PASTOR: SEAN EWBANK
 
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Pastor Sean began his ministry at St. Thomas in 2010. Orginally from California, Sean graduated from high school in Trenton, Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and his Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

Over his career he has served as pastor of congregations in Warren Michigan, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, and Mandeville Louisiana.

Pastor Sean lives on Grosse Ile with his wife, Krista, and their daughter Abby.

 
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: Carol Cameron:
 
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Carol has worked in the office at St. Thomas since 1998. She greets you with a big smile that makes   everyone  feel welcome. She is best known as the go-to person for information on any subject such as who is doing what and where things are located. Her business degree from Eastern Michigan University comes in handy as she does the bookkeeping and keeps the church records. She also publishes the monthly newsletter and prepares weekly bulletins.

Carol lives on Grosse Ile with her husband Russ.

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES: Darcie Bammer:

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Darcie’s job includes managing our Sunday School program, Youth Night, Bible School, and Summer Camp. She plans all kinds of events for children ages 3 through high school. Check out the YOUTH tab for what current activities.

Darcie earned a BS in Education at Bowling Green University and is currently a substitute teacher in the Grosse Ile schools. She and her husband Corey have three children who are active in the church youth programs.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA: Betty Ruck

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Betty is responsible for producing weekly service media, building and maintaining the website, producing sermon and other videos,  producing advertising media, photographing special events and maintaining the online church directory. She also manages the tech booth where she trains students to edit and run MediaShout, run a 24 channel soundboard mixer with wireless mics. and videotape sermons. 

Betty earned her BSEd from Ohio State and recently retired from teaching science at Brownstown Middle School. She lives on Grosse Ile with her husband George.

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Karen Skrocki:

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Karen leads singing for the traditional service and plays piano for the contemporary service. On special occasions she plays her violin or brings her “Pick and Bow” group to play for us. On Tuesdays she leads a guitar group that meets at the church and she teaches piano and instrument lessons in her home.

Karen has a degree from Wayne State and lives on Grosse Ile with her husband Al.

PIANIST AND CANTOR: Jeff Kline:

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Jeff plays piano and is cantor for the traditional service and sings in the praise group for the contemporary service. He works in Taylor schools as a paraprofessional.

Jeff lives on Grosse Ile with his wife Kathie.

PRAISE GROUP LEADER: Krista Ewbank
 
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Krista  leads the praise group of singers and musicians for the contemporary service and also does the children’s sermons on Sunday morning. Her energy is boundless as she engages children and adults alike in VBS songs and skits. Krista is a professional actress and earned her degree in theatre from Northwestern University.

Krista is the artistic director of Open Book Theatre in Trenton and lives on Grosse Ile with her husband, Pastor Sean, and their daughter Abby.

DIR. OF HOSPITALITY: Linda Landis

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Linda manages the building use, rental, cleaning, and maintenance as well as hostessing special events.

She is retired from the Grosse Ile post office and lives in Gibralter with her husband John.