bring the good news of Jesus to the surrounding community. As he looks to the future, he's excited to see God continue to transform New England, one of the most unchurched regions of America.

Matt's passions include communicating God's Word in an authentic and relevant way, leading people into Jesus' presence through music, and helping people to live in their full identity as a child of God. He has a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Houghton University. He and his wife, Kendyl, have been married since 2012 and they have two beautiful daughters: Ferryn and Karis. If not in the office, you may find him at a local coffee shop, disc golfing, hiking or skiing. He also loves Mexican food and despises the Hallmark channel.

Doug Geeze

Pastor of Small Groups

Doug has been married to his wife, Joanne, since 1984, and they have raised three kids: Matt, Jonny, and Caroline. Since becoming the Senior Pastor at Faith Church in 1989, Doug has devoted himself to impacting the community of Central Massachusetts by leading the church to live out the words of Jesus in the heart of New England. He is now stepping into a regional role as the Venture Church Network Director and becoming Pastor of Small Groups. He is passionate about teaching the Scriptures and encouraging people to place their faith in Jesus.

 

Doug graduated from Houghton College in Western, NY, and then got his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. When he’s not in the office, he’s either swinging clubs on the golf course or building something out of wood. His wife, Joanne, teaches music in Southborough and is part of the music team at Faith. doug@faithauburn.org

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Samuel Maisonet

Pastor of Student Ministries

Sam was hired in 2015 as the Pastor of Student Ministries.  Sam has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Designs from Worcester State University and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sam’s passion is to see teenagers grow their faith in Jesus and live that out in their schools.  Prior to working at Faith, Sam worked with college students for five years with Campus Ambassadors.  Sam met his wife, Kelleigh, through the ministry of Campus Ambassadors have been married since 2013

Sam is also an experienced photographer and graphic design artist.  In his time off, Sam is probably playing basketball or Settlers of Catan. Sam lives with his wife Kelleigh and two children, Leigha and Alexander in Spencer, MA. sam@faithauburn.org

Alyssa Maglione

Office Manager

Alyssa has been attending Faith Church since the summer of 2016. She graduated from Fitchburg State University with a BA in Marketing and immediately began working full time with Campus Ambassadors, a national college ministry organization, in 2018. Alyssa spent three years sharing the hope and love of Jesus with college students, walking with them in all seasons of life as they learned about the gospel.

 

Alyssa joined the Faith Church staff team in January 2021 and also serves in Media, Faith Kids, and runs the Outreach programs here at Faith, including Christmas for 508 and Easter for 508.

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Denise Wells

Kid's Ministry Director

Denise joined us on staff as Children’s Director in November of 2022. She graduated from Bay Path college with her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s level certificate in Educational Leadership from Worcester State University. Denise has always worked with children through the years, whether in an in-home Family Daycare, a large Family Daycare, or the Head Start program (as a teacher and a Coach for teachers). In 2016 Denise and her husband started a preschool in Leicester for children ages 2.9 to 6. Denise has a passion for helping children learn about God while having fun, and she hopes to create an environment where every child feels loved, respected, and welcomed.

Denise and her husband, Tim, have been attending Faith since 1992. They have four children and six grandchildren. When she is not at the church, you can find her enjoying time with her grandkids, playing games with family, crafting, or visiting Florida. dwells@faithauburn.org

Jose Castillo

Creative Arts Director

José joined us on staff as the Creative Arts Director in July of 2023. Jose Graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston MA earning two music scholarships and graduating Magna Cum Laude. José has performed and collaborated with Grammy-winning artists, Latin Jazz artists, and Christian artists such as Rene Gonzales, Juliza Arce, Ingrid Rosario, and Marcos Barrientos among others. José’s work has received great reviews in the music industry’s top magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar Magazine, and Modern Drummer.  Besides being a performer and a composer, José is also a college music professor and the owner and operator of a Multimedia Service Marketing _______ helping clients distinguish their voice and message in the ever-growing competitive marketplace through images, audio, video, and social media strategies.

 

Jose has been married to his wife, Emmy since 2000, and they have two teenagers: Joziah and Jubilee Castillo. One of Jose’s passions is the use of the arts to help people encounter Christ. In his time off, you will find Jose training and participating in Mountain Bike Racing, playing basketball or restaurant hopping with his wife.

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Heather Suto

Faith Groups Admin Assistant

My name is Heather. I am married to Robert. Our "children" include two adult daughters and their husbands, our adult son and his fiance, two granddaughters, a grandson, three cats, and a dog. I am a retired elementary teacher. Now, I spend my days working for a computational scientific software company. I enjoy spending time cooking plant-based meals, swimming, and hiking. Small Group ministry has been a part of my life since our marriage. I was fortunate to have people pour into my life as a young adult Christian to challenge me and encourage me to grow in my walk with Jesus. It is an honor to try to do the same for those God has placed in my life.

Overseers Leadership

Lynne Feraco (Chair)

Lin Bourie

Deborah Davenport

Robert Suto

Roxane Anderton

Peter LaPrad

Matthew Geeze (Lead Pastor)

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