Tim Dilley

Senior Pastor




Hi, I’m Tim Dilley.  I’m the lead pastor here at Good Shepherd Church.  I want to personally welcome you to this faith community.  I am also a husband to Deb, my sweetheart and wife, and a father to two children, my son, Phill and his wife, Libby, and my daughter, Kristen.

  But most importantly, I am a follower of Jesus.  My life’s verse from Scripture is, “Therefore, we have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life . . . So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:5, 11)  As a follower of Jesus Christ washed in the waters of baptism, I am to serve God, my spouse/family, and His church through word and deed.  This is my statement of purpose for life. I absolutely believe in the transformative power of Jesus Christ at work in one’s life and have experienced it in my own life. 


       I’ve been in United Methodist ministry since 1985 and was ordained to the ministry of Word, Sacrament and Order in 1991, in the North Indiana Conference.  I have also served as a volunteer fireman and fire chaplain.  I love water recreation, biking, landscaping, cooking, reading and continued learning in the areas of church history, reformation theology, and church renewal and revitalization.  I also enjoy playing the piano. 


      I am looking forward to meeting you in the near future.  At Good Shepherd Church, you’ll notice our passion to help people find and follow Jesus.  I’m so glad you’ve perused our website and I pray you’ll make Good Shepherd your spiritual home.

Zac Schwartz

Youth Minister


Zac grew up in Markle, Indiana on his family dairy farm.  He still sometimes milks cows.  He lives in Markle with his wife Danielle, their dog Pryia, cats; Howard, Sheldon, Thing 1, and Thing 2, rabbits; Raj, Penny, and Bernadette.  Danielle works in Hartford City as a Veterinary Technician. Zac graduated from Asbury College with a Bachelors in Media Communications in 2009. He graduated from Wesleyan Seminary with a Master's Degree in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry in 2015.  He has served as the Student Ministry Director of Markle United Methodist Church from 2009 to 2016 and started working at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in October of 2016.  His favorite part about working with students is seeing them mature into faithful Christian men and woman and making a lifelong dedication to Christ.  He also loves to see youth inviting their friends to Church!