Pastor Tim (PT) joins the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church as Senior Pastor most recently hailing from Chicago, IL. His Bachelors Degree in Theology is from Valparaiso University, as is his Masters in Education. He taught 7th and 8th grades in Chicago for a few years before answering the call to seminary, graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with an M.Div. He writes regularly for The Lutheran magazine, crafts commentary and worship ideas for Augsburg Fortress through Sundays and Seasons, and has been a guest blogger on a number of sites. His particular theological interests lies at the intersection of faith and doubt, and he keeps a blog of running thoughts at reluctantxtian.wordpress.com.
PT is a huge Green Bay Packer fan, holding out hope against hope that his contract with them will be picked up before he retires. He enjoys good coffee, craft beer (which he has been known to brew), and writing (and passionately defends use of the Oxford comma). He imagines a world where all people live in God’s peace, and works towards that end in acts of love and justice. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Rhonda and two sons, Findley and Alistair. He has occasionally written longer bios, but can’t remember when, and he looks forward to sitting down with you over coffee and beer to talk about your hopes, dreams, and about God’s work in your life.
Interim Associate Pastor
Reverend Doctor Royall Yount has joined Good Shepherd’s staff as Interim Associate Pastor. Previously, Pastor Royall served at Holy Trinity in Raleigh from 1996 to 2012. After his ordination by the Florida Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, Pastor Royall was called to Christ Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA. He subsequently served at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tequesta, FL, and at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Hot Springs, AR. Pastor Royall’s educational history includes a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Newberry College in South Carolina, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He was born in Tampa, FL, the son of the late Rev. Dr. Royall A. Yount, Sr. and Martha Lee Townsend.
Pastor Royall and his wife, Joyce, are the proud parents of six children and prouder yet of their fourteen grandchildren. They were delighted to join the Good Shepherd faith community this spring along with their daughter and son-in-law, Michael and Kathryn Hutchinson, and grandchildren Madalyn and Jonas.
Director of Music Ministry
Clifford Badgley grew up in Colorado, studied in Wyoming and Arizona, and most recently lived in Fresno, California. He has served as Director of Music and Organist in several Lutheran churches, as well as Episcopal and United Church of Christ.
Clifford is excited to serve in music ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran. He and his wife Marcia (as well as their two dogs and cat) have already experienced the goodness of Raleigh, and are amazed daily by the graciousness of the people here. In his spare time Clifford enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and driving his little sports car on curvy forest roads.
Deanna and her family joined the Good Shepherd community in 2000 after moving from Allen, Texas where her family had attended Christ the Servant Lutheran church. She taught preschool at Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas. Prior to Texas, her family lived in northern Virginia. She is originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband Mark have 3 children, Rebecca, Nathan and Karissa.
After teaching at Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool for seven years, Deanna felt called to take on the role of Director in June of 2008. She is also an Equipper in the ChristCare small group ministry at Good Shepherd where she is involved in the training and support of small group leaders. In her early years at Good Shepherd, Deanna helped with VBS and taught Sunday School. She attended a Via de Christo weekend of February 2005.
Deanna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, gardening, and Bible study.
Barb is originally from Waynesboro, PA and has lived in Raleigh since 2001 after a move from Minnesota. Barb, her husband Ken and their two now grown children, transferred from St. James Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN in the fall of 2001.
Barb has been the part-time Children's Director since January 2002. She enjoys the many wonderful times with her 3 year olds through 5th graders. She is involved with the Children/Youth ReNew Team and all of their activities. Barb's events include Agape Day Camp at GSLC, Summerfest (children's summer musical), BYG (Building Youth Groups) at Camp Agape twice a year along with Sunday Kids' Groups. Barb enjoys time with her family, traveling, going to the beach and all of her aerobic activities.
Director of Cross-Generational Ministries
Andrew grew up in Virginia, studied at Roanoke College and spent his summers on staff at Camp Kirchenwald in Colebrook, PA from 2005-2008. Most recently, Andrew served the community of Vienna, VA as Youth Ministry Coordinator at Emmanuel Lutheran Church for over 7 years during which he received his certificate in Youth Ministry through Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Andrew joined the staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 2016 and works closely with ministry staff and volunteers, equipping and supporting them while exploring ways for all generations within the congregation to be church together.
Andrew enjoys playing and listening to bluegrass music, biking, BBQ and ethnic food, and discovering new dive bars. He lives with his four-year-old, tailless cat, Bobbie.
Director of Resource Ministry
Mike was born and raised in Clarion, PA and moved to Raleigh in 1997. Mike and his wife, Elaine, have two grown sons, Jason and Justin. Mike has a BS degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has several years of church business management experience. Mike joined the staff in September 2014 and is motivated to help the church be a good steward of the gifts God has provided for them.
When he is not on the job, Mike enjoys sports, working in the yard and spending time with family.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Peyton has lived in Raleigh since 1993. She and her husband, Chris, have been blessed with two daughters, Grace and Olivia. Peyton joined the Good Shepherd staff in the fall of 2004 as an assistant while her youngest daughter was enrolled in Good Shepherd's preschool. She accepted the Finance Manager position in June of 2005. Peyton and her family are active members of Bay Leaf Baptist Church.
Suzanne lived in many places growing up, but spent most of her time in Charlotte, NC and Kuwait. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree and MBA. After spending 9 years in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Suzanne, her husband Mac and their children, Joshua and Jenna, returned to North Carolina and settled in Raleigh. They joined Good Shepherd in 2011. Suzanne joined the staff in 2013 and is excited to be using her marketing background to enhance communications within the church.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Lois is originally from Syracuse, NY and has lived in Raleigh since 1975. Lois and husband Fred, since deceased, transferred from Grace Lutheran to GSLC in the fall of 1994. She has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Lois is retired after working 23 years with the NC Division of Mental Health, Child and Family Services Branch.
Lois has been a part-time staff member since February, 2001. She sings in the Chancel Choir, and is a member of the Worship & Music, and Hospitality Committees.
Lois enjoys family activities, going to concerts and plays, traveling, and Via de Cristo activities.
Sarah is originally from West Virginia and has been a Raleigh resident since 2001. She and her husband Boz have a daughter, Ali, and a son-in-law, Shane, plus a very devoted, hairy dog, Gus. Sarah attended WVU and Marshall University and has worked with children at the Franciscan School for the past 8 years. Sarah enjoys time with her family and friends, yoga, walking and food!
John Allsbury has been doing construction work for more than 35 years working for his own construction company, a Raleigh electrical contractor, and Wake County Public School System. He currently is a self-employed handyman working in the RTP area. He enjoys problem solving, carpentry, bicycling, and inventing. John has been a member of Good Shepherd for more than 20 years. He has served as paid contractor for jobs at Good Shepherd in addition to serving on ASP trips and Rams service retreats. He is currently a Stephen Minister. He is married to Kris, has two married and two teenage grandchildren.