Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cave Junction, Oregon, Records, 1979-2012

Overview of the Collection

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Cave Junction, Or.)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cave Junction, Oregon, Records
1979-2012 (inclusive)
1 file
Collection Number
OPVELCA7a4_162 (collection)
Collection contains the records of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cave Junction, Oregon.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 2535357586
Fax: 2535357315
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.Processing funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Historical NoteReturn to Top

This congregation began as a mission outreach of Rev. Felix Janssen, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Grants Pass, Oregon, a Missouri Synod congregation. He began conducting worship in the early 1960s at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. In May of 1976 Rev. Nicholas Doversberger, a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex, became pastor of the congregation. In 1978 the church moved to Immanuel United Methodist and continues to worship in that building. In 1979, Good Shepherd was incorporated and became a member of the AELC.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This folder contains a congregational historical record, a letter from Milton Nesvig, two programs for a 1999 service of dedication, 1997 newspaper clipping, 1997 service, letters from Charles Taylor,church constitution, letter from James DeLange, and a copy of a bulletin from the groundbreaking in 1997.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder

Preferred Citation

From the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cave Junction, Oregon, Records, OPVELCA7a4_162, Archives and Special Collections, ELCA Region I Archives, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Box 3 File 2

Acquisition Information

Transferred to ELCA Region I Archives. .

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lutherans--Oregon--History

Personal Names

  • Doversberger, Nicholas C., 1976-1985
  • Janssen, Felix, 1967-1976
  • Torala, Donald C.

Corporate Names

  • Immanuel United Methodist (Cave Junction, Or.)
  • Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--History
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church--Oregon Synod
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Grants Pass, Or.)

Geographical Names

  • Cave Junction (Or.)
  • Grants Pass (Or.)


  • Clergy