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 and 5 grandchildren.

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.

Blake Pool - Blake picBlake 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 and an elder in 2012. His primary theological interest is Christ and culture, which merged with his vocational pursuits in 2006 when he became a small business owner.

Edwin Stephenson became a deacon in 2005 and then became an elder in 2012. The Stephenson's have mostly lived in MN since 1998 after moving from FL. With five children, he owes his continuing sanity largely to his wife, Tracey.




Hugh Maetzold joined the deacons in 2009. He and his wife, Pat, welcomed their first daughter, Bethany, early in 2010. Their newest joy has been the adoption of Lily Joy in November, 2014.

S. OlsonSpencer Olsonbecame 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 18 years, is a financial advisor, and loves Large Munsterlanders.

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

Sean Pruden has been blessed since 2013 to serve with his brothers on the deaconate.  He is a do-it-yourself-er who enjoys most any house or automotive project.  Vocationally, he works as a professional engineer, training maintenance technicians and engineers to fix and develop automated machines.  He has been married to his wonderful wife Julia since 2009, and besides spending time with her enjoys the fellowship of dinner group, and doing P90x. He would describe himself as a "hugger not a fighter".


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