Rev. Matt Kennedy
Matt is the rector (fancy word for senior pastor) of Church of the Good Shepherd. He grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated with a B.A. in History from Southwestern University in 1994. After coming to faith in Jesus Christ in 1995, he served as a youth minister at Ascension Church in Houston from 1997 to 1999. He earned an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. He is married to Anne and they have six children. Matt oversees pastoral care, teaching, and preaching, administration, staff, and is committed to his singular passion—exegetical preaching.
Rev. Anne Kennedy
Anne assists at Good Shepherd in a variety of ways. She grew up in Mali, West Africa, came to America in 1995 for college, earned a B.A. from Cornell University in French and English Literature, and graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2002 with an M. Div. Anne is married to Matt, homeschools their six children, blogs almost every day, oversees liturgy, music, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and makes lots of coffee in the church.
Mr. Michael Berman
Michael is the Director of Music at Church of the Good Shepherd.
Mr. Tyler VanFossen
Tyler is the pastoral assistant at Good Shepherd, serving our church and studying under the direction of Rev. Matt Kennedy. Joining the staff in Jan 2018, Tyler brings many gifts to the table; a sharp mind, excellent admin skills, an eagerness to serve, strategic disciple-maker, a love for Christ and the scriptures, and love for the church. Tyler came to true faith in Christ in 2011. Since then he has been intentionally discipled by many excellent mentors, graduated from Liberty University with a bachelors degree in Biblical Studies, and is married to his wonderfully and sweet wife Ashley. They currently have two children and look to continue to grow there little family.