meet the leadership

eric tober - lead pastor

Eric comes to Faith with nearly thirty years of experience, serving churches in Wisconsin, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. He studied Advanced Expository Preaching under Haddon Robinson and D.A. Carson. Eric has traveled to Europe, India, and China in missions work and pastor training, as well as doctoral studies in Israel and Jordan.

Eric met his wife and childhood sweetheart, Chris, at a dance recital for his sister when he was in seventh grade. They have three adult married children and three grandkids. Eric enjoys travel, dinner and a movie, playing guitar, listening to all kinds of music, Ford Mustangs, and sports of all kinds, but especially basketball.

To contact Pastor Eric, use email or (614) 791-1495.

shaun brainard - community outreach coordinator

Shaun grew up in Hilliard, OH, and attended school at Wright State University and Columbus State. It was while attending university in 2002 that Shaun came to know the Lord through the ministry of CRU. Since then, Shaun has spent time going on several mission trips at home and abroad and from 2020-2022, he and his wife Karlie served as missionaries with Athletes In Action. Shaun and Karlie have been faithfully active at Faith Community Church since 2009, including getting married there!

As Community Outreach Coordinator, Shaun loves connecting his community with the local church. His hope is to faithfully use his gifts and talents to inspire others to actively participate in the advancements of “The Great Commission” inside their own community.

To contact Shaun, use email You can also directly support his outreach work by giving at

adriana amezcua - children's ministry director

Adriana, her husband, David, and their youngest daughter came to Faith Community in 2020 and were an answer to prayer as they quickly got involved and Adriana applied to fill the need for a new Children's Ministry Director. She runs our wonderful Faith Kids program on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for children from preschool aged to 7th grade!

To contact Adriana, use email

russell cunningham - lead elder

Russell and his wife, Lisa, have been at Faith Community for 29 years, with Russell serving as Elder for 7 years. Lisa plays drums and sings with the worship team and they have three grown daughters.

If you wish to contact the elders, please use the Contact link on this page.

tim holt - elder

Tim and his wife, Julie, have been attending Faith Community for 27 years, with Tim serving as Elder for 4 years, including taking a turn as Lead Elder. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and one adorable little dog.

If you wish to contact the elders, please use the Contact link on this page.

collin brendemuehl - elder

Collin, and his wife, Virginia, have been at Faith Community for more than 21 years and have raised two sons, though Collin was new to the elder team in 2020. He has often taught in our adult classes and has worked with Pastor Eric in coordinating the adult curricula. Virginia heads up our Hospitality team and provides our Wednesday Night "Re-Connect" dinners.

If you wish to contact the elders, please use the Contact link on this page.

dave schneider - deacon of missions

Dave was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but has lived in Columbus for most of his childhood and all of his adult life. He is married to Kimie and they have been blessed with four children. They have been attending Faith since 1991 and over those many years, Dave has served in roles ranging from Youth Group, Nursery, Children's Ministry, Clean Team, Elder, and now, Deacon of Missions.

jenna stiles - bookkeeping & communications
john stiles - deacon of property

Jenna and her husband, John, began attending Faith Community in 2000 as a newly engaged couple and found connections right away. They were married the same year and now have three children.

Both have served in various ways at Faith, including worship team, clean team, and children's ministry, as well as administration and property.