Rev. Joel K. Brandt


Rev. Kristin McCarthy



Matt Fillion

Music Director


Danielle Lee

Coordinator of Communications/Office:

Danielle comes to us from a career background in the Corporate environment. She now focuses on serving community, providing an avenue of tech and administration to reach out.

Some facts about Danielle, in her spare time she loves movies, technology, and traveling. 

Office hours are Tues.—Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. and Fri. off.


Tara Morrison

Coordinator of Membership Ministries/Office:

Tara lives in Ferndale with her wife, Heather, and their two boys, ages 10 & 12.   

Besides her strong Christian faith, she is also a Yoga Instructor.

Tara enjoys traveling and going on adventures with her family. 


Claudia Karpirskas

Coordinator of Missional Outreach/Office:

Claudia has been a church worker for almost 20 years in a variety of different ministries, with the most extensive training and most longevity in Youth and Family Ministry. In addition Claudia currently is also on SEMI synod staff as the Practice Discipleship Coach, assigned by the Synod Bishop, Rev. Dr. Donald Kriess.
Claudia and her husband, Bruno, were married at Good Shepherd over 30 years ago. Two of their three daughters were baptized at Good Shepherd and Claudia herself was baptized at Our Savior Lutheran Church now merged with Good Shepherd.  She grew up in Madison Hts. graduating from Lamphere High School.
Claudia and her family love to spend vacations in northern Michigan, loves to golf, read, cook, and learn new things. She and her husband live in Troy and are very happy to be “home”.