Using Our Gifts
Church Staff & Leadership
My name is Pastor Robert Hein and I love serving God's people at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Sharing the good news of Jesus is a joy and delight.
I have been serving at Good Shepherd for 11 years.
I have been blessed to be married to my wife Carolyn, and we have three wonderful children, Eric, Rachel, and Laura.
My goal is to help us grow in our connection with the Lord through his Word, to build connections with one another through fellowship and joyful service, and to build connections with the people of our community through the power of the Gospel
I invite you to come and find out more about Jesus and his good news for our lives!
I am Pastor Mueller. I went to high school at Luther Preparatory School, where I met my wife Holly. We graduated from there in 2007. Afterward, we both attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. We graduated in 2011; Holly with an Early Childhood Education degree while I continued to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary to become a pastor, graduating in 2015.
From the seminary I was assigned to Living Hope Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL. I served there six years. In 2021, I was called to be the youth and family pastor here at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School.
My wife and I have five children. Lilie, Matthew, Eli, Daisy, and Ivy. We enjoy the outdoors including hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, swimming, and the beach.
I hope to be a blessing to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School as we grow spiritually, serve God, and share Jesus together.
In 2003 Good Shepherd congregation called me to join their pastoral staff. I had retired from full time service as the WELS's Vice President of Mission and Ministry. Before that had been 37 years of pastoral ministry beginning with the first mission outreach in Canada and then for many years in one of our largest congregations.
Nothing brings more joy than to preach the good news of salvation, or to lead the ever growing Senior Bible Class into deeper knowledge of our Savior, or to comfort the sick and shut ins with the promises of our loving Lord.
Thank you and the Lord for giving me the opportunity to share that joy with you as we grow together in his Word.
Pastor Paul Janke is the son of Pastor Martin and Marie Janke. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a graduate of Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Northwestern College, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. By God’s grace he has been a pastor for forty years, serving congregations in Portland, Maine, San Jose and Modesto, California, and, most recently, Watertown, South Dakota.
While he was at the seminary, he met Carol Rusch on a blind date. They’ve been married for forty years. God has blessed their marriage with four children: Jenny Mangini (Coronado, California), Jessica Johnston (Menasha, Wisconsin), Peter Janke (Chiang Mai, Thailand), and Erik Janke (Bluffton, South Carolina). The Jankes have 11 grandchildren.
Pastor Janke’s favorite parts of the ministry are teaching Bible studies and visiting shut-ins. In his spare time, he enjoys reading history and biographies, walking, doing yard work and camping.
His favorite Bible passage is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Each one should use whatever Gift he was received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. - 1 Peter 4:10
22/23 Coordinating Council
Chairman: Mark Frank
Vice-Chairman: Justin Rechlicz
Secretary: Dan Herriges
Financial Officer - Mark Mertes
Plus Chairman of the Six Boards
Adult Nurture Board
Chairman - Paul Ihlenfeldt
David Ertmer, Mike Scherbarth
Family Nurture Board
Chairman - Kurt Kolander
Josh Dettman, Richard Schmidt
Chairman - Jack Freiheit
Todd Biesterfeld, Paul Braun
Chairman - Nathan Karst
Matt Kopp, Nathan Schmidt, Adam Spaeth, Scott Zeinert
Chairman - Adam Retzlaff
Tom Getka, Ron Kempf
Chairman - Peter Kapler
Dave Bieberitz, Billy Crowley
Ladies League President - Kathy Mertes
Adult Choir - Eileen Schmiege
Adult Handbell Chair - Eileen Schmiege
Children's Choir - Madison Boulden
Pioneers - Denise Retzlaff
Sunday School - Wes Schmandt
Children's Handbell Choirs - Madison Boulden
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School - Dan Schultz