Lay Leaders and Staff


Nancy Guthrie, Pastoral Assistant 

rsz nan pic 7-2013Nancy Guthrie serves as Pastoral Assistant for GSLC. A long time member and volunteer at Good Shepherd, Nancy was Chancel Choir and Bell Choir director for many years. She retired in 2005 after thirty years of teaching  music in the Conneaut schools. Nancy enjoys her new career as Pastoral Assistant, since the creation of the position in January 2009. In 2016 she became rostered in the ELCA as an Associate in Ministry.  Nancy now also serves as the interim Chancel Choir and Bell Choir director.

John Chapin, Council President

CHAPIN-JOHNJohn has served as GSLC Congregation Council President since 2010.  He is also a retired captain in the Conneaut Fire Department.  John and his wife Sue (GSLC Kitchen Coordinator) lead by example both in their family and in the congregation, where their grandchildren visit regularly.  John is a "Jack of all trades" and a "Master of All" which benefits the church greatly!




Stephanie Patriarco, Administrative Assistant

Patriarco StephanieStephanie Patriarco became Good Shepherd's administrative assistant in September of 2016, following the retirement of Shirley Brookhouser. In addition to her administrative work and coordination of office volunteers and staff, Stephanie is the wife of Dan and the mother of Grace and Luke. Stephanie will cheerfully assist you during church office hours on Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Call 440-599-8908 or email the office at:                 


Clarissa Murtha, Secretary

Murtha-ChrisChris Murtha serves as secretary at Good Shepherd. A long time 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, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and can be reached by calling 440-599-8908 or by emailing


Sunday School Superintendent and Custodian Mary Steighner

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 is married to Dennis and has a daughter Jasmine.


Youth Leaders

Position is currently open.

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Vacation Bible School Co-Director

Position is currently open.


11:00 Music Coordinator Bobbi Boles

Bobbi Boles, music coordinator for the 11 a.m. service, 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.


8:30 Music Coordinator Jim Fuller

Fuller-JimJim Fuller is music coordinator for the 8:30 a.m. worship service. He has been a church musician since 1998 and currently leads the GSLC Believers Fire Praise Band. Jim also teaches privately at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts and the Ashtabula Arts Center, coaches high school brass players, and plays professionally with local Christian and jazz bands.



Chancel Choir Director








Puppet Ministry Leader Steph Gildone

Stephanie Gildone leads our children's puppet ministry.  Steph works with children not only here at GSLC, but also at her full-time job as director of the Children's Department at the Conneaut Public Library.  She and her husband Tom, guitarist in the GSLC Praise Band, are enjoying being empty-nesters.


Handbell Director Nancy Guthrie

After a six year break, Nancy Guthrie again directs both the Chancel Bells and the Genesis Bells. Retiring from the Conneaut Schools after a 30-year career as an elementary music teacher, Nancy also serves as Pastoral Assistant for GSLC.  Nancy is married to Duffy, leader of the Men's Maintenance Ministry.


Webmaster John Hutchison

Hutchison-JohnJohn Hutchison began as webmaster for the GSLC website in 2013 and is Manager of Constituent Communications for Congressman Dave Joyce in Painesville. John previously worked as a multimedia journalist at The News-Herald in Willoughby from 1998 through May 2015. In his spare time, he is an avid runner and member of the Ashtabula Distance Runners Club, who competes in various road races in Northeast Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.  John and his wife Jennie, also a journalist, have a son, J.R.

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