Shepherds Signatories

To add your name to the Shepherds United signors list, fill out the online form, print and sign the Shepherds United Statement and mail to Allen County Right to Life, 2126 Inwood Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46815, or scan and email to abigail@ichooselife.org.

Rev. Peter Gregory
Associate Pastor
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Steve Jones
President
Missionary Church, Inc., IN

Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend, IN

Rev. Jason Freiburger
Father
Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN

Pastor John B. Lowe II
Pastor
New Life Christian Church and World Out Reach, Warsaw, IN

Rev. Gary Sigler
Pastor
St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City, IN

Rev. Andrew Budzinski
Parochial Vicar
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Derrick Sneyd    
Pastor
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn, IN

Rev. Msgr. Bernard Galic
Pastor
St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Yoder, IN

Rev. Lourdino Fernandes
Pastor
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Monroeville, IN

Rev. Thomas Shoemaker
Pastor
St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Bernie Zajdel, O.F.M.Conv.
Parochial Vicar
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, IN

Rev. Ron Rieder, O.F.M.Cap.
Pastor
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, IN

Rev. Mark Gurtner
Pastor
Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Jan Klimczyk
Parochial Vicar
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. George Gabet
Pastor
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Philip Schneider, O.F.M.Conv.
Administrator
St. Paul Catholic Chapel, Clear Lake, IN

Rev. James Shafer  
Pastor
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Charles W. Howard
Board of Deacons Chairman & Associate Minister
Southern Heights Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Mark Kelly
Associate Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church, Leesburg, IN

Dr. James Bushur
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Carl Fickenscher
Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Daniel Gard
Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Charles Gieschen
Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Paul Grime
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Gifford Grobien
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Arthur Just
Professor and Chairman of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Walter A. Maier III  
Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Cameron Mackenzie
Professor of Historical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. John Nordling
Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Prof. Richard Nuffer
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Prof. John Pless
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Prof. Jeffrey Pulse
Pastor and Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary and Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Timothy Quill
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Kantor Richard Resch
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Prof. Robert Roethemeyer
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Peter J. Scaer
Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. David P. Scaer
Chairman of Systematic Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Waynev

Dr. William Weinrich
Professor of Historical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Dean O. Wenthe
Professor of Exegetical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. John Dreyer
Director of Admission
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Richard Koehneke
Pastoral Assistant
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. George Lange
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Robert Shonholz
Advancement Officer
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Albert Wingfield
Vice President of Business Affairs
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Andrew Yeager
Pastor
Zion Lutheran Church, Garrett, IN

Rev. Thomas Zimmerman
Dean of Students
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Misner
Executive Director
A Hope Center, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Peter C. Cage
Senior Pastor
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Rick Hawks
Senior Pastor
The Chapel, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Pat Ryan
Pastor
Northside Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Robbie Sondag
Associate Pastor
Fellowship Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Tom Swank
Pastor
Northpoint Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Bill Hossler
President
Missionary Church, Inc., IN

Pastor Ron Hawkins
Lead Pastor
First Assembly, Fort Wayne, IN

Darryl Sheggrud
Executive Director
Men’s Ministry Network, IN

Pastor Dennis Sundell
Lead Pastor
Hope Church of Fort Wayne, IN

Kelley Sewell
Youth Pastor
Grabill Missionary Church, Grabill, IN

Rev. Michael S. Blodgett
Pastor
St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Haven, IN

Rev. Donald A. Sauls
Pastor
Peace Lutheran Church, Berne, IN

Rev. Martin K. Moehring
Pastor
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Decatur, IN

Rev. Thomas R. Ahlersmeyer
Senior Pastor
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Phil Schamehorn
Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church, Ligonier, IN

Rev. Geoffrey L. Robinson
Executive Counselor for Outreach
Indiana District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, IN

Rev. Daniel P. May
President
Indiana District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, IN

Rev. Paul J. Spira
Pastor
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Yared Halche
Pastor
St. Augustine Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Richard Fletcher
Senior Pastor
Lifeway Wesleyan Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Alyn Biddle
Benevolence Minister
Broadway Christian Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Wendell Brane
Pastor
Trinity Evangelical Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Bob Smith
Director
Fort Wayne School of Urban Ministries, IN

Rev. Wm. Daniel O’Connor
Pastor
Faith Lutheran Church, Greenfield, IN

Rev. Rodney L. Schmeltz
Pastor
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Grabill, IN

Rev. Dr. John Stube
Pastor
Ascension Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Steven M. Ahlersmeyer
Senior Pastor
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Ronnie L. Patrick
Pastor
New Beginnings Church and World Outreach, Warsaw, IN

Pastor Bob Yawberg
Pastor
Pastors in Prayer Ministry, IN

Pastor Chris Steele
Senior Minister
Christ’s Church at Georgetown, IN

Rev. Msgr. Robert Schulte
Vicar General of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend and Rector
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Msgr. John Suelzer
Pastor
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Peter Dee De
Parochial Vicar
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. John Pfister
Pastor
St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, IN

