Church Council Officers / Executive Board
The Church Council is made up of the Executive Board and the Chairperson of each Church Board. They meet once a month to discuss church business.
President: Manfred Cholodewitsch
Vice President: Carol Bledsoe
Treasurer: Susan Lambros
Financial Secretary: Janet Goetz
Secretary: Jody Callahan
XO- Officers of Church Council – Pastor and Principal of School (non-voting)
Good Shepherd Church Boards
Board of Elders:
• Russ Brown (Chairperson)
• Joe Davis
• Manfred Cholodewitsch
• George Quintero
• Don Hover
• Andrew Pagano
Board of Trustees:
• Joe Davis (Chairperson, Property)
• Loren Boehm (Chairperson)
• Janet Goetz
• Judi Minto
• Jeff Brooks
• Teresa Herrin
Board of Stewardship:
• Jeff Brooks (Chairperson)
Board of Evangelism:
• Dez Davis Chairperson (Outreach)
Board of Parish Education:
• Kathy Phan (Chairperson)
Board of Social Concerns / Prayer:
• Judi Minto (Chairperson)
Members are selected by the Pastor as they are role models of Christian faith as demonstrated by their regular attendance at worship services, partake of the sacraments and participation in Bible study. They assist the Pastor in spiritual care and nurturing of the congregation.
Evangelism / Outreach Chair
As the Outreach Chair I perform community outreach on behalf of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School. I work with the board,and the church to strategize different ways to spread the word about God and the church while also helping the community. My job is to maintain a relationship between the church and the community. To coordinate fundraisers and programs that will increase attendance at church and spread information about the church. If you have any questions please let me know. I’m here to serve in any way that I can.
As trustee it is my responsibility to oversee the physical aspects of Good Shepherd Church and School such as property, equipment, and buildings. I coordinate with and liaison between the board and church leadership, and the maintenance supervisor to help keep the church and school grounds safe and clean and make sure that all applicable laws and standards are met. I help make sure that we are good stewards of the property God has entrusted to the congregation.
Stewardship is simply the act of being a steward. In biblical times a steward was a respected person of high integrity entrusted with his master’s possessions. They were expected to manage the possessions following the master’s wishes. Since God created and still owns all we have, stewardship is recognizing God is the owner, and we are His managers. As managers, we are responsible for using God’s possessions to please Him. In many churches stewardship means the Annual Stewardship Campaign. It means filling out a pledge card to make a commitment to the annual budget of the church where we are a member. In some cases, the definition has been broadened to include a commitment of our time and talents so that we are not putting all our focus on money. Here at GSLC we are driven by Building a strong foundation through Jesus Christ, loving and seeking to unite all with the Savior.
Youth Group Leader/Parish Education
Good Shepherd, Lutheran Church offers a faith-based youth group. We meet up every Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
This program is for fifth grade on up. There are many different activities we do, some include; outreach services for the public, we go on fun field trips, crafts, games, music, devotions, small groups that build life long friendships, praise and worship and even a huge trip out of state to go to camp. Joining youth services gives children community, building skills, and outlet for creativity, great for mental health and spiritual being. This opportunity offers your child a once in a lifetime experience to know Christ and experience Christ-like love and connections. Come join us to see what all the hype is about! We would love to have your child there!
LWML Board (Lutheran Women in Missions)
President: Judi Minto
Vice President: Judy White
Secretary: Peggy Fjelsted
Treasurer: Teresa Herrin
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.
As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.
The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.
2021–2023 Primary Focus
- Proclaiming Christ
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all peoples! (Psalm 96:3).
- Supporting Missions
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation (Mark 16:15).
- Equipping Women
Now may the God of peace … equip you with everything good that you may do his will (Hebrews 13:20–21).
- Serving Others
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another (1 Peter 4:10a)
As an auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, our beliefs are in line with the statements found on the LCMS website at lcms.org/about/beliefs
Mission Education, Mission Inspiration, Mission Service, Financial Grants for Mission Needs
Serve the LORD with gladness! (Psalm 100:2)
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd’s local LWML meets the second Saturday of each month, September through May. Meetings are held in the church fellowship hall and begin at 10 AM. The meeting includes a devotional Bible Study, short business meeting, refreshments and Christian fellowship. All women of the church are invited and encouraged to join. We are currently contributing to the support of our Lutheran Seminary Student as well as other local, national and global missions as the needs arise. Members are invited to attend the district Spring and Fall Rally to enjoy fellowship with other local LWML women. Our annual LWML fundraising dinner is a much anticipated event for our church members…as is our monthly LWML Bake Sale. We encourage you to join us in serving the Lord with gladness!
The parochial school board of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School has the responsibility to assure policies and procedures are in place, it’s vital to the day to day operations. We have a robust system that creates a safe and pleasant facility for staff, faculty, and students alike. We strive to manage our work in a godly manner.
The school board meets regularly, and is composed of a small dedicated group that voices their ideas and concerns freely. Due to the fact that it is few in numbers, our votes carry more significance and weight. As the chairperson, I see my role as a facilitator, and work diligently to remove roadblocks and assist in any way I can to promote positive and timely outcomes.
The school board is committed to assuring we maintain our accreditation status, along with making smart informed decisions concerning finance and budgetary needs. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has had many hardships including the pandemic as well as Hurricane Ian, where many people lost everything, including loved ones. These events have brought out the worst and the best of us. Thankfully our faith in Lord Jesus and through the miracle of God, we have made an incredible recovery, and continue each and every day to improve. Furthermore, I am committed to the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church and School board and its staff, faculty, and students.
• Sharon DeVore
• Mary Harrell
• Peggy Fjelsted
• Susan Lambros
Create and maintain worship space that demonstrates love and respect for God and his people gathered in His name, including:
- displaying, cleaning, and storing paraments and linens appropriately
- caring for sacramental vessels and vestments
- preparing for and cleaning up after worship services
- ordering supplies
- and much more