Web joined the team at Faith in a stroke of timing only God could engineer. In a "cold-call" email during the spring of his senior year of college, Web reached out to us looking for a place to call home for the next year, and inquiring about some sort of seminary-prep position or internship. In God's wisdom, it was a great fit, and Web joined the team in August of 2016. Web and his (brilliant and beautiful) wife Ramsey moved to Grand Forks in July of 2016, following their wedding in June of 2016, shortly after they both graduated from Luther College in northeast Iowa in May of 2016. Needless to say, the summer of 2016 was a wonderful whirlwind.
Web and Ramsey welcomed their first child, Samuel Thomas Gehring into the world on October 9th, 2018. Fatherhood has been an entirely theological and reflective experience - loving and leading Samuel and Ramsey in their new life together has taught Web countless lessons already.
Web's role at Faith is multi-faceted, as he engages in many different ministries. On Sundays, Web regularly leads worship during our services and spends time with the Middle School Sunday School class. On Wednesdays, Web coaches the student-led worship team at youth group and leads discussion for both middle school and high school boys. On the days between Wednesday and Sunday, Web serves as the resident techie, overseeing the build of our new website and the implementation of an entire Church Management System (ChMS).
Web grew up in central Illinois, and God's saving grace was revealed to him by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit when he realized the depth of his sinfulness at church camp the summer he turned 13. He started playing ukulele when he was 16, guitar when he was 17, studied music and philosophy in college, and loves to bring new depths of richness to theological lyricism through music. Just don't ask him about augmented 6th chords or iso-rhythmic melodies unless you've got an hour.
When Web isn't serving at Faith in some capacity, he enjoys creating interesting meals, picking apart movies and TV, reading old dead guy theologians and philosophers, following St. Louis Cardinals baseball and drinking too much coffee. (OK, he drinks too much coffee when he's serving at Faith too.) He's always up for making new friends and would be glad to get a cup of coffee or follow you back on social media.