The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission. They include:
The Rev. Brian Cole, Rector
Brian is a native of southeast Missouri and graduated from Murray State University (Murray, Kentucky) with a degree in business administration. Brian is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and did additional study at the School of Theology at Sewanee. Brian taught in the religion department at Warren Wilson College and served on the program staff of the Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center in Berea, Kentucky.
Brian was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 in the diocese of Western North Carolina. Brian served as the Vicar of Church in the Advocate in Asheville, North Carolina. The Church of the Advocate is a homeless worshiping community in downtown Asheville. From 2005 to the time when Brian was called to serve as Rector of Good Shepherd, he was the Sub-Dean at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville. Brian currently serves on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. He is an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross.
Brian is married to Susan Parker Weatherford, who is a graduate of Berea College and the University of Kentucky. Brian's son, Jess, lives in Auburn, Alabama and is active at Holy Trinity Episcopal.
The Rev. Andrew Hege, Assistant to the Rector
The Reverend Andrew Hege is originally from Thomasville, North Carolina and is a 2011 graduate of Montreat College. Upon graduation from Montreat, Andrew attended the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and entered the discernment process for the priesthood in the Diocese of North Carolina.
While at Wake Forest, Andrew served on the staff of Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, focusing on ministry with young adults. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest in May 2014. Andrew also completed a year of study from 2013-14 at Virginia Theological Seminary and was a Student Assistant in the Center for Anglican Communion Studies.
Andrew was ordained to the priesthood on January 17, 2015 at Good Shepherd. He is married to Amanda Schroeder Hege, a Registered Dietitian and native of Cincinnati, OH.
The Rev. Jeffery Howe, Deacon
Jeff is a native of Kentucky and has lived in Lexington for the last 26 years. He received a Bachelor’s from Morehead State University and a Master’s from Eastern Kentucky University. He is retired from the UK Center on Aging research clinics. He was ordained August, 2008 and began working with the Small Church Ministry Consortium the day after. He has served a joint ministry with St. Mark’s of Hazard and Good Shepherd since September 2011. Jeff is a rescue greyhound devotee and currently has a young lady named Leevale.
Callie Hausman, Minister for Children and Families
Callie has resided in Kentucky for most of her lifetime. She majored in Religious Studies in undergraduate school, and in Humanities & Civic Leadership for graduate school, continuing her focus in Religious Studies at the University of Louisville. With over twenty six years of experience in Christian education, Callie brings a passion for helping others explore their lifelong faith journey. In addition to experience in Christian education, Callie she has also worked in many areas in the church, such as pastoral care, outreach, parish life, and volunteer recruiting. She served on Trustees & Council and as the Director of Christian Ed. For the Diocese of Kentucky. Callie lives with her father, and she has two grown daughters, one of whom recently graduated from the University of Kentucky.
Jon Johnson, Director of Music
Jon is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He served as the Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN for eight years before coming to Good Shepherd in June of 2015. Jon received his MM in organ performance and the Sacred Music Diploma from the Eastman School of Music, as well as his MM in choral conducting and BM in organ performance from East Carolina University.
Mr. Johnson has performed concerts across the United States and his European debut took him to Canterbury and Southwark Cathedrals, England, and Göteborg, Sweden. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Royal School of Church Music.
He was the nominating chair and a former dean for the Nashville Chapter AGO. In addition, Johnson served a week residency at Winchester Cathedral in 2014 where he was the organist for all services. Future engagements include The Gloucester Cathedral, UK; St. Paul’s Cathedral, UK; and Westminster Abbey, UK.
Dale Chapman, Parish Administrator
Joyce has been on staff since the fall of 2006. Years of classroom teaching in California and Japan has taught Joyce how to effectively relate to others, how to organize her time, and finding creative ways of working with people. She is very much at home greeting and getting to know newcomers at Good Shepherd. As a newcomer to the Episcopal church herself in 2005, and to Lexington, and to Good Shepherd, and to American living after 39 years in Japan, she loves meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable in our parish family. Joyce served as our Minsiter for Newcomers and Visitors for 9 years before transitioning this summer into the role of Senior Ministries Coordinator.
Dianne Griffith, Pastoral Care Coordinator
Dianne is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Dianne worked in Labor and Delivery/Obstetrics and was a Childbirth Educator for 25 years. Caring for others has been a profession as well as a life-long passion! Dianne has been a member of Good Shepherd since 2006 and volunteered to be the Pastoral Care Coordinator when the Pastoral Care Ministry was formed in the Fall of 2011. She and her husband Mark have been married for 32 years and have 3 children. Keith is a journalist living in New York City. Owen, a social worker, lives in St. Louis. Annie attends Dunbar High School.
Leroy Nealy, Sexton
Leroy has served as Good Shepherd's sexton for over 20 years. Leroy is responsible for Good Shepherd's buildings and grounds. Leroy is a Lexington native and is married to Tuesday.
Grace Fons, Intern
Grace is from Danville, KY and is a senior at Transylvania University. This is her third job with the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and she has been actively involved with the youth in the diocese for the past 5 years. In high school, Grace was chair of the Diocesan Youth Commission for DioLex. She is a psychology major, pursuing a career where she can still regularly interact with the youth.
July 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. HE Rite I
10:00 a.m. HE Rite II
5:00 p.m. HE Rite II
9:00 a.m. MP II
12:05 p.m. HE Rite II
9:00 p.m. Compline
9:00 a.m. MP II
7:00 a.m. Centering Prayer
(in the parish library)
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