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 and studying under the direction of the Rev. Matt Kennedy. Tyler grew up locally in the Binghamton area and came to faith in 2011. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and is married to Ashley with whom he has two little girls. Tyler oversees ministry heads, keeps administration on track, and works with the youth.