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
Tammy started as Office Administrator at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in November of 2017. She brings with her more than 25 years of customer service and office experience ranging from Banking and Finance to County government.

She has 2 adult children, one 3 year old grandson and another grandchild on the way. Her passions and pastimes include spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, gardening, cooking and canning. She loves the power of the ocean and the majesty of the mountains, finding peace in both places, and believes that if we all treated people the way we want to be treated the world would be a much happier place.

"I feel blessed and am honored to have the opportunity to serve Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church".
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
Diane is passionate about music. She enjoys being an active participant in the worship experience playing organ, piano, or flute as soloist or accompanist. She enjoys finding ways to utilize her passion and creativity to broaden and enhance the worship experience for herself and for those worshiping with her.

Diane received her B.S. degree in music with an emphasis in organ, piano, and flute and an M.M. degree in flute performance from the University of Oregon. She has taught as adjunct instructor at several universities including Oregon State, Western Oregon State, Corban, and at Linn-Benton Community College.

She loves playing music with others and has an active performance schedule in accompanying, playing in orchestras, small ensembles, and giving solo recitals. She also maintains a private lesson studio for flute and piano students. She enjoys gardening, water sports, and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Diane feels blessed to be a part of this congregation.
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