Good Shepherd's pastors are available for pastoral counseling. We can also help with referrals to other professional counselors. To make an appointment, email or call (618-344-3151) one of the pastors. You can also contact Mrs. Lauber or Dr. Wesemann.

Pastor Walther-

Pastor Adle -

Lynn Lauber - (618) 345-9536

Dr. Kenneth Wesemann - or (660)-238-4508

Pastor Mark Wiesner or (618) 444-1800


Areas of pastoral counseling include:

Individual Confession and Absolution - Individuals meet with one of the pastors to discuss the spiritual challenges of life and to pray for God's forgiveness and renewal. 

Pre-Marital Counseling - We normally meet three times in preparation for weddings. Please see our Wedding Guidelines.

Marital Counseling - Couples often find it helpful to talk through their difficulties with a pastor who can help to see different perspectives, especially the Biblical perspective.

Youth Counseling - Raising children has always been a challenge. We can help with resources and with heart to heart discussions with you and your children. 

Sex Education - We can provide good resources to help your children understand God's plan for sexuality. 

Depression, Anxiety, Etc. - Psychological problems are best treated with a combination of medical and spiritual help. 

Counseling Resources

Domestic Abuse (Abridged)

Domestic Abuse - Has God Abandoned Me?



Lynn Lauber - After having worked as a school counselor at the grade school level for nine years, and at the high school level for fifteen, I transitioned to working with adults in a clinical setting, seven years ago. I have experience in meeting with people to work through relationship issues, process emotions, and learn new tools for dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress. I have a particular interest in working with those who are experiencing life changes, including grief and loss.  

While many of us have life goals, it can be a struggle, at times, to know how to process difficult personal issues in order to more effectively work towards those goals. In a supportive, therapeutic environment, people are often able to discover some answers, so that they feel they can move forward.



Dr. Ken Wesemann is a Board-Certified Counselor with over 30 years of experience counseling individuals and families. His educational background includes and M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, and M.S. and PhD. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 

Dr. Wesemann uses different strategies to manage the challenges of life. He is experienced in both short-term solution-focused work and in longer-term insight-oriented psychotherapy.

Phone 660-238-4508


Pastor Mark Wiesner serves at Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, Illinois. He is a state licensed clinician who works with individuals and families. His fees are comparable to other professionals. Financial assistance is available to those in need (and no one will be turned away due to financial limitation). or (618) 444-1800