Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd,
Jesus Christ. We devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word, serving others in service of Him. Our passion
and mission is to equip believers and their families, helping them to better know, love and serve Jesus!
Kenneth Brown, Lead Pastor
Pastor Kenny has served in ministry for over twenty-five years; twenty-one of which have been at The Good Shepherd Ministries. He and his wife Rachel are dedicated to emphasizing the importance and timelessness of God’s Word, teaching the truth of the Gospel, mentoring and developing disciples, raising up student and adult leaders, and creating, developing and supporting ministries within the church and outreach beyond our walls. Pastor Kenny’s heart is focused on Christ and his calling to family ministry.  His desire is to see children and teenagers who love Jesus grow to become adults who fully realize their Great Commission calling in our church, community and world.  One of his greatest joys is watching believers love, forgive and encourage others.  He counts it both a blessing and a privilege to lead the congregation of TGSM as they dedicate their lives to God and come to better know, love and serve Jesus Christ.    
Brad Distad, Director of Family Ministries & Outreach

When Brad’s older sister invited him to Young Life as a gangly teen some twenty-five years ago, he had no idea his world was about to change forever! He became captivated by the person of Jesus Christ, for the first time realizing “he who has the Son, has life” (John 5:12). With the truth that Christ is Life, Brad resolved to share the gospel with anyone God put in front of him! As a follower of Jesus, it’s Brad’s desire to live an authentic, fun, Christ-honoring life. At the core of his message is the belief that we are beloved children of the Good Father, and we are called to love one another. Raised in Washington County, Brad has served in full-time ministry in Asia, Minnesota, California and Nevada, along with his wife Jessica and their children. They are excited the Lord has brought them back to Maryland all these years later where it all began!

Bella Kauffman, Director of Youth Ministries
A relationship with Jesus needs to be central in our lives. Unfortunately, more and more teens find their comfort and answers in our culture rather than our Savior. As a church, we have a special opportunity to build relationships with students, lead them towards the things of God, and create an encouraging and uplifting environment that allows them to engage with Scripture, connect with the Spirit, and mature in their personal relationship with Christ.  As Director of Youth Ministries, Bella has been called to disciple junior and senior high school students, guiding each one towards a life truly worth living; a life dedicated to knowing, loving and serving Jesus. Helping her guide the teens is her husband Brad Kauffman, who has proven to be a true blessing to her and her ministry, the students they lead, and the church as a whole! 
Steven McCullough, Founding Pastor & Sr. Pastor Emeritus

What began as a spark in the heart of a teenage troublemaker saved by grace quickly grew into a fire that has burned for more than three decades of ministry.  Expand the kingdom.  Despite trials and adversity, Pastor Steven McCullough answered that call, establishing more than two-dozen churches across the United States, Mexico, Chile, Thailand, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.  Even as his ministry developed in exciting new ways, his mission remained the same: to help people come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.  The Good Shepherd Ministries is a realization of that mission.  While he has since retired, he passed his decades-long passion for family ministry and missions to Pastor Kenny and our congregation, allowing us to nurture new believers, strengthen faithful followers, and heed the call so long ingrained in his heart.

Lisa Mowen, Secretary & Treasurer
Lisa ensures that the office is running smoothly, serves on the advisory board, maintains the church’s financial processes, and is responsible for financial and individual congregation records.  She also handles inquires and publications, and assists the Lead Pastor and staff with any ministry coordination needs.  Her husband, Mike, leads our maintenance team as well, investing the same kind of humility and servantheartedness into the upkeep of the building and grounds that Lisa brings to the office.  We’re truly blessed to count the Mowens among our church family!
 
The Good Shepherd Ministries Advisory Board
We believe that the Pastor is responsible for the local church, to hear from God, and to feed and love His people faithfully.  Advisors are appointed as needed by the Pastor to serve as an official Advisory Board, which consists of no less than three members at any given time. The Advisory Board’s primary duties are to help the Pastor care for the spiritual needs of the congregation, as well as the material needs of the church, and to empower the pastoral staff and the membership to carry out God’s vision for TGSM. Our current advisors are:
 
                                            David Dick       Dan Garnand       Carolyn Hardt      David Dodson       David Dressel       Lisa Mowen