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Robert Hein

Greetings! 
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!

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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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Richard Lauersdorf

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.

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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.”

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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

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Sarah Schmandt

Gwen Pasbrig

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Amber Kolander

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Cathy Moldenhauer

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Marilyn Sievert

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

Outreach Board

Chairman - Jack Freiheit

Todd Biesterfeld, Paul Braun

School Board

Chairman - Nathan Karst

Matt Kopp, Nathan Schmidt, Adam Spaeth, Scott Zeinert

Support Board

Chairman - Adam Retzlaff

Tom Getka, Ron Kempf

Worship Board

Chairman - Peter Kapler

Dave Bieberitz, Billy Crowley

Organizations

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

 

 

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