The Reverend Dr. Paul W. Baumgartner

paulPastor Paul has served as Pastor of Good Shepherd since January
2004.  He was ordained in 1981 after  receiving the Master of Divinity Degree
from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina.  He
received the Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Lutheran Theological
Seminary at Philadelphia in 2001.  Pastor Paul serves as the chief administrator and staff supervisor of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission and purpose as the body of Christ preaching, teaching, and administering the sacraments. He has served the ELCA-Southeastern Synod as Secretary, a Conference Chair and a Dean; and has twice been a voting member of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.  Email Pastor Paul at .



Cat Ontiveros

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Cat grew up as a member of the ELCA-Southeastern Synod and actively participated in her home congregation in Huntsville, Alabama both as a youth and an adult. She has also participated, as both a youth and adult leader, in the synod’s Affirm Event and Southeastern Synod Lutheran Youth Organization, as well as ELCA Youth Gatherings. Cat is a past member of the Synod Council. A graduate of an ELCA college, Newberry College, Cat participated in Lutheran Campus Ministries, and served as a Resident Advisor and an officer of the Panhellenic Council. Other volunteer work includes: Fan Mail for Troops, Adopt-A-Highway, Habitat for Humanity, Huntsville Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen, Operation Christmas Child, The Village Homeless Shelter, Lutheran Disaster Response, and much more. Email Cat at .


pamPam Weinelt

Praise Service Coordinator

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thomasThomas Eisnor

Organist/Choir Director

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kathyKathy Gunn

Office Coordinator

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meredithMeredith Hale

Media Coordinator

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janiceJanice Swinford

InReach Coordinator and Sunday School Superintendent

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Kristin Brenneman – OutReach Coordinator.  Contact Kristin at .


aaronAaron Frink – Custodian

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