Church Location and Contact Numbers

Church address:
4440 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-5457

Google map to CGSLC

Church offices:
Christ House (house on church property)
4444 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-5457

Church Phone: 503-363-3726

Church Fax: 503-378-7411

Church Staff

These are people to contact if you have questions
or might like to get involved with certain areas.
Pastor Karl
Karl began his call as pastor here at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Reformation Sunday 2012. He is a graduate of Reed College in Portland (physics) and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN with an emphasis in Youth and Family ministry. He is married to Pastor Kim Conway Hester who serves at Joyful Servant Lutheran Church in Newberg. Karl is a cinephile and a former hedgehog wrangler. It is a joy and an honor for him to serve as pastor at CGSLC.

Karl wrote a weekly e-mail devotion based on the Revised Common Lectionary (called e-vos) which you can find the archives and 500 posts at

His children, Nick, Natalie and Kai, are deep joys in his life.
Karl Hester
503-953-5164 (cell)

Tammy Glascock
We are so pleased to have Tammy joining our staff starting Tuesday, November 7th. We know she will be a blessing to us and to many.
Tammy Glascock
Office Administrator

Ricardo Souza Melo is a Brazilian-born composer and performer. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Choir Directing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and his main instruments are voice and baroque oboe. Throughout the years he has studied music with experts from Brazil, Uruguay, Europe and the USA. He has also studied voice with the Brazilian soprano Adriana Zignani and owes his foundational and structured knowledge of music to distinctive Brazilian professors, especially Uiara Maria Abero.

He has particular interest in early music with distinct preference for sacred vocal music of the Renaissance and later instrumental repertoire. He also shares a duo with his wife and musical partner Angela (violoncello).

Ricardo is glad for coming to know Oregon, where can enjoy the temperate rainy weather and the fresh scent of green moss.

He is discovering with pleasure the local culture along with his wife, son and daughter and is happy for being part of Christ the Good Shepherd's team.
Ricardo Souza Melo
Choir Director

Diane Hawkins

We are delighted to welcome Diane as our organist. We thank God for her gifts and her enthusiasm.

Diane Hawkins

Pearl Galaz

We are delighted to welcome Pearl as our new custodian. She brings a wealth of custodial experience and a wonderful, positive attitude to this work.

We are grateful to God for her place her at Christ the Good Shepherd.

Pearl Galaz

Devin grew up in a small town just outside of Las Vegas. His freshman year, he fell in love with Christ and music. Throughout high school, he regularly attended church and a few youth groups while performing in his school's band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, and percussion ensemble. In 2015, he was accepted to Corban University where he studies music composition and percussion performance. Devin is very honored to have the opportunity to lead the praise band and play piano for them and hopes to do so with everything he has for a long time to come.
Devin Desmond
Praise Team Director