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Good Shepherd Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Josh Hosler, Rector

Pastor Josh was called to Good Shepherd in July 2018. He has been an Episcopal priest since 2014 but also served in Episcopal churches as a layperson before then. In addition to his work among us at Good Shepherd, he has served regionally in youth ministry, campus ministry, as co-chair of the Diocesan Commission on Liturgy and the Arts, and on the board of the Cathedral Foundation of the Diocese of Olympia. Josh enjoys being married and raising a teenager, keeping up with far-flung friends on social media, singing, composing church music, and chronicling the history of popular music in Spotify playlists.

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The Rev. Roy McLuen, Associate Rector

Roy came to Good Shepherd in August of 2013. He received his doctorate in woodwind performance and pedagogy in 1973 and taught music in small universities in Iowa, Illinois, and Kentucky. Roy was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 and served as rector in parishes in Iowa and Florida. He was married to his wife, Kathy, in 1968, and they have three children and nine grandchildren. Roy enjoys family times, teaching, and reading, especially science, science fiction, and fantasy.

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Ruthann Ritchie, Director of Music

Ruthann came to Good Shepherd in September 2018.  Ruthann leads services on organ, piano, and harp. Her duties also include conducting the Chancel Choir, the Children's Bell Choir, and the many violinists in our midst as well as other musicians as needed. She also meets weekly with Josh and Roy to plan the week-to-week liturgies. Ruthann is a transplant from Minnesota and moved to the Pacific Northwest almost 10 years ago to be near her son and his family. She also has two daughters who are teachers in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Ruthann is “Granny” to 5 grandchildren and lives in Tacoma with her little pooch, Tessa.

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Holli Neigel, Parish Administrator

Holli Neigel began at the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2014 and takes care of many of the daily tasks that keep the congregation running smoothly. Although you won't meet her on Sundays, she assists Good Shepherd parishioners in their ministries throughout the week. Holli also works as Director of Religious Education at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church in Des Moines, coordinating children’s programs, and adult faith formation. She and her husband Ed have two grown children and two grandsons.

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Michelle Raya, Childcare Staff

Michelle joined us in February 2019. On Sunday mornings she cares for our children in the nursery. Although her primary responsibility is for children under three, on occasion she assists with the older children as well. Michelle has worked in Early Childhood Education within the community of Federal Way since 2003. During the week, she is a Lead Teacher at Kindercare Learning Center. Michelle is a proud mother of three children, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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James Mwanthi, Sexton

James joined the Good Shepherd community in 2016. As Sexton, his responsibilities include performing custodial duties for the church and ensuring a safe and clean campus environment. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, has an affinity for tinkering with mechanical watches, is an avid bicycle mechanic, enjoys reading, and explores the great outdoors.

 

Good Shepherd Vestry

Scott Armer, Senior Warden

Mark Medlin, Junior Warden

Dilcia Brent, Treasurer

Meg Stone, Vestry Clerk

Gina Bradford

Jane Ely

Susan Ennaro

Edie Hitchcock

Wanda Manseau

Deb Smith

Billie Stockton

Amarachi Uwaoma

Other Leaders at Good Shepherd

Mary McClellan Aronen, Ministry Coordinator/Assistant Treasurer

Karen White, Finance Committee Chair

Susan Ennaro, Children's Ministries Director

Ray Phenicie, Facilities Committee Chair

Lucy Bloedel, Hospitality Committee Chair

Deb Smith, Communications Committee Chair

Jane Egger, Altar Guild Director