Richard Byron Graf, Jr., Interim Pastor
Richard was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended Lenoir Rhyne College (BA), Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, (MDiv) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He lives in Arden with his wife, Shirley.
Prior to coming to Good Shepherd, Pastor Richard served congregations in North and South Carolina and Florida, and was the campus pastor at University of Miami. He was a Visiting Professor of Homiletics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, a program staff member at Lutheridge, and served on various committees of the North and South Carolina and Florida Synod offices.
Heather Merritt, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Heather has an ecumenical background, and has been active at Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. She is an aide for the new preschool program at Rosman Elementary School. Previously she worked as a reading intervention specialist and has a passion for teaching others to read. She lives with her husband, Mark, and their two children in Brevard.