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Good Shepherd
Presbyterian Church
622 Joppa Farm Rd
Joppatowne, MD

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Reverend Doctor Daris S. Bultena, Pastor

Minister of Word and Sacrament

Reverend Dr. Daris BultenaDr. Bultena is originally from South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He was a Legislative Aid with the Commerce Committee, U. S. Senate. He received his Master of Divinity degree in June 1990 from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary-PSCE. Prior to accepting the call of Good Shepherd in April of 1998, he was Pastor of Melrose Carmel Presbyterian Church in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Before that he was a Student Intern at Warminster Presbyterian Church in Warminster, Pennsylvania.


The Reverend Dr. Bultena currently serves as chair of the Presbytery's Commission on Reconciliation.  He has also served the presbytery as moderator, chair of council, and chair of the Committee on Ministry.  His passion is seeing churches grow and be healthy systems as well as communities that are apostolic.  He believes the healthiest congregations are those that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-cultural.  Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is such a congregation.


Vacant, Associate Pastor for Korean Ministries and Mission


Dorothy Burns, Ministry Partner in Administration


Jeana Talbot, Director of Children's Ministries


Rita Garrity, Clerk of Session


Ellie Pfoutz, Treasurer


Diana Ciccotelli, Ministry Partner in Music


Anna Morris, Pianist


Children's Center, "A Dozen of the Most Talented people you will ever meet!"


Ricki Ciccotelli, Sexton