Rev. Msgr. John Kuzmich
Pastor
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Jacob Meyer
Parochial Vicar
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr.
President
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Stan Temme
Pastor
Lake George Lutheran Chapel, Fremont, IN

Rev. James Keller
Pastor
New Life Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Roy C Olsen, III
Pastor
Emmaus Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Douglas M. Christian
Pastor
St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock), Monroeville, IN

Rev. David F. Strable
Associate Pastor
New Life Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Thomas Eggold
Senior Pastor
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Michael H. Tamorria
Interim Pastor
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Auburn, IN

Rev. Warren E. Messmann
Pastor Emeritus
Indiana District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, IN

Rev. Joel DeSelm
Senior Pastor
Woodburn Missionary Church, IN

Rev. Mark C. Sheafer
Director of Financial Aid
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Mary Engo
FFM  Minister General
Our Lady of the Angels Friary for the Franciscan Brothers Minor, IN

Rev. Richard G. Maassel
Visitation Pastor & Pastor Emeritus
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Nathan A. Long, OAC
Abbot and Priest
St. Patrick’s-by-the-Rivers Anglican Community, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David H. Petersen, Pastor
Pastor
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Michael N. Frese
Associate Pastor
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Stephen Cresse
Associate Pastor
Life Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Otha Aden
Pastor
Southern Heights Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Milton White
Associate Minister
True Love Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Minister Mitchell Hilliard
Associate Minister
St. Johns Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Duane Burris
Senior Pastor
Life Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Tim Johnson
Director of Pastoral Care
Central Region Office, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Gary Hahn
Associate Pastor
Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, IN

Prof. Emeritus Walter A. Maier II
Professor Emeritus
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Jason Baeuerle
Senior Pastor
Broadway Christian Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Peter James Brock
Pastor
St. John Lutheran Church,  Decatur, IN

Rev. Douglas Punke
Senior Pastor
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Doug Beutler
Pastor
LifeWater Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Mike Eavey
Pastor
Wesleyan Redeemer Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Meinzen
Chaplain
University of Saint Francis and Veterans Affairs Hospital, IN

Rev. Wade Turner
Pastor
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Kyle D. Krueger
Sole Pastor
Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Koeneman    
Pastor
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Decatur, IN

Rev. Shayne Jonker    
Pastor
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roanoke, IN

Rev. Timothy R. Puls (Ed.D.)
Director of Alumni and Church Relations
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. S. S. Urberg    
Pastor Emeritus
Indiana District, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, IN

Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege
Pastor
St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Decatur, IN

Rev. Dennis Borchers
Teacher
Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Dr. Joseph P. Gudel
Director of Campus Ministries and Adjunct Faculty
Concordia Lutheran High School and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

The Rev. Dr. Ronald D. Allen
Rector
Heartland Church, ADGL, ACNA, Fort Wayne, IN

Pr Karl A Frincke
Intentional Interim Pastor

Rev. Ron Francis    
Pastor Emeritus & Spiritual Advisor
Fort Wayne Lutherans for Life, IN

Rev. M. Joshua Osbun (LCMS)
Wyatt, IN

Rev. Dr. Paul Dancy
Senior Pastor
Praise Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. John H. Hamer
Pastor Emeritus
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Robert A. Land
Pastor
Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington, IN

Rev. Mark A. Neubacher    
Pastor
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Albert Bierlein    
Pastor Emeritus
Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Russell Riley     
Pastor
Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City, IN

Pastor Bill Campbell
Pastor
Life Bridge Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Jeffrey Geisler    
Senior Pastor
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Greg Comp    
Lead Minister
Markle Church of Christ, Markle, IN

Rev. Dale M. Henderson
Pastor
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Maki
Pastor
Southwest Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. David Mommens
Sole Pastor
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia City, IN

Rev. Jeff Springer    
Member
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Jimmie Ruffin      
Pastor
New Life Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Dean McCaleb
Pastor
Crossroads Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Dr. Kent Maxwell
Retired pastor, seminary professor and mental health counselor
Member of College Park United Brethren Church, Huntington, IN

Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing
Senior Pastor
St. Michael Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Pastor Kent Scantlin
Associate Pastor
Northside Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. John M Backes
Senior Pastor
Bethel Assembly of God, Huntington, IN

Joel Gregory
Senior Pastor
Living Faith Missionary Church, Yoder, IN

Gary Aupperle
Pastor
Hope Missionary Church, Bluffton, IN

Jesse Beasley
Pastor
Living Word of God Ministries, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. J Brown
Associate Pastor
Concordia LCMS, Fort Wayne, IN

Protodeacon Michael Myers
Clergy
St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Archpriest Andrew Jarmus
Rector
St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. John W Armstrong
Pastor
Grace Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN

Rev. Richard Kolaskey
Pastor
Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Dillsboro, IN

Rev. William Stache
Retired Pastor
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN

Rev. Douglas Bauman
Pastor
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN

Rev. Juan Luna
Pastor
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dewberry/Cross Plains, IN

Rev. Aaron West
Pastor
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenburg, IN

Pastor Greg Byman
Pastor
St Joe Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN