Clergy and Staff

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission. They include:

 



 
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.
 

Andrew Hege 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.  After 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 completed one 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 a Deacon on June 21, 2014 and anticipates ordination to the Priesthood in early 2015. He is married to Amanda Schroeder Hege, a Registered Dietitian and native of Cincinnati, OH.
 

 
 
Joan SmithThe 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.

 

howe jeff

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
Dale has served as the Parish Administrator at Good Shepherd since 1995. She has a bachelor's degree from UK and is the mother of Lesley. Dale is an active member at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington. There she serves as a verger and leads an Education for Ministry (EfM) group there, as well as at Good Shepherd. Dale serves as the diocesan coordinator for EfM and is active in the Companion Diocese of Haiti program, having traveled to Haiti in 2008.

 

 

 

 

Linker publicity photo II 2010


John Linker, Organist/Choirmaster
On staff at Good Shepherd since 2001, John originally hails from Bureau County in north central Illinois, and has served parishes in that area and throughout greater Chicago. A graduate of Northern Illinois University (BM, 1997) and Roosevelt University (Chicago Musical College, MM, 2003), John is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati). As an organ recitalist he has performed in numerous venues and with various ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. John holds memberships with and has active leadership roles in the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. John is married to Lexington native Molly McCann Linker.  They have a daughter named Lila and are proud guardians to three felines Nigel, Pierre, and Tom.  http://www.johnlinker.com

 

 

Grace FonsGrace 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 
Angel is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and served as the Office Manager at Church of the Resurrection in Nicholasville from 2004 - 2012.  She joined our staff in October 2012 and is working well with our staff and volunteers.  Angel is a member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary.  She has been married to James for 24 years and they have two children. Emily is a junior and Robert is a freshman both at the University of Kentucky.


 

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 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. 







 

Dianne Griffith


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.

 

September 02, 2014

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sundays

  7:45 a.m. HE Rite I  (said)

  9:00 a.m. HE Rite II (sung)

11:15 a.m. HE Rite II (sung)

  5:00 p.m. HE Rite II

                       (with hymns)

 

Tuesdays

  9:00 a.m. MP II (said)

 

Wednesdays

12:05 p.m. HE Rite II (said)

  9:00 p.m. Compline

 

Thursdays

  9:00 a.m. MP II (said)

 

Fridays

  7:00 a.m. Centering Prayer

         (in the parish library)

 

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