Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

                        Venice, Florida 


Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
             Venice, Florida 


We are searching for a new Rector

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is presently searching for a new rector, following the retirement of  Fr. Gary Wilde. Our appointed search committee, our Vestry, and our congregation have been at work to create a profile, perform a survey of the congregation, and host a town hall meeting.  We invite you to take a look at the documents posted below to become acquainted with our parish.

Application Process


If you discern that God may be calling you to Good Shepherd, please submit the following materials:


  • Resume/CV
  • A copy of your updated OTM profile
  • A letter of interest that highlights how you feel you meet the needs of Good Shepherd and why you feel called to serve as our Rector.
  • Letters of reference from three people, one clergy, one layperson, and one either clergy or layperson who is not supervised by you and who is not related to you.
    • Please ask your references to read our materials, then focus their comments on what it is in your life and ministry that makes you a good candidate for this unique call.
  • Deadline to apply is September 1, 2019.


Please email all documents in PDF format to:


The Rev. Canon Richard Norman

Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida