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Good Shepherd is one of 79 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion.  As a diocesan community, we seek to live out Jesus' Great Commission that we should be in the world to make disciples of all people ministering God's redemptive gifts of love and grace. 

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The Right Rev. Douglas F. Scharf, Bishop

Diocese of Southwest Florida

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The Rev. Joe

Hudson

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The Rev. John

Warfel

Assistant Priest

Fr. John's Bio

Our Clergy

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The Rev. Michael Kitt

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Rev. Rich

Wilson

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Rev. John

Riherd

Good Shepherd Staff

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Linda

Hughes

Parish Administrator

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Rusty

Shelley

Bookkeeper

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Nancy

Fees

Communication Director

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Chuck

Bradley

Organist/Choirmaster

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Bob Sawyer

Senior Warden

Bob's role as the Senior Warden is to serve as the lay partner with our rector in articulating the mission and vision of the parish, in managing its day-to-day operations, identifying and nurturing leaders, and empowering members of the congregation to live out the Gospel in their daily lives. 

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Don McKelvy

Junior Warden

As Junior Warden (the people's warden) Don is responsible for all the property and movable goods belonging to the parish church. No small task!  He oversees repairs, new purchases, security, and special projects. 

Our Vestry

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Ed Silva

Welcome Commission

Ed Silva heads the Welcome Commission. If you are a first timer to Good Shepherd, you will find new friends quickly, as we invite you to introduce yourself at announement time, and stay after the service to enjoy food and fellowship.

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Ruth Bruno

Hospitality Commission

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. There are many other gatherings and celebrations throughout the year to foster friendship and growth.

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Barbara Rao

Stewardship Commission

As chair of the Stewardship Commission, Barbara works with all of the Commission Chairs to coordinate our mission of Becoming a Blessed Church.  Being good stewards of not only our treasure, but of our time and talent as well, helps us to focus on that mission as we serve Christ at Good Shepherd.

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Christine Pizer

Outreach Commission

The Outreach Commission is comprised of parishioners committed to putting love into action.  The goal is to reach out beyond our church community to provide for the needs of others through programs that supply food, clothing, shelter, education, and social advocacy to under-served populations.  The commission also proactively identifies outreach partners and pursues fundraisers for monetary distributions to those partners.  

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Libby Chinman

Spiritual Formation Commission

Libby Chinman is in charge of scheduling Inquirers, Bible study 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.      

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Carole LaBate

Parish Care Commission

Carole is co-chair of Parish Care. She keeps in touch with any parishioners in hospitals, recovery facilities or who are homebound.  She organizes visits in coordination with our clergy and makes sure families in need of an extra meal receive that from our Comfort Care Meals Ministry.

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Elaine Hedrick

Parish Care Commission

Elaine is co-chair of Parish Care. She keeps in touch with any parishioners in hospitals, recovery facilities or who are homebound.  She organizes visits in coordination with our clergy and makes sure families in need of an extra meal receive that from our Comfort Care Meals Ministry. 

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Megarie van Sickel

Outreach Commission

The Outreach Commission is comprised of parishioners committed to putting love into action.  The goal is to reach out beyond our church community to provide for the needs of others through programs that supply food, clothing, shelter, education, and social advocacy to under-served populations.  The commission also proactively identifies outreach partners and pursues fundraisers for monetary distributions to those partners.  

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Lynne Altimier

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs of church, reporting to the Rector, Wardens and Vestry.  Lynne’s duties include providing ongoing assistance to the parish bookkeeper, preparing and presenting monthly financial reports to the Vestry and annual reports to the congregation and Diocese, participating in the monthly Finance Committee and Vestry meetings and in the annual Stewardship initiative.

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Dave Beall

Treasurer Emeritus

After 18 years of faithful service as Treasurer, Dave Beall has stepped into a new role as the Treasurer Emeritus.  Dave’s duties include sitting on the Finance Committee, acting as the primary bank contact for the Endowment Fund, and participating in the annual Stewardship initiative.

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Judy Jarvis

Clerk of the Vestry

Judy keeps agenda and minute items from any Vestry meetings. She also plans the Vestry Retreat and the Annual Parish meeting.  

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