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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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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Dawn Sonntag, Director of Music
Dawn moved with her spouse, Holger, to Olympia in June 2019 after teaching at Hiram College in northeastern Ohio for eleven years, and she is currently an adjunct lecturer in music composition at Pacific Lutheran University. She has served as a musician in churches across the U.S. and in Germany and loves working with choirs of all ages and levels.
Dawn holds a doctorate in composition and voice performance from the University of Minnesota and masters' degrees in choral conducting, voice performance, and piano performance. She is an active composer of opera and choral, chamber, and orchestral music. She is also an avid hiker and enjoys spending time with her two adult sons and their families, who live in Auburn and Enumclaw. Email Dawn
Becca DeShaw, Parish Administrator
Becca came to Good Shepherd in September 2019. She knows the Episcopal Church through long-time membership but also as the wife of a priest. Fr. Glen died in 2017, leaving Becca with two adult children, two grandchildren, and 45 years of good memories. When not keeping things running smoothly in the office here or at St. Columba's, Kent, where she is also the parish administrator, she enjoys singing, playing flute, quilting, knitting and studying for her EfM (Education for Ministry) classes.
Will Cooper and Moira Gaffney, Choral Scholars
Good Shepherd Vestry
Billie Stockton, Senior Warden
Carole Loudenback, Junior Warden
Bill Gillanders, Treasurer
Meg Stone, Vestry Clerk
Sir Stephen Akparanta
Other Leaders at Good Shepherd
Mary McClellan Aronen, Ministry Coordinator/Assistant Treasurer
Jacqueline Uwaoma, Finance Committee Chair
Ray Phenicie, Facilities Committee Chair
Lucy Bloedel, Hospitality & Fellowship Committee Chair
Deb Smith, Communications Committee Chair
Aimee Drake, Outreach Committee Chair
Michelle Meeker, Personnel Committee Chair
Carole Loudenback, Pastoral Care Committee Chair
Karen White, Altar Guild Director
Alisa Johnson, Endowment Committee Chair