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Staff

Pastor Bob Hoffman, Interim Pastor and his wife, Colleen

Pastor Bob Hoffman will be ministering as a supply pastor for Shepherd of the Glades during July and August. He may be reached directly at 717.228.9985 or by leaving a message with the Church office. In September, he begins interim ministry, assisting our congregation in the process of discerning its identity, needs, and direction. With this spiritual preparation, our congregation will be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their search for a permanent pastor.

Pastor Bob has been a member of the Lutheran church for 17 years. He had prepared to become a Catholic priest during the 1960’s but could not honor the requirement to remain celibate in that ministry. He married Colleen in August of 1971. They have four adult children: Lynn (librarian, living in Bedminster, NJ, married to Mike Yoder), Dr. Michelle (Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at Golisano Children’s Hospital, Fort Myers, married to Steve Roberts), Sarah (Special Education teacher in Milwaukee, married to Keith Ray, mother of grandchildren, Elizabeth and Charlie), and Matthew (restaurant food supply sales in Chicago, engaged to Lisa Rubin).

Pastor Bob worked for 30 years in education ministries for the Catholic Church as a teacher, a parish religious education (Sunday School) director, and as Director of the Office of Catechetical Services for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA. He also taught college classes in religion, ethics, and Sacred Scripture during that time. It was in preparation to teach these classes that he experienced a growing disappointment with the Catholic Church and a greater closeness to Lutheran practices and convictions. He explains his membership at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Clinton, IA, and subsequent call to ministry of Word and Sacrament as a Lutheran pastor as the work of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Bob and Colleen had dreamed of being called to Florida from the very beginning of his road to ministry. He was ordained in September, 2009, and called by the Holy Spirit to be pastor at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon, PA. The path to interim ministry in Florida, and specifically to Shepherd of the Glades, has proved to be full of the inspiration, energy, and direction of the Holy Spirit.

 

Megan Cianflone, Director of Music

Megan Cianflone, Director of Music

Megan Cianflone, our Music Director, hails from Lindenhurst, a town on the south shore of Long Island, NY. She has three children: Elizabeth, Thomas, and Katherine.

Megan graduated from Hofstra University with a B.S. in Music Education and has lived in Naples since 1998. Beginning in 1999, she sang in the choir, played the flute, accompanied on piano and worked as a substitute organist at Shepherd of the Glades, while teaching elementary general music in Collier County and performing with the Naples Philharmonic Chorale. Megan has been playing and singing with churches since she was 12 years old.

Lynn Dickerman, Administrator

Lynn Dickerman,
Administrator

Lynn Dickerman is a native New Englander, born in Connecticut, attended Gordon College north of Boston, married her husband, Dana, in 1970, and worked in banking in Massachusetts until they moved to Naples in 1994. In addition to her B.A. from Gordon, she has an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. She worked for 25 years as a branch manager, Training & Development Director, and V.P. of Human Resources with BayBanks in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the staff of Shepherd of Glades Lutheran Church in 2009, she worked for another area church for 12 years.

 

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