The Rev. Dr. Richard Graf, Interim Pastor
Pastor Graf 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 Graf served congregations in North and South Carolina and Florida. He has served as an Assistant to the Bishop of the Florida Synod, ELCA, a visiting professor of homiletics (preaching) at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, a member of the Lutheridge staff, and a member of the North Carolina Synod Council.
Pastor Graf can be reached through the church office, or directly at (704) 701-8363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.