Pastor Doug Wahlberg

Pastor Doug Wahlberg

The Rev. Dr. Douglas C. Wahlberg was installed as the third Senior Pastor of Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

Pastor Wahlberg was born May 16, 1950, in Richfield, Minnesota. He attended Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, as well as Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, before graduation from Christ Seminary-Seminex in 1976. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California in 2002. Pastor Wahlberg was ordained October 23, 1976. His pastorates include St. John Lutheran and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Churches in Willits and Laytonville, California, from 1976-1981. He served as Associate Pastor of Town and Country Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California from September, 1981, through December, 1987. He served Christ Memorial Lutheran Church as Senior Pastor from January 1, 1988 through May 16, 1993; Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota from June, 1993 to May, 2001; and Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres, Florida from May, 2002 to April, 2009.

On December 2, 1972, Pastor Wahlberg married Lynn Ruisz of Chicago, Illinois. Lynn received a BA in Elementary Education from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota. The Wahlbergs have three adult children and four grandchildren, living in Minnesota and Washington.


Megan Cianflone, Director of Music

Megan Cianflone, Director of Music

Megan Cianflone, our new 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,

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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