About Us

Staff Directory

Rev. Thomas Mannebach

Ordained | Pastor
x723     fr.mannebach@good-shepherd.org

Fr. Mannebach was appointed pastor of Good Shepherd July 1, 2015. He is canonically responsible for presiding at the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, preaching the Word, empowering others to seek the perfection of holiness, and be present to the community members, especially in their spiritual needs. Fr. Mannebach leads consultations through which the community finds direction, and he serves as a bridge between the larger Church and the local community.

Rev. Jack Wehman

Ordained | Parochial Vicar
x748     fr.wehman@good-shepherd.org

Father Wehman became our Parochial Vicar on July 1, 2014. He is canonically responsible for presiding at the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, preaching the Word, empowering others to seek the perfection of holiness, be present to the community members, especially in their spiritual needs. Leading consultations through which the community finds direction, and serving as a bridge between the larger Church and the local community.

Rev. John E. Wessling

Ordained | Assisting Priest
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Fr. Wessling teaches at Ursuline Academy. Born and raised in nearby Kentucky, Fr. Wessling attended local Catholic schools in Bellevue and Norwood before graduating in 1959 from Mount St. Mary Seminary where he was ordained in 1958. Stationed at Holy Angels Church, he began his teaching ministry at Purcell High School prior to earning his Doctorate in Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has taught philosophy at the Athenaeum of Ohio, co-pastored at St. Michael's in Sharonville, and was Pastor at Our Lady of Visitation from 1988 to 2002. When not teaching or assisting at Good Shepherd, Fr. Wessling enjoys his eight nieces and nephews and fifteen great nieces and nephews.

Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J.

Ordained | Assisting Priest
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Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. has served as President of Xavier University since January 1, 2001. Prior to his position as President, Jesuit Father Graham was Executive Assistant to the President of Xavier and Vice President for University Relations. Fr. Graham first joined Xavier as an Assistant Professor of History for the 1984-85 academic year, and returned to stay in 1989. In addition to his degrees in divinity, philosophy and psychology, Fr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1983. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Fr. Graham entered the Society of Jesus in 1978 and was ordained a priest in 1988.

Teri Cunningham

Stewardship | Director of Stewardship
x738     teri.cunningham@good-shepherd.org

Teri is the director for the Stewardship Department and is responsible for the overall direction, planning, budgeting, and management of the department. She leads the parish budgeting process, parish accounting and finance, stewardship education efforts, fundraising activities for the parish, new members welcoming efforts and social events. Teri is the liaison between the parish and Archdiocese in the area of temporal affairs. She works closely with the Finance Commission, stewardship ministries and groups, and ensures that proper internal controls are in place. Teri also manages parish consultative groups.

Sr. Elaine Winter SND

Education/Formation | Coordinator of K-6 Faith Formation and Director of Education and Formation Department
x716     sr.elaine@good-shepherd.org

Sr. Elaine is the Director of the Education and Formation Department. She is Coordinator of the K-6 Faith Formation program, which includes the Weekly Program, Summer Program, and formation for home-study. She encourages and supports student and parental involvement, handles program scheduling and registration, is responsible for continual curriculum evaluation and improvement. She is responsible for planning liturgical, outreach, art and music opportunities, recruiting and training catechists and community building social opportunities.

Steve Lindner

Worship | Director of Liturgical Ministries
x702     steve.lindner@good-shepherd.org

Steve is department director for Liturgical Ministries. He is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the department. He manages the following areas related to the liturgy: Masses, Liturgical Prayer, Sacramental Preparation/Celebrations, and Reconciliation Services, and is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of Liturgical Ministers. Steve manages the goals, objectives and budget for the department.

Steve acts as a liaison between the parish, the Archdiocese, and the Universal Church. He schedules deacons, sacristans, head distributors, weekday Communion Service Presiders, is responsible for communicating to the parish assembly regarding liturgical matters, and ministers to engaged couples. Steve orders the supplies for all of the masses and maintains the equipment used at the liturgies. Steve also schedules weddings and baptisms.

Deacon Dennis Berry

Pastoral Care/Outreach,Ordained | Pastoral Minister & Director of the Pastoral Care & Outreach Department
x708     dennis.berry@good-shepherd.org

Deacon Dennis is the Director of the Pastoral and Outreach Department. He is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the department which includes pastoral care, wellness, and outreach. He works with the sick and home-bound members of our parish community. In addition, he organizes volunteer ministries to care for the bereaved, the hospitalized, and those in nursing homes. He supports the bereavement ministry and grief support ministry, coordinates the weekly Anointing Mass, supports the Caring Hands ministry, the Prayer Blanket Ministry, schedules funerals, and coordinates the Pastoral Care and Outreach Commission. Deacon Dennis assists the pastor and other priests at the Liturgy of the Mass, and performs the Sacraments of Marriage and Baptism, and the funeral rite without mass.

Chris Banzhaf

Worship | A/V Technician
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Chris is responsible for all audio-visual duties that relate to our Sunday morning Mass and other special liturgies.

Chris Bissmeyer

Stewardship | Part-time Evening/Weekend Staff
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The weekend/evening staff performs receptionist duties in addition to providing administrative support for the staff, ministries, and groups of the parish.