Pastor Jeff Ungs

Pastor Jeff Ungs graduated in 1995 from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, with a Bachelor’s in Arts degree, majoring in Psychology. He then graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1999 with a Masters in Divinity.

Pastor Ungs was joined in marriage to his wife, Kelli, in 1991, and they have remained happily married. They have been blessed with five children and one Granddaughter. Pastor Jeff has served congregations in Eureka, Kansas; Clear Lake, Iowa; Dakota City, Nebraska; and most recently served as the assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission in the Western Iowa Synod.

As the Director for Evangelical Mission, Pastor Ungs gained valuable experience in the areas of evangelism and congregation vitality. These experiences led to the development of a network of congregations working together in concert to find new life in their communities and congregations. Pastor Jeff is a very Spirit filled leader with passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and compassion for all people.

Pastor’s hobbies include participating in Scouting BSA, riding bicycle, and swinging golf clubs. (Note: This is much more accurate than saying he plays golf!) His family is very important to Pastor Ungs. All four of his sons have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His daughter, Alisha, will graduate from Wartburg Theological Seminary in May of 2023 with a Masters of Divinity degree and is on track for ordination.

Pastor Ungs claims to be a very simple theologian. Living the Gospel is all about relationships. Loving God with all your heart, soul, and might and loving your neighbor as your self, as well as making disciples and baptizing in the name of the triune God is at the core of all his teaching and preaching.


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, Admin. Ass’t to the Pastor

Lynn Dickerman and Linda Tidmore job share the administrative roll to Pastor at SOTG.

Lynn Dickerman is a native New Englander, born in Connecticut, attended Gordon College north of Boston, and worked in banking in Massachusetts until she 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.

Linda Tidmore, Admin. Ass’t to the Pastor

Linda Tidmore and her husband, Bob, moved to Naples in 2010. They joined SOTG eight years ago, and she has served on the Church Council, the Call Committee, Evangelism Committee; has ushered and volunteered in the church office; and is a member of the choir. Linda and Bob have been married since 1999 and have four children and five grandchildren. While living in Erie, PA, Linda graduated from Erie Business School, majoring in accounting. Linda comes to us with over 25 years experience in payroll and Human Resources.


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