Barb Daberkow | Secretary
I grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School. I have two grown children, Char and Todd. I spent twelve years at Presentation College as the Administrative Secretary in the Nursing Department. Most of my spare time is spent with my grandchildren, Lance and Rachel.

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Maggie Bruns  |  Preschool Director

I grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Northern State University with an Elementary Education degree and an endorsement in Early Childhood.  I love working with children, but I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Luke, family, exercising, and being outside.

Todd Black | Custodian

I have worked at GS for 7 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.

Charlotte Kraemer | Pastoral Assistant

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.

Leesa Christenson | Financial Secretary

I grew up in Warner, South Dakota and went on to attend Presentation College where I graduated with a chemistry/biology degree.  From there, I attended the University of Phoenix to complete my Masters in Business Administration.  On the side, I help people with their insurance goals as my full-time position.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and also spending time outdoors.

Rachel Hemke | Music Coordinator

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.