Staff and Lay Leadership

Parish Administrator April Mae Rugletic

Sexton – Maria Szalma
Quoting Rodgers and Hammerstein, “How do you find the word that means Maria?” Energetic, fun, funny, kind, dedicated, loyal, faithful! With her tremendous generosity of spirit, Maria is always looking to help out everywhere. She does it all, making everything sparkle, including our spirits. Maria is a person you want to meet, for your life will be enriched!

Choir Director and Organist – Jennifer Fisicaro
We welcome Jennifer Fisicaro to Church of the Good Shepherd! Jen is excited for the opportunity to be the new organist/music director at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Jen has lived in Pitman most of her life and currently resides here with her husband, Bobby, and two children, Michael and Anna. God’s gift of music has always been an important part of Jen’s life. She has played piano since a young age, accompanied choirs, sang in select choir groups, and performed in musicals. Jen taught piano lessons for many years and was the church organist at several different churches as well. From 2010-2013, she was the music director at Our Father’s House Preschool in Pitman. Jen currently teaches special education at Kingsway Middle School. She hopes to bless others by sharing her passion for worshiping God through music!

Volunteer Staff
We have a robust team of volunteer staff at Good Shepherd. This team handles all sorts of important jobs including Christian Education for children and adults, all of our youth programs, website and social media, rectory and property repairs and improvements, gardening and landscaping, and major cleaning on various workdays through the year.

Vestry and Wardens
The eleven voting members of the Vestry are elected by vote of the congregation at our Annual Meeting each January. In addition to the Senior Warden and Junior Warden, there are nine general Vestry members. The Vestry term is three years in rotation, with three new members elected each year. The Vestry elects the clerk and the treasurers, which are non-voting positions. The Vestry meets monthly with the Rector to administer the business of the church with a range of duties that include stewardship and budget development, oversight of daily church operations, property decisions and maintenance, and appointment of special committees. Vestry members serve on various Vestry committees and as Vestry liaisons to coordinate with ministry leadership for all activities and ministries at Good Shepherd.

Senior Warden:  Beth Portocalis
Junior Warden:  Bill Nelson
Class of 2021: Diane Wall, Aimee Burgin
Class of 2022: Jeff Bathurst, Brad Davies, Dana Szilier
Class of 2023: Mel Caron, Cheryl Burness, Bill Beard
Clerk of the Vestry:  Chuck Lezenby
Assistant Clerk:
Treasurer:  George Funk
Patti Fortney: Assistant Treasurer
Len Fedullo: Assistant Treasurer

Lay Leadership
In addition to the Vestry, there are lay ministry leaders for each of our ministries at Good Shepherd. We are a parish of faithful and joyful do-ers. This is part of our commitment, our fellowship, our stewardship, our spiritual journey. This is who we are at Good Shepherd!

Acolytes:  Jeff Bathurst
Adult Forum (formerly Inquirers’ Group):  Mel Caron
Altar Guild:  Shelly Harris
Brotherhood of Saint Andrew:  Wayne Szalma
Camden Christmas:  Deacon Carl Dunn
Caring Hands:  Pat Braidwood
Columbarium:  Diane Wall
Contemplative Group: Mel Caron
Crop Hunger Walk:  Gail Morton & Connie Parent
Endowment Committee:  Roger Baker
Events Coordinator: Claude Coulson
Good Shepherd Scholarship Fund:  Diane Wall & Janice Gowland
Greeters/Newcomers:  Deb Prieto
History Museum:  Ellie Dunn
Holly Fair:  Rich & Jenniffer Harrington
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM):  Chuck Lezenby
Lending Library:  Shelly Harris
Music Ministry: Jennifer Fisicaro
Offering Counters:  George Funk
Outreach:  Ellie Dunn
Page Turners Book Group:  Janice Gowland
Pray-er Ministry:  Barbara Elliott
Prayer Warriors:  Shelly Harris
Publicity:  Beth Portocalis & Maureen Wynkoop
Quilt Guild:  Shelly Harris
Sunday School:  Brad and Jaclyn Davies
Ushers:  Wayne Szalma
Website and Social Media: Maureen & Jim Wynkoop
Women at the Well – ECW:  Diane Wall
Youth Group:  Chelsea Richmond

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