Rev. David H. Rommereim
Reverend David Rommereim has served the city center of 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 South West 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
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.