In January 2007 Pastor Garwood began serving Faith Lutheran Church, Yerington, as vacancypastor.  In January 2008 the congregations of River of Life, Dayton, and Faith Lutheran,Yerington, formed together as a dual parish and called Pastor Garwood to be their full time pastor.  Since January 2009 Pastor Garwood has also been the supervising pastor of BethanyLutheran Church, Hawthorne, NV, where he preaches and leads worship twice a month.

The Garwoods have five grown and married children:  the Rev. Burt Garwood (wife Michele), Leawood, KS; Mrs. Emily Hart (husband Rev. Leigh Hart) of Sylmar, CA; and Mrs Elaine Vogan (husband Drew), of Littleton, CO; Rev. Philip Garwood (wife Heather) ofLaGrande, OR; and Jared Garwood (wife Meredith) of Omaha, NE.  They have 16 grandchildren. Pastor Garwood previously served a parish in Omaha, and was missionary church
planter in the Philippines from 1978-1988 and taught at the Lutheran Seminary in Baguio City,Philippines from 1988-1992, and pastored International Lutheran Church Manila 1992-95. 
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Everett Garwood - Pastor

 Sarah Weishaar -Director of Christian Education  

     Sarah graduated from Concordia University Nebraska class of 2018. She graduated with a degree of Director of  Christian Education and psychology. 


She then went on to do her DCE internship here at Faith Lutheran, Yerington. 


She accepted the call to Faith Yerington and was recently installed as their full time DCE. Sarah is so excited to be able to continue building relationships with her congregation and  watch all of our students learn and grow. 

Sarah enjoys teaching kids of all ages and firmly believes that learning should be experiential and fun whenever possible. 

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Council Members

President:  Rick Smith 


Vice President:  Joe Johnson 


Head Elder:  Charlie Hicks, Steve Tomac

Director of Christian Education: Sarah Weishaar

Director of Church's Religious Education:  Laura Tomac 

Newsletter: Sarah Weishaar

Secretary: Gigi Neal


Treasurer: Wade Johnson


Financial Secretary:  Nancy Goldsmith















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