Rev. Jonathan Werre

Rev. Jonathan Werre

Worship & Outreach Pastor

Email: jwerre@gswels.org
Pastor Werre was born on the mission fields of  Zambia, Africa. He grew up, however, in the Midwest. In 1986, he graduated from Northwestern College (Watertown, WI) with a B.A. In 1990, he graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI) with a Masters of Divinity. He also married Sarah Peter and to this very day he is convinced that was one of the best decisions of his life. They have four children. 
Pastor Werre’s ministry has been flavored with mission and evangelism work. His first Call was to a mission congregation an hour north of the Twin Cities. In 1997, he was Called to do exploratory mission work in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He served as chairman of the Minnesota District Evangelism Committee (before moving to Canada) and currently serves on our Dakota-Montana Mission Board.


Pastor Werre began serving at Good Shepherd in 2008. When he isn’t “doing pastor stuff,” you might find him splitting wood for the fireplace, drinking coffee with Sarah at one of our local coffeehouses, playing a little guitar, or watching movies with his family.

Rev. Michael Johnson

Rev. Michael Johnson

Education Pastor

Email: mjohnson@gswels.org 
Pastor Johnson has been serving Good Shepherd since 2019. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2010. Pastor J. served for four years at Eternal Love in Appleton, WI. He serve another four years at Good Shepherd in Beloit, WI. Pastor Johnson loves getting to know people and worshiping the Lord with his friends.
Other places you might find him:
Chasing his three Energizer Bunny kids around, out in the garden, huddled in front of a heater during the winter
Married his wife Sara in 2007; blessed with three children – Hannah, Luke, and Benjamin
Favorite Bible Verse:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
– Jeremiah 29:11


Sunday Services
8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. streamed on YouTube

Sunday School & Bible Study
9:15 a.m.
19-Minute-Bible-Study after each service in Summer


4800 S Southeastern Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

(605) 371-0047