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 -

Lynn Lauber - (618) 345-9536

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 - Lynn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the state of Illinois. She worked as a counselor at Good Shepherd Lutheran School for 9 years and at Metro East Lutheran High School for 15 years. Ten years ago, she transitioned to working with individual adults, as well as couples, in a clinical setting. Lynn has experience in working with people on relationship issues, in learning how to better manage emotions and in learning new tools for dealing with anxiety, depression and stress

She has a particular interest in working with those who are experiencing life changes, including grief and loss.For more information, and/or to make an appointment, please call Family Life Consultants in Collinsville at 618-345-9536.

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