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Rev. Kerry David Reese, Senior Pastor
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church has been ably served by the Reverend Kerry David Reese since November of 1990. After earning undergraduate college degrees at Concordia University, Portland, OR, and Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN, Pastor Reese earned the Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, in 1980. In addition, he earned the Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) degree in 1987 through the Concordia School for Graduate Studies at the same institution. The Rev. Reese’s S.T.M. major area of study was Systematic Theology, with a minor in Pastoral Counseling. Pastor Reese and his wife, Robin, have three adult children.

Prior to coming to be our pastor, the Rev. Reese served as pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Highland, CA, and as assistant pastor at St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran Church of Milwaukee, WI.

The Rev. Reese conducts the Adult Instruction Classes at Shepherd of the Hills for people high school age and older who desire to learn the basics of the Christian faith as drawn from Scripture. Completing this class is essential for adults who are not yet members of this or a sister congregation of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod to be eligible to become full members of our congregation and participate with us in Holy Communion. Adult Instruction Classes are offered twice annually, usually beginning in February and September, meeting one evening for up to two hours weekly over twelve weeks.

Our pastor is keenly interested in getting to know each person who attends worship at Shepherd of the Hills, especially desiring to learn of spiritual needs to which he may attend as he is able. Expect a smile as you introduce yourself. He welcomes invitations to visit.

Pastor Reese

Rev. Warrens E. Berger, Associate Pastor
PastorBergerThe Reverend Warrens E. Berger began serving Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church as our Associate Pastor in June, 2007. Prior to being ordained as a pastor in that month, Pastor Berger had previous careers as an automotive mechanic and in computer technology. He began studying for the Holy Ministry in 2003, earning the Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, in May, 2007, having served his full year of internship in partial fulfillment of that degree here at Shepherd of the Hills from June, 2006, to May, 2007.

Pastor Berger is the son of a U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel who was transferred in 1960 from serving in Norway to Travis Air Force Base in California. The Reverend Berger attended public schools in nearby Fairfield, CA, graduating from high school in 1976. He and his wife, Joyce, married in 1984. They have two adult children, Kristina and Katherine.

As our Associate Pastor, the Reverend Berger shares in all aspects of caring for the spiritual needs of people, participating actively in preaching and teaching the Word of God, with special focus on ministry to young people of junior and senior high school ages. Pastor Berger is extremely personable, and welcomes the chance to meet you and your family members.

Mrs. Annette Davison – Office Secretary
Mrs. Heidi Tate – Preschool Teacher/Director
Mrs. Cathy McCarty – Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Kristina Berger – Preschool Teacher Assistant
Mrs. Cathy Harnden – Preschool Teacher Assistant
Ms. Kelsie Ingham – Spanish Teacher