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The Rev. Dr. Chris McMullen, who retired July 1, 2019 had served as Deacon-in-Charge of the Parish of Musquash under Archdeacon Gregg's supervision, and was ordained a priest in the Church of the Good Shepherd on January 6, 2000. He was appointed Rector of this Parish on September 1, 2002.  Chris grew up in Saint John and had been our priest 2 months shy of 17 years. He and his wife Valda have two sons.

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.


Layreaders:  Brenda Clayton, Paul DesJardins, Joyce Mitchell, Ngaire Nelson, Gordon Spinney

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..


We are also pleased to have the Rev. David Dean (retired) in our congregation, who has led services and provided pastoral care when our rector has been on vacation or unable to be there.

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.

2018 Vestry Members

Our "vestry" is a committee of elected lay-parishioners who guide the life and work of the parish. They are elected annually at a Parish Meeting each February.

  • Senior Warden: Jerry Clayton

  • Junior Warden: Terry Ricketts

  • Past Warden: Lisa Miller-Snow

  • Parish Treasurer: Susan Jack

  • Vestry Clerk: Patti Skidmore

  • Building & Maintenance: John Flewelling, Shayne Galbraith

  • Rentals: Shayne Galbraith, Susan Jack

  • Christian Education and Youth: Lisa Miller-Snow

  • Finance & Stewardship: Susan Jack, Jerry Clayton, Eugene McKenelley

  • Hospitality: Lisa Miller-Snow, Elaine Geary

  • Mission & Outreach: Terry Ricketts

  • Housekeeping & Safety: Chris Titus

  • Communications: Deanna Morrison, Dorothy Shephard

2019 Vestry Members

  • Senior Warden: Terry Ricketts

  • Junior Warden: Bruce MacLeod

  • Past Warden: Jerry Clayton

  • Parish Treasurer: Susan Jack

  • Vestry Clerk: Patti Skidmore

  • Building and Maintenance: Shayne Galbraith, Jerry Clayton

  • Hospitality: Elaine Geary, Lina Toole

  • Communications: Deanna Morrison

  • Housekeeping & Safety: Bruce MacLeod

  • Mission & Outreach: Terry Ricketts, Beverly Janes

  • Finance & Stewardship: Susan Jack, Jeff Maker, Wardens

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