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Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225


To Know Christ and to Make Him Known



Leadership


The Rev. W. Terry Miller
Rector

“Whoever you are and wherever you might be on your spiritual journey, the Church of the Good Shepherd invites you to join with us as we seek to experience God’s grace and mercies, to celebrate His goodness, and to grow in the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ.” – Fr. Terry
Before coming to Good Shepherd, Fr. Terry served at St. Matthew’s, Richmond, as Assistant Priest, with responsibility for children, youth and family ministries. Before then, he served as a ‘country parson’ at a parish outside of Charlottesville, as the Interim Pastor at a Lutheran congregation, and as the Assistant Priest for Adult Education at a large suburban congregation outside of Detroit. He is originally from Florida and is a graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee). He received his Master of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and a Master of Sacred Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, where he studied Christian ethics and Christian formation.
When not engaged in parish ministry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four school-age children; reading books on theology, history, politics, art and culture; watching films and working in the garden; doing home improvement projects; and tending his other “flock” of chickens, ducks, and geese at his home.
As a priest, he seeks to help others to know and love the God revealed in Jesus Christ, bringing to bear on today’s questions and hopes the riches of Christian teaching and tradition,  that those he serves may be transformed into His likeness by the Holy Spirit, equipped to do ministry, and share in the Church’s witness to God’s Kingdom.
Father Terry began his ministry with Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
rector@goodshepherdrichmond.org

Andrew Shelden
Music Director

We are excited to welcome Andrew Shelden as our new Music Director! Andy comes to us from the Charlottesville area and brings a wealth of experience as an organist and choir director and a fluency in several musical styles, including Celtic and Jazz. We are delighted to have him join us and to help lead us in worshipping the Lord!
Andy’s call to ministry through music is strong and has run virtually though his entire life. Born into a musical family in California, Andy began playing the organ in church when he was 11. By the age of 14, he was playing in two churches; at 16, three. He has been at the organ bench or in front of a choir ever since. To supplement his church jobs, Andy served as an Instructor at College of the Siskiyous (California), where he was also staff accompanist and Director of the Mt Shasta Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Clinic, a regional week-long residential music camp for middle- and high-school students. He has toured the Baltic, Scotland, and Ireland as accompanist for the COS Concert Choir, playing the great organs in churches and cathedrals across northern Europe. He comes to us most recently from the Charlottesville area, where he served as Director of Music Ministries at a medium-sized United Methodist church and then as Music Director at an Episcopal church. Andy plays about a dozen different instruments, composes music, writes prose and poetry, and has even managed to get published a few times.
Please introduce yourself to Andy after worship and welcome him to our congregation! Andy joined our staff on September 19, 2021.
info@goodshepherdrichmond.org

Tizzie Nuschke
Communications Director

On Monday, December 6, 2021, we welcomed Tizzie Nuschke, who joined our ministry team as Communications Director. Here’s a little bit about her:
“Greetings! I am excited to connect with the Good Shepherd parishioners and surrounding community as a communications and administrative director. I’m a Richmond native, dietitian, and mother to two great girls, Lucy (7) and Caroline(9). A few things I am enjoying lately are Friday movie nights, Powhatan sunrises, and walks with friends. You can also find me testing out a recipe in the kitchen, researching a new crafting skill, reading (historical fiction is my favorite), or plotting out where I can fit another house plant. I look forward to meeting you soon.”
info@goodshepherdrichmond.org

Vestry Members for 2022:

Dick Hickman, Senior Warden

Randy Allen, Junior Warden

Ben Lehman

Terry Morgerson, Communications

Elaine Simmons, GSES Representative

Julie Yartz, Recorder