The Rev. Jordan Ware
I'm a native Texan who is new to Alberta. Growing up in the United Methodist Church, making beautiful music became a passion of mine. When I attended my first solemn Evensong in London, my heart belonged to Anglicanism forever.
After studying at Yale Divinity School, I was ordained a priest in 2013. I served as the Associate for Youth & Young Adult Ministry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Fort Worth for four years before moving to Edmonton.
My husband, Derek, has been an elementary school teacher for 18 years. Together, we rescued a retired racing greyhound named Thor.
I am a cradle Anglican who, thanks to my father being in the Navy, has been able to live in multiple provinces in Canada while taking in and participating in worship in various Anglican Churches across Canada.
In 2015 I completed my Psychology Degree through Athabasca University with concentration in Educational Psychology and Adolescent Psychology. Helping others has been a lifelong passion of mine and one which I take very seriously.
I have worked as a Parish Administrator at Good Shepherd since September of 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the Good News of our Trinitarian God with others.
I've been the Music Director at Good Shepherd since the fall of 2014. I lead a group of about 10 musicians in worship every Sunday morning, and we perform a variety of traditional hymns and contemporary songs.
I achieved my Grade 10 RCM certificate at 15, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree in piano in the spring of 2014.
Apart from my position at Good Shepherd, I work as a manager at Quiltessential Co. in St. Albert, am a freelance musician in the Edmonton and greater area, and am the president and one of the arrangers for the Edmonton Pops Orchestra. I frequently music direct musicals for theatre companies, and my most recent project was assistant music directing and leading the band for a musical entitled "The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee" at this years Fringe Festival in August.
I really enjoy worshipping on Sundays at Good Shepherd, and we have a very welcoming family if you wish to join us!
The Rev. Tom Dean
I am a native Albertan who, after a career in IT, discerned a call to the priesthood in the early 2000s. After serving at St. John the Divine in Onoway for 6 years, I accepted the position of Honorary Assistant at Good Shepherd. I have been delighted to be part of this community and to assist the rector in ministry since 2014.
I have been married to Linda for 44 years, and we are blessed with 3 wonderful sons.