Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
 
 
Our Clergy and Staff

Rector - The Rev. William T. Richter, Jr.
Father Bill's responsibilities: Provide overall spiritual leadership for the parish and articulate the vision and goals of the ministry of Good Shepherd. Participate and direct the participation of others in the Sacraments and services of the Parish. Appoint the members of all standing committees and the Senior Warden and Treasurer of the Parish. Direct or indirect supervisor of all staff. In addition to these responsibilities, faithfully and prayerfully discharge the responsibilities required by the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Texas and the American Episcopal Church. email Father Bill at wtr@goodshepherdkingwood.org

Director of Music Ministries - Jackson Hearn
Mr. Hearn’s responsibilities: Develop plans and programs for the music liturgy of the corporate worship and the overall music ministry of the Parish. Direct the implementation of approved plans and programs. Recruit, develop and direct the various music groups of the Parish. Provide for the musical needs of all worship services and special services as required. Provide a diverse musical offering reflective of the needs of the Parish. Provide the energy, leadership and vision necessary for a vibrant and growing music program. Email Mr. Hearn at Jacksonhearn@goodshepherdkingwood.org
Director of Good Shepherd School - Jan Lopez
Mrs. Lopez's Responsibilities include: Being the Director of Good Shepherd School and all that that entails. Design and implement weekly Schedule and program for children ages 2 - 5 years. . Recruit, hire, and train staff members. Acquire and maintain appropriate materials for all classes. Maintain records and reports, as needed. Prepare annual budget which maintains self-funding status, annually, for approval by School Board and Vestry. Be present at weekly meetings with the church staff and monthly School Board meetings. Email Mrs. Lopez at janlopezcares@aol.com
Director of Youth - Beth Anne Nelson
Mrs. Nelson's responsibilities include: Ministry to the Middle School and Senior High age groups in such a way as to nurture their relationship with, and commitment to Christ. Develop a diverse program to meet the needs of churched and unchurched youth. Email Mrs. Nelson at bethannenelson@gmail.com.

 

Director of Christian Education  - Heather Dumais                            Administer an enriched spiritual formation experience for children, youth, and adults. Collaborate with the clergy, staff, and lay leaders to promote educational opportunities and events. Serve as a resource and contact for parishioners in matters related to Christian Education. Email Heather at hdumais@goodshepherdkingwood.org
Director of Caregiving- Heather Dumais     

Responsibilities: To supervise and recruit both paid and volunteer staffing for Sunday morning services and classes on a rotation system with the Assistant Director. Arrange and supervise Caregiving for all other parish activities utilizing Caregiving (examples: Rally Day and Annual Meeting, Lenten Series, Sunday School Teacher Training, Scenes of the Passion, Confirmation Dinner, and monthly Newcomers' Coffee). Provide training for all staff, as needed. Plan, purchase, and maintain supplies and equipment necessary for program implementation. 
   

Executive Secretary/Office Manager - Donna Clifford
Mrs. Clifford's responsibilities: Serve as Executive Secretary to Rector. Create and maintain web page. Coordinate Church Calendar. Maintain Church records and building usage. Provide secretarial support to other staff professionals. Direct efficient operation of parish office and administrative functions. Supervise work assignments and provide work direction to full time, part time paid and volunteer office staff. Train office staff volunteers to maximize their productivity. Email Donna Clifford at Donnaclifford@goodshepherdkingwood.org

Bookkeeper - Jen Stokes
Responsibilities Include: Custodian for the financial books and records of the parish. Account for all receipts and disbursements of the parish. Maintain pledge records, pledge payments and produce statements for same. Process payroll for Church employees. Maintain payroll and pension records and submit required reports. Email Jen Stokes at jenstokes@goodshepherdkingwood.org

Parish Secretary - Patty Harris                                             Responsibilities include membership, records and assisting other staff members. Email Patty Harris at patriciaharris@goodshepherdkingwood.org
   

Verger - Paul Brinsden
Mr. Brinsden's responsibilities include: The Acolyte Guild and overall Master of Ceremonies for all services.Email Paul Brinsden at pbrinsden@embarqmail.com

Bev Wheeler Director of MDO/ Bev Wheeler
Mrs. Wheeler's responsibilities are to design and implement weekly Mother's Day Out program for children ages 0 - 4 years. Program to be maintained throughout school year; a separate summer program should be planned by director with input from School Board members. Recruit, hire, and train staff members. Acquire and maintain appropriate materials for all classes. Maintain records and reports, as needed. Prepare annual budget which maintains self-funding status, annually, for approval by School Board and Vestry. Be present for all Mother's Day Out sessions, as well as weekly meetings with the church staff and monthly School Board meetings. Email Bev Wheeler at Bevwheeler@goodshepherdkingwood.org