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Rev. Canon Michael P. Durning

Priest In Charge

The Rev. Canon Michael P. Durning will serve as our Priest in Charge effective September 1. This a part-time position and is scheduled to run to the end of the year and is renewable thereafter. Canon Michael has visited Good Shepherd many times over the past ten years as part of out “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” celebration.

Prior to ordination in Philadelphia, Michael worked in the publishing business. He was ordained a priest in 1989 and he served Florida parishes in Naples and Marco Island. In 1997, Bishop John Lipscomb asked him to join the Diocesan Staff. He was reappointed upon the election of Bishop Dabney Smith in 2007.

Following retirement in 2018, he completed an interim in Longboat Key and was asked to come to Oklahoma to assist that Diocese as it undertook the transition to call a new Bishop. He served as Interim Canon to the Ordinary until May of this year.

Michael and Bonnie Jean MacDonald married in 1973. They have three grown sons and five grandchildren.


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