Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Monroe of the Diocese of Shreveport is a loving, nurturing family of faith and prayer with the Eucharist as the center of parish life. With diverse gifts, we proclaim God's healing love and presence in the world through the Word, worship and service.

Father David Richter - Pastor
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2510 Emerson Street
Monroe, LA 71201

Phone Number: 318-325-7549
Fax Number: 318-322-6969


Born in Monroe and having attended Catholic schools in Monroe and Shreveport, Fr. Richter was appointed pastor of Jesus the Good Shepherd on July 1, 2011.  He has three brothers and ten nephews and nieces. 

He attended seminaries in Erlanger KY, Rome Italy, and Dallas TX.  His degrees are  Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Master in Theology, and Licentiate in Canon Law. 

He was ordained on June 7, 1986 at St. John Berchmans Cathedral. 

Fr. Richter served as parochial vicar of Christ the King in Bossier City and St. John Berchmans Cathedral in Shreveport, then as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Shreveport and St. Joseph in Zwolle.  He has also served in a number of diocesan positions. 

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