Our Interim Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Jeannette Sweet

One of my favorite prayers from the ELW Evening prayer:

O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. -ELW Evening Prayer

This is the message of ministry from God our Creator for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church here in Tampa, Florida. We are a community gathered in worship and pray. But we are also a congregation that is very interested in ministry in our community. We sponsor an excellent Day School as well as ministry in Faith Café that helps feed those who have a need for meals. We have many avenues to express God’s love, concern and help for our world.

We hope you will come a join us the work of our Savior Jesus Christ. He has redeemed us from our sins by his sacrifice for our sins on the Cross and his Resurrection.

Since you are here on our web site, please explore all we have to offer and consider coming to be with us in this faith journey.


About Rev. Dr. Jeannine Sweet

The Rev. Dr. Jeannine Sweet has been called to be Interim Pastor during the transition period here at Good Shepherd. She retired from ministry in Colorado and has been doing interim ministry for over 10 years in Florida. Here training is in Group Communications and Church Systems specializing in wellness in congregations. She comes to Good Shepherd with experience as a workshop leader, preacher, worship leader and author. She has a MA from Wartburg Theological Seminary in New Testament as well as an MDiv. From Luther Seminary. She has been a solo pastor of churches in Rocky Mt. Synod, ELCA. Pastor Sweet and her husband live in Lakeland, Florida.


Good Shepherd Staff



George Algozzina

Administrator / Director of Music





Amaia Garbee

Day School Director





Pamela Mikkelsen






James Mimms