Staff: At Good Shepherd, everyone is considered a minister. We are all, as Godís children, called to serve Him and our neighbors. Our full and part time paid staff are called by God to envision, teach, lead and support the mission of all our ministers and ministry leaders. Feel free to contact any one of them if you have questions about the church.
David is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and earned his
bachelors degree from Birmingham-Southern University in Political Science
and History. He attend seminary at Emory University in Atlanta and
graduated with a Masters in Divinity in 1988. He became an Ordained
Elder in the UMC. After serving as
Associate Pastor at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham from 1989
to 1994, David was given the opportunity to build a new church in northwest
Madison County. At that time, the fledgling church was meeting in a rented
storefront on Highway 72 in anticipation of building a facility of its own.
David and his wife, Elizabeth, live in the parsonage along
with their two children, Julia Alton and Will.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael moved to
Alabama in 1989. He graduated from Hope International University in
Fullerton, California, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Christian
Ministry. In 2001, Michael served as lay leader and then (during the
serious illness of their pastor) as interim pastor for Parker Chapel UMC in East
Limestone. In 2002, he became a Licensed Pastor in the UMC and was
offered a position as one of the pastors of Good Shepherd Church.
Michael and his wife, best friend and teammate, Suzanne,
live in the city of Madison with their precious daughter, Savannah.
Born in Mississipi (an Air Force brat), Suzanne finally
settled in Alabama in 1988. She holds a
Masters of Education degree and is a former teacher. She taught for
Madison City Schools for ten years before answering her call into full-time ministry.
Suzanne joined the staff of
Good Shepherd Church in June of 2005.
Suzanne and her husband, Michael, live with their daughter, Savannah, in Madison.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance
(Classical Guitar) from Birmingham-Southern University and an associates degree
in Music Education from Wallace State Community College. Before coming to
Good Shepherd, Barry was the Youth Minister and Youth Choir Director at Colonial
Hills United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas and Taylor Memorial United
Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL. While in Texas he was also served as a
member of and the arranger for the Praise Team. Barry is an accomplished
musician and vocalist and has recorded two CD's of original music.
Barry and his wife, Sharon, have one
son, Tully, and live in Athens, Alabama.
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