The Vestry of The Church of the Good Shepherd is thrilled to announce that The Reverend Christine Love Mendoza has accepted the call to serve as our Rector! She is currently Associate Rector at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas. She brings experience in all phases of parish ministry as well as experience in the business world. She is a graduate of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and the University of North Carolina. A more detailed description of her background and her letter of introduction is below.
Christine is married to Jonathan Mendoza. Their daughter, Emma, will be entering high school here this fall.
The Vestry would like to thank Roger Libby, Chair, and all of the members of the Search Committee for their excellent work. After preparing a detailed parish portfolio based on input from all parts of the parish, the Committee reviewed 20 applicants. The finalists were interviewed at least twice and visited in their current parish. After this rigorous process, the Committee unanimously agreed to recommend Christine. After meeting Christine, the Search Committee’s recommendation was unanimously accepted by the Vestry.
We are all excited about the future of The Church of the Good Shepherd under Christine’s leadership. She brings an inspiring witness to the power of the Gospel together with exciting ideas and organizational skill.
Christine will begin her ministry with us on Sunday, September 10.