Vestry

In the Episcopal Church the vestry is the governing board of the parish. Its primary responsibilities are
  • Discernment: Discerns where God is calling the congregation in this place at this time.
  • Mission and Vision: Helps to articulate the mission and vision of the congregation.
  • New Leaders: Identifies new leaders for the congregation and the wider church.
  • Resources: Manages resources and finances of the congregation.
Each year four enrolled, confirmed, adult communicants-in-good-standing are elected at Good Shepherd’s annual meeting in February to serve a three year term on the vestry.

Class of 2020
Becky Bryan, Adult Christian Education
Cheryl Coppedge, Finance
Tommy Moore, Youth Christian Education
Eric Seale, Day School

Class of 2021
Jeanette Belfield, Outreach
Jim Curtis, Buildings and Grounds
Mary Palmer, Pastoral Care
Will Haley, I.T.

Class of 2022
Albert Ervin, Adult Christian Education
Catie Roche, Buildings and Grounds
Melissa Whitley, Children’s Christian Education
Gary Williams, Hospitality


Vestry Officers
Matthew Johnson, Rector
Cheryl Coppedge, Senior Warden
Jim Curtis, Junior Warden
Jon Colston, Treasurer
Lisa Godwin, Clerk