Our Elected Leaders
Meet the Vestry
Our Vestry come from all walks of life. Some are new to Norfolk, and some have lived here their whole lives. Our elected leadership look forward to welcoming you.
- Born in in Worcester, MA
- Served in United States Marine Corps
- University of Bridgeport graduate
- Been in broadcasting for 52 years
- Presently President of Max Media, a local broadcast company
I have loved being involved with the Outreach Committee, and going on outings with the mission children. I do feel strongly that we need to not only take care of our own members, but also reach out to the larger community.
Good Shepherd has also offered me educational opportunities, including Lenten studies and the EFM course, that I’ve found challenging and informative.
The Good Shepherd family has been there to support us through rough times, as well as to provide us lots of joy through music, art, and friendships.
I am looking forward to a bright future for Good Shepherd and it is a privilege to help in any way that I can.
I was born and raised in Virginia Beach but have been a proud Norfolk resident for the past 25 years. My wife Christy, daughters Mills and Eliza, son Hardy and I have been coming to Good Shepherd regularly for just over a year. Prior to that time, we had attended St. Paul’s in Downtown Norfolk for almost 20 years. All three kids were baptized there and the older two confirmed. I became involved with several outreach ministries, a weekly bible study, and Cursillo #159.
When we came to Good Shepherd, we were greeted warmly by so many and connected with some familiar faces. Since that time, we have continued to enjoy getting to know more of the congregation and are hoping to dive deeper and serve the Church in the best possible ways. It seems like such an exciting time in the life of Good Shepherd. I look forward to being a part of that momentum.
From early on, my life has revolved around family, community, and service—to students at NSU, to children and families served by the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk, the River Pointe community in Portsmouth where I live, and COGS. I have felt such gratitude for the kindness and generosity of the members here, especially for their support of NSU students in so many ways. My spiritual life has been deepened by the enriching Sunday sermons, my own solitary explorations, and most recently, the Contemplative Prayer Group that meets here weekly. I look forward to doing what I can to be an instrument of peace and to letting this little light of mine shine.
We have enjoyed the sense of community at Good Shepherd. Both our girls, Emma and Anna, have served as acolytes and lectors, and Kedron and Emma were confirmed here. In addition to worship, our family has appreciated the opportunity to volunteer during NEST. I look forward to serving Good Shepherd and having a positive impact on the church community as a member of the Vestry.
Our family has been attending Church of the Good Shepherd for over a year after having attended St. Paul’s for over 16 years. Last summer, we searched for a new church home that would help nurture our growth in Christ, and inspire and challenge us to lead a Godly life. We found that at Good Shepherd. The congregation has welcomed our family.
I wonder what we as a church can do to make our faith community stronger and show our love for our neighbors.
We are honored to be a part of our Norfolk community. Take a look at what’s going on here at Good Shepherd and what we’re doing in the neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to join us!