Interim Pastor: Knight Wells

Youth & Family Director: Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher joined the staff at Good Shepherd in September of 2007 after serving in Rockford, Illinois as Youth & Christian Education Director and later as Director of Outreach. He has been a speaker for multiple Middle and High School Retreats and is passionate about accompanying young people during their journey with Jesus. Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois in 2002. During the winter of 2010 Jason became a rostered lay leader in the E.L.C.A. and was called and commissioned by Good Shepherd in the area of Youth & Family Ministry. Jason met his wife, Samantha, in an art class while at Greenville and they have been making beautiful things ever since. Two of those things are their sons, Zechariah and Silas from whom they learn much about the kingdom of God. Jason loves running, writing, making art, board games, and is always up for a game of street hockey.

Pastor Emeritus: Dr. Edward D. Schneider

Dr. Edward D. Schneider served as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church from 1985 until his retirement in 2001. Pastor Schneider and his wife, Nancy, continue to live in Champaign.

Parish Nurses

Parish nurses are registered nurses, licensed to practice professional nursing, who have completed a continuing education program specific to nursing in ELCA congregations. At Good Shepherd our parish nurses assist the pastor in pastoral care activities such as visiting our shut-in members or providing care packages to families with newborns. Each month they hold blood pressure screenings and they offer their expertise for general health questions/advice. In February, they do a stuffed animal drive for children in the Champaign area.