Rev. Mark Huff
Rev. Mark L Huff, the youngest of two children, grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from Georgetown College in 2002 with a B.S. degree in Finance. Upon graduation he moved to Cincinnati, OH where he worked for Huntington Bank as a construction loan specialist, in retail operations for Peoples Community Bank, and finally for the Cincinnati Financial Corporation as a financial institution analyst and risk underwriter. In 2011, after several years of prayer and discernment, he moved to St. Louis, MO to study for the pastorate at Concordia Seminary. Upon graduation in 2015 with a Master of Divinity degree, he was sent to Port Huron by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to serve as pastor of Faith Lutheran.
In 2005 he married Elizabeth (nee Pfennig), a Cincinnati native, who currently works as a Disney Travel agent. They have two young children at home, Lillian and Maggie. Rev. Huff is an avid reader of pretty much anything he can get his hands on and recently developed an interest in vinyl records. While he loves traveling, he’s just as content spending a quiet weekend at home working in the yard and being with the three lovely ladies in his life.
Praise Team Leader
Ryan Porte is a lifelong resident of the Blue Water Area and lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church. In the summer of 1996 after graduation from Grand Valley State University, Ryan joined the Praise Team as a guitar player and backup singer. In the summer of 2015, Ryan was asked to take over the leadership role of a talented and dedicated group of singers and musicians, many of these members have been with the Praise Team for over 15 years. He feels honored and grateful for their continued time, talents and friendship. Ryan is married to Tracy (nee Schultz) Porte and has a son Mitchell.