Will grew up in Charleston and has a special appreciation for the unique cultural makeup of the Lowcountry. Having spent years doing youth and family ministry before being called to the priesthood, Will has a passion for reaching families with a saving knowledge of the Gospel. He also has a heart to see men and women equipped and raised up to be the spiritual leaders that God has called them to be in their homes, their workplaces, their neighborhoods, and throughout the wider community.
Will has been married to his wife Sara for 15 years. They have two children, Elizabeth and William, a Boykin Spaniel named Otter, and a gerbil. Otter frequently accompanies Will and loves treats. The whole family enjoys spending time at the beach, on the water, or in the woods regardless of the season.
Ordained in 2016, Deacon Dan has served at Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach and at Good Shepherd. He has a heart for Member Care and serves at both our services as well as special events.
Dan retired as an educator from the Rochester City School District where he taught ESOL and cosmetology. He was a salon owner and taught cosmetology for a private trade school. Dan and hi wife Sue have been married nearly 40 years and moved to South Carolina permanently after retirement.
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 is a vital member of not only our worship team, but as Ms. Music Brenda for our Day School where she leads weekly Chapel and music lessons.
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 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 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 and leader of women's studies.
Contemporary Worship Leader
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 in Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and Scotland before moving to Charleston (his wife's hometown). At Good Shepherd, David leads the music for the 11am Contemporary service and preaches as needed.
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 Micah, and a drinker of Yorkshire tea.
Stephanie joined the Good Shepherd staff in the fall of 2019. She has worn many administrative hats in her working life and is the point of contact for many of Good Shepherd's operations from communications, ministry and genealogy requests, facility use, weddings, funerals, and much more! She believes a to-do list is a gift from God and that even the smallest of actions can and will advance the Gospel. Stephanie is also our assistant coordinator for our thriving MOPS/MOMSNext group.
She is a voracious reader of all things historical and has been married for thirteen years to Chris. Together they have one sparkly daughter, Aubrey, and a hound dog, Boone.