Welcome to ministry at Good Shepherd! We have over 80 different ministries — organized and fulfilled by incredible, passionate people. Those ministries are grouped into nine primary ministry groups, listed below. If you’re interested in joining any of the ministry groups, please contact the ministry group leader. That leader will get you started!

WORSHIP GATHERING MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Bunny Dees
bunny5164@comcast.net

Ushers
Greeters
Lay Readers
Chalice Bearers
Lectors
Acolytes
Eucharistic Ministers
Altar Guild
Sanctuary Choir
ShepherdSong
Bell Choir

HOSPITALITY MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Diane Lyngholm
dianelyngholm@msn.com

Sunday Coffee Hour
Special Parish Events
Women’s Tea
Harvest Dinner
Pancake Dinner
Easter Events
Newcomer Visitors
Newcomers’ Class

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Sharon Farr
sharfarr@gmail.com

Assistance Ministry
Share House Meals
Winter Hospitality Overflow
Food Ingathering
Back to School Supplies
Thanksgiving Baskets
Giving Tree
Walk and Knock
Ellsworth Tutors and Lunch Buddies
Open House Ministries Adopt-a-Room
Inn at Orchards
Community Garden
Rahab’s Sisters
YWCA

FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES (Four Ministry Group Leaders)

1. Children’s Ministries: Kara Uhrich
karau@goodshepherdvancouver.org

Vacation Church School
Children’s Ministry Team
Special Events
Children’s Chapel & Sunday School
Child Care
Children’s Choir

2. Youth: Robbin Hansen
youth@goodshepherdvancouver.org

Youth Sunday School
Wednesday Youth Group

3. Montessori School: Pamela Cripe
gsmpk@goodshepherdvancouver.org

4. Adult Ministries: Mary Sicilia
maryrobin@comcast.net

Adult Forum
Catechesis
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Saints and Sinners of the Silver Screen
Education for Ministry
Library
Stewardship
Cursillo
Artists Among Us
Thursday Night Light
Faith Formation Study Group

COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader:

Parish Nurse
Safety Committee
Blood Drives
Knitting and Crocheting
Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd
GREAT Group Senior Ministries
Living Alone and Laughing a Lot
Women’s Group

OFFICE MINISTRY
Ministry Group Leader: Anne Brown
anneb@goodshepherdvancouver.org

Front Office and Phone Support

COMMUNICATION MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Brian Switzer
reztiws.brian@gmail.com

The purpose of the Good Shepard Communication Ministry is to assist in improving our community where each and every Human Being we encounter is able to experience Christ’s love, grow spiritually and learn of opportunities leading to a more satisfied life for our God-centric World. The current methods for communicating are:

  • Good Shepard webpage
    • A new format is coming soon
    • Podcasts of recent sermons & Adult Forums
    • A calendar of upcoming events with links for additional info
  • A twice-monthly newsletter with brief ‘teaser links’ for additional info
  • Weekly bulletin
  • Facebook

Website Management and Maintenance
Graphic Design
Sunday Bulletins
Good News
Social Media
Podcasts

GROUNDS AND FACILITIES MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Earle Ellis
ebellis5@pacifier.com

Grounds
Wednesday Morning Maintenance
Lawn Mowing
Holy Rollers

PRAYER MINISTRIES
Ministry Group Leader: Saran Warne
warne@comcast.net

Prayers and Squares
Prayer Wheel
Order of St. Luke
Centering Prayer