Rev. Matt Cadora | Pastor
Rev. Matt Cadora has been the Pastor of Faith since 2005. Matt and his wife Lisa are both from Atlanta, Georgia. In keeping with his Georgia roots, Matt is a graduate of both the University of Georgia (B.B.A.) and Georgia Tech (M.B.A.).
Prior to entering the ministry, Matt worked for seven years with the BellSouth Corporation. In the late 1990’s, Matt ventured out of the South and up to the Pacific Northwest where he studied at Western Seminary – based in Portland, Oregon. While in seminary, Matt worked as a pastoral intern at Grace Church Seattle, a church plant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA.
Upon completion of his seminary studies, Matt moved back to Atlanta in 2000 where he joined the staff of Intown Community Church, working first as the Pastor of Community Formation (Small Groups) and, later, as the Pastor of Congregational Care. Most importantly, as he moved back to Atlanta, Matt met Lisa and they were married in 2002.
In 2005, as Matt and Lisa were both feeling the itch to live in a part of the country where they hadn’t lived before, the opportunity arose for Matt to serve as the Pastor of Faith – Cincinnati. They came to Ohio and haven’t looked back – except for when Matt occasionally returns to Atlanta each autumn for one or two Georgia Tech football games! As much as Matt and Lisa enjoy living in Cincinnati, Matt considers it to be a great honor and privilege to serve as the Pastor at Faith.
billy otten | PASTORal intern
Billy joined the staff team at Faith in 2015 as a pastoral intern. His responsibilities include leading worship, overseeing community group ministry, helping with hospitality and outreach, and various other things. He is currently studying at Reformed Theological Seminary and his long term goal is to become ordained in the PCA and serve as a teaching pastor.
He and his wife Julie were born and raised in various parts of Ohio including Dayton, Columbus, and New Philadelphia. They first came to Cincinnati in 2010 to serve with the Navigators on UC's campus. They were with the Navigators for five years before interning at Missio Dei Church for one year. While at Missio Billy had an opportunity to better discern his calling and he felt drawn toward preaching and teaching and doing so with the PCA. In May of 2015 an opportunity opened up for Billy to serve at Faith.
Billy and Julie have two sons and one daughter. They enjoy spending time together as a family, good food, arts, culture, film, and music. They live together in a skinny, brick row house in Over-the-Rhine.
suzanne dorsch | children's ministry director
Suzanne & her husband Curtis have been members of Faith since 2005. She has served with a dedicated and caring Children's Ministry Team in the development of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at Faith for six years and was recently hired in the fall of 2014 in an official capacity.
She grew up in Michigan and relocated to Cincinnati in 1997 to attended graduated school at the University of Cincinnati in Public Health Education. While her formal education is in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training, Suzanne feels that working in the field of children's ministry has been her true calling.
Suzanne and Curtis have two children – Avery and Gabriel. They enjoy watching them grow and learn about life, play sports, read, sing and play music.
Marsha Vonderwish | administrative assistant
Marsha has worked at Faith Presbyterian Church since 1996. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Joe. They have three sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law, and three precious grandsons.
“Mother Marsha” is truly a great servant to our congregation in so many ways that most people would never realize. From coordinating church picnics to interior decorating, Marsha’s fingerprints can be found throughout the church facility and in the details of the activities of our church community.
Damon Gray | Choir director + chief musician
Damon Gray earned a bachelor in cello performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1993. He was involved in music from an early age, taking lessons in piano, oboe and cello. He also sang with the American Boychoir from age 10 to 11.
His emphasis remained on the cello through college. Soon after, an interest in violin making became irresistible. After an intense 3 years of study, he opened his own shop in Cincinnati making and repairing violins, violas and cellos.
He has directed the choir and music program at Faith since 2008. He and Melissa married in 1994 and joined Faith the same year.