Our Team

Reverend Kim Magwire

 

Pastor Kim is a progressive pastor and brings a voice to our covenants.  She recognizes the passion and spirit in each of us and supports us to live them out loud. She is currently with us part time.

Bryan Kelso Crow

Musician

Bryan shares his love for music in many forms, with a leaning towards Irish music.  He is the host of NPR's Celtic Connections and is a Professor at SIU-C.  Bryan has been our pianist for many years.  

Scott Johnson

Music Director

Scott Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education from Jacksonville State University in Alabama.  Most recently he was music teacher to an elementary school just outside of Atlanta, GA, and served as interim Director of Music at Carrollton Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, GA.  

Starting Fall 2019, he is beginning a new journey pursuing a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, and serving as a graduate assistant to SIU Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Susan Davenport.


Jan & Dale Ritzel

Building & Grounds Coordinators

Jan and Dale have been the Building and Grounds Coordinators for many years.  Both have worked too many  hours to count keeping our church & grounds safe for the congregation and our Earth.  Jan is currently our Council President.  

 

 

 

 

 Aaron Newcomb

Volunteer Youth Coordinator

 Dr. Aaron Newcomb is currently serving our youth in Christian Education and activities.  He is often found near the soccer nets cheering our youth on, or assisting our youth participate in worship services, such as lighting the candles on the altar.

 Gypsy Obermiller

Office Administrator

Gypsy Obermiller is our new church Office Administrator. She is a semi-retired Social Worker/Crisis Interventionist. Gypsy has Bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Social Work, a Master’s degree in Social Work/Crisis Counseling, and a certificate in Women’s Studies. She is active in community theatre, and is granny to two energetic grandsons, one of whom has special needs. She enjoys being a part of the warm and loving environment of the Church of the Good Shepherd.