pastor jon niebuhr

Hello to you all! I am Pastor Jon Niebuhr and, together, we are Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. I thought you might like to know a few things about me and my family. I was born in Minneapolis but spent most of my life in Norwood. My parents, Bill & Marian Niebuhr, raised 8 boys, of which I am #3. I attended St. John’s Lutheran School in Young America and Mayer Lutheran High School, from which I graduated in 1977. I attended Concordia College in St. Paul for 2 years and transferred to St. Cloud State University, from which I graduated in 1982 with a degree in Psychology. It was during this time in St. Cloud that I met, and married, the love of my life, Jennifer. I attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri for 1 year, but returned to Minnesota. The Lord had much to teach me. I worked in the Minnesota State Correctional System for 17 years, working at the facilities at Oak Park Heights and Faribault. During that time, I was a part-time Firefighter for the City of Faribault for 5 years. In 2002, I was offered a full-time Firefighter position with the City of Faribault and had that career for 7 years until I was injured on the job and had to retire from active duty.

During this time, the Lord was working in our lives to show us that the time to return to Concordia Seminary was now. I retired from the Faribault Fire Department in 2009 and enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. We moved in July 2009 and I finished my course work in August 2011. I received my Vicarage assignment to Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, Minnesota and was ordained there on September 23, 2012.  I worked in that church until accepting the Divine Call to Good Shepherd.

Jennifer and I have been married for 39 years. She grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is a 1st grade Teacher at Cologne Academy. We have three children: daughter Erin Hernandez and her husband Jaime, their daughters Jorden (16) and Delaney (11) of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; son Shea Niebuhr of Port Angeles, Washington; and daughter Casey Krafnick and her husband Aksel of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Additionally, my mother, Marian Niebuhr, lives with us here in Glencoe.

We are very excited to be doing ministry together with you all at Good Shepherd. The Lord is granting us many opportunities, in our short time here, for all of us to make a difference in His kingdom. We pray that He will give us many years of ministry together with all of you. You have made us feel so welcome here and we thank you for showing us God’s love. Please feel free to stop by and visit me in my office any time the door is open. May the Lord bless you, and your families, with His love and joy in doing ministry here at Good Shepherd.

Pastor Jon


dce ted stroming

Ted Stroming is serving Good Shepherd as our DCE since March 2015. Ted has been in church work for 25 years, and calls Hutchinson, MN, his home. Ted is married to Corrina, and together enjoy three children-Leah (Josh Kamrath), Caroline, and Andrew.

Marjorie HeMmann, 

Business Manager

Marjorie Hemmann has been a member at Good Shepherd since 1969 and started working tn the office in 1972. Secretarial duties along with being our Business Manager (and whatever else needs to be done) have grown during the years. She is married to her best friend, Gary, and lives on a farm northwest of Glencoe. The couple has 2 children, Melissa and Brandon, along with 4 grandchildren (Kyle, Kelsey, Dane, and Keira), they are a joy and a blessing to their lives. Gary and Marjorie are both involved at church and have served in various capacities. In their spare time, they enjoy dancing, camping, fishing, and gardening.

Jenny Papke


Jenny Papke began working in the church office in December 2021.  She is married to her husband, Eric and lives in Hutchinson.  Jenny and Eric have 2 beautiful daughters, Caitlin and Mikayla, as well as a grandson, Xander.  Eric and Jenny are both 1994 Glencoe graduates (GO EAGLES!) and active members at Good Shepherd.