Pastor Rebecca Sheridan grew up in Omaha, Nebraska in the Lutheran church. She received a bachelor’s in English and secondary education from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a Master’s of Divinity from The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she met her husband, Rich Sheridan. Her first call was serving a two-point rural parish of Calvary Lutheran Church of Swede Home and Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, Nebraska. Her second call was serving as co-pastor with Rich at Bethel Lutheran Church in Omaha and as Director for Evangelical Mission with the Nebraska Synod. Pastor Rebecca and Rich moved to Syosset to be closer to his family in Parsippany, New Jersey. Rich is currently completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University. They have two young girls, Erin (4) and Grace (2). The Sheridans enjoy going camping, cooking, reading, and singing as a family. Pastor Rebecca is so excited to be serving the people of Faith Lutheran Church.
Linda volunteers her time in the church office and is a valuable asset to both Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Nursery School. Linda is always willing to jump in and help out during the school day, and coordinates all church events. Linda is on the Youth and Family Committee, an Altar Guild member, sings with the Church Choir, and sees to it that coffee hour is ready on time. She is a current member of the Church Council.
Linda has been a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for 48 years. She served on the Church Council for two terms, and spent one of the six-year terms as Council President. Linda taught Sunday School for many years and has been the Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 30 years. Linda worked at Faith Nursery School for over15 years as an Assistant Teacher, and as a Toddler Teacher.
Linda has lived in the community since 1969 and has three grown children.
All three attended Faith Nursery School and Sunday School, received First Communion, and were Confirmed here at Faith Lutheran Church. When she’s not here at church, Linda enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren.
Travis Bloom is the director of music at Faith. He assists the pastors with the weekly liturgy and directs the adult choir. He provides the music for our weekly worship services. Several times a year Mr. Bloom presents the congregation, its friends, and the people of Syosset a Broadway quality musical performance under the title, “Travis and Friends.” Recently the program was titled, “A Night at the Opera.” Other offerings included, “Broadway’s Greatest Hits.”
Travis Bloom is a sought after accompanist and coach in NYC. With a passion for the vocal arts, Mr. Bloom’s coaching platform is based on musical accuracy, performance practice techniques, dramatic integrity, diction accuracy, and vocal health in alignment with the Bel Canto school of singing. Mr. Bloom has strong sight-reading capabilities, concise rehearsal techniques, versatile stylistic vocal capabilities, and excellent musicianship as a collaborator. He recently joined the Indiana University Ballet and Opera Theater music staff as a rehearsal pianist and coach for Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers, Menotti’s The Last Savage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He has also accompanied numerous voice recitals, master classes, competitions, auditions, and opera workshop productions.
Mr. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University and is an alumnus of Indiana University.