The staff and leadership here at Good Shepherd is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.
My passion in ministry is seeing people become more like Jesus (holiness), and those disciples making a difference in their communities, cities, families, and all across the world. The way I have seen this happen is through worship, study, and small discipleship groups. I am a Wesleyan nerd, who believes that through our tradition of Methodism people were revived by the work of God’s Holy Spirit. That can happen again if we as a Church submit to the voice of the Holy Spirit and follow God’s Will through Scripture, accountably, community, gifts of the Spirit, and the greatest of these is love.
Welcome to Good Shepherd!
Favorite Bible Verses:
“There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord; and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good. A word of wisdom is given by the Spirit to one person, a word of knowledge to another according to the same Spirit, faith to still another by the same Spirit, gifts of healing to another in the one Spirit, performance of miracles to another, prophecy to another, the ability to tell spirits apart to another, different kinds of tonguesto another, and the interpretation of the tongues to another. All these things are produced by the one and same Spirit who gives what he wants to each person.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Common English Bible (CEB)™
I have performed stand up comedy all over Ohio and in 2008 I was a finalist in the Dayton funniest person competition @ the Dayton Funny Bone.
I love Jesus and people…which is why I enjoy my job so much at Good Shepherd! Seeing God at work in people’s lives and in their relationships with others is my greatest passion. I began working at Good Shepherd in December of 2007. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband Erick and our three children.
Favorite Bible Verses:
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 17b-21 (NIV)
I intended to work as a news broadcaster and on-air personality prior to acknowledging my call into ministry.
Hello! I’m a long-time member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, just recently becoming our Administrative Assistant in February of 2016. For 25 years, I served in full-time ministry through Findlay Area Youth For Christ, as a Campus Life Director at Cory-Rawson and Liberty-Benton High Schools. I graduated from Bluffton College and Pandora-Gilboa High school. I live in Findlay and have also been working at Winebrenner Theological Seminary as a promotional strategist and assistant coordinator of the LeadershipONE program. I’m excited to continue using the unique and eclectic gifts God has given me, so that others will come to know His Son.
Favorite Bible Verse:
I Thessalonians 2:8 is my ministry theme verse, "...Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
Psalm 18:19 is my personal life verse, "He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." .....and it only, just now, occurred to me that both verses mention being "delighted".
I’ve been on television 7 times. Beginning with Easter Straker's birthday chair and, most recently standing behind Matt Lauer and Kathie Lee Gifford at the Today Show. (no autograph requests please)
At Good Shepherd, we don't pretend to serve our community alone. We have so many partners and co-laborers we whole-heartedly support (both financially and with our time and other resources) that we would love to put you in contact with. If you are curious about this list of ministry partners, please contact us.