Divine shepherd staff

  • Pastor Barry Akers    circleemail  

    Pastor Barry is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a graduate of Martin Luther High School in Greendale, Concordia University Wisconsin, in Mequon, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.  He has served parishes in Missouri and Indiana and now Divine Shepherd since December 2020. 


    Pastor Barry also serves as the pastoral advisor for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s Servant Event Committee.


    Pastor and his wife Kaila are blessed with three grown children and five grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys reading, singing, and taking walks with their dog, Belle.

    “I am so blessed," said Pastor Barry, “to serve our great God at such a wonderful and caring community like Divine Shepherd.”


    Call: (414) 321-0730

  • Kristen Adam

    Office manager

    Kristen is so happy to be so warmly welcomed as the new Office Manager!  She has learned many new skills and is enjoying the freedom to be creative in this position.  She loves hosting visitors and getting to know the beautiful Divine Shepherd family.  She grew up going to Divine Shepherd with her parents, Keith and Holly Cravillion and brothers, Matt, Doug and Geoffrey.  Some of you may remember them!  

    She is passionately involved with a local non-profit organization called "Soles For Jesus".  Soles For Jesus collects and sends gently used and new shoes to a partner organization in Africa called Every Home for Christ (EHC).  This picture was taken at a shoe sort at the SFJ warehouse with her husband, Jeff,  Ellie and Daniel (daughter and son-in-law) and Lily and Benji (daughter and boyfriend).  She loves writing/journaling, travelling and playing with her beloved Cavachon puppy, Sebastian.