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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 and her husband, Chuck, have 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.
Adelaide is from New Bern, North Carolina. She attended Greensboro College where she majored in piano and organ and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Music. Graduate studies include a Master of Music degree in organ from Indiana University and certification in Music Therapy from East Carolina University.
She moved to Brevard in 1960 to teach in the Music Department at Brevard College where she taught piano, organ, music theory, and served as accompanist for students, faculty, and choral groups. She also held staff positions at the College as Transfer Counselor, Director of Institutional Research, and Registrar. As a church musician, she has served as organist and organist/choir director in area churches in Western North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Greenville, NC. She has worked as an Activities Director in a nursing home, a Day Care Leader in a summer children’s program, and as a volunteer in mental health crisis intervention, in Hospice, and in the Rise and Shine program.
Annie Demps was born and raised in Rutherfordton, NC but has lived in Hendersonville, NC, since 1988 when she married her husband, Darryl Demps. Of that union she is the mother of one son, Darryl, II who is a 2015 graduate of Clemson University. Annie herself is a graduate of Isothermal Community College and UNC Asheville. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant for Engineering and Quality Assurance at Selee Corporation for 15 years and as a Trust Account Specialist at First Citizens Bank for 10 years.
Annie is the daughter of the late Rev. Philip Mock, III and Tolley Mock. Outside of work and family, Annie is involved in public speaking as a Biblical Storyteller and sings in the church choir.