Father Ted is a native of Nashville, TN and has been in ordained ministry since 1978, serving in Memphis, the Mississippi Delta, and Pinopolis, SC, before leading Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant for 11½ years, retiring in 2010.
Music has always been an adjunct part of his ministry. He has written and released four recording projects; and in earlier years traveled doing “teaching concerts” as well as being worship leader at numerous conferences primarily in the southeastern United States.
In (semi-)retirement he and his wife Annetta (recently retired as a surgical nurse after 45 years), have made their church home at St. Michael’s, Charleston where Ted has served on staff in various part time capacities. Ted and Annetta have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Brenda has been a church musician since the age of nine and has been leading people in worship ever since. She began her role at Good Shepherd in 2013 and has become indispensable: leading Children's Chapel, providing childcare for our MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) group, teaching music lessons for the Day School, and providing wisdom and passion as a Staff Member.
Her most important job at Good Shepherd is leading people in worship, using music to help the congregation see Christ more clearly, love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly. She leads the music for the 9am service, and also plays piano in the 10:30am praise band, just because she loves it.
Brenda's philosophy of life is “If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right!”
DAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Denyse has been the Director of the Day School since 2011, having worked in children's and women's ministry for over two decades. She is grateful to God every day for the opportunity to be with the children and the teaching staff of the Day School, watching them grow in God’s grace throughout the year!
Denyse is married to Billy, and they they have two wonderful adult children, Blake and Maddie. In addition to her duties with the Day School and as a member of Church Staff, Denyse serves as a mentor mom to our MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) group.
Born and raised in Florida, Stephanie is a recent transplant to Charleston and loves the area. She has worn many administrative hats in her working life, and is the point of contact for a range of the church's operations: buildings & grounds; ministry & genealogy requests; weddings & funerals; booking facilities; print communications; and plenty more!
She believes that great communication is key to an active and growing church. Stephanie is a voracious reader of all things historical, has a great eye for a bargain, and is married to Chris (a configuration manager with Booz Allen Hamilton). They have one very sparkly daughter, Aubrey, and an obnoxious hound dog, Boone.
WORSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS
David is a seminarian at Trinity School for Ministry, training for ordination to the priesthood. Originally from England, he trained as a worship leader under Matt Redman, and served in ministry contexts in Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and Scotland, before moving to Charleston (his wife's hometown).
At Good Shepherd David leads the music for the 10:30am service and overseas our digital communications, as well as preaching occasionally. He is the author of The Proverbs of Middle-earth (an investigation into the wisdom of The Lord of the Rings), a husband to Maria, a dad to Samson & Charis, and a drinker of Yorkshire Tea.