Meet the Good Shepherd Staff . . .
The Rev. R. Scott Trevithick (Usually “Pastor Scott”) has been Good Shepherd’s Lead Pastor since March of 2019. He previously served Good Shepherd in 2015-2016 as a Bridge Pastor during a time of pastoral transition.
After growing up in Southern California and earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Riverside, he served as Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, TN for four years. He earned his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, was ordained in October 1995, and came to his first call here in Reno, in which he served over 10 years. He has served both Presbyterian and Lutheran congregations as both a long-term, installed pastor and as an intentional Interim Pastor working with congregations in transition. He’s also been the Executive Director of two different regional nonprofit organizations.
Scott likes hiking and kayaking at Lake Tahoe and other outdoor adventures and has led Good Shepherd groups on snowshoe and summertime hikes. His family includes his wife Kendra and college-aged son and daughter Grant and Claire.
Contact Pr. Scott at 775.329.0696, ext. 102 or email him.
Deanna Gaunt has served on the staff of Good Shepherd for 30 years. Her beginnings as the Youth Director in 1990 have evolved into her position now as the Director Worship and Finance. Deanna is also an accomplished professional musician as a drummer, pianist and singer.
Deanna lives with her husband David who teaches choir and orchestra at Reno High and they have two adult beautiful children Meghan (28) and Brian (25). Deanna leads the 4Jesus contemporary band with her husband David and a variety of gifted youth and adults.
Contact Deanna at 775.329.0696, ext 101 or email her.
Maribeth Doerr has worked at Good Shepherd since 2013 starting as the Pastoral Care Assistant to Pr. Carl Wilfrid who retired in 2014. She began working in the church office in 2014 and went to full-time in February 2015. She now manages the office and property, is responsible for church communications and directs Good Shepherd’s Caring Ministries including leading the Caregivers Support Group and Homebound Gatherings. She also teaches Gentle and Chair Yoga. She is a Certified Creative Grief Coach Practitioner, Baby Loss Doula, and a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Maribeth and her husband Greg, along with their two sons Eric and Chad, moved to Reno in 1990 from San Diego. They joined Good Shepherd in 1991 along with Maribeth’s parents. Her hobbies include yoga, reading, gardening, baking and taking long walks in her Somersett neighborhood.
Contact Maribeth at 775.329.0696, ext 100 or email her.
Stephanie Leff served on the staff of Good Shepherd from 2004-2008 and returned in 2018 as the Director of Faith Formation and Programming. Stephanie was born and raised in Minnesota and her church youth group was an important part of not only her faith formation, but also the formation of her as a leader. She loves the variety of programs she gets to be involved in at Good Shepherd and most especially loves the people who attend and serve together at this church.
Stephanie is most proud of the two young women she has raised and is looking forward to continuing to watch them thrive. Stephanie also enjoys working out and enjoys her part time job as a Personal Trainer. One of the things she loves about living in Reno is its proximity to the Sierras and Lake Tahoe and all the outdoor recreation that allows. Being out in God’s Creation is one of her favorite things!
Contact Stephanie at 775.329.0696, ext 105 or email her.
Ciara Hornbarger is the Ministry Intern at Good Shepherd and has been serving here for about 3 years. She began in 2017, working with Shaun O’Reilly and then was hired on as a part-time intern in the office to work with Director of Operations Maribeth Doerr, along with the other staff members.
Ciara is in her fourth year at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in Community Health Science: Public Health and minoring in Gerontology. She grew up in Reno and Good Shepherd has been her family’s church for years. She was baptized and confirmed here. Ciara has a big and wonderful family who continue to support her in everything she does. Her parents, Bill and Karin Hornbarger, and her three sisters, Heather, Jennifer, and Charlotte. Ciara loves to read and enjoys camping with her family.
Contact Ciara at 775.329.0696, ext 104 or email her.
Marijo Rosevear has been our Financial Secretary for 11 years. She has over 25 years of bookkeeping experience and thoroughly loves her work.
She was originally born in Michigan and moved to Reno over 35 years ago. She met her husband here in Reno, who she has been married to for 30 years in November. They have a 22-year-old son named Connor who is a Personal Trainer and a Body Builder.
Contact Marijo at 775.329.0696, ext 106 or email her.
Jennifer Tibben, Good Shepherd Choir Director, serves as the choir director at Damonte Ranch High School. She received her MM in Vocal Performance from University of Nevada-Reno in May 1997. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College, May 1992, with majors in music and biology. As a conductor, Jennifer serves as Artistic Director and conductor of Bella Voce, a select community women's choral ensemble. She also currently serves as the chorus director for the Reno Philharmonic Chorus. She lives in Reno with her six delightful and musical children and partner Sharon. They also have 3 dogs and a cat!
Andrea Lenz is Associate Professor Emerita of Music at UNR, where she taught oboe, theory, etc. as well as being the staff accompanist for many, many years. She is also the former principal oboist of the RCO, RPO, and Nevada Opera. She became organist for Good Shepherd upon Iris Maytan’s retirement and probably won’t last for 51 years like Iris did. Andrea has four lovely daughters, three wonderful grandchildren, and is married to the extraordinary bassist, orchestra management consultant, and wordsmith Scott Faulkner.
Derek Nance performs handbells with Reno's community handbell ensemble, Tintabulations. In addition, he has performed with Sonos Handbell Ensemble, a professional group based in Oakland; serves on the board of directors for Handbell Musicians of America, the national guild for handbell performers; and teaches at bell festivals across the country. When not ringing, Derek can be found lurking at the Good Luck Macbeth Theater, where he works as technical director.