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 making an impact in the community of Central Massachusetts by leading the church to live out the words of Jesus in the heart of New England. He has a passion to teach the Scriptures and to encourage people to place their faith in Jesus.
Doug graduated from Houghton College in Western, NY and then went on to get 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.
Associate Pastor of Small Groups and Worship
Matt is the Associate Pastor of Faith Church, overseeing Small Groups and the Worship Ministry. He’s been a part of Faith since 1989, and he officially came on staff in 2015. Matt’s passions include leading people in worship of Jesus, preaching for life change, discipling men and women through small groups, creating quality videos that display the glory of God, and helping people to discover whom God has created them to be.
Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Houghton College and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary. He and his wife, Kendyl, have been married since 2012 and they have two beautiful girls: Ferryn and Karis. When not in the office, Matt is usually at a local coffee shop reading a book or listening to music.
Pastor of Children's Ministries
Patricia Lake is the Pastor of Children’s Ministries here at Faith Church. An Early Childhood Music Specialist, Patti studied Music Education and Performance at UMass Lowell and Early Childhood Education at Eastern Nazarene College. She holds a certification in Leadership from Southeastern University and is currently studying Organizational Leadership at The American Women’s College.
Pastor Patti absolutely loves to direct children’s theatre and improv and is a VBS junkie! She lives in Shrewsbury with her beloved Mr. Brian. They have been blessed with three grown children and six grandchildren affectionately known as the “Grand-Chickens”.
Pastor of Student Ministries
Sam was hired in 2015 as the Pastor of Student Ministries. He graduated from Worcester State University and is currently working on his Master of Divinity. 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.
Alyssa has been attending Faith Church since the summer of 2016. She graduated from Fitchburg State University and immediately began working full time with Campus Ambassadors, a national college ministry organization under Missions Door, in 2018. Alyssa is passionate about sharing the hope and love of Jesus with college students and currently works at Worcester State University. One of her favorite aspects of her job as a campus minister is walking with students in every season of life as they learn how much Jesus cares for them and meets them where they're at.
Alyssa joined the Faith Church staff team in January 2021 and also serves on the worship team and the live stream team. When she is not on campus or at church, she can usually be found playing board games with her family and friends, or in the drive thru line at Chick-Fil-A.