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Meet our Pastor, Staff, and Leaders

The work at GSLCL has been very challenging and just as rewarding. We, at GSLCL, look forward to meeting, greeting, and worshiping with you.

Rev. D. Lowell Chilton

PCell: 518-285-0441| Email: pastor@gslcl.org

Lowell is currently serving as a 3/4 time Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Albany. Good Shepherd was searching for a pastor so Lowell agreed to serve as a partime shared pastor with First Lutheran and Good Shepherd Loudonville.

Lowell comes to us from New Berlin, Pennsylvania, where he seved as the pastor of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church for several years. Prior to New Berlin, Lowell served Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Anchorage, Alaska, as Interim Synod Authorized Minister. He received a Master of Divinity degree from the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry in 2017, with a year of Lutheran studies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Prior to entering vocational ministry, Lowell worked in the PlayReady team at Microsoft. He is married the Rev. Kate Drefke, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Troy and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poestenkill. They reside in Albany with three cats and a lot of board games.

Lowell and Kate also serve the Albany Maritime Ministry as chaplains.

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Our Congregational Officers

The following people have been elected by the congregation to positions of leadership. We give thanks for their willingness to serve. In Baptism we are welcomed into the body of Christ and sent to share in the mission of God; we rejoice now that these sisters and brothers will lead us in our common life and our mutual mission as a congregation.

  • Danny Patrick – President
  • Mike Serge – Vice President
  • Patti Kopach – Secretary
  • Jeff Emptage – Treasurer
  • Colleen Ward
  • Kathy Ingalls
  • Nancy Layne
  • Carol Phelps
  • Susan Spofford
  • Meg Winters
  • Maryanne Sangiacomo
  • Elizabeth Sickler