The Rev. R. Scott Trevithick (Usually “Pastor Scott”) has been Good Shepherd’s Lead Pastor since March of 2019. He previously served Good Shepherd in 2015-2016 as a Bridge Pastor during a time of pastoral transition.
After growing up in Southern California and earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Riverside, he served as Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, TN for four years. He earned his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, was ordained in October 1995, and came to his first call here in Reno, in which he served over 10 years. He has served both Presbyterian and Lutheran congregations as both a long-term, installed pastor and as an intentional Interim Pastor working with congregations in transition. He’s also been the Executive Director of two different regional nonprofit organizations.
Scott likes hiking and kayaking at Lake Tahoe and other outdoor adventures and has led Good Shepherd groups on snowshoe and summertime hikes. His family includes his wife Kendra and college-aged son and daughter Grant and Claire.
Contact Pr. Scott at 775.329.0696, ext. 102.
Deanna Gaunt has served on the staff of Good Shepherd for 30 years. Her beginnings as the Youth Director in 1990 have evolved into her position now as the Director Worship and Finance. Deanna is also an accomplished professional musician as a drummer, pianist and singer.
Deanna lives with her husband David who teaches choir and orchestra at Reno High and they have two adult beautiful children Meghan and Brian. Deanna leads the 4Jesus contemporary band with her husband David and a variety of gifted youth and adults.
Contact Deanna at 775.329.0696, ext 101.
Maribeth Doerr has worked at Good Shepherd since 2013 starting as the Pastoral Care Assistant to Pr. Carl Wilfrid who retired in 2014. She began working in the church office in 2014 and went to full-time in February 2015. She now manages the office and property, is responsible for church communications, serves as the church bookkeeper, and directs Good Shepherd’s Caring Ministries including leading the Caregivers Support Group and Homebound Gatherings. She also teaches Gentle and Chair Yoga. She is a Certified Creative Grief Coach Practitioner, Baby Loss Doula, and a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Maribeth and her husband Greg, along with their two sons Eric and Chad, moved to Reno in 1990 from San Diego. They joined Good Shepherd in 1991 along with Maribeth’s parents. Her hobbies include yoga, reading, gardening, baking, quilting and taking long walks in her Somersett neighborhood.
Contact Maribeth at 775.329.0696, ext 100.
Karen Hensel joined the church office staff in October 2022 as Office Coordinator. She has been a member of Good Shepherd since 2012, when she and her husband Scott moved from Southern California to be closer to Karen’s parents.
Karen and Scott live north of Reno on a property that includes their many animals. She loves cooking, crafts, NASCAR, and of course, her animals.
Contact Karen at 775.329.0696, ext 104.
Jennifer Tibben, Good Shepherd Choir Director, serves as the choir director at Damonte Ranch High School. She received her MM in Vocal Performance from University of Nevada-Reno in May 1997. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College, May 1992, with majors in music and biology. As a conductor, Jennifer serves as Artistic Director and conductor of Bella Voce, a select community women's choral ensemble. She also currently serves as the chorus director for the Reno Philharmonic Chorus. She lives in Reno with her six delightful and musical children and partner Sharon. They also have 3 dogs and a cat!
Andrea Lenz is Associate Professor Emerita of Music at UNR, where she taught oboe, theory, etc. as well as being the staff accompanist for many, many years. She is also the former principal oboist of the RCO, RPO, and Nevada Opera. She became organist for Good Shepherd upon Iris Maytan’s retirement and probably won’t last for 51 years like Iris did. Andrea has four lovely daughters, three wonderful grandchildren, and is married to the extraordinary bassist, orchestra management consultant, and wordsmith Scott Faulkner.
Derek Nance performs handbells with Reno's community handbell ensemble, Tintabulations. In addition, he has performed with Sonos Handbell Ensemble, a professional group based in Oakland; serves on the board of directors for Handbell Musicians of America, the national guild for handbell performers; and teaches at bell festivals across the country. When not ringing, Derek can be found lurking at the Good Luck Macbeth Theater, where he works as technical director.