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Vestry Members’ Profiles

Our Vestry members have a diverse set of skills, interests and passions.

Phil Beauchamp

Phil Beauchamp

Sr. Warden, Class of 2022

Having filled the roles of Treasurer, Vestry member, Jr. Warden, Endowment Chair, and Choir member, at previous churches, Phil readily recognizes the importance of lay leadership and joined both the Peace Park task force and our team of ushers within his first year at the church. We are fortunate Phil feels "God is present" at Good Shepherd and that he feels called to serve our congregation.
Gifts: Faith, Family, Loyalty
Robyn Harker

Robyn Harker

Class of 2022

After Robyn visited Good Shepherd one Easter, "The service I attended was so uplifting that when I moved to Florida I chose to become a member." When she made the move from the Diocese of New Jersey, she brought with her experience in many leadership roles, including Vestry. Robyn particularly enjoys the fellowship that comes with working together to serve a common goal.
Gifts: Organized, Patient, and Honest
John Russotto

John Russotto

Class of 2022

Officially a member as of 2015, John was first drawn to Good Shepherd because "All Are Welcome is not just a catchy phrase at COGS; rather it is a lived experience. There are no exceptions." With a core focus on servanthood, he has been part of the church's homebound ministry, furniture thrift shop team, the parking ministry, the pumpkin patch, Shepherd’s Village, Surveying the Meadow, Walking the Mourner’s Path, and now the Vestry. Combined, John has multiple, advanced degrees and fifty years of diverse service in clinical social work focusing on mental health.
Gifts: Call to Service, Empathy, and Disciplined Organizational Skills
Dan Depies

Dan Depies

Jr. Warden, Class of 2023

“I found I greatly enjoy(ed) all the volunteer work,” says Dan. “It was an opportunity to get to know and work with other church members and provided personal satisfaction that we did things that either directly or indirectly helped others.” As a realtor Dan played a major role in the acquisition of Sunshine Plaza and is guiding us to determine the highest and best use of Peace Park.
Gifts: Organized, Problem Solver, Common Sense
London Bates

London Bates

Class of 2023

London believes, "one of the greatest strengths of COGS is in its members... The members are incredibly welcoming to other members, guests and new members and create a beautiful environment to worship with one another." She brings to the vestry her background in finance and law as a local, practicing attorney for 20 years.
Gifts: Community Involvement, Consideration for Others, Active Listening
Judy Warner

Judy Warner

Class of 2023

Judy strongly believes, "we are called as Christians to use our time, talent and treasure." As a COGS member for 23 years (as of 2020), she has participated in ministries ranging from welcoming committees, financial and stewardship teams, previous vestry terms, service as Sr Warden for 3 years for Pastor Becky, and personnel management, to both the choir and bell choir, as well as reading as a lector during Sunday services.
Gifts: Organizational Skills, Communicator, Leader
Caroline Maisel

Caroline Maisel

Class of 2024

Born and raised in Maryland, Caroline has lived in Florida for over thirty years with her husband, Steve, and their two children. They started attending COGS with her parents 10 years ago feeling that COGS has a great capacity to include members in its life and ministries. Serving as a member of the altar guild and as both an usher and greeter, Caroline says, "I love the camaraderie of the other members and the service we offer in preparing for worship." In her professional life she has been a teacher and counselor, having a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. "I am fascinated by people’s stories and want to help others achieve their best selves. 'All are Welcome, no exceptions,' is a credo to love and dignify all people. I am drawn to the belief that we are all deserving of God’s love and the challenge to treat others as God treats us."
Robin Megel

Robin Megel

Class of 2024

Currently part of the COGS bell choir, finance committee, and buildings & grounds teams, Robin has also been active serving as part of the 2021 stewardship committee and is currently being trained to help with live streaming worship services. Previously a treasurer and bell choir director at a small church in Virginia, she enjoys numbers and organizational positions as great avenues to learn about and understand a church's focus. Robin and her family are exceptionally service-minded opening their home as foster parents for 14+ years and volunteering at food pantries for over a decade.
Rhiannon Sharpe

Rhiannon Sharpe

Class of 2024

Church of Good Shepherd has been Rhiannon's second home for her entire life. Her grandparents and her father, Brian Sharpe, began worshipping at Church of Good Shepherd in 1978. Rhiannon’s first day in church was when she was five days old, which led to her later baptism and confirmation at our parish. Rhiannon has been involved in many ministries including acolyte, thurifer, Lay Eucharistic Minister, lector, usher, greeter, the freezer ministry, youth choir, adult choir, handbell choir, and youth ministry. Rhiannon’s latest ministry has been her incredible and devoted involvement with children and youth spiritual formation.