Good Shepherd Pastors


James Wakefield


I was married for 24 years. After a divorce, I raised three teenagers as a single father. Dave (age 33) and Becky (age 36) live in Salt Lake City. My daughter Jessica (age 38) and her husband have four children. They live too far away in Monument, CO. I married Dawn McNulty Wakefield in 2016 and we live near the church. As lead pastor, I gladly share a full range of pastoral duties with Pastor Christine Nelson.  I find my greatest joy serving at Good Shepherd when I see people experience God our Father’s great love. We love, because God first loved us!

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Christine Nelson


I have been blessed to be married to Bob for 32 years and have three amazing children.  Shellie is married to Larry Hoyt and they have two children, Evan, 20 and Makena, 18.  Victoria is married to Bob Edmonds and they have Luke, 4 and Gabriella, 3.   Our son Aaron is 30.  My responsibilities at GSLC include Sermons/Presiding and Baptisms. Leading  prayer, teaching, and counseling.  Visitations at hospital/home, rehab, assisted living and nursing homes.  Officiating Weddings, Funerals, and Memorial Services.  I am a board member and/or lead for Stephen Ministry, Royal Family Kids, and the Children’s Justice Center.  It gives me great joy to serve God at GSLC.

Ministry Leaders

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Alisha Davis

Family Ministry Associate

I have been attending Good Shepherd for about 10 years and serving as a Family Ministry Associate since June and have really enjoyed it! My husband, Nathan, and I have two children and many pets. My previous work experience comes from

working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and an Academic Intervention Specialist for at-risk youth. I love to learn and spend time with my family and enjoy being active outdoors. I am an avid clogger and dance on a competitive team. A lot of my time at Good Shepherd is devoted to Youth Community and the Barnabas Project. It is a pleasure to see the youth build their relationships with Jesus Christ and to serve alongside them. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Jolyn Dickerson

Family Ministry Director

My husband, Dennis and I have been members of Good Shepherd for over 21 years. We are blessed with six remarkable, talented children “yours, mine, and ours” – five are grown up; James (13) is still at home. Fourteen grandchildren call us “Nana and Grandpa.” When I’m not working, you might find me on the golf course, picking tomatoes from my garden, or just hanging out with my family. I am responsible for the Good Shepherd Family Ministry Program which ministers to children birth through high school.  I work with Jeff Stephenson and Alisha Davis as a team to plan and implement the year of ministry activities. Our goal is to create a viable and exciting ministry that, in partnership with parents will make disciples of our children and youth.  My greatest joy comes when we as the body of Christ, work together in unity and bring glory to God in His ministry here.

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Barb Nelson

Music & Worship Minister

My wonderful husband, Jim Nelson, and I have been married for 28 years. I am the Director of Music and Worship at Good Shepherd. I am responsible for the music, drama, dance, audio visual, and anything else that needs overseeing for the Sunday morning services, all special seasonal services, weddings and funerals. Ken Baum is the leader of the 9:30 worship team and I am the leader of the 11:15 worship team. I direct the Adult Choir, the Children’s Choir, and the Orchestra. I work with the youth to help train worship leaders. I design and organize much of the worship at Good Shepherd. My greatest joy is worshiping our Lord Jesus and helping others to worship Him as well. I’m grateful to God and the leadership of Good Shepherd for allowing me to be a minister of worship here. 


Jeff Stephenson

Family Minister / Tech Director

I have served in youth ministry at Good Shepherd for the past 19 years.  I was raised in the Salt Lake area and am married to Brittany and we have four amazing children ranging from 5th grade to high school.  I am extremely excited about the move to Family Ministry at Good Shepherd and I count it a privilege to work with Jolyn and Alisha.  My primary responsibilities at Good Shepherd are to provide Christian education and development for junior and senior high students in the context of Family Ministry, which includes teaching classes, leading Bible studies, planning retreats and missions, and developing student leaders.  I am also responsible for all the social media, graphic design, video production, and website content for Good Shepherd.  My greatest joy in ministry is seeing a student come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to see that relationship with Christ effect change in every area of their life!

Office Staff

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Chris Bell

Office Manager

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Rick Johnson

Office Assistant


Melissa Wilczek


Board of Trustees

John Ashton

At-Large Trustee

Linda Casteel


Hugh Cawthorne

Legal Trustee / Vice President

Dennis Dickerson

Ministry & Mission Trustee / President

Denise Dubek

Human Resources Trustee

Chris Martin

Facilities Trustee

Chris Siebeneck

Marketing Trustee

Dave Weiss

Financial Trustee

Little Lambs Play and Learn Daycare

Nikki Stone


Lauren Adamson

Tera Alejandre

Haylee Carlton

Cailey Hockett

Taylor Keen

Savannah Laub

Lisa Payne

Kristen Prewett

Kennedy Wallin