Congregational Meeting on our Transition to be held Tuesday, April 10th at 7 pm – all are Invited

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Please join the Good Shepherd Vestry at a special congregational meeting at 7:00pm, April 10. Since the first meetings we held, we have additional information from the Office of the Bishop about the number of vacancies in parishes in our region and in our state. For a variety of reasons, we are taking another look at how we will be selecting our next Rector and we hope to see a big turnout for the meeting April 10.

We are pleased to announce Vestry and staff assignments as liaisons to some key committees. DeeDee Atwood, Shane Jones, and Deborah Sampson will be working with Transition Communications. Deb has begun to populate Rector Search page on the Good Shepherd website, where you find the latest information on the search process. Please contact Deborah at, if you are interested in serving on the Transition Communications team. Nora Earnest, Marjorie Lell, and Kathy Hunter are working on the Transition Celebration committee.  The Celebration committee has organized the party, to celebrate Fr. Craig and Ann’s contribution to Good Shepherd, on Saturday April 7. Contact Nora at if you want to help plan all the celebrations related to the transition process.

One other area you are sure to be wondering about, Retired Bishop Jerry Winterrowd will be helping with services, during the beginning of our transition – celebrating at the April 22 and 29 services. Retired Bishop Cal Scofield and Rev. Merrie Need have agreed to celebrate 6:00PM services, through May. We are so very blessed with our wonderful and active retired clergy.

So, go to and click on “Rector Search” in the main menu for the latest information on the transition and:

  • Attend the Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm meeting with your questions and prayers,
  • Consider volunteering for communications or celebrations,
  • Know that we are blessed with retired clergy to support us in a more active way for a short period,
  • Pray for our parish, our vestry, and our staff,
  • Remember that this is a sacred time for all of us.