Meet the Pastors

Rev. Steve Maske
Rev. Steve Maske • Senior Pastor
Phone: (847) 741-7788 • Email:

Pastor Maske has a passion for sharing a simple message: “Jesus loves you!” Pastor Maske believes that God’s Word is clear on teaching of the importance of parents as the primary faith former in families. With this in mind, Pastor Maske has a vision to build a ministry that will support families by equipping parents with practical tools for sharing the love of Christ on a daily basis.

Pastor Maske’s model for ministry is Jesus, who humbled himself so that others would be built up with His love. As a servant leader he sees the mission of Good Shepherd to love people into a living relationship with Jesus!

Pastor Maske and his wife Andrea have returned to their home state of Illinois after serving recently in Flint, Michigan. They have four children and their joy in life is spending time with family and friends.

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Rev. Andrew Howe
Rev. Andrew Howe • Youth & Family Pastor
Phone: (847) 741-7788 • Email:

Pastor Andrew Howe was installed as Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Pastor Andrew has been called to develop and lead a family-centered, church-supported ministry that supports the home as the primary agency in faith formation. Pastor will minister primarily to families with children preschool age through senior youth. Pastor Howe has a passion for the faith development of youth and their families.  

Pastor Andrew is from Frankenmuth Michigan received His Master’s of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Andrew is married to Whitney (nee Savage). Good Shepherd welcomes Whitney and Pastor Howe and prays God’s Blessings for them as they join in our mission: “Loving People to Jesus!” 

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Pastor Jorge Mazariegos
Pastor Jorge Mazariegos • Vida y Fe Missionary Pastor
Phone: (847) 628-6115 • 

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 Martin Balzer
Martin Balzer • Visitation Pastor
Phone: (847) 741-7788 • 

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