Church of the Good Shepherd, McKenney

Rector

Date Posted March 21, 2019
Diocese Southern Virginia (Rev. Charles Robinson & Susan Allen)
Location McKenney
Position Type Part Time

Position Details

Setting Rural
Compensation $30,000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Housing for 4
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 51
Average Sunday Attendance 33
Child Population in Church School 0
Adult Population in Church School 8
Budget $53,802
Broad Church yes
Morning Prayer yes
Prayer Book yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Church of the Good Shepherd is a positive, engaged, and energetic small parish. They are very open to change and diligent about finding new ways to serve Christ in their area. A recent addition to their ministry has been the Refugee Committee, which started as a project funded by an interested party to assist Syrian refugees in resettlement. Since its institution it has widened to include any refugee vetted through the United Nations to the Church World Service Richmond. Good Shepherd practices faith-based stewardship and, even though they are a very small congregation, they demonstrate a sincere dedication to the work of Christ.

Challenges

They are in a geographically isolated situation about an hour from Richmond, Virginia.

Comments

The church is the caretaker of Sapony Shrine, a diocesan shrine, and holds “Fifth Sunday” services there, as well as a summer congregational picnic.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Charles Robinson

crobinson@diosova.org