I grew up in Lemmon, SD and received my Bachelor of Science degree – majoring in Elementary Education from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. I’m married and we have one daughter. I’m looking forward to working with the children who will be attending Little Lambs Preschool. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, walking, biking, hiking, and snowboarding.
I grew up in Leola, South Dakota where I met and married my husband Carrold (C J). We have two children, Clark and Cathy and five beautiful grandchildren. Good Shepherd has been our church home since 1982. I was employed with the Aberdeen School District for 28 years, retiring nearly three years ago. My Good Shepherd family is very special to me, and I thoroughly enjoy assisting in the church office.
Amanda Black | Youth & Family Coordinator
I grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in writing. My husband, Joe, and I have two wonderful daughters. I enjoy working with all of the members of Good Shepherd. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, watching movies and attending my children’s activities.
Deb Larson | Financial Secretary
I was raised on a dairy farm in the Hosmer area. After graduating from South Dakota State University with an education background, I eventually ended up in the Minneapolis area. There I met my husband and together we operated a used car lot. In 2014, my husband passed away and since we did not have any children, I decided to move back to the Aberdeen area to be closer to family.
I have worked at GS for 20 years. Prior to this, I worked as a custodian for Aberdeen Public Schools for 15 years. My wife Renee and I have 1 daughter and 2 sons. I enjoy hunting, motorcycle riding, and anything I can do with my family.
I graduated from Watertown High School and attended Northern State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. I went on to work in the Aberdeen Public school district as an assistant band director at Holgate Middle School for one year and then I taught vocal music and Life Skills music at Simmons Middle school for two years before becoming a stay at home mom. My husband I were married in 2007 and Good Shepherd became our church home in 2008. We have two children. I have been the music coordinator since 2015. In my free time, I enjoy listening to and making music of all kinds, theatre activities and spending time with my family.