Pastor Sam graduated from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis in 2016 and serves as the Associate Pastor here at Faith. Sam was born and raised in Maryland around the Baltimore-Annapolis area. He was formed and shaped in the love of Christ from his parents, friends, and pastors all by God’s sheer grace. Growing up he developed a great appreciation for music, which led him to pursue a Music Education degree at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. It was at Shepherd where he met Liz, and they were married in June 2012. Through their marriage, God has blessed them to be the parents of their daughters Cora and Caleigh who bring them so much joy. He loves to play music (trumpet specifically), read, run, swim, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with others. But far above all these things, the most invaluable and indescribable joy Sam has is sharing the love and forgiveness that God freely gives to His children in Jesus Christ. Pastor Sam’s identity is in Christ alone. God gets all the glory, and he’s fine with that! In his identity, it is Pastor Sam's main mission to keep all those he serves firmly fixed and constantly formed in the life-giving and everlasting identity they have in the world’s only Savior: Jesus Christ.