Rev. David H. Rommereim
Reverend David Rommereim has served the city with Lutheran mission for over 33 years. He has ministered in The Bronx, Manhattan, San Jose and Oakland, California, and now in Bay Ridge. In addition to Pastoring Good Shepherd church, Pastor David is also co-vice chairperson of Faith in New York; Chair of Lutheran Augustana Center Board of Directors, and Dean of the Southwest Brooklyn Conference. He has a passion for scripture and for the vast opportunities we have to learn from other traditions, faith expressions, and nationalities. He sees our vision at Good Shepherd as one 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 and on the Brooklyn Hermeneutic Association on this website.
Ms. Rita Pihra-Majurinen
Music blog: Miss Rita's Music Page
Rita has a large portfolio of music ministry. She is founder of Art on the Corner, which brings a variety of artistic forms from local and international artists to our corner of Bay Ridge, and she directs Children's Chorus of Bay Ridge which offers children the opportunity to discover the benefits of choral singing and hear the stories of Jesus through the power of music and art. She is also training lay leaders to sing, chant, and 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. Rita serves on numerous local boards including the Southwest Brooklyn Lutheran Council.
Donna Lubrano - Office Manager
Founder of 'Hearts Connected' which brings relief supplies to those impacted by disaster.
Donna was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She held a long career in Real Estate Finance before joining the staff at Good Shepherd. She has a gift and passion for local fundraising and providing material help for those in need. Donna lives in Brooklyn with her husband Joe, daughter Angelia (who attends Leif Ericson), and their dog, Lola.
Brita Rose - Communications Coordinator
Personal Blog: Peace Shalom Salam with thoughts on peace and justice, and reports from humanitarian trips to the levant.
Brita grew up in England but since traveled considerably. She moved to NY in 1990 where she studied humanities within the CUNY system, and worked with both faith and non-profit communities, particularly among the Middle Eastern immigrant community. Her interests lie in the work of peace and reconciliation and she enjoys writing for progressive blogs. Along with her publications work at Good Shepherd, she now also serves on the Southwest Brooklyn Lutheran Council. She and her husband, Tony, live in Brooklyn, NY.
Pedro Arzu - Building and Property Ministry
Pedro was born in Honduras but grew up in Bronx, NY, where he still lives with his wife Gena. Pedro keeps the campus safe and beautiful and has faithfully served Good Shepherd for fifteen years as of 2015!
clark gentile - Coordinator of Children, Youth and family Ministry (CYFM)
Good Shepherd's newest member of staff was inaugurated in July 2015. Clark grew up in the Bay Ridge community and is a Leif Ericson Day School graduate and senior counselor at its summer program. He has a passion for, in his words, "cultivating the children of God into compassionate young adults who will spread the love of God to all dark corners of the world and will lead the charge against social injustices." CYFM meets on Sunday mornings after worship.