Pat Winwood, Rector's Warden
I began attending Good Shepherd church when my children were young and I was looking for a Sunday School for them. That was 33 years ago. Not only did I find an active Sunday School, but also a Youth Group as they grew older. I was pleased to find such a welcoming community, where I have made many good friends through the years. I have happily participated in church groups in many ways from teaching Sunday School, working on committees, serving on Vestry and now as Rector’s Warden. Each of these commitments has strengthened my own Christian education and faith. I truly enjoy the fellowship, friendships and Anglican worship I find at Good Shepherd Church.
Marguerite LeFeuvre, People's Warden
My daughter Stephanie and I were lucky to find this warm and welcoming church in 2001. Since that time I have found spiritual comfort, friendship, a place for my Outreach passion, a caring Christian community, and every Sunday I get to participate in the rich and vibrant Anglican service. My current position as People’s Warden will allow me to participate in guiding this Christian community into the future.
Betty Ann Hong, Assistant People's Warden
I have been a parishioner for approximately 36 years. I get a feeling of fulfillment by volunteering to serve God and my church by being on Vestry as the Assistant People's Warden, an ACW member, on the Stewardship Committee, and part of the music ministry. The thing I love most about Good Shepherd is the welcoming and friendly people; it's a " home away from home". I continually feel God's love and a sense of peace in the presence of my church family.
I have always had a profound sense of the importance of ‘community’: community of believers, neighbours, contributors, and engagers. This led me to an academic career as an historian who studies social relations and community values. Ultimately, this also led me to Good Shepherd when I was searching for a new spiritual home. From the very first service that I attended, I knew this was a community in which I could continue to grow both spiritually and socially. I was pleased to be called to join Vestry as it gives me an opportunity to invest further by contributing as a lay leader.
I am the proud mother of two daughters and one son, and have been blessed with nine granddaughters, two grandsons, and four great granddaughters. I enjoy my homelife, working in the yard, and being with family and friends. When I first attended Good Shepherd I was welcomed by members of the congregation, so did not hesitate to continue to attend. I was pleased to join the Vestry last year as it gave me an opportunity to give beyond a financial commitment, and to learn more about Good Shepherd Anglican Church.
Barb Emerson, Treasurer
I am a long-time veteran in the service of the church, in Edmonton and elsewhere. I have experience as a warden, prayer leader, synod representative, and vestry member. My husband and I love Good Shepherd for its strong community and commitment to one another.