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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.



Before entering the clergy, Pastor Jinney was an executive in the corporate world, in the supply chain and operations field. She later attended Hartford Seminary and Andover Newton Theological School before being ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. She studied bioethics and clinical pastoral education at Albany Medical Center, where she eventually worked in Pastoral Care. Pastor Jinney has served as a supply pastor in a number of Lutheran churches and was the interim pastor at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in South Glens Falls. She now serves as the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Malta.

If you are wondering how you came to have an Episcopal priest serving with you, take a look at the ELCA site on Full Communion Partners:


No worries: the liturgy will remain fully Lutheran.

Pastor Jinney lives with her husband Frank, their dog Sydney, and their cat Tasha in a tiny hill town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. She is passionate about interfaith theology, animals, feminist literature, and LGBTQIA rights. She looks eagerly forward to serving Good Shepherd as their transitional pastor.

our Administrative Assistant, our musical director, and our maintenance man!

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
  • Atif Dean
  • Kathy Ingalls
  • Nancy Layne
  • Carol Phelps
  • Susan Spofford
  • Meg Winters
  • Maryanne Sangiacomo
  • Elizabeth Sickler
  • Marie Wertman