Judy Heinzl, Church Secretary
Judy has been the church office secretary since March of 1978, which probably means she enjoys her work. She likes the routine jobs, as well as some of the unusual requests. For instance, she was asked to be a witness for a wedding and also asked to find shelter for a horse. She keeps treats for the canine pets who occasionally visit with their owners. When not chasing after newsletter articles, reports, or other information at church, Judy enjoys walking with friends to try to stay healthy and decorating her home. She can reached in the church office Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.
Joann Place, Choir Director
Joann has spent her life loving, doing, and teaching music. She has taught and directed choirs and bands from 6th grade through high school in North Dakota, Arkansas, and Colorado. She has involved much of her life with sacred music in various churches.
Joann’s degrees are in music, art, and interior design. She also enjoys gardening, reading, crafts, and working jigsaw puzzles. She enjoys working with the church choir and getting to know the members of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Sandy Webb, Organist
Sandy is a retired public-school teacher who has taught music throughout her career. Now, she teaches piano lessons and serves as our church organist, pianist, and choir accompanist. Throughout her time here in southwest Missouri, she has used her musical talents to serve at Lockwood, Lebanon, and Kimberling City churches.
She considers herself a Missouri Boatride, Dillards, and Andy Griffith show “groupie,” which probably has a lot to do with her husband’s, Dean, musical career! She likes to spend time with her husband, children, grandchild, and friends, take daily walks for exercise, and cook. She likes to travel–and when time allows–she also enjoys her retirement!
She is especially grateful for all of the wonderful and supportive friends at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and feels blessed to be part of such a caring and loving congregation.
Marilyn Droke, Bell Choir Director
Marilyn is our Handbell Choir director. She is a retired public school music teacher after 39 years of teaching elementary, high school choir, and band. She is an Adjunct Professor of Music at College of the Ozarks where she teaches Music Education and Handbells. Marilyn’s other favorite activities are attending her grandsons’ ball games (baseball, basketball, and football), boating on the lake, and playing with the college band.