Since Oct 2nd, 2022, the Reverend Keith Joyce has been presiding over our Sunday Services. Fr. Keith recently moved to Millidgeville after retiring from St. Paul's in Brighton, ON, and has graciously offered to provide ministry to our Parish while we continue our search for a permanent Rector. He marked his 40th anniversary as priest on Nov. 28, 2022.
Keith was born in Sussex, England after his missionary parents had left China where they had served for roughly 20 years. Given that his parents’ missionary work eventually continued in the Middle East, Keith lived and went to school in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi, and India (and a number of provinces when returning to Canada on furlough).
After graduating from high school in Saskatchewan he came to Toronto where he received a music degree from the University of Toronto. Most importantly, that’s where he met Elinor Woollard. They were married in May of 1977. They have three children, and six grandchildren – the oldest daughter, Caitlin, and family in Alberta, next daughter, Jessica, and her family in Quispamsis, and the youngest, son Alastair and family, in Fredericton. In midst of family life and care, Elinor worked as a French immersion teacher in various schools.
As Caitlin was born, Keith both was ordained deacon and was placed by the bishop in a curacy in Toronto just before he graduated with his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity College. Following the curacy, Keith and Elinor went to three different Churches of St Paul in three different dioceses (Toronto, Montreal, Fredericton) before the Bishop Lemmon appointed him Dean of the Cathedral here in Fredericton. Finally, they returned to the first St Paul’s Church before he retired in June 2021 and moved to Milledgeville.
Brenda Clayton, Paul Desjardins, Heather Masson, Joyce Mitchell
Our "layreaders" provide a leadership role in certain parts of the service, including "Prayers of the People", which they prepare to include current prayer needs in the news. On occasion, they lead the entire service and deliver the sermon in our rector's absence, and assist at weddings and funerals.
2022 Vestry Members
Wardens: Patti Skidmore & Sharon Baxter
Past Warden: Bruce MacLeod
Vestry Clerk: Terry Ricketts
Christian Education: Heather Masson, Margaret-Ann Reid
Building and Maintenance: Shayne Galbraith, Doug Fillmore
Housekeeping & Safety: Patti Skidmore, Beverly Janes
Communications: Sharon Baxter
Hospitality: Bruce MacLeod
Mission and Outreach: Janet Brown, Terry Ricketts, Beverly Janes
Rentals: Shayne Galbraith
Worship: The Rev. Keith Joyce, Heather Masson
2022 Synod Delegates:
2022 Synod Alternates:
Margaret Ann Reid
Parish Development Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton: Shawn Branch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organist and Choir Director:
David Mitchell (B.A., B.Mus., M.A.)
David is a noted voice teacher and singer, founding Director of the Sussex Choral Society and Polyphon A Cappella Chorus, Director of Still Waters Choir, and the past and founding Director of the Saint John Men's Chorus. He has led the ministry of music at Good Shepherd since 1998.
Church Sexton: Larry Totten
Larry has been cheerfully looking after our Church and Hall buildings since the days when his father George was the Sexton.