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

  • Judy DeVries   circleemail

    Office manager

    Judy enjoys her work as Office Manager. She has learned so many new skills since taking on this position. She also enjoys interacting with all those who pass through the office. Her heart's passion is her ministry as a foster mom and caring for little ones who need a safe place to stay. She is married to Jim and they have 4 adult children, one who is adopted, and six grandchildren.