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Rev. Koss's Favorite Passage:

Romans 8:28
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose."


Rev. Noel Koss

 Pastor Koss was born at Everett, Washington and raised in Seattle. He met his wife, Linda, at Concordia College, Portland, Oregon and they have been married 51 plus years. They have four children, one of whom, Eric, is now in heaven. Pastor Koss has served congregations in Wisconsin, Washington, Iowa and at Jackson, Wyoming. He likes sporting events, walking, and reading.  He has been guest minister at Wittenberg, Germany, participated in medical missions event in Kenya, Africa, and served as interim minister to congregations in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho the past 10 years.



Bonnie Jean Huset,
Preschool Director and Teacher

 Bonnie Jean Huset opened the doors to our NLSA accredited Little Lambs Preschool in 2005 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Preschool is open early September to late May and caters to the educational needs of 3 and 4 year olds.
It is located next door to Good Shepherd on the back (west) side.

All three & four year olds are welcome as church membership is not required!

Please visit for more information.

Email Bonnie

 Rev. David Schmidt  Visitation Pastor  Email Rev. Schmidt
 Joe Morton  President  Email Joe
 Denes Van Parys   Music Director  Email Denes
 Valerie Rice  Church Secretary
 Website Liaison*
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 Email Valerie

Do You Know Who Your Church Elder is?

Please feel free to contact your Church Elder anytime for any reason.
Your Church Elder has been assigned to you based on your Last Name...


Church Elder



 Norm Gerken (253-845-1521)

 Alber - Classen


 Joe Morton (253-473-5649)

 Cunningham - Jaech


 Wayne Boudreau (253-405-4904)

 Jundra - Merkel, L.


 Julian Doyle (253-584-7244)

 Merkel, R. - Scott


 Tony Huset (253-753-3764)

 See - Z

 Rev. Toby Joeckel

Reverend Joeckel was appointed our "Intentional Interim Pastor" while we continue to search for a permanent Pastor after Rev. Daniel Gerken retired in January, 2017.

By accepting this post he was not be considered for the permanent position but was be responsible for all normal aspects of church operations and responsibilities.

He was introduced to the congregation on Sunday, June 11, 2017, by officiating at Service and attending a Pot Blessing in his honor. He was with us through January 14, 2018 and was replaced on a part-time basis by Rev. Noel Koss.

Rev. Daniel Gerken, Retired Pastor

Reverend Gerken has served as Pastor at Good Shepherd since 1997. Along with his wife Ruth, Pastor Gerken took a leading roll by inspiring the congregation with his thought-provoking Sermons and involvement in community service.

Pastor Gerken has now retired after 40 years of wonderful service, 20 years as our Pastor. His final Sermon was on Sunday, January 29th, 2017. He has been an inspiration to many. The church body is currently seeking a new Pastor...

Email Rev. Gerken


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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Little Lambs Preschool

140 East 56th St.

Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone 253-473-4848

One Sunday Service
Starts @ 9:30 am

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 Rev. Noel d. Koss, Interim Pastor
Rev. Noel D. Koss
Interim Pastor


Bonnie Jean Huset, Preschool Director & Teacher  Bonnie Jean Huset, Preschool Director


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