The Vision Team

Visual Faith Ministry is the endeavor of Connie Denninger and Pat Maier to create an online collaborative center that brings together free Visual Faith tools and resources with practitioners discipled as coaches for others.  The Visual Faith Communities on Facebook gather regional members  in community and encourage the sharing of materials and resources in the FILES section in the groups.They enjoy leading retreats, workshops, and participating in many places of encouragement for Visual Faith practitioners. The expanding creative endeavors  continue to ignite their passion to lift up, connect and equip laypeople and professional church workers to serve using visual faith processes.

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Connie denninger

Family Life Educator. Spiritual Formation researcher. Blogs at Vintage Grace. Gardener. Visual Faith Coach learning to be a Digital Missioner. Loves the sacred space of home.  Seeks to live life as prayer. Encourager to husband John, serving as LCMS Southeastern District President, three daughters with super spouses. Delights being Gigi to six grandsons.

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Pat maier

Artist. Teacher. Visual Faith Coach. Friend. Uses God’s Word as inspiration for creative writing and drawing to cultivate understanding, hope, and joy in faith living. Loves nature, gardening, rocks, Montana, Michigan, and Family! Encourager to husband David - President of the Michigan District LCMS, 4 children, 3 kids-in-love, and 3 grandchildren.

Connie and Pat have been blessed by an expanding team of very qualified visionaries to help bring the resources together both on the Visual Faith Ministry website and taking the tools right into schools, congregations and community events.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT   Valerie Matyas is a Visual Faith Classroom Coach joining a love for all things Visual Faith with the heart passion of an educator to forge new pathways into schools and congregational life. She is a graduate student at Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI. pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Valerie is passionate about Parochial Education as well as supporting and encouraging professional church workers and laity in their personal devotional and prayer lives. She seeks to encourage God's people, of all ages, to literally draw closer to Him through creative reflection and loves to develop tools to open these faith-sharing doors for her family and others. Email her at:  valmatyas@gmail.com

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Valerie Matyas is a Visual Faith Classroom Coach joining a love for all things Visual Faith with the heart passion of an educator to forge new pathways into schools and congregational life. She is a graduate student at Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI. pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Valerie is passionate about Parochial Education as well as supporting and encouraging professional church workers and laity in their personal devotional and prayer lives. She seeks to encourage God's people, of all ages, to literally draw closer to Him through creative reflection and loves to develop tools to open these faith-sharing doors for her family and others. Email her at: valmatyas@gmail.com

RESOURCE and COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR   Linda Ekong brings her long-time love for graphic design to Visual Faith Ministry. Her 20 years of experience in layout and design combine with her heart to share visual faith with many others and the opportunity to serve God in this way. She serves with a meticulous eye and the skills to offer the very best resources in our ever-expanding library, as well as publish our monthly newsletter. Linda is a blessed child of God, wife, and mother to 5. Her other passions include singing praises to God and spending time with her family. Email her at:  lindaekong@gmail.com

RESOURCE and COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Linda Ekong brings her long-time love for graphic design to Visual Faith Ministry. Her 20 years of experience in layout and design combine with her heart to share visual faith with many others and the opportunity to serve God in this way. She serves with a meticulous eye and the skills to offer the very best resources in our ever-expanding library, as well as publish our monthly newsletter. Linda is a blessed child of God, wife, and mother to 5. Her other passions include singing praises to God and spending time with her family. Email her at: lindaekong@gmail.com

WEBMASTER   Diane Marra devotes her creative and imaginative skills and talents to the collaborative learning community of Visual Faith by designing, creating and maintaining the Visual Faith Website. All of her graphic creativity is about bringing glory to God in the graphic designs for Visual Faith Ministry. Diane is a mixedmedia faithartist, teacher, project manager and life long art student. She is active in her local community as a volunteer art teacher for Adults with special needs, bible study leader, and mentor. Email her at:  dianemarra51@gmail.com

WEBMASTER

Diane Marra devotes her creative and imaginative skills and talents to the collaborative learning community of Visual Faith by designing, creating and maintaining the Visual Faith Website. All of her graphic creativity is about bringing glory to God in the graphic designs for Visual Faith Ministry. Diane is a mixedmedia faithartist, teacher, project manager and life long art student. She is active in her local community as a volunteer art teacher for Adults with special needs, bible study leader, and mentor. Email her at: dianemarra51@gmail.com

"And this is the confidence that we have toward Him,

that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us."  (1 John 5:14)

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Visual Faith Ministry Prayer Team

We also lift up the Visual Faith Ministry Prayer Team who have blessed our ministry by joining us as prayer partners. Some have watched the growth and development of Visual Faith practices for over 20 years. All are committed to cover the events, coaches, and travels of the leaders as they seek to bring these practices to others. They also seek the Lord’s face for the future of Visual Faith Mnistry and to help us to go- “where the Holy Spirit is already working.”

Anne Westphal, Susan Theiss, Lois Giordano, Rae Fangmeier, Rev. Todd Jones, Susan Jones, Amy Davenport, Rev. Art Umbach

Prayers needs may be sent to: visualfaith@visualfaithmin.org.