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Meet The Staff


Ryan Ankersen

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ryan, a born and raised Nebraskan, received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2014.  He served as an Associate Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flemington, NJ until 2018.  Serving now as the Lead Pastor, he is humbled to be a part of Good Shepherd’s next season of ministry moving forward together as we connect people to Jesus.  His favorite passage of scripture is Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”  This has always driven him to be passionate about meeting new people and having spiritual conversations with people outside the church.  Ryan, his wife, and his two young daughters have found their home in the community of Fremont and look forward to meeting you soon.


Kim Copeland

Financial Assistant

Kim came to Good Shepherd in 2016.  Prior to her position here, she was an office manager for a Fremont company, processing accounts receivable and payable for over 25 years.  As the Financial Assistant, Kim enjoys tracking the donations, accounts payable and payroll.  She attended Midland University and studied business and finance.  Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 19:26 “With God All things are Possible.”  Kim and her husband, Byron, are blessed with two daughters, two granddaughters, and one grandson.

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Allison Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Allison was born and raised in Fremont, NE. She continued her basketball and academic career at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, where she double majored in Graphic Design and Advertising. Allison and her husband, Courtney, have a wonderful little boy and a Mini Aussie named Mariner. Her favorite bible verse is Psalms 28:7, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."

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