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 - Coordinator of Ministry
Music blog: Miss Rita's Music Page
A native New Yorker, Rita serves Good Shepherd as its church musician, as Artistic Director of its community arts ministry, Art on the Corner, and as Director of its children's community chorus, Children's Chorus of Bay Ridge. Her experimentation with musical styles, forms and instruments from numerous traditions and cultures infuse Good Shepherd's corporate worship. She practices a "Culture of Invitation," seeking to involve all in utilizing music as praise and prayer. Rita is also active within the community-at-large as Music Director of Leif Ericson Day School, a preschool through grade 8 educational ministry of the Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA, Founding member and Co-Director of the Children’s Choral and Arts Festival of Peace, and member of 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, her daughter 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 to be with her husband. Here she studied humanities within the CUNY system, and has worked with both faith and non-profit communities, particularly among the Middle Eastern immigrant community. Her interests lie in the area 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 with their rescue cats and a rotation of foreign students.
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.