Pastor – Rev. Andrew Retberg (Pastor Andy)
Pastor – Rev. Jeremy Schulz (Pastor Jeremy)
LC Director – Ingrid Meyer
Pastor Andy has been serving at Good Shepherd since moving to The Woodlands in 2008. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2004. In both college and Seminary Pastor Andy was trained in the original Biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek. Pastor Andy served previously at Salem Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, Arizona from 2004-2008. He and his wife, Amy, have four children: Maddox, London, Olivia, and Wyatt. Pastor Andy’s love for God’s Word is the focus of his work as he leads the members of Good Shepherd in its timeless truths.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
The Schulz’s have moved from Tacoma, Washington, where they have served for 14 years. They have enjoyed the beauty of the area—the views, the hikes, the parks, and the Starbucks on every corner. But really, they are very thankful for all the time they have spent in Tacoma and the families that they were able to meet. It is a joy to be a child of God, and it has been a privilege to serve God’s people in the public ministry.
In his earliest years, Pastor Jeremy grew up near the Black Hills, in Rapid City, South Dakota. His family also lived near Madison, Wisconsin. He was the fifth of six children in the family. His father, two of his brothers, and a brother-in-law are also WELS pastors. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2004.
He married Amanda Howell on August 3, 2001. Amanda grew up in Antioch, Illinois. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. This past year, Amanda worked fulltime as a teaching assistant in the church’s preschool.
Pastor Jeremy and Amanda have two daughters. Calla is twelve years old. She loves watching home movies, walking at the park, vacations, swimming, and working on projects with colors and scissors. Calla was born with spina bifida and other medical complications. Her life has been fragile and has gone through many challenges. We certainly have learned many life lessons with her. We are also very thankful for the Lord’s powerful hand of blessing. God has carried us each day, and we know that he will always be with us.
The Schulz’s second daughter is Hazel. She is six years old. Hazel loves purple, Star Wars, going to school, and life in general. She is a joy-filled child. Hazel finished Kindergarten this year and is ready for her next adventure in first grade.
Living in Washington has been a joy, but we are thankful for new trails in Texas. We are excited to explore, to learn new places, and to meet more great people. It will be nice to trade in our rain boots for cowboy boots!