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. Joan Smith, Priest Associate
The Rev. Joan Smith, who served Good Shepherd as Interim Assistant to the Rector in late 1999-early 2000, retired in 2013 and has returned to Good Shepherd's staff as part-time Priest Associate. A native of West Virginia, she was ordained in that diocese in 1982 after graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary. Joan has served as a priest in the dioceses of West Virginia, Southern Ohio, Lexington, and Kentucky, mainly in parish ministry. Her most recent call before retirement was to serve as Canon to the Ordinary for Bishops Gulick and White in the Diocese of Kentucky. She lives around the corner from her former apartment in Merrick Place, and is delighted to be back in Lexington and Good Shepherd.
Callie Hausman, Minister of 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.
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 works as an Administrator for 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.
Dale Chapman, Parish Administrator
John Linker, Organist/Choirmaster
Grace Fons, Youth Intern
Grace is from Danville, KY and is a sophomore 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.
Angel McGillivray, Parish Secretary
Joyce Roth, Minister for Newcomers and Visitors
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 is at the back of the church after every service and is available to answer any questions about how to become more involved in parish life. Joyce and her husband, David, have two children who both now live in Lexington.
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.
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.
July 23, 2014
10:00 a.m. HE Rite II (sung)
5:00 p.m. HE Rite II
9:00 a.m. MP II (said)
12:05 p.m. HE II (said)
9:00 a.m. MP II (said)
7:00 a.m. Centering Prayer
(in the parish library)
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