Our Team

Meet The


Rafael Gessey

Director of Operations

Rafael has been a member at Good Shepherd since 2001. She joined our staff in 2007 and serves as our Director of Operations. During her time at Good Shepherd, Rafael has played a key role in our Neighbor-to-Neighbor partnership and volunteered in Vacation Bible School as well as various other ministries. She is a blessing to have on our team.

La Nelle Lucero

Administrative Assistant

La Nelle has also been a member of LCGS since 1998 and she joined our team in February 2017 as the Office Assistant. La Nelle has been married to her husband Samuel Lucero for twenty-six years and they have three children, Tyler, Mason, and Angelina. Outside of work, La Nelle loves to read and spend time with her family. La Nelle brings many years of experience to our team due to her prior employment history with Kansas Judicial Branch and the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kristen Anwandter

Children’s Ministry Director

Kristen has been part of the Good Shepherd Staff since 2005, first as an office assistant, then as the Communications Coordinator, and now as the Children’s Ministry Director. She is excited that her training and experience as an elementary and preschool teacher is being put to good use. She has attended worship here since 2004 when she married her husband, Carlos. Together they enjoy raising their three children and spending time together as a family.

Christina Rosenberg

Middle School Ministry Coordinator

Christina has been on staff at Good Shepherd since October 15, 2020. She grew up attending at LCGS and is passionate about helping the Middle School youth to experience God’s presence. She is excited that her training as a Middle School teacher is being put to good use and is helping to bring up the new generations in Christ. Christina has been married to her husband Michael, a Physics teacher at South High, since 2013 and they have one son, Luke born in September of 2019. In her free time, she enjoys walks in the park with her family and her dog Georgia, rollerblading, playing video games, and reading. Her favorite Bible passage is: 1 John 4:7-12, NIV “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Greg House

Worship and Student Ministries Director

Greg House came to Good Shepherd from Lansing, Michigan. He and his wife, Kate, moved to the Los Angeles area to be close to her family who still live in the Glendale area where Kate was raised. Greg & Kate have been married since August of 2005 and have spent much of their time in ministry together. They make up the Duo “The Asking” and have released original music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and wherever you find music (theaskingband.com). Greg has been working in various ministry roles since 2004 and graduated with a Master of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary in 2018. He has led worship and students in each of his roles since completing his undergraduate work at Central Michigan University. When not at church or performing with “The Asking” you can find Greg on a golf course. A favorite verse for Greg is Isaiah 40:31, “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Daniel Welch

High School Ministry Coordinator

Daniel was baptized at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in 1991. He and his family have been regular attendees ever since. For as long as he can remember, his life has been deeply influenced by a firm belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He confirmed his faith at age thirteen. In 2016 he became a husband and father. This ignited his passion for Christ in a new way. He enrolled at Grand Canyon University in 2019 and is currently working on his B.A. in Christian Studies. He is eager for new opportunities to serve and excited for what the future has in store.