Pastor and Staff

The Interlake Regional Shared Ministry, of which Good Shepherd is a part, is presently being served by the following Interim Pastors:

Interim Pastor – Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker

Interim Pastor – Rev. Mark Koenker
Pastor Mark Koenker After my internship and graduation from seminary my first call was to Bruno/Humboldt Lutheran Parish in Saskatchewan, followed by calls to chaplaincy at the Lutheran Student Centre at the U of S; Bergheim/Laird Parish outside Saskatoon; a move to Winnipeg in 2000 as Mission Communication Co-ordinator in the ELCIC National Office. Then followed 13 years as pastor of Rural Beausejour Lutheran Parish (Green Bay, Greenwald, and Thalberg churches in the Brokenhead).

And now, after having never planned retirement and working for several years on repairing our 90 year old home in the north end of Winnipeg, I’ve tired of “fixing” problems and never-ending restoration projects, and so I welcome helping to construct the foundations for future new forms of ministry with the IRSM.

My wife Connie and I met 48 years ago in Winnipeg when I was on my year of seminary internship as student chaplain at the U of M. Connie was a social work student at the time and over the years has worked as a counsellor in several different settings, most recently as an outreach worker with a homeless project run by Mount Carmel Clinic on north Main Street in Winnipeg. We have 2 children (Kristin in Edmonton, Jeremy in Vancouver), 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Office Administrator – Donna Perfanick
Good Shepherd is also served by Office Administrator Donna Perfanick. Donna can be reached at or by calling the church office at 204.482.5592.