DarrenDarren Cofer has served as an elder at Good Shepherd since 2002.  He and his wife, Amy, have 5 children.   

John Fields

John Fields became an elder at Good Shepherd in 1995. He and his wife, Laurie, have 4 children.

Paul Neighbors - Paul pic

Paul Neighbors joined GSPC in 1999, and is our lone non-engineer on the Session. He works as president of Lundeen Interiors in Cokato, MN.

Jon Speck

Jon Speck is the longest serving elder at Good Shepherd, having joined GSPC when it was a mission church. He was ordained an elder in 1987.

Milt Werkema is an elder and retired engineer. He is best known as husband of Carolyn (church organist among many other talents).  They have five kids, eight grandkids and four great-grandkids and pray for them all daily.



Hugh Maetzold joined the deacons in 2009. He and his wife, Pat, welcomed their first daughter, Bethany, early in 2010.

S. OlsonSpencer Olson became a Deacon in 2009. He and his wife, Patty, have two children in their twenties, and one son-in-law. He enjoys working with his hands to build and repair most anything.


Don S.Don Schellhammer is happily married to Kris, a registered nurse, and lives in Woodbury. He has served as a deacon for 13 years, is a financial advisor and loves large Munsterlanders.

Blake Pool - Blake pic

Blake Pool was born and reared (not raised) in Tennessee, and most people can still detect an accent, although he's lived in Minnesota since 1992. He became a deacon in 1995. His primary theological interest is Christ and culture, which merged with his vocational pursuits in 2006 when he became a small business owner.


Craig Schafer

Craig Schafer and his wife, Debbie, were born and raised in Iowa. They moved to Minneapolis in 1985 when GSPC was Maple Grove Community Church. They have three children, and one grandchild.


Edwin Stephenson became a deacon in 2005. With five children he owes his continuing sanity largely to his wife, Tracey.


Dan Wieberdink

Dan Wieberdink thinks he joined the deacons in 1997 (though he needs to ask Craig to be sure). He and Janet have three children, two old enough to resent being called children. And the most important book he's read (except the Bible) is "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas Kuhn.


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