Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
580 Larkin Street
Salinas, CA 93907


Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Pastor and Staff
Pastor Rick Alpers, Interim Pastor
Pastor Rick has over 30 years of ordained experience with a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Pastor Rick is a specialist in interim ministries with over 30 different interim assignments. Pastor Rick is excited about serving LCGS. Pastor Rick’s email is
Letty Sloma, Administrative Assistant
Letty was employed at Good Shepherd previously and left to pursue other interests, such as  her lifelong passion to be a full-time photographer!  She has now returned to Good Shepherd, and we are happy to have her on our staff again. She is married to Michael, an elementary school teacher in Salinas; and is a devoted mother to two daughters, Christina and Catherine.  Letty was born in the Philippines, and she spent her childhood through her junior year in high school in Guam before moving again in 1981, this time to California.   She received her B.S. in Business Administration in 1987 from San Francisco State University, and began a career in banking in Northern California right after college.  Her job in banking opened up an opportunity to move to Monterey, and eventually Salinas.  Apart from her love for photography, some of Letty’s interests include reading, taking walks, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.  You can reach her by email at
Maria Ramirez, Hall Rental Manager
Maria coordinates our facility rentals. She will be in the office on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. You can reach Maria at or 831-424-5643.
Cameron Harrison, Music Director
Cameron’s professional background includes over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring in music.  He has taught at Cabrillo College, teaching composition and music fundamentals, and has much experience with performing music.  Cameron is currently a Ph D student in Musicology at University of California Santa Cruz and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis on piano and percussion as well as an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Cameron is a true delight and gift to the LCGS community.  He can be reached by leaving a message in the church office at 831-424-5643 or by email.
Traci Derrington and Katherine Director, Custodian and Hospitality Coordinator
Traci and her daughter, Katherine, have been members of Good Shepherd for several years.  As Custodians, they work hard behind the scenes to prepare furniture and rooms for events. They can often be found working in the background, preparing our sanctuary and facility for seasonal events.  Traci also supervises our facility rentals, coordinating set up with renters and being present during rental events. Traci can be reached by calling the church office at 831-424-5643.
Worship With Us!

9 a.m. Hymn Sing
9:15 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

10:30 a.m. Bible Study and Sunday School