CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS 

  • Moderator: Jennifer Blackwell         
  • Clerk: Corky Peck
  • Moderator Elect: Dennis O'Grady 
  • Financial Secretary: Bob Koeppe
  • Past Moderator: Benjie Malayang
  • Treasurer: Jill Malayang
  • Christian Education: Mary Beth Damm  
  • Doorkeepers: Patti Ghezzi
  • Church in Society:  Dale Magee 
  • Finance Committee: Alice Schuman
  • Church Life: Maya Sheets   
  • Nominating: James Malayang
  • Worship: Rebecca Mase
  • Stewardship: Nancy Fry
  • Youth: Anna Epperson   
  • Budget:  Janet Haynes  
  • Scholarship: Nancy Moorman         
  • Fundraising:  Loch McCabe
  • Church & Ministry Committee: Jane Terwilliger, Chair, Jeff Micale, Cindy Bodewes

 

Pastor Deborah Dean-Ware

Pastor Deb has been the settled pastor at The Church of the Good Shepherd (COGS) since January 2012. Before moving to Washtenaw County, she served two different churches in Madison, Wisconsin as Associate Pastor (Orchard Ridge UCC 2000-2006; Lake Edge UCC 2007-2011).   Pastor Deb is delighted to serve COGS and to work with a vibrant congregation that is filled with strong lay leadership, that has a deep and long-standing commitment to racial and sexual/gender justice, that loves to worship and to support and care for one another.  

Deb is married to Robert Dean-Ware, who is a registered nurse working at the University of Michigan Hospital.  They have a young son, Josiah, who is 9.  The Dean-Ware household includes a French bulldog (Putt Putt), two cats (Jack Phantom and Courage), a bearded dragon (Lucky Lucy) and a Betta (Blue Bert).  The entire family looks forward to being a part of Ann Arbor and The Church of the Good Shepherd for many years to come.