Meet our Staff

The helpful and friendly staff at St. George Lutheran Church in Brighton, Michigan is here to care for your church needs.


Sharon Smith

Pastor Sharon received her Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and has been an ordained pastor for 26 years, serving churches in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Wisconsin, Howell, and Brighton. She also has a master's degree in English language and literature with an emphasis on composition. She loves serving the Lord in ministry and especially enjoys preaching and visitation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and participating in and watching sports. She also teaches English, religion, and humanities as an adjunct professor. 

Pastor Sharon can be reached at

810-229-6670, 517-672-6212 or

Office Manager

Lisa Gawel

Lisa dedicated her life to the Lord almost 40 years ago. She enjoys serving the church by caring for the office needs and playing bells. Lisa earned her Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Eastern Michigan University and enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends and pets. 

Lisa can be reached at 810-229-6670


Parish Life Coordinator

Lisa Harrison

Lisa lives in downtown Brighton.  Working in the church is where she feels called. She enjoys being the Parish Life Coordinator because it gives her the opportunity to spend time with the members. Meeting new guests and helping them get connected within our small groups and church is her heart.  She has been a Stephen Minister for six years.  Her Spiritual Gift is to be an encourager.

Lisa can be reached at

Organist Gail Boyd

Gail began  playing music at churches at age 12. She studied at Wayne State University for over five years and privately with classical organists and church music professors. An organist for over 20 years, she has played at several churches in Wisconsin and Michigan including Detroit, Taylor, Whitmore Lake, and Brighton.


Gail can be reached at

Contemporary Music Director

Fred Girard

Fred Girard is the Contemporary Music Director for St George Lutheran Church. He and his wife Rachelle are veteran musicians and worship leaders, and have performed across North America.