Divine Services
9:00 a.m. Sunday
10:30 a.m. Sunday School &
Adult Bible Class

Church Staff

Pastor Matt L Schneider

Pastor Schneider was born and baptized in Peoria, Illinois in 1980. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and it was at Wesleyan that he met his wife Robin as her accompanying pianist. He taught junior and senior high school choral music before pursuing a master’s degree in choral…

Pastor Michael Bahr

The Rev. Michael J. Bahr was installed as assistant pastor at Good Shepherd in July 2018. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2008 and previously served a triple parish in west central Illinois. He is married to Amber, and they have been blessed with seven children: Gabrielle, Nathaniel, Josephine, Merciella, Magdalena, Katharina,…

Pastor Joshua Theilen

The Rev. Joshua W Theilen was installed as assistant pastor at Good Shepherd in July 2018. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2008. He previously served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, IL (2008-2016). He also currently serves as the Executive Director at Camp CILCA where he lives with his…

Betsy Lash

Betsy serves Good Shepherd as the Director of Christian Education. She oversees the youth Sunday School program, Vacation Bible School in the summer and assists with the ministry to families of the congregation.

Diane Stotlar

Diane makes sure that things run smoothly at Good Shepherd. If you call, you’ll likely talk with her first! She prepares the bulletins and other publications of the congregation, and does all sorts of tasks as needed.

Joan Dannewitz

Joan plays organ for the  Sunday morning Divine Service. She also accompanies the choir and other special music during Services at Good Shepherd.