Meet GSLC's dedicated staff
Interim Pastor | Rev. Robert W. Strobel
412-963-9494 ext. 301
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel is currently in search of a full-time pastor. We welcome our current interim pastor, Rev. Robert W. Strobel.
Pastor Strobel was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Rev. & Mrs. George W. Strobel. He is a graduate of Capital University, Columbus, Ohio and the Lutheran Theological Seminary (now Trinity Seminary) in Columbus. He did a year of theological internship in a German-Lutheran congregation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The pastor has done his continuing education at Princeton Theological Seminary.
His first call was to First Lutheran Church in Baltimore, a congregation he served for seven years. In 1969, he was called to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Perrysville in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. He served that congregaion for 32 years and retired in 2001. In retirement he has served ten of our Synod’s congregations as Interim Pastor.
Music Ministry Director | Corinne Adkins
412-963-9494 ext. 305
Corinne Fink-Adkins has a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Houghton College and a Master’s of Music Degree in Accompanying from East Carolina University. Ms. Fink-Adkins has been Director of Music Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel (GSLC) since 2005. She plays the organ or piano for GSLC’s services and directs the Sanctuary, Glöckchen and Children’s Choirs. Corinne plans the musical aspects for each service and coordinates the musical groups, as well as a variety of member soloists and professional musicians to enhance weekly worship. She also teaches several weekly music classes in the Good Shepherd Preschool. Corinne is also a Staff Accompanist at Duquesne University, maintains a private piano studio and is the Choral Accompanist for Shaler Area High School. Corinne held the Keyboardist position with the Westmoreland Symphony for ten years. She has also played with The Erie Philharmonic, The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and toured Italy with The Point Chamber Orchestra. Corinne is an active member in the Pittsburgh Chapter of The American Guild of Organists and has earned the Colleague Certificate from the national organization. In July 2015, Ms. Fink-Adkins directed The Pittsburgh Choral Ensemble in a ten-day tour of England and France.
Corinne lives with her husband, Bryan, her son, Blair, in Glenshaw, PA.
Preschool Director | Pam Penland
412-963-9494 ext. 304
Pam has been a teacher at Good Shepherd Preschool since 2014. Teaching is Pam’s second career – in the 1990s she worked as an actuarial and financial analyst, with bachelor and masters degrees from Penn State and Villanova. In 1998 she completed her BS in education at IUP. Pam is also a black belt instructor at Young Brothers Tae Kwon Do.
She and her husband have two sons in the Fox Chapel School District.
Office Manager | Sandra Shoucair
Sandra Shoucair is a Fox Chapel Area High School graduate. She went to school at Boston University where she met her husband Jim. Sandra lived in New York City and worked downtown while her husband, Jim, attended law school. Jim practiced law for 17 years in New York City and then Pittsburgh, and then became an Episcopal priest. Sandra and Jim raised four children in the Fox Chapel school district: Emma, Olivia, Madeleine, and Peter. Sandra and Jim live in O’Hara with kids coming and going and two dogs, Jacko and Dougal.