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 John H. Paustian. I have served at Good Shepherd since the beginning of 1986. My wife, Miriam, who teaches kindergarten in our school, has served here for over 25 years. We have two sons, Pastor John Michael Paustian and Joshua Paustian. John and his wife Robin live in Morgan, MN. They have two children, Eleanor Nicole and John Henry. Our son, Joshua, lives just south of Bayview and works as a barista at Canary Coffee Bar on Old World Third Street, just north of the old Grand Ave. Mall. He also works as a game developer, writing dialogue, descriptions and instructions.
I find joy in helping people find their confidence in the faithful, unchanging love of the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for them.
As sheep, we are not equipped to pick the right path, protect ourselves from dangers or provide for our own needs. But we are not harassed and helpless! The Good Shepherd has found us—that is our joy!
Telling others that he is looking for them—that is our mission!
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.
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
Coordinating Church Council
President: Mark Frank
Vice-President: Ken Mantz
Secretary: Jim Pasbrig
Finances - Lending to the Lord: Korey Johnson
Board of Lutheran Schools Chairman: Nathan Karst
Board of Elder Chairman: Monte Schmiege
Board of Church Properties Chairman: Kevin Nank
Board of Parish Services Chairman: Paul Ihlenfeldt
Board of Evangelism Chairman: Ramiro Paz
Lending to the Lord Program - Korey Johnson
Ladies League President - Pam Geidel
Adult Choir - Joshua Kramer
Ladies Choir - Eileen Schmiege
Adult Handbell Chair - Eileen Schmiege
Children's Choir - Becky Kramer
Boy Pioneers & Buckaroos - Eric Retzlaff
Girl Pioneers & Sunbeams - Dana Scheunemann,
Sunday School - Wes Schmandt
Children's Handbell Choirs - Joshua Kramer
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School - Dan Schultz
Time out for Moms - Karen Fischer
Newly Elected Coordinating Council
Chairman: Mark Frank
Vice-Chairman: Dan Herriges
Secretary: Justin Rechlicz
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 - Ross Fassbinder
Todd Biesterfeld, Paul Braun
Chairman - Nathan Karst
Jeff King, Matt Kopp, Nathan Schmidt, Adam Spaeth, Scott Zeinert
Chairman - Ron Kempf
Tom Getka, Adam Retzlaff
Chairman - Peter Kapler
Dave Bieberitz, Billy Crowley