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Pastor Mary has been at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd since 2013. She is the author of Signs of Belonging: Luther’s Marks of the Church and the Christian Life. She has written for The Christian Century, Word & World, Lectionary Homiletics, and Journal for Preachers, as well as the web resource, Working Preacher. You can find copies of her recent sermons on our Worship page. Prior to coming to Brevard, Pastor Mary served congregations in North Dakota and was a member of the New Testament faculty of Luther Seminary.
Mary grew up in Ashville, Ohio, and attended Capital University (BA), Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Duke University (PhD). She lives in Brevard with her husband, Hank, their energetic Corgi, Riley, and their long-suffering cat, Leslie.
Kimberly moved to Brevard from Cleveland, Ohio, in the summer of 2011, and is overjoyed to call Brevard her home. She has studied psychology and social work, and has worked at a preschool, mental health crisis service and domestic violence shelter. Before taking on the tasks of coordinating our outreach and care ministries, she was secretary at LCGS for nearly five years. She has a daughter, Sophie.
David Gresham has been the Minister of Music at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd since 2012. He is also an Assistant Professor of Music at Brevard College where he conducts the choirs and teaches other music related courses. He and his wife, Kathye, have a son, Jack, and are thrilled to be a part of this church family.
Vance Reese is a veteran of several churches including United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Lutheran congregations. In addition to his work at Good Shepherd, he works as a professor of music at Brevard College. You may also see him playing double bass in various places.
He, his wife Jean, and son Jonathan, currently live in Westwood Cohousing Community in Asheville.
Whitney Ferrara is a native of Dallas, Texas, and lived in Charlotte until five years ago when she and her husband, Tom, moved to Brevard. She comes to us with background as a business analyst and customer service representative in the manufacturing sector. Tom is a software developer and a member of the SC Air National Guard. They attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church.