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Our Team

David Spaetzel

Chair of Church Council

David was born in Kitchener in the "previous millennium".  He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an 

Hon B.Sc. in Biology and a B.Ed. from Western University.  David married Monika in 1979 and they have two sons, William and James, and one granddaughter, Evelyn.

David worked with CIBC for 30 years in various Ontario locations. He also worked as the Office Manager at Faith for 2 years.  David has played in numerous bands (too many to mention!) and has toured Austria and Germany 3 times with the Hofbrau Band.  David's hobbies include bicycle riding, playing music, model trains, computers, and tropical fish. 


Julie Brown

Office Administrator

Kind, reliable, and generous. These are just a few of the words that we would use describe this invaluable member of our team. Julie manages all administrative aspects of Church life at Faith, and coordinates our team for effective ministry.


Adrian Little

Director of Music

Adrian Little is a pianist and music educator from Port Elgin. Having recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Piano Performance, he spends much of his time collaborating with choral groups, vocalists, and instrumentalists from all corners of the Bruce-Grey area. Adrian has always had an appreciation for music’s role in worship, having sung hymns and taken part in services his entire life; as Director of Music, he continually strives to find the best music in service of God’s message.


Pastor Darlyne "Dar" Rath

Our Pastor

Dar and her husband, Merle, first moved from Burlington to Southampton approximately 17 years ago and attended Faith Lutheran Church.  Dar then went back to university to become a minister and returned to Faith to do a couple of worship courses.  She was ordained in Waterloo and then installed at St. James in Williamsford, where she was for 7 years.  During these 7 years, Dar also took on the position of interim pastor at Faith Lutheran Church for about 6 months in 2018.

Pastor Dar is bringing with her a wealth of experience and community care.  “I’ve been back and forth and in and out and around here quite a bit doing ministry,” said Rath, “and it’s a real honour to now be here as the church Pastor.”  In the community, Pastor Dar Rath also provides ministerial services at the Southampton Hospital as part of the Grey Bruce Spiritual Care Council.

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