Rev. David H. Rommereim
Pastor David Rommereim has served Lutheran congregations for over 23 years. He has served in The Bronx, Manhattan, San Jose and Oakland, California, and now in Bay Ridge. He has a passion for scripture and the vast opportunities to learn from other traditions, faith
expressions, and nationalities. He sees our vision at Good Shepherd highlighting the ancestry of worship, music, and teaching. He invigorates a vision of building bridges between peoples so that the spiritual welfare of our community is strengthened. He values ministry focused on the teaching of Jesus’ Beatitudes and the Christian tradition that confronts social evils through a ministry of non-violence. His writings can be found on the Shepherd's Blog.
Ms. Rita Pihra-Majurinen
Music blog: Miss Rita's Music Page
Ms. Rita has a large portfolio of ministry. She directs the Children's Chorus of Bay Ridge and works with G.I.F.T., ushering in music to share the stories of Jesus with our kids. She is also training lay leaders to sing, chant, read in our public worship. Her innovation and experimentation with musical styles, forms and instruments from numerous traditions and cultures the world over, have taken our Sunday corporate worship to new heights.