Current Guild members:
The Guild of the Good Shepherd, a 501c(3) organization, is run by the following people.
Ron Desmarais – Board Member, and Guild technology geek
Ron began working with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program in 1999. He completed all three levels of CGS training, often thinking he was more at a retreat than a classroom setting. Ron has worked in Level I and Level II atriums since 1999 at his parish, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, North Billerica, MA.
Ron first joined the Guild back in 2003. Since that time, he done the website, Facebook, and emailing for the Guild, and held the hats of treasurer and president (currently) of the Guild Board. Besides things CGS, Ron is an avid runner (who completed the Boston Marathon in 2013), and has begun given triathlons a try (pun intended).
Carol Godfrey – Board Member
Ms. Carol Godfrey is currently a Catechist at Trinity Church in Randolph. She holds a Master of Education in Early Childhood and works with early childhood programs seeking national accreditation/credentials. Carol has taught all levels from birth to grade 5, but her expertise is with preschool and kindergarten. She is also experienced in teaching adults as a former college instructor and a Level I Formation Leader, certified by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock – Board Member
Rev Joyce is the Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ayer, MA. Joyce has a Master’s of Divinity as well as an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies. She has been an Episcopal priest for twenty-three years. Before ordination, she taught high potential learning-disabled adolescents at Landmark School. She loves material making and often works “Catechesis presentations” into sermons and adult classes. The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certifies Joyce as a Level 1, 2 and 3 Formation Leader. Joyce values the ecumenical nature of this work and enjoys welcoming participants from a variety of churches into CGS formation courses. For a longer biography see http://www.standrewsayer.org/resources/parish/joyce-scherer-hoock.php
For a sermon that tells how CGS has made a difference in Joyce’s pastoral ministry listen to “The Good Shepherd” http://www.standrewsayer.org/sermons/20090510-Scherer-Hoock.mp3