Pastor Heidi Johns

Senior Pastor


Pastor Pat Badkey

Associate Pastor,
Director of Congregational Life

Pastor Alice Connor

Associate Pastor,
Director of Campus & Young Adult Ministries

Pastor Alex Hoops

Associate Pastor,
Director of Discipleship


Good Shepherd is a large church whose purpose is "to be a CARING Christian community where we SHARE God's grace, GROW in faith, and SERVE others." We work to accomplish that purpose by offering a variety of worship services that demonstrates the diversity of gifts present in our community, providing Christian education opportunities that won't ask you to leave your mind at the door, and ministering to a broad constituency through ministries that engages everyone from children to seniors. 

Whether its serving locally in food banks, schools, and building homes with Habitat, OR globally with our mission partners in Haiti and Lutheran World Relief, Good Shepherd wants to help you connect your gifts to the needs of the world. 

Good Shepherd Church Location

7701 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH, United States 
(513) 891-1700



The Edge House

The Edge House is an experimental and welcoming neighborhood-based campus ministry at the University of Cincinnati and is a ministry location for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Our neighborhoods are spread across the campus: the CCM neighborhood, the Stratford Heights neighborhood, even the moveable Red Couch neighborhood. The Edge House building is like the inn in the parable of the Good Samaritan: a place for reflection and revitalization on the Christian journey, a place for healing, a place of storytelling, and a place of transition. People of all denominations, faiths, and lack-of-faiths are welcome.


The Edge House Location

2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Rev. Alice Connor, Proprietor
Cell: 513-307-2930


Good Shepherd is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)