Our Mission & Vision

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, located at 37015 Orange Valley Lane, Dade City, FL  33525 (on the corner of Fort King and Clinton Avenue), was established as a mission church of the American Lutheran Church
 in 1979. 
All are welcome no matter where they are in his or her faith journey
and questions are always welcome! 
Sunday services are at 9:30 am with holy  communion.

In 2010 we joined the North American Lutheran Church and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ and seek to be a blessing to the communities of Dade City and Zephyrhills and surrounding areas! 

We are actively supporting missions within our community and striving to expand our reach to support the proclamation of the Gospels to the ends of the earth. 
We are a confessional Lutheran Church with a liturgy and our services are centered around the proclamation of the Word of God and the right administration of the Sacraments.  



It is an honor, a privilege, and a joy to be here among you as your pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  

I would  like to inform you about several things:

  1.  I am open and accessible. Please do not hesitate to ask to meet with me. I don’t bite and I am here to serve you as your pastor.  Don’t consider your needs an interruption. Your needs are not interruptions. They are my job as your pastor.
  2.  I am planning, at least for the present, to be available in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.     If you need to see me, please call and make an appointment or just stop by.
  3.  I would like to visit members of the congregation in their homes or in whatever facility in which they might be living.  Pastoral ministry is necessary care for those in need.
  4. I am not Karnak the Magnificent as was Johnny Carson on the old Tonight Show. I do not have ESP and cannot hold a card, with a secret on it, to my head and “poof”… know what it says. I cannot be responsible for things that I do not know. Please contact Selena, or me, in the office if you have a specific pastoral need. She can  relay the information to me. Selena is information central and I will rely on her as I rely on you to inform me of specific pastoral care issues.
  5. Forming people in the Christian faith is a very important part of my ministry. 
  6. I am deeply grateful for the ministry of your deacons and hope that they will continue to assist me in my duties wherever and whenever possible.
  7. I am  also  deeply  grateful for  the  music ministry at Shepherd of the Hills. The bells, the choir, Carole McBride and Kathy Zuziak, are all outstanding team members who make this place sing for joy.

Thank you for the honor

of serving among you!

Mark Reiff


Pastor Mark Reiff
Teresa Waterman
Deacon and Treasurer
RuthAnne Baumiller



Ed Borton
Selena Tracy
Office Manager
Elaine Wenzel
Board Member
Merle Dodge
Property Manager
Linda Bartle
Board Member
Cissy Torres
Board Member
Carole McBride
Choir Director
Kathy Zuziak
Minister of Worship Music
Dave Smith
Board Member