Priest in Charge: in transition after February 3, 2019
The Rev. Gillian Barr served half-time as our priest at Good Shepherd from 2014-2019.
The Vestry and the diocesan Transitions Minister are now discerning together who will be our next Priest-in-Charge. We will welcome supply priests on Sunday morning until that person is called. Deacon Mary Ann remains with us and will be coordinating pastoral care.
Deacon: the Rev. Mary Ann Mello
Deacon Mary Ann Mello was assigned to Good Shepherd by Bishop Knisely in 2015. Her ministry with us includes pastoral care and facilitating and expanding lay ministries, especially in outreach and children’s ministry. Like all vocational deacons, her work in the church is in additional to her secular employment, and she is not compensated for it. During the week she works on the Bishop’s staff as the Diocesan Administrator.
Music Director: Caryl Frink
Caryl coordinates our choir and accompanies our congregational music on organ, keyboard, and guitar. She is known to multiple generations of Rhode Island Episcopalians thanks to her many years as one of the former directors of our diocesan camp, the Episcopal Conference Center in Pascoag. She also coordinates our outreach committee and our community garden. Her husband Jim has served as a priest in the diocese for over 50 years, and has to miss singing in our choir some Sundays because he is away substituting for a priest in another parish.
Volunteer Office Administrator: Carol Keiser
Carol assists in the office on Tuesday mornings, producing the Sunday service leaflets and doing other crucial administrative tasks.
Buildings and Grounds:
Jimmy Scarpetti spends several hours each week tending to our landscaping and doing essential small jobs around our physical plant. We contract with JaniKing for weekly janitorial services.