Sunday 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist
Wednesday 6:00 PM - Holy Eucharist

We are blessed to be served by a talented and dedicated staff.

The staff of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd includes paid professionals as well as gifted and faithful people who serve on a volunteer basis.  

Mrs. Valerie Lefever Hughes, Interim Director of Music
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Deacon Valerie Lefever Hughes holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music from Valparaiso University and a Master of Arts in Religion focused in Liturgy & Music from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now part of United Lutheran Seminary). She has served congregations in Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Valerie is also a registered nurse, and her nursing practice focuses on mental health. She lives in Willow Street with her family.


Mrs. Kathy Tropp, Parish Secretary

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The Parish Secretary assists other staff and leaders in their work, through records management, publications, mailings, and daily supervision of the church office. Kathy is the first person you will encounter (either by voice or in person) when you call or stop in at the church office. Kathy came to us in 2007, and is a valuable member of the staff.

Kathy Saltzer, Parish Visitor

Kathy grew up in York, PA and is a graduate of Boston College's School of Nursing. She has worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse for over 40 years, serving for more than 25 years now at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  She also serves the congregation as a communion deacon, assisting minister, and participant in the prayer shawl ministry. 

Kathy serves as godmother for more than 20 kids, some of whom are now adults.  She enjoys reading, history, building dollhouses, quilting, cross stitch, and scrapbooking.  She especially enjoys visits to Williamsburg, Virginia.


The Reverend Henry Herbener, Parish Visitor

Pastor Herbener grew up in Harrisburg and graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in History. He earned both a Masters of Divinity as well as a Masters of Sacred Theology degree from Gettysburg Seminary. He also completed a 4 year post graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.  Pastor Herbener is a clinical member in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  He served parishes in Greensburg, Abbottstown, York, and Ephrata, all in PA, and retired from Holy Trinity, Ephrata at the end of January 2018. In June 2019, Pastor Herbener marked the 40th anniversary of his ordination, and celebrated a 40th wedding anniversary with his wife, Lillian.  They have a son, Matthew,  who lives in Leola.  The Herbeners have 2 golden retrievers and he enjoys sports at all levels: high school, college,  and professional. For the past 3 years, Pastor Herbener has been the Chair of the Luthercare Board of Directors.  He also has served on the synodical Candidacy Committee. He and Lillian began worshipping at Good Shepherd following retirement.