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Using Our Gifts


Church Staff & Leadership


Robert Hein

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!


Matt Mueller

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.

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Peter schlicht

Hello!  My name is Pastor Peter Schlicht and I am humbled to serve as your pastor here at Good Shepherd.

After growing up in small towns both in western Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, I attended Luther Preparatory School for High School.  I received my BA from Martin Luther College and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2017.  I served as a pastor in Madison, WI for a little over six years before accepting the call as pastor here in West Bend. 


The Lord has blessed me with my godly wife (Rachel) and our four children (Solomon, Willow, Simeon, and Sparrow).

Here at Good Shepherd I'm called as the pastor overseeing Worship and the Support Board.  I love to plan meaningful ways for God's people to receive his Word and Sacrament, with a special joy for music.  I am passionate about teaching, diving deeply into God's Word in order to foster depth in Christian faith. 

Finally, I am so thankful for Good Shepherd's emphasis on Christian education and care for God's little lambs.

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Paul Janke

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


Sarah Schmandt

Gwen Pasbrig


Amber Kolander


Cathy Moldenhauer


Marilyn Sievert

23/24 Coordinating Council

Chairman:  Paul Ihlenfeldt

Vice-Chairman:  Justin Rechlicz

Secretary:  Dan Herriges

Financial Officer - Korey Johnson

Plus Chairman of the Six Boards

Adult Nurture Board

Chairman - Tom Getka

David Ertmer, Mike Scherbarth

Family Nurture Board

Chairman - Kurt Kolander

Josh Dettman, Richard Schmidt

Outreach Board

Chairman - Todd Biesterfeld

Paul Braun

School Board

Chairman - Nathan Karst

Matt Kopp, Nathan Schmidt, Adam Spaeth, Scott Zeinert

Support Board

Chairman - Adam Retzlaff

Ron Kempf

Worship Board

Chairman - Peter Kapler

Eric Bublitz, Billy Crowley


Ladies League President - Kathy Mertes

Adult Choir - Ryan Kluba

Adult Handbell Chair - Eileen Schmiege

Children's Choir - Ryan Kluba

Pioneers - Denise Retzlaff


Sunday School - Wes Schmandt

Children's Handbell Choirs - Ryan Kluba

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School - Dan Schultz



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Leadership & Church Staff

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