Christ Centered + Biblically Based + Mission Focused

Pastor Colleen Quirion

Pastor Colleen Quirion began her call at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church on February 1, 2016.

A graduate of Siena College and Albany Law School, Pastor Colleen worked in the field of law for over 30 years.  She attended the Hartwick Summer Institute of Theology to be trained as a Deacon.  Currently a student at Beyond the River Academy, she expects to graduate in October of 2018.

Throughout her life, Pastor Colleen has been actively involved in a wide-range of ministry activities including serving as Lay Leader, Worship Leader, Youth Group Advisor, Deacon and Christian Educator, for both adults and teens.

Pastor Colleen serves on the chaplain staff for Schoharie Valley Community Day Camp and also is chaplain to the Schoharie Community Food Pantry.  She also currently is a member of the Schoharie County Community Services Board.


Welcome to the web site for Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church.  This is no accidental visit on your part, but a God-ordained moment, and we are so happy that you would spend some time getting to know us.

At Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church we believe that we are all called by God to love Him and to love our neighbors.  We are a church family made up of individuals who have experienced the love of God ourselves and wish to share that love with others.  We are not perfect people, but are forgiven people.  We believe that Jesus was sent to earth by God the Father so that we might be declared righteous – acceptable to God.  Because we have been forgiven ourselves, we have hope in our lives, not just for the here and now, but for all eternity!  What amazing good news!

The new identity we have because of Jesus – that we have been adopted into God’s own family, makes us want to share the love of God with others.  We participate in a number of ministry outreach opportunities during the year.  We partner with the City Mission of Schenectady and work in their warehouse program.   We send Christmas stockings filled with goodies to children in New York City through Metro World Child.  We reach out to our own Schoharie Community by trying to be involved in whatever community activity is going on.  We particularly partner with the Schoharie Promotional Association in their initiatives.  We are always looking for new opportunities to serve God by serving our neighbors.  At Christ the Shepherd , there are always opportunities for service.

We are also a people of prayer.  You may have noticed the prayer request section on our HOME PAGE.  Feel free to reach out to us at any time.  We would love to pray for you.  Our God listens, and answers prayer.

If you are ever in the vicinity, we invite you to worship with us on any Sunday at 9:00am.  We are informal and relaxed, and I know you would be made to feel welcome.  Again, I thank you for taking the time to visit our web page.  Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in any way.

God’s blessings -
Pastor Colleen



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