Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Staff & Leaders
Pastor Art Umbach
My wife, Cheryl, and I are charter members of Good Shepherd. I grew up in Michigan, pastored at Hope, Aurora, Ohio (6 years) and Redeemer, Richmond (18 years). I have served on the staff of our Southeastern District for the past 22 years. I have specialized training in family relationships, spiritual formation, mission work, consulting, strategic planning, and church worker wellness. Cheryl and I have been married 7 years, enjoy four children (Michael, Paul, Chris, and Jenelle), their spouses, and six grandchildren (Kate, Paige, David, Ella, Liam, and Alexandria). I feel privileged to partner with Pastor Dan as we serve the wonderful people of Good Shepherd and our community.
Pastor Dan Prugh
As the Senior Pastor of Good Shepherd, my passion is loving people right where they are in life. I previously served as an associate pastor and campus minister at First Lutheran in Gainesville, Florida - Go Gators! I was born and raised in this area and feel blessed that I was able to return to this area and be part of this growing community. I am married to my beautiful wife Jen, and we have an amazing son, Aaron and a beautiful daughter, Anna. When we have the occasional "date night out" Jen and I like to try new restaurants and listen to live music. I spent my college years at Roanoke College, then moved on to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. When I'm not involved in Good Shepherd ministries, I love cycling narrow roads, playing indoor soccer and pick-up ice hockey.