Our Staff


Shay Gaillard



Shay was born and raised in Charleston and grew up a member of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul.  He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and spent 10 years in youth ministry, serving seven as Camp Director at Camp St. Christopher.  When the call to ordained ministry came, Shay and his family traveled to Pittsburgh and studied at Trinity School for Ministry.  After graduation he served as the curate at St. Paul’s in Conway before becoming the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2007.  Shay is married to Tara, and they have four daughters.



Gillian Bagley
Parish Administrator


Gill was born and raised in Ireland and lived in several areas of the US before moving to South Carolina (6 weeks before Hurrican Hugo!).  Gill has been Parish Administrator at Good Shepherd since 1998.




Denyse Steen
Day School Director


Denyse was born and raised in New Hampshire.  She married her southern man, Billy, in 1993 and moved to Charleston in 1994.  She has been involved in children’s ministry, family ministry, and women’s ministry since 1999 and was the director of Christian Education at St Thomas Episcopal, North Charleston for 7 years.  She resides in North Charleston and has 2 teen aged children.



BenBen Thompson
Worship Leader


Ben grew up in Charleston and has been leading worship at Good Shepherd since the start of the 9:15 service in 2011. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in History and has since joined what some call “the real world.” Ben and his wife, Kelann, were married in October, 2013.



Corey Prescott
Family Minister


Corey was born and raised in Charleston, and graduated from Auburn University.  He became the Family Minister at Good Shepherd in 2011 after completing training from the Diocese of South Carolina. He and his wife, Cory, have been married since 2010.


ArchieArchie Bricker
Facilities Director


Archie grew up in Vermont and moved to Charleston from New Bern, North Carolina. His interests are sailing and gardening.