Shepherd of the Hills Staff


Pastor Steve and Lynn Bergeson Lynn and I are native Minnesotans. We both claim Austin, Minnesota as our home town. I am a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. We are blessed to have our children and grandchildren nearby. I enjoy an early morning run, reading, and playing golf on any one of the beautiful golf courses in our area. I have served as the pastor of Shepherd of the Hills since 2005. It is a wonderful privilege to serve Christ with the gracious people, who call Shepherd of the Hills their church home. I would love to meet you and welcome you to join us in our ministry


Music Director Deanna Freund
Deanna has been our director of music since 1993. She directs and accompanies the Faith Singers, Praise Team and Hand Bell choir as well as planning and leading our worship services musically. Although, she was classically trained, Deanna loves all types of music and plans and prepares groups for a variety of “special” themed worship services through out the year, including Old time Religion, Camp, Christmas in July, Polka, and patriotic. Deanna also has extensive experience in theater and is able to apply these talents to our bi-annual cantatas and Holy Week services.

Deanna grew up in Wichita, Ks., and has been playing for church services since age 10. Deanna has degrees in Piano Performance from Wichita State University and Arizona State. She also enjoys her son, Andrew, her kitties, cooking, and anything outdoors.


Youth Leader Zac and Izzy Lusk
Zachary (Zac) Lusk graduated from Fountain Hills High School in 2013.  He received his Bachelors of Science degree in religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Phoenix Seminary.  Zac married his amazing and beautiful wife Isabella (Izzy) in July.  She is also a graduate of Fountain Hills.