ABOUT US

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a thriving community of believers and lovers of the Word, Jesus Christ. We have a strong tradition of hospitality and service to members and to the community. Please visit Good Shepherd to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ with us!


It is our hope that this website will help you sense the personality of this church. We love God and we love people - especially visitors like you!


  • Who is involved in working with this church?

  • What does this church stand for?

  • What are people saying about this church?


Why We Exist

At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church we strive to provide a sanctuary for prayerful worship within a respectful and welcoming environment and to meet the spiritual needs of our congregation and community, using Christian ideas and values.


FOCUS ON THE WORD


The Bible is the blueprint for living life to the fullest.  God calls us to follow the Word.  By God's grace we will grow stronger as a community and closer to God through the Word.


FOCUS ON GOD

 

God wants us to love and keep our focus on God.  Yes, as humans we all do fall short of the glory of God. Yet God has given each of us God's grace and gifts allowing us to do God's work.  It is our mission to nurture the Christ in ourselves and in each person we encounter on our life's path.  With God's help, we pray and work everyday to do our very best.

FOCUS ON OTHERS

 

Christ commands us to love God and one another as God has loved us.  We are called to engage in hospitality and fellowship at every opportunity.  God will bless our efforts to serve others who are not as fortunate as we are.

 


MINISTRY TEAM


The Rev. Joshua Krenz

Pastor Josh is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he spent most of his beginning life but went to college at Western State College of Colorado.  He began his college career as a declared History major but determined Mathematics suited him more.  He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in History.

 

He was unable to get into a career with his mathematics degree thus he worked several different jobs like utility line locate technician, Dish Network Field Service Technician, and security officer, until he heard his calling into ministry.

 

He attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University for his Master of Divinity education where spent two years on campus and two years out on internship in Northeastern Pennsylvania before graduating in May of 2021.

 

Through the grace of God, Pastor Josh was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in November, 2021.  He hopes to see and meet everyone who comes through the doors and do God's work in the community of Conneaut.

Bobbi Boles

11:00 Music Coordinator

Bobbi Boles has served Good Shepherd as organist and choir accompanist since 1995. A church organist for more than 50 years, she is a retired high school secretary, and she works extensively with band and choir students for contests, performances, and special music at GSLC.

 

Chris Murtha

Church Secretary

Chris Murtha serves as secretary at Good Shepherd. A longtime member of Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd choir, Chris also volunteers as the financial secretary, a position she has filled since 1998.

 

Chris is married to Lou, and they have four grown children. She is also the fiscal officer for Monroe Township. Chris is in the church office on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and can be reached by calling 440-599-8908 or by emailing  goodshepherd@gwcmail.net.

Jim Fuller

8:30 Music Coordinator

Jim has been a church musician since 1998, and he currently leads the GSLC "Believers Fire" Praise Band. With music being the center of his life, Jim also teaches privately at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts and the Ashtabula Arts Center, coaches high school brass players, gives piano lessons, and plays professionally with local Christian and jazz bands. Jim is also quite the handyman, with special expertise in paint.

 

                                                                                                                         

Mary Steighner

Sunday School Superintendent

and Custodian

Mary has been custodian at GSLC since 2013.  Caring for the cleanliness of our building and caring for children are her passions.  In 2013 she became Sunday School Superintendent.  Mary also works at a local day care center. She has a daughter, Jasmine.


TESTIMONIALS

"I felt right at home when I walked through the doors of Good Shepherd for the first time. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt no pressure by any means. I have now been going to the church for 2 years and love connecting with everyone here."

"I would highly recommend this church to anyone who is feeling lost, empty, or just looking to connect and grow with God. I was a non-believer before coming to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and now I have had a chance to build my relationship with Christ. It has been an awesome experience."