Who We Are

We began as a vacation Bible school in a house on Mangold Avenue, Faith Presbyterian Church is the little church with a big heart. The first church was built and dedicated on Nov. 17, 1933 at 2418 W. Mangold, with 24 charter members. 


In 1960, land was purchased at 3800 W. Rawson Ave., and the cornerstone of the new church was laid on Oct. 21, 1962. The first service was held May 19, 1963, and the building was dedicated on Sept. 22 of the same year. We currently have about 100 members -- ranging in age from new born through late 80s. 


Since the turn of the century, Faith has been active in mission beyond its doors. As a part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Faith is know for supporting mission projects. Each year, our members raise or collect thousands of dollars for national and international appeals. We also support a local Franklin school with supplies, snacks, and books for all first graders; host a food cupboard in the church for those in need, collect over-the counter medications for a free clinic, and try to answer the call for help when needed.


Faith values children and youth and offers outstanding Sunday School classes with dedicated teachers. We cannot wait until it is safe to resume those classes in person again.


We offer inspiring and uplifting worship services virtually at this time with appearances by our choir and musicians providing music that enables us all to worship God more fully. 


Faith Presbyterian Church is a congregation of:

- Presbytery of Milwaukee

- The Synod of Lakes and Prairies

- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


We are also a member of the Covenant Network

MEET THE FAITH STAFF

  • Pastor - Beth Patton

    Rev. Beth Patton is a life-long Presbyterian, a PK (preacher’s kid), and has been ordained as a Minister of Word & Sacrament in the PC(USA) for 6 years. For 30 years, Beth has served on church staffs and non-profit organizations in various educational, worship, and administrative capacities working with all age groups.


    Beth was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew-up in Roanoke, Virginia. After graduating from college, Beth served for 3 years as a Volunteer in Mission with the PC(USA), two of those years on the Texas/Mexican border. She earned a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies & Community Planning from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and then moved to Washington D.C. where she met her husband. Beth worked as the Director of the Washington Seminar Center and the Office Manager of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church. Her husband’s job with the National Academy of Sciences took them to Southern California and Beth felt a call to attend seminary. She graduated from Claremont School of Theology in 2007.


    While in California, Beth served in various capacities on the staff of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. She has also combined her interests in women’s socio-economic justice and the biblical narrative in the creation of a curriculum called the Red Tent Gathering (www.redtentgathering.com). Beth, her husband, and their two sons, moved to Wisconsin in 2014 for Beth to accept a call as Assoc. Pastor at North Shore Presbyterian Church in Shorewood. They have now (proudly) survived 7 Wisconsin winters! Go Brewers!

  • Music Director - Joan Nowaczynski

    Joan is a graduate of Alverno College with a degree in piano performance/pedegogy. She accompanies groups from various high schools in the area, "Women of Note", and the Milwaukee Choirsters. She also has played for the Milwaukee Opera Company and the Florentine Opera Company, and teaches piano lessons. Joan is a wife, mom to 3 terrific kids, grandma to 6 wonderful grandchildren, and a huge Green Bay Packer fan!