Fr. Robert Miller
Fr. Bob was ordained in San Francisco following a background in electronics and physics research at UC Berkeley. He received degrees in the Philosophy of Religion and in Social Psychology from San Francisco State University and his theological degree from Nashotah Theological Seminary. Fr. Bob served as Director of St. Dorothy's Retreat Center and as Associate Pastor at churches in the San Francisco Bay Area before joining the ecumenical staff of La Casa de Maria Conference Center in Santa Barbara, where he and Margi were wed in 1975. Fr. Bob served in Honduras from 1979 -1988 to found El Hogar Ministries for abandoned children and to build St.Mary of the Angels Church. Bob retired from Trinity Church in Litchfield, MN and moved to Venice in 2008, when he was assigned by Bishop Smith as Assistant to the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Rev. Michael Kitt
BetteAnn, a cradle Episcopalian, has been an active member of Good Shepherd since 2004. She was the administrator for 3 years, and has served as Clerk of the Vestry for 8 years. BetteAnn has a background in bookkeeping and extensive knowledge of the ACS program she, has been Good Shepherd's Bookkeeper for 7 years.
Christian Formation Commission
Ruth is in charge of scheduling Inquirers, Alpha and Bible classes, Fellowship Flocks, the yearly retreat and any other programs that help the members of Good Shepherd grow in their understanding of what it means to be a Christian in our day. (941) 496-9574
Every Sunday, following the worship service, you are invited to attend a leisurely gathering in our parish hall. With an abundance of food and beverages, it is a time to catch up, to fill up, and to charge up where friends from old and new await. (941) 484-0159
Visitor Care Commission
Parishioners at Good Shepherd are very giving and gifted volunteers and we often participate in fund raising events to support many ministries. Every year our annual goal is to raise $15,000 for our various mission opportunities. Diana heads this ambitious undertaking and also spends her time and energies with our twice a month All Faiths Food Bank distribution to some 175 families in need. (941) 223-9567
Pastoral Care Commission
"The Heart of the Shepherd", our weekly email newsblast, and the Sunday sermons can be found on our website.
Every November and December we conduct our Stewardship Campaign which is a perpetual "Journey to the Tithe". Pledging members, prayerfully consider what they intend to give to the Church at this time for the following year and we build a budget from these commitments. Stewardship is related to outreach to the community within and outside its walls. We help the Church continue on its course to love and serve God with all its heart, mind and soul, and to love its neighbors as itself.
We would like to share with you the joy that comes from such giving. Monies may be directed to the annual Operating fund for its normal operation or an amount may be given to Reserves. (941) 488-7312